I’ve already confessed to you what a sweet tooth I have. A big part of my sugar craving is chocolate. Who doesn’t love chocolate??
Here’s the thing – I have discovered I really like chocolate when it’s mixed with a cup of coffee. I’m not a coffee drinker. But I love coffee flavored things. So mix some coffee with some chocolate? Ooh, yummmm……
When I had a day job and drove to work every day, one of my favorite things to do was to swing through the local Tim Horton’s and pick up a Café Mocha in the morning. It’s been 3-1/2 years since I left my job, and in all that time I haven’t had a single chocolately, caffeinated drop of that delicious drink! Not one.
Until this year, the day after Thanksgiving.
I was going shopping with my sister and niece and got into town a bit early – just in time to hit that Tim Horton’s drive thru. Now I’m hooked again.
I mean, hooked so bad that I drove 34 miles round trip last Sunday just for one cup of chocolate coffee. Seriously. Seventeen miles there. Buy the coffee. Seventeen miles back home. Geesh!
So I decided to learn to make my own Café Mocha at home.
If you are a coffee and chocolate lover, then you might like this recipe. Just sayin…
What You Need:
- 1 TBSP unsweetened cocoa – good old Hershey’s works fine, but I love me some Ghiradelli!
- 1 TBSP sugar (adjust to your taste)
- 1/4 cup heavy cream, half & half, or milk – whatever you have
- 1 cup of your favorite brewed coffee, preferably on the strong side and hot
Mix the cocoa, sugar and cream together. It will make a thick chocolate goo. There’s probably a better term, but it looks like chocolate goo so that’s what we call it at our house.
Stir it into a cup (I don’t measure, I just brew a cup in my Keurig) of coffee and mix it all up really well. Make sure your coffee is good and hot – adding the chocolate goo cools it down some, and you want it to be hot.
If (um, if??) you want extra yumminess, squirt some whipped cream on the top and finish it with some sprinkled cocoa or chocolate syrup.
Snuggle up in your PJ’s under a quilt and enjoy! Save yourself the trip to Tim’s and the $3.00 and never leave your house.
I’ve made a rule for myself – I can only have this drink one morning on a weekend. It’s too decadent to drink every day so I’m strictly enforcing my ‘one cup a week’ rule!
And just for fun, here’s another pic showing the cup on my new mug rug. I’m a happy camper now. 🙂