Calling All Chocolate & Coffee Lovers

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??

Cafe Mocha and new mug rug

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.

Chocolate Goo

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.

Cafe Mocha

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. 🙂

Cafe Mocha and new mug rug

 

 

 

 

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About Beth

I’m a wife, mother of two, and lover of all things crafty. I love to cook up new things in the kitchen and in my craft room, and sometimes get “licking the spoon” mixed up with “licking the fabric”!!

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6 Responses to Calling All Chocolate & Coffee Lovers

  1. Sandra says:

    I am SO happy that most of the year I live within walking distance of a Tim’s but that I am not addicted to this drink LOL –dangerous! I love coffee and chocolate together, but prefer it in box of chocolates form! However, I have been known to have these in the past and they are really good. Much better than boring old hot chocolate. Now sometime when you come to Canada, I will take you to a Canadian Tim’s which is better than the American ones, ask any Canuck, no offense, they just are. You’ll be driving a little more than 17 miles, try 550 km aka 340 miles, to southern Ontario on a regular basis lol for their stuff!

  2. Little Quiltsong says:

    This sounds absolutely delicious! Love your chocolate coffee beverage on your beautiful new Mug Rug!

  3. Kate says:

    I love chocolate and coffee, but weirdly not together. But I do get the need to drive 17 miles one way for coffee. My Guy is a bigger coffee addict than I am, he’s been known when we are on vacation to go to extreme lengths to get his morning cup of Joe. So you are in very good company.

  4. Vicki in MN says:

    Definitely sounds dangerous. The drink I got hooked on was the Carmel Frappe from McDonalds a couple years ago. I make my own now and try not to have it too often.

  5. Karen Goad says:

    sounds very good – I had to laugh at 17 miles for a cup of coffee – you know you are a country girl or small small town girl when you have to drive that far to get a special coffee – I would need to go about 13 miles

  6. Kathy E. says:

    Oh my, this sounds good! I am both a chocolate and a coffee lover, so this is right up my alley. If it weren’t so late at night right now, I’d try it out! First thing tomorrow….

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