|homemade iced mocha|
I love iced coffee. Iced mochas, to be exact. I make myself drink hot coffee at times in the winter, but I would always rather have it iced. The problem is I could never figure out how to make a good iced mocha at home. They always were too watery or too bitter or just gross. However, I have now discovered a delicious recipe for homemade iced mochas. I can't tell you how much I've enjoyed making a good iced mocha at home instead of going to Starbucks and spending over $4 each time. You probably already have most or all of the ingredients in your kitchen, so go whip one up. It will cure those Monday Blues.
Homemade Iced Mocha
5 ounces brewed coffee, cold*
1/2 cup milk
1 Tbsp heavy cream
2 Tbsp chocolate syrup
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp brown sugar**
for whipped cream:
In the bowl of your electric mixer, add 1/2 cup heavy cream and 1 Tbsp sugar. Beat until peaks form and you have the consistency of whipped cream - about 6 minutes.
Fill the bottom of your glass with 1 Tbsp of chocolate syrup. Pour in the coffee, then the milk, then the vanilla, then 1 Tbsp heavy cream, then the brown sugar. Mix well with a spoon. Add ice cubes. Top with whipped cream and additional chocolate syrup, if desired. Serves one.
*I brewed a pot of coffee, let it cool, then put it in a pitcher in the fridge. Let it sit in the fridge for hours or even overnight to make sure it is really cold before you make the mocha.
**Unpacked brown sugar if you don't want it super sweet; packed if you like it sweeter. I pack mine. Obviously.
source: recipe from how sweet it is