Monday, June 27, 2011

Homemade Iced Mochas

*The winner of the popsicle summer giveaway is Amanda of Simple Girl, Simple Pleasures!  Amanda, email me your info so I can mail you your goodies!  Thanks for playing everyone!*

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

28 comments:

  1. I am a coffee adicit! Big time. I neeeeed this right now

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  2. I need one of these right away! Coffee and delicious! YUMMM!

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  3. I'm not really a coffee girl... in fact, I can't really drink it. however, i LOVE tea. I'll drink a hot tea every morning. then, if it's hot outside, I'll make an iced tea too. but i struggle with having it be too watery too.

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  4. Oh, I love coffee...this looks too good! Yum!

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  5. OMG OMG OMG! I WON! Best day everrrr. Thank you Sherri Lynn! And now I know how to make a homemade iced coffee instead of getting an icky coolatta. :)

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  6. I used to be a barista so I LOVE making my own coffee concoctions. This looks super yummy. I'll have to give it a go!

    - Sarah
    http://agirlintransit.blogspot.com

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  7. Iced coffee is the BOMB! YUMMY!

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  8. Yum, I need one right now. They look sooo good!
    xo
    Alexa
    www.theshortandthesweetofit.com

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  9. mmm, thanks for this recipe. Sometimes I forget coffee can be a refreshing afternoon drink (I usually just drink a half cup in the morning) and now you have me craving this delicious pick-me-up:)

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  10. Oh my! I need to make this today! Maybe right now lol
    xo

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  11. I'm a hot tea drinker all year round, but it wouldn't take much persuasion to get me to slurp one of these beauties down! Great recipe!

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  12. I just pinned this! That sounds amazing, the only problem is I don't want to have to wait for my coffee to cool to try it.

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  13. Your blog is so cute! Definitely going to have to try this drink recipe soon :) Sounds delicious!

    Xo Chelle
    discoveringelegance.com

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  14. i hate coffee or anything coffee tasting, but everytime i see a pretty iced coffee like this i wanna try it SOOOO bad!!!! hope you had a great weekend girl!

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  15. Hello from SPAIN VIGO ... I love your blog and recipes ... I will follow you and invite you to share my blog and recipes ... I love these sweet yrecetas you've done ... greetings Marimi

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  16. This sounds right up my alley- can't wait to try!

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  17. Been wanting to try iced coffee this summer! I cannot resist an iced chai when I go to Target -whoever put Starbucks in there is evil! :) Thanks for the recipe!

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  18. My hubby would love this! He is the coffee drinker in the house, I only like it when I can't taste it. :)

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  19. You always post the best looking recipes! I love cold coffees, so I'm gonna have to try this one! I didn't know you could make them at home!

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  20. That looks SO good!!! Yumm!!!! :)

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  21. Since I'm on vacation, I'm trying not to down my coffee as I would at work. Iced Coffees are SOOO good though, if I have a slow morning, I whip up one and savor it! I think we all sound like drug addicts. I haven't had a mocha one in awhile, maybe I'll try this one!

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