Introduction: Cheap Home Made Mocha
Cafe mocha is an american invented varient of a caffe latte. It is typically made using one part espresso (basically really strong coffee), and two parts milk with some chocolate added. like a cappuccino, it usually has milk froth on top of it but whipped cream can also be used.
A few weeks ago I had a coupon for a free McCafe at McDonalds. This was the first time I ever got a specialty coffee, so I picked one at random which happened to be mocha. I liked it very much but they were too expensive for me to get on a regular basis so when I got hope I went on wikipedia (also the source for the backstory on mocha) to find out what goes into it. I tried making it with ordinary (and cheap) things and it ended up tasting more or less like what I gotten earlier at McDonalds.
Step 1: Ingredients
The ingredients that are needed are:
hot cocoa powder
whipped cream (optional)
a larger coffee cup
Step 2: Microwave the Water
Start off by microwaving about a 1/4 cup to 1/3 cup of water (in the microwavable cup, of course) for about 1:30.
When that is done pour it into the bigger cup. I use a travel cup because it will stay warmer when you are doing the next steps
Step 3: Microwave the Milk
After that fill the smaller cup with milk. Microwave it for about the same amount of time*.
Pour the milk into the bigger cup.
*Their is nothing special about the microwave times, I just do it a 1:30 so I dont have to wait for it to cool down to drink it.
Step 4: Add the Dry Ingredients
Basically what the title says; just make sure to add enough coffee powder to make a full cup of coffee, even though it only has enough water for a portion of a cup. You can also add the powder when you are waiting for things to finish microwaving.
Step 5: Stir and Enjoy
When you finish adding the ingredients stir it. If you want the whipped cream on your mocha, now is the time to add it. I decided not to add it in order to lower the cost. Feel free to change the recipe around a bit; I rarely make two cups the same. Adding more or less of the liquids will give it stronger or weaker flavor, and it even tastes alright if you just add coffee powder to hot cocoa. Hope you enjoy it and thank you for reading my first instructable.
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