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How to make Chocolate Frappuccino Mocha Latte

For those of you who are poor like me, or simply love doing things DIY even early in the morning, this is for you.

The name is complicated, I swear the ingredients are not. This took me 15 minutes the first time, and It'll take you less once you have the syrup on the ready. This is made from normal coffee, and not espresso. (If you want it to taste more espresso-like, just add a teaspoon more of coffee when you brew it.)

I like mine hot, but you can cool it by sticking it in the fridge or adding ice. Just don't add ice first (in the cup) then add the hot coffee, or else you could break the cup.

You will notice that most of the drink is actually just milk, and only 1/4 to 1/5 of the actual mix is coffee.

For one cup you will need:
Syrup (this makes a small cup of syrup, so you can use it maybe 10-15 times again, same recipe)

1/4 cup of cocoa powder (NOT GROUND CHOCOLATE)
1/2 cup sugar (I used a little less, maybe 3/8)
1 dash salt
1/2 cup water
1 teaspoon vanilla extract (make your own!)


2 teaspoons your choice of ground coffee (I chose Trader Joes Bay Blend Arabica Beans)
1/4 cup of hot water

3/4 cup of hot milk (you can steam this if you have the tools)

Sidenote: Don't forget to rate and vote! Thanks!

Step 1: Make the Syrup

Now for those who like this drink a lot, you can multiply the recipe however you like.
You can use that weird Hershey's Syrup stuff, but honestly, there's too much other stuff in there besides the chocolate, and its a bit too sweet for me.

Unfortunately, I haven't any pictures of this step, but it shouldn't be too hard.

Mix the cocoa and sugar, and put them in a sauce pan.

Heat on Medium-High.
Leave it in there for a minute or two (any more can actually burn the chocolate leaving a strange smell/taste, but if you want, you can heat the sugar first, making it more caramel-like. Just don't put the chocolate in first then), mixing the dry cocoa and sugar, so the sugar can heat up, and perhaps burn a little for a more caramel-like taste.

Add the water slowly, thirds at a time, mixing well in between.
Then add a dash of salt (brings out the flavor, but just a tiny bit!)

Once mixed completely, the mix will probably be already boiling, so lower the heat to a Medium, let it boil for about 5-8 minutes mixing constantly.

Boil until mixture thickens, you will notice that if you move your spoon (or whatever you're mixing with) fast through the mixture, you can see the bottom of the pot for a quick second.

Don't worry if it looks feels or looks too viscous, it will harden once you turn off the heat.
Turn the Heat off, let it cool for a few minutes.

I boiled a small jar (to kill bacteria), then poured the syrup in there.
<p>Absolutely delicious!!! Thank you for the simple but amazing recipe.</p>
Very nice, i put the vanilla extract in with the syrup. The finished syrup is awesome on its own!
Thanks, I made it and it tastes delicious. I rarely ever have mochas so I just added milk to the syrup, boiled it, and made some good hot chocolate later on.
<p>So this might be a stupid question but i cant see an answer above. Going to give this a try but was wondering when you put the Vanilla Extract in? is it just mixed in with the syrup while its cooling?</p>
Most vanilla extract has alcohol mixed in, so ita better to put it in at the begining to vaporize it when boiling it.
<p>would baking cocoa work instead of cocoa powder?</p>
I'm certain that's fine!
<p>can't wait to try this, do you refrigerate the leftover mocha syrup?</p>
<p>Just what I was looking for! I was finally able to make an acceptable Caffe Mocha at home instead of driving across town to Starbucks. I like mine less sweet, so used 3/8 c sugar and it was just right.</p>
<p>Fu Fu drink and a waste of good coffee. </p>
<p>Great now i can get my favorite drink at home.</p><p>Oh yeah its espresso not expresso</p>
<p>One of the best chocolate syrups I have ever tasted and one of the best mochaccinos too! Good job on the instructable, you got yourself a new follower.</p>
I just made this and it was delicious. I'm not normally a coffee person, but when I get a hankering for it mochas tend to be my favored drink. At $5 a pop, however, I just can't afford to buy them! As the school year looms on the horizon, I thank you for enabling me to develop a sustainable coffee habit.
Thank you so much :D I've just made this and it tastes delicious !!
Great 'structable! I got to go to Paris (free!) in October, and I've been craving something like this (that I can actually afford) ever since. Thanks!
oooooh.. good... thanks ;-)
Does it matter what kind of milk you use...whole milk, 2 %, whipping cream...?
The lower the fat the easier it is to froth, skim being the easiest, but the more fat the better it tastes.&nbsp;Skim is good if you just want to learn how to do it, then move on to 2%<br />
no, not really... but the more fat content i think it will have a better smooth effect... it's up to you.<br />
Great 'ible, my only problem was the frothing.. I have a Mr. Coffee (really cheap)&nbsp;and I guess the frother just doesn't have enough pressure to properly froth the milk. It barely froths it then as soon as you take the wand out the bubbles disappear. :(&nbsp;<br /> <br /> Still good though. I loved the syrup!<br />
&nbsp;I like the fact you show how to make the syrup. I&nbsp;have been looking for ways to make these drinks at home without the espresso machine because i'm dirt poor, and I'm addicted to Mochas. I&nbsp;bought a Billetti Italian espresso maker ($35)&nbsp;that works good for making espresso on the stove. The French press dosen't extract the flavor as good as i'd like, but i could be doing something wrong (there seems to be a million&nbsp;techniques to use this simple device :). This instructable was good info! THANKS!&nbsp;
I love this. Fave, 5*
One of my favorite instructables ever! I am also poor so thanks a lot! 5 Stars!
too poor for an espresso machine!!??, You can get basic ones for £20. mine makes espresso and steams milk (which is how ur supposed to get the froth, those hand whisks r useless)
Great instructable! I found that if you add more coffee and a tenny bit of honey and Sugar in the Raw, it gets rid of the slightly bitter aftertaste. (maybe that's just because I use bad coffee) Cinnamon tastes good with it too.
HOLY HELL I WANT YOU F!@#ING BIG CUP<sup>i liked it but i do this with half and half a little milk some suger that weird Hershey's Syrup stuff and mostly coffee</sup><br/>
sounds good man. haha. how did you do the teletype font?
err... superscript
shift 6 its the little carrot i would show you but it wont let me
<sup>like this?</sup><br/>
awesome! <sup>thanks mucho grande style</sup><br/>
Thanks for a nice, detailed description - sounds delicious & I hope to try it myself sometime soon !
thank <em>you</em><br/>
Oh hell yes, I'm doing this. No more paying four bucks for decent coffee! :D
;D that's what i said.
how big is a <em>cup</em><br/>
as big as you want it to be, I usually just stick with about 1/4 coffee, and 3/4 milk.
mm looks good, so a quater cup coffe is needed, which is relative to how much syrup, and how much milk?
Y'know, however much you need to fill up that cup of yours, or however much you want. For a sweeter drink, use more milk, and less coffee, and for a more coffee tasting drink, do the opposite!
Chocolate Frappucino mocha latte - ok so mocha means chocolate in the coffee. Latte is short for cafe latte and means that there is milk in the coffee. However "Frappuccino is a registered trademark of Starbucks and is the name of a blended ice beverage and of a bottled coffee beverage."(excerpt from Wikipedia) neither of which this is? Other then that Great Instructable!! will definately give it a try!!
So, pretty much hot milk hot coffee hot syrup with optional ice? Sweet. i'll have to try it.
that was pretty much as good as stuarbucks. great job
The name of this is so redundant.... chocolate = mocha. same thing. frappuccino= drink blended with ice.... latte is espresso or coffee and milk... so this is just basically a mocha latte<br/>
Meh, I was hoping it would just help people find it if they don't know what any of those fancy words mean.
Just remove Frappuccino... Chocolate Mocha Latte is still correct. Frappuccino is simply misleading.
now for a soy iced caramel Macchiato
Put some vanilla and soy into a cup, top with ice, put shots of espresso on top of the ice and caramel sauce!
I just made this, and it is utterly divine. I think I let the dry stuff heat too much, as the water boiled when it hit the pan and jumped me a bit. Well written and concise. Thank you.

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