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 expresso. (If you want it to taste more expresso-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)
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Step 1: Make the Syrup
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.