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How to make Caffe Mocha

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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 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!)

Coffee

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!
 
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eblokwk1 month ago

Fu Fu drink and a waste of good coffee.

JacobWard1016 months ago

Great now i can get my favorite drink at home.

Oh yeah its espresso not expresso

sisisisi2510 months ago

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.

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.
JJ.m992 years ago
Thank you so much :D I've just made this and it tastes delicious !!
MakerBorn3 years ago
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 ;-)
jjinyancey4 years ago
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. Skim is good if you just want to learn how to do it, then move on to 2%
flio191 (author)  jjinyancey4 years ago
no, not really... but the more fat content i think it will have a better smooth effect... it's up to you.
mojobo14 years ago
Great 'ible, my only problem was the frothing.. I have a Mr. Coffee (really cheap) 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. :( 

Still good though. I loved the syrup!
REDandroid5 years ago
 I like the fact you show how to make the syrup. I 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 bought a Billetti Italian espresso maker ($35) 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 techniques to use this simple device :). This instructable was good info! THANKS! 
Rotten1945 years ago
I love this. Fave, 5*
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flio191 (author)  DELETED_deirdre6255 years ago
I don't know what you mean by seize, but perhaps you've waited too long to add the water?
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Did you use the Ghirardelli ground chocolate or cocoa? If you accidentally used the ground chocolate, it would seize up the moment you add water. Chocolate and water do not go together - "When moisture/liquid gets in chocolate, it's like oil & water - they don't mix. A drop or two of liquid can cause chocolate to seize (form hard lumps) and become unworkable..." (http://www.chocoley.com/chocolate101.htm) That might have been your problem.
flio191 (author)  DELETED_deirdre6255 years ago
Seems like you should add water earlier in the process, since the cocoa might be of a different constancy. As I've never really experienced seizing with chocolate I can't be too sure, but I would say its safe to say, don't wait until you melt the sugar, just add the sugar, heat it a little and then add the cocoa and water soon afterward. I guess the recipe called for more of an experimental approach, as I didn't come up with any of these problems.
MrUbuntu5 years ago
One of my favorite instructables ever! I am also poor so thanks a lot! 5 Stars!
madmanmoe645 years ago
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.
hg3415 years ago
HOLY HELL I WANT YOU F!@#ING BIG CUPi liked it but i do this with half and half a little milk some suger that weird Hershey's Syrup stuff and mostly coffee
flio191 (author)  hg3415 years ago
sounds good man. haha. how did you do the teletype font?
flio191 (author)  flio1915 years ago
err... superscript
hg341 flio1915 years ago
shift 6 its the little carrot i would show you but it wont let me
flio191 (author)  hg3415 years ago
like this?
flio191 (author)  flio1915 years ago
awesome! thanks mucho grande style
hg341 flio1915 years ago
yea
TzGirl5 years ago
Thanks for a nice, detailed description - sounds delicious & I hope to try it myself sometime soon !
flio191 (author)  TzGirl5 years ago
thank you
Oh hell yes, I'm doing this. No more paying four bucks for decent coffee! :D
flio191 (author)  DarkKnightJared5 years ago
;D that's what i said.
D.A.N5 years ago
how big is a cup
flio191 (author)  D.A.N5 years ago
as big as you want it to be, I usually just stick with about 1/4 coffee, and 3/4 milk.
hedgiehog5 years ago
mm looks good, so a quater cup coffe is needed, which is relative to how much syrup, and how much milk?
flio191 (author)  hedgiehog5 years ago
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.
jesseh5 years ago
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
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