Intro: Making a Caribou Turtle Mocha
This instructable gives directions on how to make a Caribou turtle mocha. I have worked in a Caribou Coffee shop for two and a half years. A turtle mocha is one of our most popular drinks and easy to make. I think it is important for a recipe for a specialty drink to be known, so that you do not need to spend a lot of money at a coffee shop when you can make it at home. Someone who would want to make this should enjoy espresso, and be prepared to make a specialty drink. It takes under 2 minutes.
Step 1: Materials Needed
- Espresso Machine
- Espresso cups
- Milk Pitcher
- Carmel Syrup
- Whip Cream
Step 2: Measure Chocolate Chips Into a Milk Pitcher
For a small, use 2 scoops. For a medium, use 3 scoops. For a large, use 4 scoops. You can use dark, milk, or white chocolate. I chose to use white chocolate for this example because it is the most popular.
Step 3: Add Milk to the Chocolate
Pour milk up to the appropriate line.
Step 4: Steam Milk/chocolate Combo
Steam to 160 degrees. For extra hot drinks steam to 180 degrees. For not-so-hot drinks, steam to 160 degrees and then add a little cold milk.
Step 5: Pull Espresso Shots
The shots should take between 20-25 seconds to brew.
Step 6: Pump Carmel Into Cup
For a small, use 3 pumps. For a medium, use 4 pumps. For a large, use 5 pumps.
Step 7: Pour Espresso Shots Into Cup
For a small and medium, use 2 shots of espresso. For a large, use 3 shots of espresso.
Step 8: Add the Steamed Milk/chocolate Combination to the Cup
Fill the cup, but leave about 1 inch room for whip cream.
Step 9: Clean Steaming Wand
This is necessary because otherwise the milk will dry to the wand.
Warning: Be sure to use a towel when cleaning the steaming wand because it will be too hot for a bare hand to touch.
Step 10: Top With Whip Cream
Tip: Start applying whip near the rim, and move in circles toward the center.
Step 11: Sprinkle Snickers Onto the Whip
Use only one scoop, otherwise it becomes too chunky.
Step 12: Drizzle Carmel Over Snickers
Apply carmel drizzle in three concentric circles.
Step 13: Place Lid on Top
You are done! The turtle mocha is now ready for your enjoyment.
Warning: It may be too hot to consume immediately, so leave a few minutes to cool. If not, you may burn your tongue.