Yummy Mocha Latte!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Tonight I found a recipe for a mocha latte, so I thought I'd try it out.


It was simply WONDERFUL!
And I shall make it again!

Recipe:
Ingredients (for one 12 oz. mug):
  1. 4 oz. espresso or concentrated coffee
  2. 8 oz. whole milk
  3. 1 tbsp. sugar or other gourmet sugar, divided equally in two
  4. 1 scant tsp. unsweetened premium cocoa powder
  5. 1 small splash premium (or at least real) vanilla extract.
Directions:
  1. Slowly heat the milk mixture with half of the sugar, the vanilla extract, and the cocoa powder over medium-low heat in a small saucepan until it just starts to steam, whisking frequently.
  2. Dissolve the other half of the sugar in the hot espresso or concentrated coffee in your mug.
  3. Pour the steaming milk into a blender and blend over medium or high speed for approximately 20-30 seconds (to mix the cocoa thoroughly into the milk and break up any remaining clumps and to slightly aerate the milk -- foam in milk of this sort will not endure due to the addition of the chocolate).
  4. Pour the milk mixture into the coffee mixture.
  5. Garnish with foamed milk, a light dusting of cocoa powder or cinnamon powder, or real (sweetened) whipped cream if desired.
Recipe found from this site
... Now, coffee usually has NO affect on me.. so we'll see what happens when I get to bed! .. 
{of course, it is already almost 2am.. but we never go to bed early!}

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