Sunday, November 29, 2015

Mochas at Home: A Recipe

I've never been a coffee drinker. Always loved the smell, but couldn't stomach it. 

I'm thinking coffee purists would still say I'm not a coffee drinker, but I've developed a serious love of mochas. You know, grown up hot chocolate - but the kind you can drink and drive with :)

The downside has been that they haven't tasted *quite* the same made at home - and I can't justify spending all those dollars on a caffeine fix , so mostly I've done without. 

Well, Advent is starting off with a bang because today - TODAY - I finally figured out a less expensive home brew that rivals that $5 cup. 

It all started with an IKEA French press for under $10 and a bag of ground espresso blend. 

Espresso (or dark roast of choice) Concentrate:

4 cups water
2 cups ground beans

24 hours cold brewing in a container of your choice in the fridge. 

After 24 hours, strain and reserve liquid in the fridge. (Mine lives in the French press in my fridge.)

When you're ready to brew your mocha:

2 Tablespoons cocoa powder
1 Tablespoon sugar (or sugar substitute)
2 Tablespoons very hot water

Mix cocoa powder, water and sugar into a syrup. 

Add 3 Tablespoons Espresso Concentrate (adjust this up or down a tablespoon as desired, 3 is perfect for my tastebuds!)

10 ounces hot or steamed milk

Add milk to mocha solution and stir. 

Now make a cup, sit down in your favorite pjs and do some Advent reading with an online shopping chaser. Make your season prayerful and convenient, right!!?! :)

If you stop by my shop (Annery's Handmade on Etsy - shop from my tab up top!), be sure to use the coupon code SMALLBIZ20 through 11/30 for 20% off. 


  1. I have been eyeing French presses on Amazon over the weekend. This sounds like an awesome recipe without killing the pocket on an espresso machine! And I totally took advantage of your promo code! :) Looking forward to introducing my daughter to the rosary with the roses.

  2. That sounds really good!! I love mocha flavor, so I might have to try that!!

  3. Mmmmm! I have never been a coffee drinker (or caffeine, for that matter) but MAN has coffee smelled delicious since becoming pregnant. However, I refuse to give in because of the caffeine - I don't want to become dependent on it and it does weird things to my body (bad dreams, trouble sleeping, heart racing, anxiety, etc). But gosh I wish I could enjoy some of that stuff right now!


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