Homemade mocha espresso

Gin Lee

Homemade mocha espresso/Gin Lee

Homemade mocha espresso

Why pay someone else to make you a cup of Joe, especially when you can make a delightful mocha espresso right at home? This morning was extremely chilly, and I decided to wake up early to get my wood stove going and get my espresso brewer out to make homemade mocha espresso on top of the wood stove. I realize not everyone has a woodstove or an espresso brewer. However, you can prepare this recipe in any drip coffee maker, or with any type of coffee pot that has a filter.

Mixing the ingredients to create a mocha espresso/Gin Lee


  • ⅔ cup of your preferred espresso coffee
  • ⅓ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 cup of coffee creamer (I use French vanilla, but use your preferred flavor.)
  • 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon and sweetener (I use Splenda, use your preferred.)
  • 1 tablespoon of whipped cream (optional)

For a pumpkin spice espresso, add 1 teaspoon of cinnamon, ¼ teaspoon of ground ginger and ¼ teaspoon of cloves, ¼ teaspoon of nutmeg, ⅓ cup of cocoa powder, with ⅔ cups of your preferred espresso coffee and brew.

Add 1 cup of warm French vanilla creamer and a sweetener of your choice. (Optional)


Fill your espresso brewing cup, or drip coffee maker, etc. with ⅔ cup of espresso coffee and ⅓ cup of unsweetened cocoa powder; mix gently. Then brew. At this point, I set my espresso brewer on top of my wood stove to brew a perfect cup.

Brewing mocha espresso on wood stove/Gin Lee

Heat one cup of your preferred coffee creamer separately. When your espresso coffee has brewed, add the creamer and a sprinkle of cinnamon and sweetener, then stir. You can also add a tablespoon of whipped cream to the top surface of your espresso to make it more rich and decadent. I didn't do this because I prefer pouring my espresso into my insulated thermos to keep it hot.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Gin Lee is a native of Arkansas. She studied at The Institute Of Children's Literature. She is an animal rescuer, food critic, organic gardener, food editor, home cook, food blogger, artist, and a complete do-it-yourselfer. Gin Lee is a published author, journalist, and contributor, among other works, and she resides in a rural town, in Arkansas, with her husband, their fur babies, Highway, Princess, Stinkpot the turtle. A huge thanks goes out to all for reading, following, and sharing Gin Lee's articles! Thank you! Since Gin Lee lives in a rural area, there's not much local news to cover. So, she covers articles of interest on how-to's about organic gardening, recipes, homesteading, and survival techniques. If those things are of interest to you, then you'll never (hopefully) be disappointed. She tries to cover a wide variety of articles to entertain everyone. Comments are turned off due to rudeness and hatefulness. The world has enough vulgarity, hatefulness, and arrogance without it having any help. Since having the simple courtesy of manners is lacking and sharing words of kindness does not abide in a few people. Those few people ruin what's supposed to be educational and an enjoyable experience for all others. Gin Lee does have children and young adults that are followers. Potty mouths, vulgarity, and hate are not acceptable. Apologies go out to those of you who generally are very sweet and also to Gin Lee's followers who have been a witness to others being rude and malicious. Hopefully, you'll be understanding of the measures that have to be put into place. Please be kind to one another.

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