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.
- 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.
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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