moca coffee

by Maryam on January 9, 2010

When I first thought of making this mocha, it didn’t come to my mind that at the end the taste will be just like starbucks! In fact, I’m a big fan of starbucks. My original idea was to make a delicious and non forgettable hot chocolate. I started to search and google hot chocolate recipes from different websites. I got many ideas and hints but I didn’t get what I wanted! just for the sake of argument, between me and myself, I tried a couple of recipes and they were good but they are not what I was searching for.

You know in a cold day, the real winter just started in Kuwait two days ago, you need a hot rich and worming drink. Especially when you wake up in the early morning! That’s why at the end I decided to make my own recipe, go through the adventure of creating hot chocolate drink. When I finished and tasted what I have made, I found it to be a mocha coffee which tastes exactly like starbucks’s mocha!

The good thing that whenever I’m stuck in a middle of something and I don’t know what to do, my good luck appears to me with a very good solution. Although I may not recognize it, my good luck, in the beginning but it works! Before doing my drink, I remembered that I bought unsweetened chocolate powder a while ago. So I decided to try to make my hot chocolate using that. And because it is unsweetened some amount of sugar should be added. What I noticed while searching for a recipe that, a lot of people used brown sugar in their recipes, so I did so.

While waiting for my milk to boil I saw the instant coffee jar hanged on the shelf of the kitchen .. Why not? I thought. I started directly to heat the water till boiling and add a small tea spoon of coffee. At that moment my hot chocolate plan changed to be a mocha coffee, still my advanced planning is not that successful! Every thing else after that went smooth and perfect, and here is my invented mocha taste great!

In a cold day all what you need is a sip of this drink and enjoy the rest of your day..


1 tablespoon unsweetened chocolate

1 tablespoon brown sugar

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extra

5 species chocolate chips semisweet

350 ml skimmed milk

1 teaspoon niscafe, or any type of any instant coffee

100 ml water

50 ml whipped cream

note : some of the ingredients may vary depend in how big your mug is!

Preparing the coffee

Follow the instructions mentioned on your instant coffee jar. Or Heat the water till boiling then add the niscafe teaspoon to the hot water. Stir till all the coffee melts.

Preparing the Hot Chocolate

In a saucepan, heat the skimmed milk till boil. Add the chocolate powder and stir gently till it blends with the milk. Add sugar and vanilla extract then stir again to a full mix.

In a big mug, pour the hot coffee in the first inch from the bottom. Then, add the whipped cream for the second inch from the bottom and simmer. Pour the hot chocolate in the mug and whisk with the mixture. Add some powdered chocolate to the top for garnish.

enjoy with love,


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{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

Liz Marr, MS, RD January 10, 2010 at 12:22 am

I love mocha coffee. Nice recipe and pics!

wasabi prime January 10, 2010 at 1:39 am

What a treat this is on a chilly day! We had some good drinking chocolate over the holidays; need to combine it with some coffee to make an at-home mocha!

Drick January 10, 2010 at 3:27 am

wow – don’t know how you could make it any better…

Daydreamer Desserts January 10, 2010 at 8:17 pm

I’m a big fan of Starbucks as well, I’ll definitely have to give your recipe a try, thanks for sharing!

Rochelle (Acquired Taste) January 10, 2010 at 11:58 pm

I’m now dying for another cup of coffee but not just any coffee.. but mocha coffee :D

admin January 11, 2010 at 8:56 am

Your comments are very encouraging .. thanks

Jessie January 11, 2010 at 11:30 pm

very pretty photos! that coffee looks delish!

Amber @ Native Food and Wine January 12, 2010 at 2:28 am

This sounds so good. I love these kinds of drinks in the winter.

Congrats on making the top 9!


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