January 23, 2012

The Easiest Mocha...

...in the entire world.

Now.  I'm *hoping* that I'm not the first to think of this.  I haven't actually seen this anywhere on the internet, but my faith in humanity will be greatly depleted if I'm the first one to come up with it.

By "humanity", I mean Pinterest.

However, if I am the very first, I claim all rights to this method.  Really.  I do.

I like to drink coffee or something at lunch time.  By "something", I mean hot chocolate.

First thing in the morning?  Not so much.  I like my heavy doses of caffeine mid-day.  It keeps me awake for math class.  Usually, anyway. 

One magical Wednesday, I combined coffee and hot chocolate.

That's right.  I poured my packet of hot chocolate mix into a mug and topped it off with 8 oz. of coffee.  Plain, brewed, whatever-was-in-the-teachers'-lounge coffee.  No water, no milk.  I topped it off with a teaspoon or two of creamer for good measure and that was that.

It was indescribably delicious.

Depending on what kind of hot chocolate mix you use, it's not that unhealthy.  Coffee, black, has less than 10 calories.  That's for one cup.  A bit of (flavored) creamer would run you about 40 more calories.  And a packet of hot cocoa mix?  About 100 calories (right now I'm on a Nestle's kick).  That is a professional-tasting mocha for LESS THAN 150 calories.  And...Oh, this is just the best part!...It will cost you DOLLARS less than a coffee shop.  I buy 10 or 12 packs of hot cocoa mix for less than $2.  Everyone usually has coffee/creamer around (and the creamer's totally optional anyway).  This is unbelievably rich-tasting and too good not to have almost everyday.  If you like your coffee drinks to taste more like coffee, add 2 cups of coffee (16 oz.) to the one pack of hot cocoa mix.  There's your Grande.

You're welcome.

The Easiest Mocha Ever
makes 1 mocha

1 packet hot chocolate mix (or 3 tablespoons)
8 oz. brewed coffee
1 T. flavored coffee creamer or half-and-half
Whipped cream, optional

Put the hot chocolate mix and creamer into a coffee mug.  Add the hot coffee and stir well.  Top with whipped cream, if desired.

Being shared at:
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  1. I have been doing this for years! I LOVE IT! Easy. Cheap. And available without going out into the cold. Great post! :)

  2. I may have to try this one day. I don't like coffee though so we shall see.

  3. Genius! I was just thinking today that a mocha would hit the spot. Now I know what I'm doing with the leftover coffee tomorrow. :)

  4. Oooh YUM! Thanks for sharing this awesome recipe for deliciousness! :D

  5. I love doing this also! I use homemade hot cocoa mix - I like Alton Brown's recipe!

  6. Hi from Monday Mingle. This cracks me up!! My mom has been doing this since before I was born so I got hooked as soon as I was allowed to drink coffee. I tried to introduce this idea at a womens group I belong to and they looked at me like I was crazy. LOVE IT!!!


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