How to Make an Iced Mocha at Home
June 29, 2016 14 Comments
It is super easy to make an iced mocha at home. In fact, you can make a pitcher of the stuff and pour it when you get the urge to have one.
Whew! I don’t know what temperature it is in your neck of the woods, but here it is hot.
I love hot weather because it makes me instantly lazy – not unlike a sloth. I find myself slowing down despite my internal need to pick up those SOCKS. Do you know what I mean?
When it is super steamy, do you drink hot coffee? I know folks who start throwing ice cubes in everything when it heats up, coffee, tea, smoothies, their underwear :)
Sometimes, I make a coffee smoothie but I don’t like to have to clean my blender when it is hot out.
I paid $4 for a Iced Cafe Mocha at Starbucks because I couldn't resist (290 calories). The key to that purchase was that I didn’t have to wash their blender.
Then, I got to thinking about Mason jars. Why? Because a friend of mine, Steve, was drinking an iced coffee from a Mason jar and I thought it was so cool. Mason jars are hip!
What if you pre-made your iced coffee treat so you never go to Starbucks again? How hard could that be?
I got out my Mason jar and started brewing. I used unsweetened almond milk for the "milk" portion of the drink because it doesn't spoil like cow's milk and I wanted to make a bunch of these.
All you do is brew your favorite coffee (decaf, hazelnut, etc.), pour it into the jar. Mix in the almond milk and chocolate syrup and store in the refrigerator with the lid. When you are ready to have your treat - dump in some ice cubes and head for your verandah, porch, or couch.
(I love the word "verandah".)
Isn't that amazing? Save money, the environment (reusable cup), and calories in one swoop and it is super yummy.
Do you love coffee in the summer? How do you drink it?
Iced Mocha Recipe
1/2 cup coffee (of your choice)
1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 tablespoon chocolate syrup (such as Hershey's)
Mix coffee, almond milk, and syrup in jar. Store, covered, in fridge until ready to drink. Add lots of ice cubes and enjoy!
For one mason jar = 74 calories, 1.7 g fat, 13.2 g carbohydrates, 9.3 g sugar, 1.0 g protein, 1.0 g fiber, 106 mg sodium, 3 SmartPts
Points values are calculated by Snack Girl and are provided for information only.
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