Make a healthy mocha at home with just a few ingredients and enjoy your chocolate fix all year long with no guilt! With Valentine's Day right around the corner, it's the season of all things chocolate but most of us are still trying to stick to those New Year's Resolutions. That's where this healthy homemade mocha comes in!
No compromising here! Delicious Koffee Kult Dark Roast Coffee blended with unsweetened cocoa powder, frothed coconut milk and sweetened with stevia. This vegan,dairy free, paleo friendly mocha is sure to brighten anyone's day! No one will even know it's healthy, especially if you follow the tips below!
Making a great gourmet coffee at home requires just a few key components. First you need quality ingredients, starting with your coffee beans. Koffee Kult Dark Roast ground very fine makes the perfect espresso. Without a quality coffee, you don't have a leg to stand on. It's also great to have quality unsweetened cocoa or cacao for this mocha, since the better quality cocoa powder will compliment the coffee, instead of compete with it.
Having a few other necessities can make creating your own espresso drinks at home a breeze. A way to brew espresso and froth your milk are all great to have on hand, but not necessary for success. Check out this post on espresso and the two different types of at home espresso machines. As for a frother, you can buy one relatively inexpensive at your local Ikea. They also have them on Amazon. Don't be fooled those little hand held frothers are perfect for this job!
For a healthy homemade mocha, you will need:
Koffee Kult Dark Roast coffee, made as two espresso shots or brewed very strong,
1 tbs. unsweetened cocoa powder,
1 packet stevia,
1/4 tsp. coconut oil and
1 1/2 to 2 cups unsweetened coconut milk (from a carton) or your favorite milk.
To make the mocha, brew the espresso or brew a strong cup of coffee. Combine the coffee with 1 tbs. cocoa powder, 1/4 tsp. coconut oil and froth to combine. If you don't have a frother, you can also use an immersion or bullet style blender or small whisk to ensure the coconut oil gets blended well in with the coffee. Add the stevia and stir again.
You will want to microwave your coconut milk for 2 minutes on high. Froth with a hand frother or steam with the attachment on your espresso machine. Your immersion blender will also work well!
Pour the coconut milk over the chocolate espresso mixture. You may want to top this with shaved unsweetened chocolate or coconut whipped cream. Enjoy!