Cafe Mocha?

If you’ve never had a cafe mocha, I’m about to let you in on the secret.  It’s the perfect drink for those chilly winter nights – when you crave something sweet and chocolaty, but also need a kick of caffeine to keep you going.  It’s a simple thing, really, but one that many people never think about.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • A cup of coffee, brewed however you like.
  • One packet of instant hot chocolate mix (any brand)
  • Whipped cream or marshmallows

Here’s what to do:

Step 1) Brew your regular morning cup of coffee (without the sugar), but don’t fill your mug all the way to the brim.

Step 2) Mix in a packet of hot chocolate mix (we’d recommend Ghiradelli brand, but Swiss Miss is good too).

Step 3) Top with whipped cream or a few marshmallows.

Step 4) Drink.

Cafe Mocha

Nothing like a little Cafe Mocha to start your day.

It’s probably important to reiterate – you don’t need to add sugar to your coffee, the hot chocolate mix is plenty sweet enough.  There’s lots of optional variations, too.  Add some cinnamon, experiment with flavored creamers, melt in some milk chocolate.  And for the sticklers out there, you’re right.  This isn’t healthy.  BUT, it is simple and delicious, and that’s good enough for us.

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