Our Cinnamon Mocha Recipe is a delicious twist on the traditional flavour combination of Coffee, Chocolate and Milk. This is a simple recipe that you can make easily with ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry!
The combination of Chocolate and Espresso Coffee is known as a Mocha, our recipe uses this as a base and combines it with the delicious spice Cinnamon for a decadent treat.
Ingredients You Will Need
- 1/4 Tsp Ground Cinnamon
- 2 Tsp Drinking Chocolate Powder
- 1 Cup Milk
- 60mL Espresso
How to Make
Begin preparation by measuring 2 teaspoons of Drinking Chocolate powder with 1/4 teaspoons of Ground Cinnamon. Mix these together in your desired coffee mug.
Prepare 60mL of Espresso, you can use either a Home Espresso Machine or a Stovetop Espresso. However you will need Espresso, plunger or drip filter coffee is not concentrated enough to work for this recipe. Add the espresso to your coffee mug and stir to combine the ingredients thoroughly.
Pour the required amount of milk into pitcher, before you begin steaming the milk purge the steam wand on your machine to remove any built up water in the steam wand. Begin steaming the milk and texture the milk in a Latte Style (see our guide on texturing milk here). You will continue heating the milk until it reaches 150℉ or 65℃. Once you reach the required temperature shut off the steam and remove the milk pitcher. Promptly wipe down the steam wand with a damp cloth to remove milk and then release stem through the wand to prevent milk syphoning back into your machine.
Before pouring the milk, we need to 'polish' it. The process of polishing the milk ensures that the microfoam is evenly distributed through the milk. To achieve this gently swirl the pitcher until the milk has a glossy 'wet paint' look. You can now pour the milk gradually into your mug.
To finish, you can dress the drink with a sprinkle of chocolate powder - maybe even a little whipped cream if you are feeling extra indulgent.
This is a great spiced twist on the traditional Cafe Mocha, a perfect drink to enjoy on a cool winters day or just for a little treat. We'd love to hear your thoughts on this recipe and any other favourite flavour combinations you may have by discussing in the comments below!