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Iced Mocha Latte
This Iced Mocha Latte is the perfect wake me in the morning. It is silky, cold and refreshing. The combination of cold coffee, cream, chocolate sauce and maple whipped cream is what makes this drink delicious.
What is Mocha and Why is it such a big deal? Well, when you mix coffee and chocolate you get the flavor of Mocha, which makes for a very intense and indulgent combination. Now the term mocha has various interpretations worldwide but this is the most universal and basic one that you ought to know.
If you know anything about me, I am not much of a coffee drinker. I am that person who would go to a Starbucks and order a juice or the matcha green tea latte. Hence if I am here telling you about this Iced Mocha Latte its because this drink is totally worth every drop of it. Also, I must be candid and mention, I feel this drink is more of a dessert than it is a morning wake up call.
Let us talk about the components real quick. To make a good Ice Mocha Latte you need black coffee/ espresso shot to start with. I’ve used a cold brew here but you can use instant coffee as well. It must be cold hence plan your drink accordingly. The recipe calls for chocolate sauce. Now, you could totally use any chocolate sauce you have on hand or buy a bottle from the supermarket but I would urge you to make it at home. My Everyday Chocolate Sauce Recipe is a thing of beauty and works with any and every recipe including this Iced Mocha Latte.
As for the cream, I have used the best in the game, French cream. I use cream in two elements here; the 1st part is while pouring it into the glass ( I dilute it a bit with regular milk but if you are looking to keep this drink rich then you don’t need to do this) and the 2nd part is whipping the cream with maple syrup and spooning it over the top, making for a luxurious drink fit for royalty.
This is mainly morning drink but you could have it as a dessert and enjoy it anytime during the day. I would avoid having the drink post sunset as the caffeine and sugar content might affect your sleep cycle. Now you could use a dairy free cream here or decaf to keep the ensemble lighter however do not skimp on that chocolate sauce.
This drink pairs well with croissants, danish pastries, tea cakes. If you were to serve savory items with this a ham and cheese toastie would be a good idea. A mushroom panini or any sort of quiche. As this is a heavy drink you want to serve a snack portion of food with it more for a tea or grab and go situation.
Alright, we’ve talked about this Iced Mocha Latte a lot, if you want to see how I made it, click here. Happy Drinking Ninjas!
Iced Mocha Latte
- Stirring spoon
- 1/4 cup Cream
- 2 tbsp Milk
- 1/2 cup Coffee
- 2 tbsp Chocolate Sauce
- 6 Ice cubes
- 1/4 cup Whipped cream
- 1 tsp Maple syrup
- More Chocolate Sauce
- In a glass add the ice cubes. Pour over the coffee and chocolate sauce. Stir.
- Pour in the milk and cream. Stir again.
- In the whipped cream add the maple syrup and beat again so that it holds soft peaks.
- Spoon it over the top of the glass. Drizzle some more chocolate sauce and serve immediately.
- You can find my Homemade Chocolate Sauce Recipe here.
- Do not over beat the cream as it will split and you want it to have some volume but still stay creamy and silky.
- You can use milk in the mocha instead of the cream for a lighter option.
- If you want to keep this less indulgent, remove the whipped cream and enjoy it on its own but I would recommended having this as it should be.