So, its nearly a month into the new year and you might have had so many goals to try new things and travel places. And although these may not have surfaced (yet) this Mexican Spiced Mocha might just settle that travel bug whilst providing you with new tastes.So I’m not going to pretend like mochas are my favourite thing in the world. I have a love hate relationship with them – I would much rather have either a coffee or a hot chocolate and not mix the two. However, there’s something about the mixture of the spices with the chocolate and, of course, the coffee that just makes it SO great.
As with all the recipes on here, you can adapt them in any way – make it as spicy or mild, caffeinated or chocolately, sweet or bitter as you want. Play around with everything (especially the spices for this one) and you’ll soon have created your favourite drink. One thing I will say, despite my not-so-great relationship with mocha drinks, I love the fact you can add whipped cream to the top, without the risk of it ruining the drink / making it taste weird.
What you will need
Okay, so this recipe is very much personal preference so with measurements for coffee / chocolate and the spices – that is completely up to you.
- Cocoa powder
- A spice of your choice (I can recommend cayenne pepper or Aleppo chili powder)
- Powdered sugar
- Whipped cream
Step 1 – Mixing the powders
In the bottom of your cup mic together the powdered sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, cocoa powder and your chosen spice. This is the crucial step in trying to find the perfect levels of sweetness and spice. Its okay if you don’t get it perfect the first time. Rome wasn’t made in a day after all.
Step 2 – Add the coffee and milk
Pour in your hot coffee. Find the best beans and ground for high quality drinks here, or the best instant coffee here. Stir in the milk. At this point it should be smelling absolutely divine in your kitchen with the mixture of spices and coffee.
Step 3 – Finishing touches
Finish your mexican spiced latte with whipped cream and even sprinkle some of the spices on top. This could easily be added to a menu for those who serve coffees to others.
For those that may be worried about adding spices to coffee I can assure you that this extra addition can be so warming and powerful.