I love making coffees at home. I’d love to have a nice coffee maker or an espresso machine, but I don’t; I have my good old 1-cup coffee press that I use religiously. Awaiting my return in Sydney, Australia, is a Senseo coffee maker, that I look forward to using again, but the drawback is that it requires special pre-packaged coffee pods.
Anyway, this post isn’t about coffee makers, it’s about a recipe for a cinnamon mocha that I adapted from my big Taste of Home cookbook. The original recipe yields 6 cups, but I scaled it down to 1 cup.
The amounts of the ingredients can be changed according to your tastes, so feel free to experiment.
Cinnamon Spiced Mocha
Adapted from Taste of Home
3 tablespoons ground coffee
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
About 1/2 cup milk
1 teaspoon light brown sugar, unpacked
1 tablespoon chocolate syrup
Mix nutmeg and cinnamon into coffee grounds and brew as usual. In my coffee press, I brew this for 3 minutes.
While coffee is brewing, fill your coffee mug with the 1/2 cup milk, or about halfway. Stir in brown sugar and chocolate syrup and warm in microwave for about 30-40 seconds. Stir again.
When coffee is finished brewing, pour it into the milk in the mug and give it another stir. Top with whipped cream and cocoa powder if desired.