Friday, April 24, 2015
My typical morning cup of java consists of a little milk and a touch of sweetener. But, from time to time I like to fancy things up a bit. Coffeehouse style. But, I don't always like dropping $5.00 or more for a gourmet coffee, or leaving the comfort of my home. So, what's a girl to do when the coffeehouse style coffee is calling her name?
I love playing around with flavored coffees. I feel all mad scientist-y and stuff adding a pinch of this and a splash of that. And after it's all said and one, giving it a healthy dollop of fresh whipped cream right on top. (another reason, these are only an occasional treat)
My latest concoction is this brown sugar mocha coffee. It's been unseasonably cool here this week, and the past few days have been dreary and rainy making it less that desirable to get out and about. So, while me and my little guy have stayed in and enjoyed rainy days, I've also taken the opportunity to whip up another amazing coffee.
This cup of joe is sweet without being overly sweet. It's got that chocolate flavor you're looking for but without the added sweetness that comes from chocolate syrup. This is a flavored coffee that will appeal to those that even enjoy their coffee straight-up black. I speak from experience, since the hubs takes his black. He said the flavors were bold enough to taste, but subtle enough where the coffee wasn't overly sweet or too flavored.
Brown Sugar Mocha Coffee
1 (12 oz) Cup of your favorite brewed coffee
1 Tbsp brown sugar, or more depending on how sweet you'd like
1 1/4 Tsp unsweetened cocoa powder, plus more for garnish
2 Tbsp heavy cream, placed in sealed jar with 1/4 tsp sugar and shaken vigorously for 30 seconds
Whipped cream, optional
Chocolate syrup, optional
Place cocoa powder and brown sugar in a coffee mug, top with coffee and stir to combine. Taste, add more sugar if desired. Turn a spoon upside down and hold about 1 inch above the coffee, pour the cream over the spoon. This will allow the cream to float at the top of the coffee.
Top with whipped cream, a sprinkle of cocoa powder and chocolate syrup, if desired. Enjoy.
Recipe source: A Lynsey original