Mr. Food: Steamin’ Mocha Latte

What You’ll Need

  • Mocha Latte Syrup
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 1/4 cup instant espresso powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla extract
  • Half-and-half (See Step 3 for how much you need)

What to Do

  1. To make the Mocha Latte Syrup, in a medium saucepan, combine the sugar, cocoa, espresso powder, and cinnamon. Whisk in the water and bring to a boil over medium heat. Boil 1 minute, stirring often.
  2. Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla.
  3. Now to make each steaming mug full, in a saucepan over low heat, place one cup of half-and-half for each serving desired; heat until hot but not boiling.  Pour one cup of hot half-and-half in a mug and add 1 tablespoon of Mocha Latte Syrup. Stir well and serve piping hot.
  4. Refrigerate any remaining syrup.

Mr. Food Test Kitchen Tip!

  • You can find espresso powder right next to the instant coffee. Yes, they still make instant coffee!
  • For delicious coffee drinks, check out our recipes for our Almond Cafe Latte. Not feeling coffee today? You’ll love our Pumpkin White Hot Chocolate.