Caramel Mocha Latte - Enjoy it as a delicious afternoon pick-me-up or a serve to your guests for a delicious after dinner dessert coffee.
One of the staples of my kitchen pantry is instant coffee. Yes, instant. Of course, I always enjoy my morning cup (or two!) of fresh brewed. It's the way I start my day.
First thing every morning, I sit down with my coffee and my planner to get my thoughts together. But once I get busy and the need for caffeine creeps in, I often fall back on instant.
Instant coffee has come a long way in the last few years. The flavors are rich and delicious and there are many times when I can't tell a cup of instant from just brewed.
And for me, it's more economical. If I want a cup during the day, I can prepare only what I need without brewing excess - you know you almost can't brew just one cup of coffee in a coffee maker. I always end up throwing out half the pot when I make it for just one cup.
I know what you're going to say - "you could use one of those machines that make one cup at a time." Yes, I could, but have you seen the data on how much space those little containers are taking up in our landfills! It's incredible. There isn't that kind of waste with instant coffee.
Advantages of Instant Coffee
Another reason I always have instant coffee on hand is for recipe making. Many recipes require just one cup (or even a half cup) of brewed coffee. Particularly chocolate recipes. Coffee always enhances and brings forward the flavor of chocolate and instant is the perfect thing to use for those recipes.
Take this recipe for Caramel Mocha Latte for instance. I'd probably never treat myself to a cup of this in the middle of the afternoon if I had to fill the coffee maker and brew coffee beforehand. By using instant coffee, I can make myself a midday pick-me-up any time I like. It makes a delicious after dinner dessert drink, too. You can make this for your guests in minutes. You won't need anything else along with it for dessert if you garnish with whipped cream, caramel syrup, and toffee bits.
How to Make Caramel Mocha Latte
Measure chocolate syrup, caramel syrup, and instant coffee into a small bowl.
Gradually whisk in hot water. Stir until the syrups and coffee are dissolved.
Gently mix in warm milk.
Serve as is, or topped with whipped cream, additional caramel syrup, and toffee bits.
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Caramel Mocha Latte
- 1 tblsp. chocolate syrup
- 1 tblsp. caramel syrup or ice cream topping
- 1 heaping tsp. instant coffee
- 6 oz. very hot water
- 6 oz. warm milk
- Whipped cream
- Toffee bits
- Measure chocolate syrup, caramel syrup, and instant coffee into a small bowl.
- Gradually whisk in hot water. Stir until the syrups and coffee are dissolved.
- Gently mix in warm milk.
- Serve topped with whipped cream, additional caramel syrup, and toffee bits.
Nutrition information is calculated by software based on the ingredients in each recipe. It is an estimate only and is provided for informational purposes. You should consult your health care provider or a registered dietitian if precise nutrition calculations are needed for health reasons.
-- This post was originally sponsored by Folgers.