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Folgers® Coffeehouse Blend makes coffeehouse style drinks like this Mexican hot chocolate mocha so quick and simple to whip up!
For a lot of people, coffee is an essential part of their morning, and it’s all about the caffeine. I am sure that many of you have seen memes showing coffee mugs with a “you may talk to me NOW” indicator near the bottom of the mug. I get it…some days I need a caffeine boost to get me going too. For me, though, coffee is not usually about the caffeine. It’s about the ritual.
In high school, I really didn’t care for coffee. Then in college, it became an essential, since I would fall asleep in my first class of the day if I didn’t have a cup. I once had a professor scold me for nodding off during a classmate’s presentation. It was a great presentation…I just hadn’t had my coffee. After Philip and I got married, though, coffee became about flavor…about brewing a perfect cup and drinking it slowly on the couch (well, I’d drink it slowly…he sucks his down. I don’t get it.). Honestly, there are few things that I love more than going to a store that sells whole coffee beans and sticking my nose into a bin of oily dark-roasted beans. Lately, I’ve become more than a little obsessed with mixing up coffeehouse style drinks at home – I’ve never cared much for paying $5 a drink but dang they taste good. I love to make my own flavored syrups or mix different spices or extracts with sugar and cocoa to make mochas – like this Mexican hot chocolate mocha.
A lot of times, we grind our beans fresh, but sometimes I just want to get some great coffee in the basket so I can get a great cup in my hand. This Folgers®Coffeehouse Blend is a delicious way to get some rich, medium-dark roasted coffee in your cup in a jiffy (by the way, did you know that it’s a myth that dark-roasted coffee has more caffeine? On the contrary, the darker the roast, the less caffeine!). It’s great brewed in your coffeepot, which is what I did, but it’s also perfect for cold brews, French press, or pour overs.
You guys probably know that Publix is my grocery store of choice, and that’s where I picked up this container of Folgers®Coffeehouse Blend. To make my Mexican hot chocolate mocha, I brewed an extra strong pot of coffee (using double the grounds that I typically use). I made a Mexican hot chocolate “paste” with dark chocolate cocoa, sugar, cinnamon, and a little cayenne (you can leave it out if you don’t care for spicy flavors) with the coffee splashed in, then mixed in all the coffee and some hot milk. The flavor of the coffee still stands strong even with all the other bold flavors in the drink! My Mexican hot chocolate mocha is full of flavor and it’s a great way to open up your sinuses if you’ve been suffering with any of the illness that’s been going around!
For a quick, comforting coffeehouse-style drink, try my Mexican hot chocolate mocha with Folgers®Coffeehouse Blend!
Yield: 1 serving
5 minPrep Time:
5 minCook Time:
10 minTotal Time:
- 1 tablespoon cocoa powder (I use dark cocoa powder)
- 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- pinch cayenne pepper
- 1/2 cup strong-brewed coffee, such as Folgers Coffeehouse Blend
- 1 cup hot milk
- whipped cream, for topping (optional)
- Place the cocoa powder, sugar, cinnamon, and cayenne pepper in the bottom of a 16-ounce or larger coffee mug. Stir to combine.
- Splash in a small amount of the coffee and stir to create a paste. Slowly add a little bit more coffee and stir until all of the dry ingredients have been moistened. Stir in the rest of the coffee until completely combined.
- Stir in the hot milk until completely combined. Top with whipped cream if desired. Serve immediately.
To make strongly brewed coffee, use two standard-sized scoops of coffee for every cup of coffee marked on your coffee pot (remember that the cups on the coffee pot are 6-ounces - so you will use 2 scoops for every 6 ounces). I used 8 scoops for 4 cups of coffee.