Mocha Hot Chocolate

Hot chocolate gets a big hit of bold coffee flavor in this Mocha Hot Chocolate. 

Hot chocolate gets a big hit of bold coffee flavor in this Mocha Hot Chocolate. 

Today is the third Friday in our 6-week Warm-Up Drink Series, hosted by Ellen at Family Around the Table. I’m really getting in the spirit, given that temperatures have been hoovering around freezing for the past couple of weeks, with the wind chill even colder. We’ve even seen snow a few times over the past couple of weeks.

So you can imagine that I’ve been enjoying recipe testing and creating recipes to warm you up this winter. I’ve also been bookmarking recipes from my blogging friends to try out myself – you can check out the recipes, listed in the posts last week and the week before, or you can search #WarmUpDrinks on social media. This week’s recipes include:


Hot chocolate gets a hit of bold coffee flavor in this Mocha Hot Chocolate.

And for you? I’ve created a Mocha Hot Chocolate. Hot chocolate gets a hit of bold coffee flavor in this Mocha Hot Chocolate. Easy to make at home, and easy to adjust according to preferences. If you like a strong coffee flavor and want something like you’d get at a coffee shop, bump up the coffee flavor by using extra instant coffee. It’ll be a killer afternoon pick-me-up!

Enjoy! And stay warm!

Hot chocolate gets a hit of bold coffee flavor in this Mocha Hot Chocolate.

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Hot chocolate gets a big hit of coffee flavor in this Mocha Hot Chocolate. 

Mocha Hot Chocolate

Hot chocolate gets a big hit of bold coffee flavor in this Mocha Hot Chocolate. 

Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 233 kcal
Author Liz

Ingredients

  • 1 c. low-fat milk
  • 1 Tbs. granulated sugar
  • 1/2 oz. bittersweet chocolate chopped
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 - 1 packet Starbucks Via
  • pinch kosher salt
  • whipped cream optional

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients except whipped cream in a small sauce pan set over medium-low heat. Cook, stirring frequently, until chocolate is melted and mixture is hot.

  2. Pour into a mug and top with whipped cream, if desired. Enjoy hot.

Recipe Notes

Start with 1/2 a packet of Starbucks Via and add more, if you prefer a strong coffee flavor.

Nutrition calculated using 1/2 a packet of Starbucks Via, without whipped cream.

Hot chocolate gets a big hit of bold coffee flavor in this Mocha Hot Chocolate. 

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