Originally, the word "Mocha
" referred to a place where coffee was often traded, but over time, it has come to mean the combination of chocolate and coffee
The most popular mocha drink is the mocha latte
(also known as a caffe mocha
), but there are plenty of other ways to enjoy coffee and chocolate together, such as mocha ice cream, mocha cake and coffee-flavored chocolates.
This extra-strong mocha recipe has three sources of caffeine
: espresso, coffee and chocolate.
This easy iced mocha latte recipe is made with instant coffee, cinnamon
and chocolate syrup. For a more adventuresome iced mocha, try Orange Chocolate Truffle Mocha
, which gets its flavor from cocoa powder, caramel syrup and a splash of orange juice.
The granita is the Italian version of a slushy drink. It's sweet and icy, and ideal for the dog days of summer. Try the regular mocha granita recipe or the white chocolate mocha granita
Espresso, chocolate chips, vanilla ice cream and frozen raspberries give this milkshake a bold mocha-berry flavor. You can make this into a kid-friendly milkshake by using decaf
espresso or decaf instant coffee.
This Mocha Sherbet recipe from About.com Gourmet Food was created by famed Chez Panisse pasrty chef David Lebovitz. If you like it, you might also like this Mocha Ice Cream recipe
from About.com Desserts / Baking.
This mocha martini (mochatini?) layers Irish cream liqueur, chocolate liqueur, vodka, cold-brewed coffee and chocolate ice cream. It is, hands down, the most indulgent recipe in this collection.
Perhaps my favorite of the mocha recipes listed here, this mocha cake is dense and moist, with a good balance of coffee and chocolate flavor. If you like it, you might also like this mocha loaf recipe
, which produces a moist, sweet bread.
This article includes a listing of commercially produced coffee chocolates and recipes for coffee chocolates.
This recipe replaces the mocha latte's usual espresso with yerba mate
, a caffeine-rich herb from South America.