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Brewing your coffee at home is significantly cheaper than buying it from your local cafe, but many still prefer coffee shops. No matter how closely you follow the recipe, homemade coffees do not taste the same. One of the most popular and customer-favorite items is mocha coffee, whose specialty lies in its unique mocha syrup.
Are you among those addicted to mocha but tired of spending hefty amounts on it daily at the coffee shop? If yes, then you have landed in just the right place.
Today, we will share the recipe on how to make mocha syrup for coffee using organic, regionally sourced, and fair-trade ingredients to help you kickstart your day with a strong drink without breaking your budget.
This syrup is a valuable way to reduce your seemingly constant need to visit the coffee shop for a treat. To make an excellent mocha that tastes just like your local coffee shop, add the homemade syrup to a pot of strong coffee and top it with homemade whipped cream.
So, without further ado, let us get into the details of this cafe-worthy mocha syrup. But before we start, remember that although our primary focus is on making syrup for black mochas, you can always increase the sugar quantity if you prefer something sweet.
Mocha Chocolate Syrup
Are you a chocolate fan and love adding it to any dish? Or maybe chocolate syrup is your favorite type of topping. Whatever the case, we guarantee you will love a mocha topped with chocolate syrup.
Even though this syrup is relatively expensive when bought from a renowned coffee house, today, we will share an easy, instant, and cheap method to make this syrup from scratch at home!
Adding mocha chocolate syrup to hot and cold coffee drinks, ice cream, milk, and almost any dessert makes it almost twice as tasty and leaves you licking your fingers after finishing the meal. In addition, it is the perfect item to have on hand in the refrigerator for giving whatever you’re eating a touch of mocha flavor.
How to Make Homemade Mocha Syrup
- 1 cup brewed coffee
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1/2 cup cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Mix the sugar, cocoa, and brewed coffee in a pan on medium heat. Continue stirring this mixture to prevent it from developing a burnt aftertaste.
- Remove the pot from the heat once the cocoa and sugar completely dissolve.
- Stir in a teaspoon of vanilla extract.
- Let the syrup cool down. Then, put it into an airtight container. It should remain fresh in your refrigerator for a week.
- Shake the jar well, and then add one or two spoonfuls of mocha syrup to your favorite coffee beverage.
Adding Personal Touches to Your Mocha Syrup
Once you have mastered the basic recipe, you can experiment with adjusting the ratios to suit your taste and preference. You can even add your own ingredients!
Adding Extra Flavors
Are you tired of having the same chocolatey flavor every day? You can always spice things up in your coffee by adding other flavors.
Add peppermint extract to transform it into peppermint mocha syrup, or toss some peanut butter for that classic combination of chocolate and peanut butter. Adding raspberry extract will give your mocha syrup a chocolate and fruity flavor. Finally, a dash of cinnamon will turn your mocha syrup into Mexican mocha syrup. There are so many mouth-watering flavors to experiment with. What’s stopping you from trying them all?
Using Different Kinds of Sugar
Although white sugar is incredibly convenient to purchase from any superstore, it is also heavily processed. Instead, make the syrup with honey, coconut sugar, or agave for a much more organic mocha beverage.
When doing so, remember that the liquid forms of sugar require considerably less water than their processed form.
Make It into Cream
If you frequently make mocha coffee using half-and-half or milk, transforming your mocha syrup into a thick cream will significantly speed up the process. Add milk and cream to your homemade syrup to provide a delightfully creamy, sweet, and chocolatey mocha beverage.
While the base of many coffee syrups is water, our recipe calls for freshly brewed coffee. You can also substitute plain water or decaf brewed coffee. By doing so, you’ll receive a less potent cup of mocha coffee, free from heaps of caffeine, which is way more beneficial than a regular cup!
How To Store Mocha Syrup?
You can keep your mocha chocolate syrup in the refrigerator for a week. You can also freeze it in an airtight container if you don’t plan to use it right away. But, after three months in the freezer, the mocha chocolate syrup might transform into a fudgy substance that is practically useless.
If you’re defrosting chocolate syrup, let it sit at room temperature or defrost it in the refrigerator. After that, you can either pour the contents into a squeeze bottle or rewarm the entire container in the microwave to make a smooth drink.
We suggest using your mocha chocolate syrup at room temperature for optimal results. Occasionally, your syrup freezes inside the squeeze bottle or container and is quite a hassle to take out. In such cases, heating your bottle in the microwave for 30 to 60 seconds should do the job.
How Long Does Mocha Syrup Last?
The homemade mocha syrup can last about a week when kept in a refrigerator and sealed tightly.
Why Can’t You Use Genuine Vanilla Extract?
Always opt for an artificial vanilla extract over a genuine one because the imitation has a richer flavor. Because the coffee and cocoa in mocha syrup already make the drink bitter, you need a vanilla flavor that battles this bitterness. To taste the vanilla flavor when using pure vanilla extract, you will need to add it in a greater volume.
Uses of Mocha Syrup
There are endless uses for this delicious and cafe-like mocha syrup in your daily life. Here are some of the most famous ways:
- Use the sauce as a fondue if you have stored it in a pot for fruits, graham crackers, or marshmallows.
- Use it as a coffee topping directly in your coffee or on top of whipped cream.
- Pour it into the blender when making smoothies, and drizzle some syrup into the glass.
- Add syrup to your cookies and pancakes for added flavor.
- Use on top of a warm bowl of oatmeal.
- Freestyle and dig right into the container with your finger or spoon!
Tips For Some Great Chocolate Mocha Syrup
- Add the chocolate chips gradually to prevent them from clumping with the cream.
- Taste the sauce after adding each tablespoon of concentrate to determine if the amount of coffee flavor is right for you.
- Add tablespoons at a time and taste as you go when using espresso powder or instant coffee.
We adore having mocha syrup on hand for quick, delectable cups of coffee in the morning. Making this syrup beforehand saves you time during your morning rush and gives you a turbo boost for your day.
We sincerely hope you like our easy-to-follow recipe of mocha syrup and all the great cups of coffee you make using it!
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