You may have noticed, I’m a bit of a coffee junky. And my favourite poison, when enjoying a jaunt to the local coffee shop is a nice rich chocolatey mocha. Yum. So of course when I got a TASSIMO (back over 2 years ago now), the very first order of business was trying to make a decent mocha. I tried mixing a hot chocolate T-Disc with an espresso T-disc. I tried adding powdered instant hot chocolate to a cappuccino or a latte. I tried all sorts of concoctions. Nothing quite measured up to my expectations.
So basically, I had given up on my mocha dreams. But then a little while back they came out with the new Gevalia Caramel Espresso T-Dics. And at my most recent shop at our local Metro I happened to pick up some Camino Fair Trade Instant Dark Hot Chocolate powder on a whim. And I had a sort of java junky epiphany. I gave my mocha making attempts one more go and finally came up with something just perfectly delicious. (Since then I’ve also made it with Green & Blacks Organic Hot Chocolate — perfect!)
2 tablespoons dark hot chocolate mix (I think dark vs. milk chocolate makes a real difference here)
2 Caramel Espresso T-Discs
1 Sweet Latte T-Disc
Place two tablespoons of dark hot chocolate mix in bottom of tall mug.
Brew two Caramel Espresso T-Discs, one right after the other.
Stir generously, until all of the chocolate powder has dissolved.
Place mug back in the TASSIMO and brew a Sweet Latte T-Disc.
Sip and enjoy!
Now a package of Caramel Espresso & Sweet Latte T-Discs runs about $8.99, and gives you enough to make 8 regular drinks. I’m using up two espresso discs, and only 1 latte disc. Which means I’m left with extra latte discs. I can get around this by buying a package of plain espresso discs on their own. However, it’s still not a cheap drink. I figure it’s costing me around $2.25-ish a pop. But then the last time I purchased a mochaccino in a java joint I paid $4.95. So it’s still cheaper, relatively speaking, and I can make it at home. Joyous indeed.