Mocha Shot Recipe for a Back-to-School Moms Brunch

Every mom’s morning needs a strong coffee, especially at the beginning of the new school year - when routines are still forming and sleep tends to be the last priority. And offering a chocolate-inspired espresso is sure to be a treat welcomed by those moms who can’t get enough coffee this time of year!


The perfect blend of rich coffee and dark chocolate - with added marshmallows to balance the bitterness of the espresso - this mocha shot is a real crowd pleaser. Be sure to have plenty of ingredients on hand for second servings.

Ingredients
  • 1 shot of freshly brewed espresso
  • 1 tablespoon of freshly shaven dark chocolate
  • 1 teaspoon of dark semi-sweet cocoa powder
  • 5 small marshmallows
  • A drizzle of milk chocolate syrup
  • Small amount of water
Directions

Before brewing you espresso in your serving cup, place a small amount of water on a side plate. Then, on a second plate, do the same with the cocoa powder.

Dip the rim of your cup into the water to moisten the rim, and then repeat the same step on the plate with the cocoa powder. Once complete, your espresso cup should have a nice rim of dusted cocoa powder on it. Now it’s ready for you to brew your espresso in it.

While the espresso brews, shave off a tablespoon of dark chocolate from a dark chocolate bar, and then add a tablespoon of the chocolate shavings into the freshly brewed espresso. Before adding the marshmallows, gently stir the chocolate and espresso together to create a strong mocha flavor.

Before serving, garnish with marshmallows and chocolate drizzle.

Makes

1 shot

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