9/9/13

Mexican Chocolate Latte recipe


Chocolate and coffee.  Coffee and chocolate.  These two things would be on my "favorite list"... if I had one.  I think most of you will agree with me (if you don't, I need to have a serious talk with you) that, chocolate is good, and coffee is good.  Why not combine the two?  This is what I had been thinking about for a while.  I had been quite "iffy" as to if chocolate and coffee could mix well together, but I took a leap of faith (it's a big leap of faith, huh?) and tried it...  and even surprised myself.  It turned out really well! and with the other flavors that I added, they gave an added boost to the coffee.  Have you ever had abuelita chocolate?  Well, it is an amazing mexican chocolate that is supper tasty  and that can be used in hot chocolate.  This coffee resembles some of the flavor that abuelita chocolate has, I think... hence the name.  

After making this coffee, to be honest, I was still a little nervous that it just looked a lot better than it was going to taste...  After taking a few sips I began to do my usual "oh-my-gosh-it-worked/this-is-the-most-amazing-coffee-ever" dancing and a few happy squeals...  I told my mom that she just had to try it, so she did, and I got the usual sour look that I get from her after she tastes my coffee.  Don't worry, it's not that she was against the particular coffee, she just doesn't like coffee in general....  On another note: these are some of my favorite food photographs that I've taken yet.  I pretty much love everything about them; doesn't the whole shoot just remind you of fall?   P.S.  Just because the whipped cream has english toffee flavoring, don't get the idea that it tastes like english toffee, because it doesn't...  The flavor is very light and just compliments the rest of the ingredients.  Oh, and thank you Mary, for letting me borrow your beautiful mug.... ;) Ok, I think I've talked long enough... let's make a good ol' cup of mexican chocolate latte, shall we?

Mexican Chocolate Latte

for the coffee:
ground coffee for one
1/2 tsp cocoa powder
1/4 tsp cinnamon 
1/4 tsp nutmeg

for the whipped cream:
1/4 cup cream
1 tsp cocoa powder
1 tsp nutmeg
1 Tbsp sugar
2 tsp real maple syrup
3 drops of english toffee flavoring

Add the ground coffee, cocoa powder, cinnamon, and nutmeg to a coffee filter and brew coffee as usual.  In a glass bowl, whisk together the cream, cocoa powder, nutmeg, sugar, maple syrup, english toffee flavoring until it is light and frothy, about 2 minutes.  Pour your coffee into a mug then add the whipped cream on top; drizzle some of THIS chocolate sauce on top to finish it off.  Enjoy this little treat by a camp fire or inside on a cool fall night.



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6 comments:

  1. YES.
    please and and thank you. I will be making this at some point in time. yum.

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  2. Definitely looks beautiful! Sometimes you just have to go ahead and try it. So glad you shared the recipe!!! God bless...

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  3. Beautiful, just beautiful! You did an amazing job on these photographs, Jo!

    -Charlotte
    boyerfamilysingers.blogspot.com

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  4. ohmygosh. i'm dying right now.
    this looks beyond amazing.

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  5. i better not find dried up chocolate all drizzled down the side!! ha! man i miss that mug.... :'(

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  6. this looks divine! thanks for sharing!
    xx

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