Chocolate. Graham crackers. A giant toasted marshmallow. Is there anything better than this classic flavor combo?
The only thing better than an actual s’more is the coffee version you can easily make at home!
It might be winter outside, but let’s keep those summer vibes going all year!
What’s in a s’mores mocha latte?
You’ll only need a few things to whip up this easy and delicious mocha recipe!
Any type of milk will work in this recipe. If you use almond or soy milk, it will add a slightly nutty flavor to the drink.
Skim milk froths quickly while half-and-half adds unmatched creaminess and body to this delectable drink.
And dairy milk is the perfect way to help meet your daily values of calcium!
Once you select your milk, you can heat it in several ways. You can use a milk steamer to heat it to precisely the proper temperature. I prefer to simply heat it the old-fashioned way in a pot on the stove.
Although you can make an iced coffee version of this drink, the flavors and syrups lend themselves better to the hot version.
You have a few options for giving this drink its signature mocha flavor.
- Add 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder and 2 tablespoons (more or less depending on your individual taste preferences) to one cup of milk as you heat it on the stove.
- Mix in 1 packet of hot cocoa powder to the cup of milk as you heat it on the stove.
- Add 2 tablespoons of chocolate sauce to the warm milk and mix thoroughly. Ghirardelli makes a great syrup that’s perfect for coffee drinks!
The easiest way to add marshmallow flavor is with flavored syrup. My favorite is Torani. It adds a subtle taste that’s not overly sweet.
You can add anywhere from 1 teaspoon to 1 tablespoon of syrup to the drink. I usually mix the syrup in with the espresso when it’s warm so it blends smoothly.
My favorite way to add coffee flavor is with a shot or two of espresso. But if you don’t have an espresso machine, try one of the following:
- 1/4 cup coffee brewed slightly stronger than you usually would brew it.
- Coffee brewed with a Moka pot.
- Instant coffee granules
And if you’re making this drink for your kids, skip the coffee or use decaf instead.
Once you’ve combined the heated milk and coffee, it’s time to top it off!
This drink demands a delectable topping! My favorite is whipped cream or my copycat Dutch Bros. soft top.
Try a drizzle of chocolate syrup or a sprinkle of graham cracker crumbs for a drink worthy of coffee shop fame! You can also place a few mini marshmallows in the drink or on top for an authentic s’mores experience.
Making this s’mores mocha latte at home is easy and a great way to satisfy your sweet tooth cravings.
Plus, it’s the perfect treat for getting cozy by the fire on cold winter days. Cheers!
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