Jan 14, 2009

The Making of a Mocha

After posting this picture of the mocha I made in my Project 365 photos this last Sunday, it seems that many of you were very interested in getting your hands (or is that lips) on it.

I rarely ever watch television so help me out here. Remember that commercial where the lady is in the kitchen behind closed doors making lots of noise as her family or guests listen from the other room with great anticipation for whatever delicious treat she's making? All the while she is barely doing much more than preparing to serve it. Just before she walks out of the kitchen she messes up her hair and flicks water in her face so she looks like she has worked Oh So Hard for them?

Well that's kinda how I felt after the comments I got on this little treat. Now I'm here to share the *receipe*.

Step 1 - Start with a cup or mug. Make it a pretty one because something as delicious as a mocha should always be served in style. Also, it tastes so much better and makes you feel pretty, and we all want that don't we? Except the men that read this blog (Greg), you can drink it in a manly mug.

Step 2 - Add your favorite Hot Cocoa Mix to the cup. As you can see I use the Good Stuff. I usually add one heaping tablespoon but you can add more if you like it real chocolatey. It certainly won't hurt it. This is the same stuff that comes in the little packages where you just add hot water to make hot cocoa, but if you're gonna start making mochas you might as well save yourself a few pennies and all the hassle of opening those packages and just buy the can.

Step 3 - Fill the mug full of your favorite brewed coffee. If you like that bouncing off the wall jittery feeling that Starbucks mocha (or anything else you drink there) gives you, then increase the strength of your brewed coffee by about 4-5 times. Or if you have an espresso machine then make a strong brew of that instead.

Step 4 - Swirl a generous amount of your favorite whipped cream on top. Be sure to make it into a pretty design so that everyone will really think you have been slaving for hours making this delicious mocha. It will really impress them. Yep, yep, yep

Now sit back, relax, and enjoy!


Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind ~ Luke 10:27


Shabby Olde Potting Shed said...


YOU are SO my hero!
Have I told ya before that I love ya?
You're a great friend and make a great brew too...
Now I know how you stay up so late.
;) Mmmmmmmmmmm!!!!

LisaShaw said...


I'm dripping at the lips here! Thanks for sharing. I'm not a cocoa fan by nature but am a coffee lover although I hold myself to only two cups per day :( but I may have to try this!

I am a HUGE mug person. I love that beautiful mug of yours. I especially like ones with Christian sayings on them. It's my time with the LORD and a good hot cup of coffee before everyone wakes up that is SO enjoyable.

Love ya.

The Patterson 5 said...

Yummy! Thanks for the recipe that is simple yet oh so elegant sure to make us feel decadant! You are a blessing!

Dorothy Champagne said...

It was the Rice Krispie Treats commercial.

And what a great recipe - simple, my favorite kind.

Tracy said...


Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Hi Edie,

Thank you for all your advice and support.

Your blog is just wonderful!

Angela said...

Yum! I am so doing this! I hope you are having a great week! By the way, I have been enjoying your rainbow stories! I looked up a "glory" and it was beautiful, but I have never seen one in person.

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Beverlydru said...

My favorite kind of recipe - easy!!
They say "it's all in the presentation". Thus the whipped cream is vital! I's a good thing I don't have any or I would be refilling the top of my mug a bit too much methinks.

Sue J. said...

And I think I HAVE all those things!!!! LOL!

Yes, you should definitely join Food Network's host of food designers, because you certainly know how to make things look appetizing.

But, truly, it's all in the mug, right? (CK would agree with me.)

Deanna said...

gotta go..... I gotta go make me some! lol! yum :O)

Chel's Leaving a Legacy said...

...and it's EASY, TOO??! Oh, wow. I feel like I've hit the lottery! :-D

Thank you, my friend!

P.S.-Your mug is SO CUTE! Maybe Linda over at 2nd Cup should have a Cutest Mug Contest!! lol

Greg C said...

Well to tell the truth I seldom feel pretty. But thanks for the mention. Yes Linda is hosting that ugly mug contest but I was going to host a great looking mug contest but I see Chel gave that idea away. It's a conspiracy I tell you.

Jody said...

I've been on the couch sick for 2 days, I think this will do the trick, I'm off to the kitchen. Thanks.

Sharon said...

Yum,Yum.... thank you for a great share
have a blessed and glorious day

Chatty Kelly said...

Sue J knows me. It is ALL about the mug. We were toasting you the other day, thinking about your mocha while we drank one at Barnes & Noble starbucks. You are loved.

Thanks for the at home recipe version. And I see we shop at the same mocha boutique...(Walmart).

From the Heart said...

Edie, You are precious. Who, but you would start out with a picture of the "mug" to drink out of. I'm sorry I had to laugh.

Your receipe sounds wonderful except I haven't drank hot chocolate in years. I use to order different mixes but I can't remember who they were from. I do remember my favorite was Chocolate Mint.

I have a receipe that a girl I use to work with put together. I use to make it for my girls and they loved it. In fact my oldest daughter asked me for that receipe a couple years ago.
I didn't think I still had it but I do. I'll have to post it on my blog and a picture of my favorite mugs.
You are truly a blessing,
Luv u,

Christy said...

I guess I'm going to have to try it! My girlfriend at work drinks those every morning. Sure saves the $5 at Starbucks!

Jody said...

Hi Edie,
Feeling better this afternoon, has to be the mocha. I added Coffee Mate French Vanilla, woohoo that make it even better.

Lelia Chealey said...

Yummy!!! I'm off to make a Cappucino and hope that there is some Redi Whipp in their. (I'm at work) :)
Thanks for your sweet comment on Alivia's post. I think some people thought I wrote it, but she really is incredible in relaying her thoughts. I've always thought she was something special, but I see the more time I have with her how God really has a grip on her heart. I wish I was more like her.

Chatty Kelly said...

**off topic** I laughed out loud at your comments at Gregs!!! I knew exactly what you meant (not a misfit) but then when you amended to make sure he knew what you meant - LOL!! I was dying! ROTFL!!! That is totally the type of thing I would have said. You really are related to me, aren't you?!?!?

And, I am not a germaphobe. I just believe cleanliness is next to godliness. (and I realize that is not in the Bible). :D

debrah said...

Yum! I am one of those who like my coffee strong but I prefer Peets over Starbucks...We lost our espresso/cappucino(sp) in one of our moods and I miss it so much...I enjoy french press but prefer cappucino - thank you for this recipe...I just may have to try this recipe when we return from church this evening..

sailorcross said...

Oh, this looks so delicious!! Thank goodness my WalMart is open 24 hours a day. I'm going to send my son a text message and have him stop on his way home from school tonight!!

Not tonight--I have to sleep for an early day tomorrow--but tomorrow when I come home from work--WATCH OUT--MOCHA ESPRESSO--here I come!!


Melanie said...

Thanks for posting the recipe for your mocha!
I've got everything I need to make it.

Debra said...

Hello there!! I recognized the mug, because I have a whole set of that pattern. I love it!!
Sometime I need your advice about a three column template for one of my blogs.** SORRY-this is off topic**
I have tried to get it installed and it WILL NOT WORK! HELP!

B His Girl said...

I'm going to try it the next time I am at walmart to pick up the hot cocoa mix.

Alene said...

Oh my - I absolutely can not wait to make this!!!! Especially in this cold weather. Come to think about it - I'll probably need two. Love and blessings girl!

a corgi said...

I love these types of recipes; very simple and quick to do; and I'm sure very delicious! thanks for sharing your "old family recipe" with us :)


Mary Moss said...

Edie, you are too, too funny! Thanks for the step by step instructions:-)

Mary Moss said...

Edie, you are too, too funny! Thanks for the step by step instructions:-)

michele said...

Yum! I love the step by step instructions!!

Anonymous said...

mmmmmmm.....looks & sounds yummy!!

and I LOVE the mug!! Presentation is so important isn't it??? My husband laughs at me when I am digging around in the cabinet for a particular mug--he just doesn't "get it" :)

have a great day and thanks for sharing your secret recipe!

Marla said...

Thanks so much for sharing that very difficult recipe with us!

Daphine said...

Oh Edie! Thanks so much for sharing the recipe with us! I can do this! THANKS!

Michelle said...

Found your blog by accident through CWO. What a great recipe! I made it right away. However, I modified it just a bit. I added a swirl of chocolate syrup and a swirl of carmel syrup on top of the whipped cream. Yum! Better and cheaper than the coffee house. Tomorrow I am going to try it with flavored hot cocoa mix (we have a raspberry and a Butterfinger one both from Walmart).

Thanks for the sanity and money saving idea!

Edie said...

Hey Michelle! Thanks for stopping by and for your great additions to this drink. Have a great weekend!