It's easy to make a mocha latte at home with my simple recipe!
Place your half and half in a small pan and heat until steamy (155°F or 68°C).
To make the espresso with an Aeropress, place a dampened paper filter into the filter basket and screw that onto the Aeropress. Place 2.5 tablespoons of finely ground coffee into the chamber. Pour 1.25 ounces of 175 degree F or 79 degrees C water on top. Stir with the stir stick, and then plunge the Aeropress down.
Meanwhile, place your cocoa powder in your favorite mug. Add the maple syrup and vanilla extract. Stir until you have a fairly thick, very smooth mixture. Pour in half of the espresso and stir. Stir in the remaining espresso.
Froth the hot milk using a handheld milk frother. Slowly pour the frothed milk into your mug. Whip your cream in a small bowl or cup with the milk frother until it's softly whipped. Spoon over your caffé mocha. Sprinkle with cocoa powder or chopped chocolate if desired. Enjoy!
Calories are calculated using whole milk. If using half and half, it's 340 calories.
To make approximately espresso strength coffee using a French press, add 2 T of finely ground coffee to the canister of the French press. Pour 2 ounces or 1/4 cup of 190 degree F or 87 degree C water on top. Stir, and put the lid on but don’t plunge it down just yet. Let it brew for 4 minutes, and then plunge it down and pour out the coffee.
To make approximately espresso strength coffee using instant coffee, place 2-3 teaspoons of instant coffee in a mug. Pour 2 tablespoons of hot water on top and stir.