Okay, so I was doing some experimenting. I happened to have some chocolate milk I had bought from the store. I also had some International Delights Hazelnut Creamer that my mom sent home with me at Christmas. I never used to use my little 4 cup coffee maker unless my parents came over or other company, but a couple months ago I bought a bag of coffee beans from Costco, and I make a pot of coffee and make myself a mocha or 2 a day at times. What I don’t use from the pot, I just stick in the fridge for the next day or two.
So anyway, I though “why not try using the chocolate milk for the mocha and add some hazelnut creamer to make myself a hazelnut mocha?
Well, I tried it, and I was hooked! You don’t even have to heat it up if you don’t want to! Just add some ice and you’ve got an iced hazelnut Mocha.
So on to the recipe….
I used 1 cup store brand chocolate milk (Fred Meyer) but I imagine it would taste even better with Darigold or something like that.
1/4-1/3 cup fresh brewed coffee. You can keep the leftover coffee in the fridge to use later for an cold/iced mocha or heat it up again for a hot mocha.
1/4 cup International Delight Hazelnut Liquid Creamer (non-dairy creamer). I also tried the Hazelnut Darigold Creamer made with real half and half, but I liked the International Delights better (Coffee-mate Coffee Creamer tastes great too.). It was a bit more of a sweet hazelnut, where the Darigold creamer was not that sweet and more of a “nutty” flavor.
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1/4-1/2 cup of non fat milk to top it off. I did this so that it wouldn’t be too sweet with the chocolate milk and creamer. I used just 1/4 cup and it was just right for me, but some may want to lighten it up even more with more non fat milk.
Now you can put the whole thing in the microwave for 2 minutes more or less depending on your microwave if you want a hot hazelnut mocha and your done! (You may want pour the coffee in after you’ve microwaved the other ingredients together).
Iced Mocha: Simply use a bigger cup to accomodate the ice, follow the directions above and add 5 or 6 ice cubes.
Cold Mocha, no ice: Use refrigerated coffee instead of freshly brewed.