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Mocha Cappuccino

A mocha cappuccino is a sweet chocolatey twist on a classic coffee house favorite.
Published December 14, 2021
Erik Hedlund
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A cappuccino mocha mix is the perfect easy, chocolatey hot drink. It’s sweet, tasty and you can adjust the chocolate/coffee ratio to suit your tastes.

How to Decorate a Mocha

You can serve your chocolate cappuccino as it is, or you can top with a fine sprinkle of cocoa powder, either using a spoon or, if you have it, a shaker or sieve.

Can You Make a Chocolate Cappuccino without an Espresso Machine?

Yes! If you don’t have an espresso or coffee machine, simply brew a strong coffee however you usually would. This could be instant, using an AeroPress-style machine, or a French Press. Then top with warm, foamed milk.

How to Froth Milk by Hand

If you don’t have a coffee machine, you aren’t going to have the attached steamer either, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t foam your milk.

If you’ve got a stand-alone frother, that’s great. Just make sure you check to see if you need to warm the milk first, or if your frother will do it for you.

If you haven’t got this either, there are a few things that you can do to foam milk for your cappuccino.

The first option is using a French Press. Pour warm milk into the chamber, leaving plenty of room for it to double. Then repeatedly depress the plunger until the milk foams.

In a cappuccino, you want a layer of warm milk and a thick layer of foam. If you don’t manage to get a huge amount of foam like this, top with what you have got and settle for a chocolate latte.

The other option is adding warmed milk to a jar or cocktail shaker, sealing, and manually shaking as vigorously as you can.

Can You Make a Chocolate Cappuccino Without Chocolate Syrup?

If you haven’t got any chocolate coffee syrup, you can any chocolate sauce that you might already have at home. The sweet, sticky sauce that you use for desserts and ice-creams could be perfect.

Another option is carefully melting a small bar of chocolate, in the hob, over a bain-marie, or in the microwave and stirring this into your espresso.

Making a Low-Fat Mocha Cappuccino

For a low-fat drink swap to sugar-free syrup and fat-free, or lower-fat milk.




About the author

Erik Hedlund

With Era of We and The Coffee Lab, I hope to share knowledge, increase the value of coffee – and secure the future of coffee.


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