This morning I decided to buy the Starbucks Mocha drink mix while I was out shopping at my local grocery store. The price for the drink mix is about the same price for just one of their medium sized drinks, so why not save money and make my own at home. Other times, I get the Starbucks mocha samplers that they have in the coffee aisle.
When I got home I noticed it didn’t have any recipes on the carton, nor any websites for the buyer to go to find homemade recipes using their mix. I spent twenty minutes searching the net for a good recipe when I kept coming up on the same homemade recipe that everyone is using that didn’t ask for the mocha mix. Instead, they asked for you to brew a cup of coffee, add several cups of milk, a cup of ice, 3/4 cup of sugar (REALLY?? That’s a lot of sugar for just one cup of coffee), then add chocolate syrup or cocoa powder. Hmm, so not what I was looking for. I then decided to just make up my own recipe, though with the help of the Oregon Chai recipe (found on their website, as well as on the side of their cartons).
I did go to one of the few Starbucks websites looking for recipes, but found one of their websites that looked more or less like a training site for their employees. Their main page just shows what’s on their menu and you can also shop for coffee or buy one of their coffee machines. I guess their recipes are Top Secret or they would rather you spend your money on having one of their employees making you one from their store.
I have a NutriBullet blender, which is for smoothies, but when I make frappes they come out foamy, rather than creamy. Here’s the recipe that I have tried so far:
1 cup of ice
1/2 cup of the coffee mix
1 cup of milk
1 teaspoon of cocoa powder
1 1/2 teaspoons of sugar
I’ve learned that adding a banana to the mix helps make a perfect blend and keeps it from being too foamy.
If you have a better recipe, please leave it in the comments below.