Cold Mocha

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This week marked the closure of this school term, or rather the school year. The girls have completed their final exams and are now relaxing. It’s almost a whole month of holiday, that umma wished I would send the girls to be with them. Unfortunately, airlines that fly towards our side of the world think that we are minting money and can afford to pay over-the-roof flight ticket charges. πŸ˜• I think I better not get to that point, since it boils my nerves… hehe… Also,Β  the temperatures are slowly soaring. We have hardly had any winter this time. Before we could even get a feel, it came and went. Right now, the mornings are cozy, the nights are breezy and comfortable but the sun is nice and hot. The temperatures may still show in its 20s but standing out for too long does get a tad uncomfortable in the afternoons, and now slowly pushing itself out into the 30s. The season of having chai and pakodas are slowly moving way to more smoothies and cold drinks. I still can’t accept that we are having a warmer than usual March, and may have hotter months coming ahead… πŸ™

 

So to make myself feel fine, let me share this refreshing mocha with you. You all know by now how much chocolate is “bae” to me, so I add it everywhere I get a chance to. Whenever we used to go for our coffees together, I would always order mocha and HD would get irritated, “Isn’t there anything you don’t have without chocolate?” πŸ˜€ I miss those coffee mornings and everything just seems to have shrunk to levels I wouldn’t even want to think about… Anyway, coming back to the mocha – you can use your own choice of milk, your own choice of coffee – instant or freshly brewed which tastes so much better, of course, and your own choice of chocolate – whether cocoa powder or syrup, or even better melted chocolate. I usually make a cooked paste of my cocoa powder and milk and then blitz it for a nice taste. Add in some really cold water or some ice cubes, pour into a tall glass, put in a straw – that’s a bonus!, stay on your couch and sip it, just looking nowhere… πŸ˜‰ Off to the recipe…

 

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4.67 from 3 votes

Cold Mocha

Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 7 minutes
Servings 1
Author Rafeeda

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup milk any of choice
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp instant coffee
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup cold water or ice cubes

Instructions

  • Take 1/4 cup milk, whisk the cocoa powder and coffee in it. Keep on low flame till it becomes a homogeneous mixture, no need to boil. Set aside to cool.
  • Add the concoction along with all other ingredients and blitz till smooth.
  • Pour into a tall glass and enjoy.

Notes

You can add all and blitz without doing the initial step. I don't like the taste of raw cocoa powder, so prefer slightly cooking it before preparing the drink.
I don't like my drink with any toppings, but you could top with whipped cream and a nice douse of chocolate syrup or caramel syrup.

 

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  1. Cold Drinks reminds me of the summer that is coming up! I dread it…
    You mocha looks so good – i wouldn’t mind having one right away – temptations always come in when i decide to stay away from sugar! This time round you are the culprit πŸ˜›

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thinking of summer itself is making me feel jittery as well… Thank you so much Ria… πŸ™‚

  2. This cold mocha looks so tempting and refreshing. Perfect for coming summer. Lovely share.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Sujata…

  3. Yes, no winter this time.
    You are lucky to be free from school tension. I still have to wait this whole month.
    But can try this and serve my kids to keep them happy whole studying. Lovely mocha.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Nivedita…

  4. Cool pics.. Yummy and filling drink!! And with the summer coming you have just shared in time!!

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Sharmila…

  5. That glass of mocha looks delicious, I love cold mocha too and I could do with a glass of that right now πŸ™‚

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Freda… πŸ™‚

  6. That Cold Mocha looks so tempting! Nice photo too.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Sandhya…

  7. Addition of brown sugar is interesting! Love to have cold coffee during summer time:)

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Uma…

  8. Mocha is one of my weakness, and this cold mocha will definitely please my tastebuds. Such a delightful drink sis.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Priyaakka… πŸ™‚

  9. MMM. My girl Wil soon start her exams. She will love it she is coffee n chocolate crazy. Summer round the corner.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Archanaji…

  10. That looks soooo good Rafeeda. I love mocha flavor — chocolate and coffee are a combination made in heaven. I’ve never made it at home — you are tempting me to try it out soon.
    BTW, stay cool in summer.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Pavani…

  11. My daughter is a great fan of Mocha, such a cooling and delightful drink to serve anyone in summer.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Jagruti…

  12. Your Mocha looks so delicious, and I believe it is perfect For the upcoming cold weather.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Swati…

  13. 5 stars
    Mocha looks delectable πŸ™‚ Perfect for summers..Really like the use of brown sugar instead of regular sugar

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Drashti… πŸ™‚

  14. I need this right now to beat the heat.. I love coffee flavoured drink and this is really refreshing.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Priya…

  15. Just the way I like it. Looks delicious. Summers are here and I could survive on this for lunch😚

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Avin… πŸ™‚

  16. For coming hot days, this cold mocha is a must and yours looking so refrshing !!

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Sasmita…

  17. This is a much needed recipe for summers…

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Priya…

  18. 5 stars
    We love mocha and anything with mocha flavors I am in. This cold mocha looks absolutely delicious.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Sapana…

  19. summer swill be here soon and this will be so refreshing to beat the heat….especially for a coffee lover like me.. mocha tastes too good.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Sonal…

  20. Love cold coffee, summer is approaching and I will be making these recipes again. Good heavens, it is still tolerable here!

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Jayashree…

  21. Summer is already upon us here in Pune and I am so looking forward to cool drinks to beat the heat. Your glass of mocha is calling out to me to be picked. Being an ardent chocolate fan, I keep finding ways of adding it to things.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Hehe I get that… I am like that too… Thank you so much Jyoti…

  22. 4 stars
    The mocha looks seriously addictive. Here’s one thing we don’t have in common – love for chocolates. Perhaps the reason why my blog doesn’t have too many bakes or chocolate based recipes. I love eating a bite or two but not very fond of excessive cream / toffee / glaze etc on cakes etc too. So, I guess I am a bit different. My friends also find it very weird. But I would seriously love this combination of one of my fav ingredient – Coffee with chocolate. Your part of the world and mine both have undergone serious changes in weather last few weeks and a tall glass of this is seriously the need of the hour. Loved the close up shot of the tall glass, makes me just wanna dive right into it. PS – Hope the girls enjoy their vacations here, and soon meet their grandparents. Ameen!

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      I love chocolate and it was one of my saddest part now that I am on a watch on my eating… There’s nothing weird in it that you don’t like… there are many I know who doesn’t enjoy chocolates… hehe… the kids continue to be here, anyway they will travel in July when they have longer holidays… thank you so much Vidya…

  23. yummie, a cold mocha under the heat will just be a perfect one

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Seema…

  24. This will be perfect for scorching heat of Texas which will be here soon… will try it

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Lathiya…

  25. Coffee mocha with chocolate syrup is my favorite cold coffee. what a relief with each sip. This cold mocha coffee recipe looks simple and easy. A quick fix for my coffee.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Bhawana…

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