If there is two things people love it is coffee and saving money so I thought I would post how I make my own Ice Caramel Mochiatto's just like the ones they serve at Starbucks but this coffee will cost half as much per cup and taste pretty identical.
I started liking ice coffee this summer when I was as busy as ever but no longer wanted to drink hot coffee to stay energized because it was already hot enough outside. I would buy a huge one of these iced coffees from Starbucks everyday...until I saw how much money I was spending. So after a little bit of research I've come up with a way to make this drink at home.
I make this coffee at home cup by cup using my Keurig but you can of of course make it using any kind of coffee. I use Cafe Bustelo Espresso Style K-Cups because I try to use a small amount of coffee and I feel like the Espresso has a little bit more caffeine.
I also use a vanilla syrup and a caramel syrup for flavor, and of course milk and ice to make it a Mochiatto.
While the coffee in the mug is cooling I start working on the actual drink. I take a cup and I fill it 1/4 of the way with milk. You should always start with the milk in a mochiatto. Think of it as milk with coffee not coffee with milk. I used 2% milk when making this.
Then, pour that iced coffee from earlier into the milk gently (so it will remain looking pretty) until the cup is filled a little more than half way. After that, fill the cup with ice until it is full.
Lastly, add a splash of vanilla. I'd say about 3 table spoons. And then as much caramel as your heart desires!
And voila! Just add a straw, stir (if you want), and drink! I know I did not put a lot of measurements in this how-to but it's because you can make this drink at any size just as long as you have the ratios right! I love drinking this on my way to class in a cute tumbler cup, and it's a perfect drink for spring.
Hopefully this was clear enough for everyone and i'm looking forward to posting something really cool later on this week!
Until next time,