Tuesday, March 29, 2016

How to: Make a Starbucks Caramel Mochiatto

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. 

I start with a coffee mug to make the hot coffee in. I set the Keurig to make the smallest cupsize and then fill the rest of the cup with ice to cool the coffee down.

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,


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