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Frothy Mexi-Mocha Coffee Recipe

Frothy Mexi-Mocha Coffee Recipe

Knowing that this cup of coffee is waiting for me on the other side of the alarm clock makes for a great start to my morning! —Maria Regakis, Somerville, Massachusetts
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min. YIELD:4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 4 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 2 orange peel strips (1 to 3 inches)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 3 cups hot strong brewed coffee
  • 1/2 cup half-and-half cream, warmed
  • Optional garnishes: cinnamon sticks, orange peel and whipped cream

Directions

  • 1. Place the first five ingredients in a blender; cover and process until chocolate is finely chopped. Add coffee; cover and process for 1-2 minutes or until chocolate is melted. Transfer to a small saucepan; heat through.
  • 2. Return mixture to blender; add cream. Cover and process until frothy. Strain, discarding solids; serve in mugs. Garnish with cinnamon sticks, orange peel and whipped cream if desired. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 392 calories, 12g fat (7g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 37mg sodium, 71g carbohydrate (68g sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein .

Reviews for Frothy Mexi-Mocha Coffee

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Terrie3566 106472
Reviewed Jan. 15, 2014

"For the work and expense of this drink I would not recommend it. We really like trying new coffee drinks. This one was terrible, it was like drinking chocolate sugar water. We even added double the strong coffee and it didn't help. If you looking for something like a Starbucks or Dunkin Donuts drink this is not it."

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smittyisme 106455
Reviewed Jan. 13, 2012

"Didn't care for it...too sweet! "

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sadie7 128398
Reviewed Jan. 13, 2012

"Tasted good, but too many calories for a beverage."

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JLD74 188377
Reviewed Jan. 7, 2012

"Unbelievably yum!!! I will probably cut back on the sugar a little next time, but I love it!"

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Red Hat Milli 103557
Reviewed Jan. 7, 2012 Edited Dec. 5, 2014

"I have not made this recipe yet but I have flagged it to try. Sounds yummy to me. As I do with most recipes, I QUIETLY change ingredients I know I can to suit my personal preferences and requirements without altering the outcome."

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wolfmommy 128397
Reviewed Jan. 7, 2012

"Found this recipe yesterday, made it today. I also cut the brown sugar to half a cup since my hubby doesn't like too sweet. Yummy. Will be making again."

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BrendaHouston 175391
Reviewed Jan. 7, 2012

"This was just wonderful."

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bridgettevh 170561
Reviewed Jan. 7, 2012

"This is a Very good drink. If you drink Starbucks Mochas, they are just as bad. Just remember, everything in moderation, will not harm you. Enjoy this as a treat. Not a morning habit. Jbhickory6 has a good alternate. That was also great!!! Thank you for sharing this recipe Maria ; )"

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cmcanon@att.net 189516
Reviewed Jan. 6, 2012 Edited Dec. 5, 2014

"FYI: SUGAR TWIN MAKES A TOTALLY SUGAR FREE BROWN SUGAR SUBSTITUTE THAT YOU CAN USE SPOON FOR SPOON. I AM DIABETIC AND USE IT ALL THE TIME IN PLACE OF BROWN SUGAR. ALSO, FYI, BE CAREFUL WHEN USING SPLENDA IN A RECIPE. I HAVE FOUND IT TO BE 1/2 TSP SPLENDA TO 1 TSP SUGAR SUBSTITUTION. OTHERWISE IT COMES OUT SO SWEET YOU CAN'T EAT IT. I HAVEN'T TRIED IT YET. BUT PLAN TO, USING THE SUGAR TWIN."

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MATYCHY 117451
Reviewed Jan. 6, 2012

"Just a reminder.

This site does not claim to be healthy. I believe they have a sister site that is"

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vieux 171260
Reviewed Jan. 6, 2012 Edited Dec. 5, 2014

"This is a beverage substitute for a rich dessert. Nothing more."

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herbiehill 120700
Reviewed Jan. 6, 2012 Edited Dec. 5, 2014

"Gooood.!! I did add a little Balieys Cream , Kaula and a shot Burbon (of your choice). As responce to the "food cops"!! this is not you use every day , birthdays ,New Years and .ah ya know . in moderation .....!!?? ease up and Enjoy!!"

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toothfairylin 189515
Reviewed Jan. 6, 2012 Edited Dec. 5, 2014

"It was delish...a nice TREAT! Thank you, Maria, for posting your recipe!! :)"

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cutsey 103554
Reviewed Jan. 6, 2012 Edited Dec. 5, 2014

"Thanks for the great suggestion.  I may try this recipe!!!!"

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jillanglemyer 186488
Reviewed Jan. 6, 2012 Edited Dec. 5, 2014

"Very good."

MY REVIEW
jbhickory6 103553
Reviewed Jan. 6, 2012

"Try this make-over. Less than half the calaries and fat yet almost as good.

1 cup packed Splenda brown sugar blend
2 ounces semisweet chocolate chips
2 orange peel strips (1 to 3 inches)
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
3 cups hot strong brewed coffee
1/2 cup fat-free half-and-half cream, warmed
Optional garnishes: cinnamon sticks, orange peel and whipped cream
Nutrition Facts: 1 cup equals 167 calories, 4.2 g fat (2.5 g saturated fat), 0 mg cholesterol, 30.2 mg sodium, 25.9 g carbohydrate, 1.18 g fiber, 2.02 g protein."

MY REVIEW
Deeeda 175389
Reviewed Jan. 6, 2012 Edited Dec. 5, 2014

"I appreciate the constructive comments from those who actually tried the recipe making healthier substitutions."

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suesews 188375
Reviewed Jan. 6, 2012 Edited Dec. 5, 2014

"Unless you can use that many calories ( sugar & fat) this would be a special occasion indulgence. The flavor combo is yummy though"

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dianegaj 170559
Reviewed Jan. 6, 2012 Edited Dec. 5, 2014

"i just like to say thanks to all people that take time and post their recipe. THANK YOU"

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iciclepenney 103549
Reviewed Jan. 6, 2012 Edited Dec. 5, 2014

"Am going to try, I used to make my own cinnabon chocolate coffee drink, will use the Sugar twins, to cut calories & sugar grams.If it is not quite the thing will just try something else."

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Doeye 190460
Reviewed Jan. 6, 2012 Edited Dec. 5, 2014

"I used 1/8 cup of brown sugar and eliminated the orange peel since I didn't have any on hand. Very good recipe"

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Carolinerbain 117449
Reviewed Jan. 6, 2012

"With the amount of calories, I wouldn't even try this. Americans need to cut down, not add to their weight."

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MBilllman 171180
Reviewed Apr. 6, 2010

"I made this recipe with 1/2 cup brown sugar and it's still too sweet. I'll try it with 1/4 cup next time. I used 1/2 tsp dried orange peel instead of fresh."

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treehouse3518 186486
Reviewed Mar. 23, 2010

"I made this coffee only using 1/2 c. brown sugar (for calorie reduction) and didn't have any orange peel and it was absolutely delicious!"

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