January 6, 2013
I still haven't mastered the skill of clean cooking. Is there such a thing?
I don't mind the mess though...when my experiments turn out something as drool-worthy as this Hot Blueberry Mocha. You just need some tasty homemade syrups, a little coffee, and don't forget the whipped cream.
Everything tastes better with cream, right?
Don't like coffee? One, you're just weird. There I said it. Two, it's easy to replace the coffee with some steamy milk and turn it into a Blueberry Hot Chocolate. I've made it both ways, and both are equally delicious!
I've included the recipes for the homemade syrups at the bottom, but I'll feature those in a post soon. Enjoy!
Hot Blueberry Mocha
Yield: 2 Printable Recipe
1-2 tbsp homemade chocolate syrup (recipe below)
1-2 tbsp homemade blueberry syrup (recipe below)
2 cups hot brewed coffee
Directions:Brew 2 cups of coffee. Pour 1-2 tbsp of blueberry syrup in the bottom of a mug. Add 1-2 tbsp of chocolate syrup. Pour 1 cup of hot coffee over the syrup and stir to combine.
Now top with whipped cream and try not to drool!
Homemade Blueberry Syrup
1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
1 cup sugar
fresh squeezed lemon juice
For the blueberry syrup: Place the blueberries in a blender and puree until smooth. You may need to add a tablespoon of water to the blender if using fresh blueberries. Place the pureed blueberries and the sugar in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, and cook for 2 minutes. Remove from heat and squeeze in the juice of half a lemon. Now pour through a fine mesh strainer to remove the pulp and seeds. Pour syrup into a container and store covered in the refrigerator until ready to use.
Homemade Chocolate Syrup
3/4 cup water
3/4 cup sugar
1/3 cup cocoa powder
pinch of salt
1 tsp vanilla extract
For the chocolate syrup: Place the water, sugar, cocoa powder, and salt in a saucepan. Bring to a boil and allow to cook until thickened, about 4-5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla extract. Pour into a container, allow to cool, and store covered in the refrigerator until ready to use.