Hot Blueberry Mocha

Blueberry Mocha
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I experimented in the kitchen this weekend. Sometimes my experiments turn out...and sometimes they don't...but they always end up with my kitchen looking like it hosted an elementary school food fight.

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!
Blueberry Mocha

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
whipped cream

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.


Averie @ Averie Cooks said...

I want to guzzle this, Amber! Blueberries, chocolate, coffee...all in one...seriously in heaven! Pinning!

Medeja- CranberryJam said...

Too bad that at the moment it's so hot here that it's more season for ice cream than warming coffee.. :)

Belinda @zomppa said...

Clean cooking? Who cares when you have this to enjoy!

Melanie @ Just Some Salt and Pepper said...

Yummy. And I'm pretty sure there is no such thing as clean cooking ;-)

Cindy said...

This sounds heavenly, I have to ask where did the cool glass mugs come from.

Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious said...

Amazing! This is definitely a successful experiment!

tijuana (po man meals) said...

this sounds good! great combination of flavors, i would love to drink one of those right now. i LOVE your mugs, btw!

a farmer in the dell said...

Oh wow! this sounds fantastic! Chocolate, blueberries and coffee?? Pretty much heaven in my book!

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