Espresso-making device (Moka pot or espresso machine)
Milk steaming device (milk steamer or microwave/stovetop and a whisk)
1.5-2ouncesespresso or strong coffee
Pull your shot, set up your Moka pot, or brew a concentrated cup of coffee using your favorite brewing method. With espresso, we prefer pulling short ristretto shots for mochas because the concentrated flavor holds up well to chocolate.
Add eight ounces of milk to a microwave-safe bowl or cup. Heat for 1 minute and remove from the microwave. Alternatively, you can heat milk in a pan on the stovetop. Keep the heat at medium and stir frequently, turning off the burner before the milk begins to boil.
Time to froth your milk! If you have a milk frother, this step will be easy. Otherwise, you can froth your milk using a whisk. Place it between your palms and roll it back and forth until you create enough foam.
Pour 2 tablespoons of your favorite chocolate syrup into the bottom of a coffee mug. For an extra coffee shop look, drizzle syrup along the inner edges of the cup.
Pour your brewed espresso or strong coffee into the mug. Stir to dissolve the chocolate.
Holding back the foam, pour the steamed milk into the espresso. Top with foam and embellish with whipped cream, chocolate syrup, or sprinkles. For an extra coffee flavor, sprinkle on some homemade espresso powder!
Use the espresso method you’re comfortable with or have on hand. Keep in mind that it’s always recommended to use finely-ground coffee for making espresso, whether it’s pre-ground or you’re grinding your beans. If you have an espresso machine or portable espresso maker, pull a shot as normal. If not, don’t worry! You can also use strong coffee or a Moka pot.