It’s no secret that my morning gets started as soon as the coffee starts flowing. It’s just not a very good idea for me to try anything productive until I’ve had at least three or four sips of my liquid gold in the mornings. My family all knows that trying to get this brain in gear is just useless until my juices are flowing – and the quickest way to get mine flowing is with coffee. The smell of it brewing, the little ka-whush sound my Keurig makes as the last drops of goodness are streaming into my cup, and then sound of my spoon as it clinks on the mug stirring in my half-and-half or making my favorite homemade mocha.
Since it is raining and foggy and all yucky outside here today, I’m enjoying my deluxe version of my homemade mocha and knew you’d probably like one, too.
So, let me tell you about it.
These homemade mochas are so easy to make that if you are like me and love to order mochas from those fancy coffee shops, you’ll be thrilled at how quickly you can make your own in the mornings.
Brew your coffee as you would normally. We personally prefer to use a blend coffee that isn’t too strong, isn’t too light, but is just right! However, make this mocha your own by using whatever blend of coffee you enjoy.
Then mix in one heaping teaspoon of homemade hot chocolate mix, add a splash of half and half and stir. I’m a little bit biased about my homemade hot chocolate, but you can certainly use whatever hot chocolate mix you prefer. They are such a hit in my family that my father-in-law now carries a couple of packets of his favorite prepackaged hot chocolate with him in his carry on bag when he travels. You can count on him being ready for his homemade mocha after take off.
You can adjust the amount of hot chocolate mix used to best suit your taste.
If you want to go all out with the deluxe version, then add a bit of whipped cream and a few sprinkles to the top. You can switch up your sprinkles with cocoa, some colored sprinkles for whatever holiday or season we’re celebrating, or even just a bit of white sanding sugar for a snowy touch in the winter.
Plop in a stick of peppermint for a quick peppermint mocha or perfume your whipped cream with your favorite flavorings for even more flair. I have a few favorites coming up that I can’t wait to share with you. I think you’ll love them!
Dunkin’ Donuts Giveaway
I have another little treat for you, too. My husband and I love the taste of Dunkin’ Donuts coffee and I was thrilled when I found it in my local Publix a while back. Thinking it must be a special promotion, I stocked up on it like it was going away by the next time I bought groceries. I’m afraid I looked like a coffee hoarder.
Luckily, those bright and cheerful Dunkin’ Donuts coffee packages are in my grocery store every time I visit now and I’m able to quit checking over my shoulder as I place a bag or two in my cart.
I was thrilled when I was contacted to host a giveaway for Dunkin’ Donuts coffee for you guys!
Here’s the prize package!
One lucky Add a Pinch community member will receive the Dunkin’ Donuts Prize pack containing one bag of Original Blend, one bag of Decaf, and two Dunkin’ Donuts Mugs.
Dates: this giveaway starts today, Thursday, January 26 and ends Monday, January 30 at 12 noon (EST)
Eligible Winner: Giveaway open to US readers only.
To enter into the giveaway:
1. How do you like your coffee? Tell me in the comments if you prefer your coffee strong, sweet, light, bold, able to walk on it’s own, etc.
Additional Entries can be earned by:
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You can learn all about how to enjoy Dunkin’ Donuts coffee at home, along with finding out about great promotions and locate stores that sale Dunkin’ Donuts coffee in your area on the Dunkin’ Donuts at Home website.
Disclosure: This giveaway is provided by Dunkin’ Donuts. While I was compensated for this post, all opinions are without a doubt my very own.