It’s getting to be that time of year again – the time of the year when there’s a chill in the air and a pumpkin drink in my hand! I’m sharing this post from another blog I had for my Etsy business awhile back. Enjoy!
I love Starbucks. So very, very much. Unfortunately, I don’t have the kind of cash flow that allows for daily White Chocolate Mocha stops. I know, it’s sad. I did, however, find a yummy white chocolate mocha recipe I can make at home.
The original recipe I’m about to share with you is apparently very popular. In my searches, I’ve found this recipe scattered over so many places on the internet I seriously have no idea who to give credit to. Instead, I’m going to thank the anonymous author and then give you the Pumpkin Caramel White Chocolate Mocha recipe I created myself.
The original recipe has you heat the milk in a double boiler. When it’s hot you add in the white chocolate chips and stir until they melt. I don’t have that kind of patience. Okay, actually I did try it the first time I made it. It made the kind of kitchen mess that I only allow for candle making and holiday baking. Instead, I have found that pouring the milk in a nice microwave safe measuring cup, dumping in your chips all at once, and heating in the microwave on high for a minute works quite nicely – so much less mess. Just stir it up when it’s done.
Both of these recipes will make quite a bit of the milk/white chocolate mixture. Store leftovers in the fridge and heat in the microwave for a few seconds when you want to use it again.
Now, first things first. Here’s the original recipe:
Easy White Chocolate Mocha
•1 1/3 Cups Milk
•3/4 Cup White Chocolate Chips
•Hot, Strong Coffee
-Heat your milk and chips in a microwave safe measuring cup for about a minute. Stir, and then heat a few seconds longer if needed.
-Pour a little of the milk mixture in the bottom of a mug (use about the same amount you would if you were adding cream). Fill with hot coffee.
-Top with whipped cream
Now here’s my variation:
Pumpkin Caramel White Chocolate Mocha
•1 1/3 Cups Milk
•1/2 Cup White Chocolate Chips
•Hot, Strong Pumpkin Flavored Coffee
•Caramel Dessert Sauce
-Follow the directions for the above recipe, leaving off the whipped cream. Drizzle the top with lovely, luscious, threads of caramel. 🙂