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Creamy Mayan Mocha (Caffeine-Free Choice!)

Cinnamon stick, cayenne, and maple syrup next to two mugs of our creamy Mayan mocha made with coffee or dandelion root

Anybody else have an awkwardly lengthy checklist of modifications when ordering drinks from espresso outlets? Welcome to the membership. Typically we spare ourselves the embarrassment and make them at dwelling.

Impressed by the dangerously scrumptious Mayan Mocha from Picnik, this creamy, dreamy drink is just a little candy, spicy, and chocolaty. It’s additionally dairy-free and could be made with dandelion root for a low-caffeine, coffee-free choice. Allow us to present you the way it’s achieved!

Collagen, cinnamon, cayenne, cocoa powder, almond milk, coconut milk, and coffee

This Mayan mocha will get its title from a conventional drink loved by Mayans 1000’s of years in the past. The chocolaty drink was made with crushed cocoa beans, chili peppers, and water and obtained its frothy foam by being quickly poured between two cups instantly earlier than serving. Speak about laborious work!

Our very totally different, inspired-by model is equally chocolaty, spicy, and frothy and heads into mocha territory with the addition of espresso (or dandelion root)!

After brewing espresso or dandelion root tea, you may both make the drink in a saucepan or use a milk frother. Should you love the frothiness of espresso store drinks however wish to make your drinks at dwelling, a milk frother is a game-changer!

Pouring almond milk into a saucepan with coffee, spices, and sweetener

Subsequent, we add dairy-free milk, utilizing just a little coconut milk to create a tremendous creamy outcome with none coconut taste. The remaining components are cocoa powder for richness, maple syrup (or one other sweetener), and cinnamon + cayenne. For a protein increase, you may as well add collagen or vegan collagen.

Pouring a frothy caffeine-free Mayan mocha drink into a glass mug

We hope you LOVE this Mayan mocha. It’s:

Subtly spicy
Evenly sweetened
& SO scrumptious!

It’s a stunning, cozy drink for cold climate and has turn out to be certainly one of our go-to morning drinks (within the rotation with matcha and chai!).

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Side view of a mug of our Mayan mocha recipe

Prep Time 15 minutes

Whole Time 15 minutes

Servings 1 (Mug)

Course Beverage

Delicacies Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Vegan (optionally available)

Freezer Pleasant No

Does it preserve? Finest when contemporary

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  • 2/3 cup robust brewed espresso or Teeccino*
  • 1/2 cup plain unsweetened almond milk (or oat or cashew milk)
  • 2 ½ Tbsp canned full-fat coconut milk (provides creaminess // or different wealthy, thick milk of selection)
  • 1 tsp cocoa powder*
  • 1 ½ – 2 tsp maple syrup (plus extra to style // or different sweetener of selection — we like maple syrup + just a little stevia // honey, agave, or coconut sugar might battle to mix in some milk frothers)
  • 1/8 tsp floor cinnamon
  • 1 tiny pinch cayenne pepper* (plus extra to style)
  • 1-2 scoops collagen or vegan collagen (optionally available)
  • COFFEE: Brew 1 ½ – 2 tsp on the spot espresso in 2/3 cup boiling water and stir to mix (or make robust espresso utilizing your most well-liked technique — you need 2/3 cup whole liquid).
  • TEECCINO (for a caffeine-free espresso different): Brew 1 tea bag of Teeccino Dandelion Darkish Roast in 2/3 cup boiling water for no less than 10 minutes (longer for a richer taste), shaking the tea bag a number of instances to infuse extra taste.

  • Add brewed espresso or tea to a milk frother (or saucepan) — we suggest this frother for an excellent frothy, espresso shop-style drink.
  • Add the remaining components (almond milk, coconut milk, cocoa powder, sweetener, cinnamon, cayenne, and optionally available collagen). Flip the milk frother on to its warmest setting and let it do its factor! Or, if utilizing a saucepan, whisk to mix, then warmth over low-medium warmth till heat (it gained’t be frothy).

  • Take pleasure in heat topped with coconut whipped cream, shaved darkish chocolate, and an additional sprinkle of cinnamon (all optionally available). Finest when contemporary.

*Espresso offers this mocha a stronger espresso taste, however Teeccino Dandelion Darkish Roast is a scrumptious, caffeine-free choice with a delicate espresso taste.
*Cocoa powder does include a small quantity of caffeine. For a totally caffeine-free choice, you may attempt roasted carob powder, however we haven’t examined it on this recipe. Tell us in case you attempt it!
*Cayenne can range in warmth stage relying on model, freshness, and so on. Begin with a tiny pinch and add extra to style (as much as ~1/8 tsp).
*Vitamin data is a tough estimate calculated with the lesser quantity of maple syrup and with out optionally available components.

Serving: 1 (10 oz.) mug Energy: 108 Carbohydrates: 9.4 g Protein: 1.3 g Fats: 7.7 g Saturated Fats: 5.9 g Polyunsaturated Fats: 0.3 g Monounsaturated Fats: 0.8 g Trans Fats: 0 g Ldl cholesterol: 0 mg Sodium: 96 mg Potassium: 186 mg Fiber: 1.4 g Sugar: 6.5 g Vitamin A: 260 IU Vitamin C: 0 mg Calcium: 241 mg Iron: 0.9 mg


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