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Recipe 009: Dairy-free Mocha

Recipe 009: Dairy-free Mocha

Most of us start our coffee journey with one of the sweeter options of coffee on the menu, with the Cafe Mocha being one of them. They're great to drink hot or iced anytime of the day. If we could improve on the Mocha we all know is to make the beverage 'everyday friendly' a.k.a. healthier. Most of the chocolate or cocoa powders out there have some form of dairy in them via butter oil, milk powder, or milk fat. So for this recipe, we had to source an alternative which is free of dairy and we paired a capsule that would compliment the chocolate base.


  • 60g of ml espresso (brewed from 1 capsule)
  • 30g of non-dairy chocolate syrup (see below)
  • 120-180ml of Hot Water - depending on how strong you want the drink to be

Chocolate Syrup:

  • 50g of your choice of non-dairy cocoa/chocolate powder
  • 50g of hot water

To start this off, prepare your chocolate syrup by mixing equal parts of the powder and water. Give it a stir until the powder dissolves and let it cool. For this recipe, we used our favourite Original Drinking Chocolate from Grounded Pleasures. Apart from being dairy free, it's also vegan and gluten-free! That was the 'hard' part. Now it's all about putting it together - add the chocolate syrup into the base of your mug, then pour as much hot water depending on your preferred drink strength. The brew one coffee capsule on top of the chocolate and water mixture. Garnish with some of that cocoa powder to make the first sip extra delicious.

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