Creamy Mayan Mocha (Caffeine-Free Possibility!)


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. Generally we spare ourselves the embarrassment and make them at house.

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

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 received its frothy foam by being quickly poured between two cups instantly earlier than serving. Speak about exhausting work!

Our very completely 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. In case you love the frothiness of espresso store drinks however need to make your drinks at house, 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 a little bit coconut milk to create a tremendous creamy outcome with none coconut taste. The remaining substances 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
Frivolously sweetened
& SO scrumptious!

It’s a beautiful, cozy drink for cold climate and has develop into 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 (elective)

Freezer Pleasant No

Does it hold? 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 + a little bit stevia // honey, agave, or coconut sugar might wrestle 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 (elective)
  • 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 various): Brew 1 tea bag of Teeccino Dandelion Darkish Roast in 2/3 cup boiling water for at the very least 10 minutes (longer for a richer taste), shaking the tea bag a couple of instances to infuse extra taste.

  • Add brewed espresso or tea to a milk frother (or saucepan) — we advocate this frother for a brilliant frothy, espresso shop-style drink.
  • Add the remaining substances (almond milk, coconut milk, cocoa powder, sweetener, cinnamon, cayenne, and elective 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 received’t be frothy).

  • Get pleasure from heat topped with coconut whipped cream, shaved darkish chocolate, and an additional sprinkle of cinnamon (all elective). 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 completely 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 differ in warmth degree relying on model, freshness, and so on. Begin with a tiny pinch and add extra to style (as much as ~1/8 tsp).
*Vitamin info is a tough estimate calculated with the lesser quantity of maple syrup and with out elective substances.

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