This was a wonderful wake-me-up treat this morning! I must be honest, looking at the ingredients, I was expecting this to be more like a Dunkin Donuts-type "coffee" drink than a Starbucks-like flavored COFFEE (no complaints, since I like both sweet coffee drinks and real coffee with flavors, just sayin' ). This is actually much less sweet than one would expect, considering the components. I only made half a recipe, since no one was home to share with (didn't think my crazy little terriers needed coffee, lol). I will definitely be whipping this one out as the weather gets colder. Thanks for posting! Made by a fellow Merry Maid of Mayhem for Culinary Quest I Family Picks
This was the perfect coffee drink to start my morning. I opted for the extra drizzle of caramel syrup over the cocoa mix (even though I don't usually like my coffee sweetened), and I think it was a good choice. I used Swiss Miss milk chocolate powdered mix, but I'd love to try this with the dark chocolate next time. I think it'll be fantastic. Thanks, KateL. Made for 2014 Culinary Quest (Pacific Northwest).
WOW! So delicious! I love the combo of flavors and it was the perfect amount of sweetness. Frankly I think the famous one at the coffee shop is much sweeter then this version. Will be making it again soon. Made for January 2013's Casual Veggie Tag.
This isn't five stars, this is sublime! I had to make some changes because I didn't have exactly the ingredients called for, but I think they match the flavour. So I used a hazelnut flavoured decaf - the hazelnut flavour is not strong at all, so I think that's perfect. Also I don't get Swiss Miss cocoa here, so I used Monbana 100% Hot Chocolate (no sweetener added). For the caramel topping I used my home made caramel sauce made from whole cane sugar. This really wasn't quite sweet, which is perfect for me. Coffee and Chocolate with that dark caramel flavour and a hint of hazelnut - absolutely delicious! Thanks for posting!
Made for Best of 2010.
This is SOOO VERY GOOD!!(-: It is even lighter and "a little" less sweet than my usual cup of coffee. I really enjoyed this!! LOVE IT!! Thank you so much!!
This was truly incredible Kate. I enjoyed this delicious coffee treat so much. I will be making it again, but will have to limit myself to occasionally...sooo good. I agree with Mikekey, its not as sweet as it sounds....the flavors all blend beautifully together. It tasted like I bought it at the Cafe...absolutely loved it. Made for Comfort Cafe Chalet 2010.
This is a delicious coffee!!! I used fresh ground regular coffee and regular swiss miss(what I had on hand). I think even using a hazelnut flavored coffee would work for this also!!! This was a wonderful morning treat!!! Thanks for sharing Kate!!! Made for holiday tag.
Unlike me, my DH loves his coffee sweet; so I made this to get on his good side :) He said it was perfect! I modified the recipe a bit by using my standard latte recipe and adding all the ingredients except the half-n-half. (I figured the milk in the latte would make up for it). It worked out wonderfully; great mid-day treat! Will definitely make this again for DH.....when I need to get on his good side :)
I agree that this doesn't taste as sweet as it sounds. The flavors are balanced just right. I used Smucker's Suger-free Caramel ice cream topping and sugar-free hazelnut syrup, so mine was guilt-free! I also used "full-caf" dark roast coffee, made in a French press pot. Thanks for sharing this treat!
I need my caffeine so I used regular coffee and about 1/2 tblsp cadbury cocoa instead of Swiss Miss. The flavours here are very subtle but lovely, not overpoweringly sweet just smooth & tasty!