Love is coffee and chocolate, and when you put them together with raspberries a Dairy Free Raspberry Mocha! With Valentine’s Day this week I thought it was the perfect time to share one of my favorite coffee drinks, a Raspberry Mocha. What better day then Monday since on Monday I don’t know about you but I need a little extra coffee.
A what use to be local, still is, coffee shop here in Minnesota called Caribou which has since expanded has a Berry White Mocha which was a favorite of mine for many years. I think technically it might now be a Berry Mocha and they as you if you want dark, white, or milk chocolate. It can be made with any chocolate but for this one my favorite was the white chocolate. Setting out to make a dairy free version and not using syrups for flavoring this Dairy Free Raspberry Mocha is an indulging treat. Yes while it is delicious this is not an every day coffee drink for me. A little rich and more of a treat drink, just like the ones you get at coffee shops but healthier still about moderation.
While this might be more of a Friday or weekend coffee drink for me personally I might have one today. Over the weekend there wasn’t much relaxing, well with the exception of yoga yesterday. Saturday I woke up early and I couldn’t get back to sleep so I made the family donuts. A had pictures for dance so I had to get her ready to go and then I had a Barre Intensive (90 minute barre class and this months focus was arms). S had a soccer game and the hubby had a long run on the schedule. Also add in some errands that A and I ran in the afternoon and our monthly Family Foodie Date (sushi) which we ended up doing take-out. Sunday up early to head to confirmation class for S and church followed by hot yoga S has for soccer and I decided to join her to try to relax and spend time with her. Then all the other stuff we had to fit in and this week is completely booked so I will probably want a little extra coffee.
Like I said I like mine with white chocolate, I think because it’s sweet but doesn’t over power the berry taste. Trust me might sound odd to have berries and coffee but they’re delicious.
Did you know they make dairy free white chocolate? Yes and if that isn’t your thing use dark chocolate, which is my second favorite in this drink. If you want slightly less berry just add less to your drink. Staying away from syrups I use real raspberries and like to use defrosted frozen raspberries since I always have them stashed in the freezer. Blend them smooth with a little stevia and it’s perfect.
The big thing for me in a coffee drink is the milk and while there are many I’m not usually fan of “light” nut milks or nut milks in general in my coffee unless they’re a rich thick homemade milk like cashew or my cashew almond. My personal favorite is New Barn Barista Milk, not sponsored just love it. It froths so perfectly too with out espresso machine. While I use an espresso machine you don’t have to have a fancy machine to make this. If you have an immersion blender or milk frothier you can use that and for the espresso they make stove top espresso makers or you can use a strong coffee or cold brew.
Monday not only means more coffee but also Meatless Monday! Thank you for joining my co-host Deborah and me for another Meatless Monday. I hope you are inspired by this recipe and the ones linked up below. Have a Meatless Monday recipe to share I hope you link up with us below.
|Prep Time||5 minutes|
|Cook Time||2 minutes|
- 1 c frozen raspberries, defrosted
- 1 packet stevia
- 2 TBSP dairy free chocolate chips (used white chocolate)
- 2 c non dairy milk (New Barn Barista Milk)
- 4 shots espresso*
- In a Vitamix, or high-speed blender, blend defrosted raspberries and stevia until smooth. If needed add 1-2 tablespoons of water to ensure it's blended smooth.
- Add raspberry puree to 2 glasses, if less raspberry flavor is desired use a little less.
- Steam and froth milk using espresso machine. Or warm in a microwave or stove top and optionally froth with an immersion blender or frothier.
- Blend chocolate with warmed milk, reserving foam for the top of your mocha.
- Pour half of the warm chocolate infused milk carefully on top of the raspberry mixture in each glass.
- Top with foamed milk, optional.
- Brew espresso and top each glass with 2 shots of espresso (sub cold brew or strong brewed coffee).
- Stir and enjoy!
In place of espresso you can substitute a strong brewed coffee or cold brew.
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Deborah @ Confessions of mother runner
frozen raspberries?! How creative I love this idea yummy
Deborah @ Confessions of mother runner recently posted…Curried Creamy Cauliflower and Kale Soup
Using real raspberries instead of syrup is prettier and healthier! 😉
I used to own a coffee shop and we served raspberry Mochas but not with whole raspberries! I love this, perfect for Mondays or any day
email@example.com recently posted…Creamy Spinach Pasta Bake
Usually they use raspberry syrup but using raspberry is prettier and just as delicious. No seeds when blended smooth either.
Thank you for linking up for Meatless Monday! I haven’t been able to comment on your recipes linked up it seems like the comments are turned off again.
Yummmm. Wish I could have a cup right now!
Annmarie recently posted…The Yummiest Dairy Free Red Velvet Smoothie You’ll Ever Make
Wish I could share one with you Annmarie!
Becca | Rabbit Food Runner
This does look like a good weekend treat! And I love that it’s dairy free
Becca | Rabbit Food Runner recently posted…Raw Vegan Truffles – Pistachio, Raspberry and Chocolate
Thank you Becca, yes dairy free and the milk I used is my favorite in lattes and coffee drinks!
I love making drinks like this at home. Coffee shops always make them too sweet! Raspberry and chocolate is one of my favorite combos. <3
Jordan recently posted…Carrot Cake Oatmeal Smoothie
Yes that’s a hard one. I love that coffee shops have dairy free options but most of the milks are sweetened making the drinks even sweeter! Hope you enjoy this one.
Chrissy @ Snacking in Sneakers
Raspberries, chocolate and espresso?! Um, YES PLEASE! This looks incredible and I can’t wait to give it a whirl.
Such a great combo I hope you give it a try!
Christine – Jar Of Lemons
This looks so creamy and delicious! Love that you’ve included raspberries and that it’s dairy free. So yummy!
Thank you! Yes real raspberries instead of syrup are perfect and add a nice splash of color!
Whitney E, R.D.
This looks absolutely amazing! I can literally taste all the flavors from here. I love raspberries and with chocolate sounds delicious. It’s beautiful + looks so creamy 🙂
Whitney E, R.D. recently posted…Red Lentil + Beet Baked Falafels
If you like coffee try this, if not or your not consuming it for obvious reasons omit it and it makes an amazing white raspberry hot chocolate!
dixya @food, pleasure, and health
making coffee at home has been my favorite lately and this is definitely my love language.
So much better at home and you can control what goes in it!
Why have I never thought to put raspberries in my coffee?! Say what? Trying this ASAP.
Hope you do, keep me posted!!
This is gorgeous! I’d never put this much effort into a coffee drink, but I’d happily accept it if someone else made me one 🙂
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It’s pretty easy to make and worth the extra couple minutes for a treat, not an every day weekday morning.
This looks so delicious! Love those pretty layers in this dairy free raspberry mocha!
Thank you Jessica!
Wow! What a great way to make something I love, Coffee, even better! Great recipe. Going to have to try this for sure.
Mikki recently posted…5 Healthy & Delicious Valentine’s Day Recipe Ideas
Hope you do Mikki, let me know if you do!
Kristina @ Love & Zest
It might be time for bed but this I want before bed! It looks and sounds so great!
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I’m not going to tell you how many times I watched that pourover pic. Amazing. Needing this little drink of heaven right now!
Lorie recently posted…No Bake Double Chocolate Raspberry Crumble Bars
I’m happy I decided to add it! I love watching it and then as the layers float together. It’s part of the enjoyment of it. 😉
What a pretty coffee drink! I bet the raspberries pair so nicely in it.
Alisa Fleming recently posted…Roasted Red Pepper Pasta: Creamy, Spicy, Easy and Dairy Free!
It’s a nice treat and a healthier, not to mention prettier, twist on a drink that’s been at a coffee shop here (Caribou) for well over 10 years.
How pretty and tasty! Can’t wait to have this with my breakfast.
Let me know what you think when you do!
Wow, raspberry! Haven’t thought about it before. Love such creative ideas.
Yes, it’s a must try!
I just love this idea and recipe- I love raspberries and chocolate so why not coffee- def. pinning for later!
They’re so good together and if you don’t like coffee it’s a great hot chocolate!
What a gorgeous drink! Also that flavour combo is amazing. Such a wonderful treat to start the day
Thank you Abbey! It’s also a wonderful hot chocolate without the coffee.
Your video makes me want this right now! I love it. I have never considered putting Raspberry into a mocha drink, but now I have to try it for myself!
Emily Kyle recently posted…Berry Coconut Wine Flour Smoothie Bowl
Thank you! Making it and watching it are part of the experience. I hope you give it a try.
I know what I am making for my afternoon treat today! This looks so amazing, can’t wait to try it!!
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Hope you enjoy it as much as I do, let me know what you think!
Julie @ Running in a Skirt
Sarah! That gif is soooo cute! Your photos are so pretty and this dish looks incredible.
Thank you Julie! Making it and watching it are part of the experience of enjoying one!
love raspberry and chocolate… this looks like a special treat!
vicki recently posted…Vegan Green Chili
Thank you, it really is!
I’m not big into mochas but the raspberry makes me want to try this. Thanks.
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You can leave the coffee out and it makes a wonderful raspberry white hot chocolate!
Seriously, you make the prettiest foods (well, drinks in this case) ever! <3! I love chocolate + raspberry together! <3
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