ben and i are pretty lowbrow when it comes to food. this post will prove decisively that i am no foodie. my sister has all the culinary prowess (seriously) and i'm rather a hack in the kitchen. but sometimes a hack in the kitchen stumbles across a gem!
even if i had an unlimited coffee budget, i would have a hard time regularly spending $4+ on a latte, mocha, or other coffee treat. enter the poor man's mocha.
i learned this trick at my old summer job at a golf course. i pass it along in the hopes that it will help you save your pennies when you feel the urge to indulge in a "fancy" coffee but don't want to spend an arm and a leg.
it really is that simple. add your hot chocolate packet to the coffee, stir in some cream, and top with whipped cream and chocolate syrup. of course you could get really fancy with flavored creamers and maybe some crushed candy cane. take that, starbucks!*
*okay not really. i like starbucks too much to send any ill feeling their way. but do yourself a favor and give this a try. your taste buds and wallet will thank you.