Welcome coffee lovers! Today, I’m excited to share with you my newest creation: the Mocha Cinnamon Shake Recipe. If you’re looking for a delicious and easy way to enjoy the flavors of a mocha shake with a kick of cinnamon, then this recipe is perfect for you.
As a barista, I love experimenting with different types of coffee drinks and this one has quickly become one of my favorites. Whether you’re looking for a morning pick-me-up or a satisfying post-workout protein shake, this recipe has got you covered.
But don’t just take my word for it. Kate Hudson once said, “Coffee is a language in itself,” and I couldn’t agree more. The combination of coffee, chocolate, and cinnamon in this shake creates a complex and rich flavor that will have your taste buds singing.
So grab your favorite mug and let’s get started on making this mouth-watering Mocha Cinnamon Shake Recipe that will become your new go-to drink.
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
Looking for a quick and delicious way to jumpstart your morning routine? Look no further than this mocha cinnamon shake recipe! As a barista and coffee enthusiast, I know good coffee when I taste it, and let me tell you: this shake hits all the right notes.
First of all, who doesn’t love the combination of chocolate and coffee? But this recipe takes it to the next level with the addition of ground cinnamon – the warm, spicy flavor perfectly complements the rich cocoa and coffee notes. Plus, it’s a great way to spice up a classic chocolate shake!
But what really sets this recipe apart is that it packs a punch with its protein content. With both mocha protein and whey protein powder, this shake is perfect for anyone looking to fuel up before or after a workout. And if you’re vegan or lactose intolerant, fear not – simply swap out the milk for almond milk or another non-dairy alternative.
Not only is this shake delicious and protein-packed, but it’s also incredibly easy to make. All you need are some basic ingredients like chocolate ice cream, brewed coffee, and ground cinnamon – most of which you probably already have in your kitchen! Serve it with some whipped cream on top for an extra indulgent start to your day.
So what are you waiting for? Whether you’re a coffee lover looking for your next caffeine fix or just someone who loves a good milkshake, this mocha cinnamon shake is sure to become a new favorite. Trust me – one sip and you’ll be hooked!
- 1 cup brewed coffee
- 2 cup crushed ice
- 5 oz chocolate ice cream
- 1 scoop chocolate protein powder
- 1 scoop mocha protein powder
- 1 frozen banana
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon or 1 cinnamon stick
- 1 tsp instant coffee
- 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk or any milk of your choice
- 1/2 cup ice cubes (or more as needed)
- Optional: whey protein or any protein powder for additional protein content
Note: This recipe makes one serving, but can be easily adjusted to fit your needs!
The Recipe How-To
Now that you’ve got all your ingredients ready, it’s time to put them together and make a delicious Mocha Cinnamon Shake. Follow these simple steps to create the perfect treat for coffee and chocolate lovers!
Step 1: Brew Your Coffee
Start by brewing your coffee. You can use instant coffee if you don’t have any freshly brewed coffee on hand. Add 1 tablespoon of ground cinnamon to your coffee grounds or sprinkle over your instant coffee powder to get that extra cinnamon flavor.
Step 2: Prepare Your Blender
Take out your blender and add 1 cup of milk. You can use any type of milk you prefer such as almond milk, non-fat milk, or unsweetened vanilla milk.
Step 3: Add the Ingredients
Now it’s time to add the rest of the ingredients one by one:
1 scoop of chocolate protein powder
1 scoop of mocha protein powder
1 frozen banana
5 oz. of chocolate ice cream
Brewed coffee (1-2 cups)
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
1 tablespoon of cocoa powder
1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
Step 4: Blend It Up!
Blend everything together till you get a smooth consistency. If it’s too thick, you can add a little more milk to thin it out. If it’s too thin, just pop in some more ice cubes until you reach your desired thickness.
Step 5: Serve and Enjoy!
You did it! Pour your delicious Mocha Cinnamon Shake into a glass, serve with a cinnamon stick, whipped cream or chocolate syrup on top and enjoy your creation. This recipe makes enough for 1 serving so feel free to double or triple the recipe to share with friends and family.
Now that you know how to make a Mocha Cinnamon Shake, you can experiment with different ingredients and find the perfect shake that suits your taste buds. Don’t hesitate to add a scoop of peanut butter, some salted caramel, or even swap out the chocolate ice cream for vanilla ice cream. The possibilities are endless!
Tip: For an extra coffee boost, you can sub cold brew coffee for the regular brewed coffee.
Substitutions and Variations
What makes this mocha cinnamon shake recipe stand out is its versatility. There are many substitutions and variations that you can try to make it your own or adjust it to your dietary requirements.
For example, if you are lactose intolerant, you can replace milk with almond milk or any other non-dairy milk of your choice. You can also use vegan protein powder instead of whey protein for a plant-based alternative. For a peanut butter flavor, add a tablespoon of peanut butter to the recipe.
If you prefer the taste of cold brew coffee over brewed coffee, you can make a cold brew mocha cinnamon shake by using cold brew instead of hot brewed coffee. You could also try adding salted caramel or cinnamon roll flavors to the recipe to switch things up.
For those who love chocolate, you can add an extra scoop of chocolate ice cream or chocolate protein powder to enhance the chocolate flavor. You could also substitute vanilla ice cream with chocolate ice cream for an even richer taste.
If you like your shakes more frothy and thick, add more crushed ice or frozen banana to the mix. If you want to maintain a smoothie consistency, reduce the amount of ice used in the recipe.
In summary, there are endless options when it comes to variations and substitutions for this mocha cinnamon shake recipe. Be creative and have fun exploring different ingredients and flavors!
Serving and Pairing
After whipping up this delicious and hearty Mocha Cinnamon Shake, you may be wondering what to serve it with. Look no further because I have the perfect pairing suggestions for you.
Firstly, let’s discuss how to serve this shake. The recipe makes one serving so I suggest pouring it into a tall glass to show off the beautiful layers of mocha and cinnamon flavors. Feel free to add a drizzle of chocolate syrup or a sprinkle of cinnamon on top for presentation and taste.
Now, what to pair it with? This shake is a great addition to the breakfast table as it has a protein-packed combination of ingredients. Enjoy it alongside some warm pancakes or waffles for a sweet and filling meal.
If you’re looking for a mid-day treat or afternoon pick-me-up, try pairing this shake with some buttery shortbread cookies or a slice of chocolate cake. The rich flavors in the cake will complement the mocha and chocolate in the shake perfectly.
For an after-dinner dessert, serve this shake with some homemade cinnamon rolls or salted caramel macarons. The cinnamon roll will match the spicy undertones in the shake while the macaron will provide a sweet contrast.
If you’re looking for something healthier, pair this shake with some fresh fruit like berries or bananas. The sweetness of the fruit will balance out any bitterness from the coffee without adding any extra calories.
This Mocha Cinnamon Shake is versatile enough to enjoy on its own but pairing it with foods that complement its flavor profile will enhance your overall dining experience. So get creative and experiment with different combinations to find your perfect pairing!
Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating
The Mocha Cinnamon Shake Recipe is best enjoyed freshly made, but if you’re short on time or need to prepare it ahead, there are several steps you can take to make sure it stays as fresh and delicious as possible.
If you need to make the shake ahead, you can mix up all the ingredients except for the ice and withholding those will allow for the recipe to last in the fridge for a few hours or overnight. This means that you can whip it quickly when the time comes to serve. Personally, I would advise against freezing the shake as this would alter its composition and lead to a grainy texture upon defrosting.
To store leftovers, simply transfer them to an airtight container and store them in the fridge for up to two days. When ready to drink, give it a good stir or blend in a blender for a few seconds to refresh it. Note that reheating might not be ideal as the recipe contains ice cream and this could result in overheating it thus changing the flavor.
It’s worth noting that if you’re using protein powder with your Shake, some settling may occur over time, so be sure to give it a good shake or mix before serving.
When making this Shake without dairy products like milk or ice cream which regular unstable when exposed to heat, one can make them ahead and store in ice trays or cubes till when needed so that they do not dilute or curdle when added to hot coffee.
Overall, with these tips, you can enjoy your Mocha Cinnamon Shake Recipe any time of day with minimal hassle!
Tips for Perfect Results
As a barista, I have learned some tips and tricks to make the perfect mocha cinnamon shake. Here are my expert suggestions to achieve perfect results every time.
Firstly, always use high-quality ingredients. Use the freshest coffee beans you can find and grind them just before making your coffee. Use premium chocolate ice cream and a high-quality protein powder, like Gold Standard whey protein, for that extra boost.
When making your brewed coffee, make sure to use cold water and brew it strong. You want the coffee flavor to shine through, so don’t be afraid to add an extra scoop or two of ground coffee.
Next, consider adding a tablespoon of peanut butter to your mocha cinnamon shake for a nutty twist or salted caramel sauce for an indulgent touch.
When blending your shake, start on low speed before gradually increasing it to prevent any cavitation or frozen lumps. Keep blending until the mixture is smooth and creamy.
In addition, if you prefer a thicker consistency, reduce the milk and increase the amount of ice cream or protein powder. On the other hand, if you want your shake to be thinner, increase the milk and reduce the ice cream or protein powder.
If you are vegan, swap out dairy milk with almond milk or unsweetened vanilla milk for similar results.
Lastly, don’t forget to garnish your mocha cinnamon shake with a sprinkle of ground cinnamon and a cinnamon stick for an added visual appeal and flavor enhancement.
These tips will help you create the perfect mocha cinnamon shake no matter what variations you try. Enjoy!
In conclusion, if you’re a coffee lover looking for a new shake recipe to try today, look no further than this delicious cinnamon mocha protein shake. This recipe is easy to make, customizable and versatile, making it perfect for anyone who loves chocolate and coffee.
By using high-quality ingredients like coffee ice cubes made from cold brew, chocolate protein powder, and unsweetened vanilla almond milk, you’re sure to get a delicious and nutritious shake that will leave you feeling energized and satisfied.
So why not give this recipe a try? It’s perfect for a post-workout treat, an afternoon pick-me-up, or just as a sweet and satisfying dessert. With its creamy texture, rich chocolatey flavor, and subtle hint of cinnamon, this shake is sure to become one of your new favorite recipes.
With so many variations and substitutions available, feel free to get creative with your cinnamon mocha protein shakes. Try mixing in some crushed ice for an even creamier texture or adding a scoop of peanut butter for an extra protein boost. No matter how you choose to enjoy it, this recipe is sure to be a hit with all coffee lovers who enjoy delicious shakes.
Mocha Cinnamon Shake Recipe
- 1 cup gourmet brewed coffee, at room temperature
- 1 cup chocolate ice cream
- 1 cup milk
- 1 cup crushed ice
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- Combine the gourmet coffee, ice cream, milk and crushed ice in a blender.
- Blend it until it is all combined, pour into two mugs and add cinnamon sticks.