See the thing is I love iced mochas, but I do not love to pay $4.50+ for a decent sized iced mocha. So I decided to make one at home. Now I've done this before with NO issue what so ever. However,
Everywhere. EVERYWHERE!! It's on the floor, the cupboards, the fridge, the stove... MY SON! I stood their stunned for a long time. A long time. Then I decided I needed to preserve this on film, so that when my husband came home and wondered why I was in such a foul mood... and well, I knew eventually I'd blog about it.
I eventually cleaned up the above mess and still craving the mocha went for round two. I held the top of the martini shaker this time... and do you know what?! It pressure vaulted off! Not nearly as big of a mess since I was holding the top, BUT it made me feel much better about the first mess. I had put the lid of tight but due to the hot coffee the pressure caused the eruption. So for a few seconds I was happy that the first mess wasn't my entire fault. That quickly faded when I looked down to see MORE coffee and chocolate all over the counter AGAIN. I persisted, I hadn't dumped all the coffee out this time and damn it now I really needed caffeine and chocolate. I cleaned up round two and finished my mocha. And I enjoyed every bit of it.
So if you're wanting to risk the mess my recipe for an iced mocha is: 2 shots of strong coffee, as much chocolate as you want, fill with milk - mix and pour over ice. You can also add a little bit of half and half if you want to make it a little thicker and ridiculously unhealthy, but I don't find it necessary - but apparently that's what they do at my local coffee stand. Yikes.