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Quick + Easy: Soy Mocha + “S’mores”

by Ashley on January 19th, 2011

So, it’s 4 o’clock in the afternoon on a freezing Chicago day. My toes have finally thawed after waiting for unreliable public transit this morning, but I’d still like something hot to drink to take the rest of the chill off. Plus, I didn’t have any coffee this morning, so a midday wake-up call sounds like a pretty good idea.

Instead of my regular hot tea, I decide to make a soy mocha, which can be made quickly and cheaply, and tastes pretty darn close to what you might get at a chain coffee shop. And since I like a little crunch, I also make faux s’mores: Marshmallow Fluff sandwiched between chocolate graham crackers. It’s a bit of a caffiene and sugar overload (but low-fat!) so I’ll throw an orange in there to make it a bit healthier. ;-) Total time to make: 5 minutes…

Soy Mocha


8-10 ounces of plain light soy milk (or any other type of milk or milk substitute)

1 rounded tsp espresso powder

1 Tbsp Dutch or dark cocoa powder

1 Tbsp Splenda or granulated sugar (or other granulated sweetener)


  1. Microwave the milk in a microwave-safe mug for 1-3 minutes (or until milk is very hot).
  2. In a small bowl, combine the espresso powder, cocoa powder, and Splenda.
  3. Once milk is hot, use a clean spoon at add 3-5 Tbsp of the hot milk to the dry ingredients. Stir until mixture is smooth.
  4. Add the mixture to the remaining hot milk and stir until all the mixture is incorporated. Enjoy!

Serves 1.

Faux S’mores


2 chocolate graham crackers (i.e. 4 squares)

2 Tbsp Marshmallow Fluff


  1. Break each graham cracker in half, creating 4 squares.
  2. Spoon 1 Tbsp Marshmallow Fluff onto one of the four graham cracker squares and top with another square of graham cracker. Repeat. Enjoy!

Serves 1.

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