In a pinch, McDonald's coffee will do to kick start my morning. The key words there being, In a pinch.
Today I stopped by the nearest McDonald's. It's Monday and I have seen the campaign...free mocha on Monday. The Mickey D's I went to was NOT participating. That's okay since I hear the participating restaurants are only giving out 3 oz (8 oz if you are lucky) samples. I decided to purchased an Iced Mocha anyway.
The presentation was fine. I had my drink made with non-fat milk. The first sip spoke volumes. The coffee taste was extremely over powering. It seemed to leave a taste in my mouth that was too strong and bitter. I suspect the coffee being used was a bit old. I did not end up finishing my drink. The ice chunks were not appealing in the cup. IMHO, Starbucks has nothing to worry about...provided they WERE/ARE worried.
Still on a hot afternoon, I prefer to make my own Mocha's. Here's another recipe I created that I call Mocha Frappachinos for Two. When I make this, I share it with my daughter, or my good friend, Robert if he's in town.
Hootie's Mocha Frappachinos for Two
1 cup brewed coffee (cooled)
1/4 cup chocolate syrup
1 TBS sugar
1 cup cream (Land-o-Lakes Fat-Free works great!)
2 cups of ice cubes
Put all ingredients into a blender. Frappe on high until whipped smooth. Add more ice for a thicker drink. Pour into glasses and top with whipped cream.
P.S. McDonald's does have a coupon you can print off if you still would like to try their drinks. After all, a free drink is a free drink. Click here for the link: Free McDonald's Coffee Drink.