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Monday, July 20, 2009

Mocha Monday at McDonalds

Two coffee postings in a row!  I am not starting a trend here, but I am willing to put my two cents in on the McDonald's Mocha Monday campaign and coffees.  

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.  


B said...

Two in a row, a sure sign your addicted. :)

Lauranie said...

mmmm coffee!! I will try the recipe. We have a PJs that makes these, they are called Granitas, so good!!

sweetcakes said...

Your review is interesting b/c so many people love McDonald's coffee and hipe it up. I haven't tried it and I don't think I will either.