Sweet & Spicy Mochas (Salt + Light Kitchen)

Culinary + word artist, Jordan of Salt + Light Kitchen, shares her take on a sweet and spicy mocha made with our maca-filled superfood chocolate sauce... we absolutely love it! Inspired by her recent visit to Rancho Santa Fe, Jordan describes this drink as ideal for "those sunny, leisurely days." Enjoy!  

Photography by Salt + Light Kitchen

Photography by Salt + Light Kitchen


Sweet & Spicy Mochas

Photography by Salt + Light Kitchen

Photography by Salt + Light Kitchen


Makes two mochas

  • 2 cups of milk (or nut milk, soy milk, coconut milk, etc.)

  • 4 shots of espresso (2 per drink)
  • 1.5 to 2 tablespoons of cinnamon
  • A pinch of cayenne (Go easy on the cayenne; it's hot! And it can become overpowering quickly, so start with a small amount + add more to your liking)
  • 3/4 of a teaspoon of vanilla extract (You could also use 1/4 of a teaspoon of almond extract + 1/2 a teaspoon of vanilla for a deeper flavor)
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1 tablespoon of Live A Lot Superfood Chocolate Sauce



Add milk, cinnamon + cayenne to a blender + blend. Add in vanilla extract + salt + blend again. 

Melt the chocolate sauce or melt the finely chopped chocolate over low-medium heat. Once it's melted, add it to the blender with the milk mixture + blend again. Then, add the espresso + blend. 

Pour the mochas into two glasses filled with ice. Top with a dollop of whipped cream (I used coconut whipped cream) + another shake of cinnamon if you'd like. Stick a straw in it + enjoy!

Feeling like a refreshing mocha?
Pick up a jar of superfood chocolate sauce here and get blending! :)