Question: How can I make mocha paste? Is there a good substitute ingredient for mocha paste?

March 15, 2011
Mocha paste is an ingredient called for in these cupcakes I want to try. I can only find it online and it is much too expensive. I am trying to find out how to make it on my own or if there is a good substitute for it...


Chris Paulk's picture

Mocha Paste is a smooth concentrate of coffee and chocolate. Most recipes usually call for about 1-2 Tbsp. You can mail order it from Mondo Foods or Very Asia .com.
I usually make this mixture-
3 TBSP cocoa powder
1/2 TBSP instant coffee or espresso
3 TBSP strong coffee
Mix together to make a smooth paste- add more cocoa if necessary.