I used to work as a barrista (person who makes espressos and fancy coffee drinks). I think, given we all seem to need the extra energy this time of year, I will share a few favorite recipes!! If you have an espresso maker you can use that in place of coffee in many many of these. All drinks SHOULD be adjusted to the taste of the drinker - recipe be dipped!! Cafe Mocha Easy make a cup/pot of coffee to the strength you like. About the time it is done, put milk or half and half or cream in the microwave and heat, but do NOT boil!! When it comes out you can use as is, or take an immersion blender or whisk and make it frothy. In a mug put Hershey's syrup to cover the bottom. It can be as thick a coating as your personal taste desires. Pour in coffee to about half way.Stir thoroughly. Pour in hot milk (frothed if desired) to almost the top. Stir gently. Add spray whipped cream as desired. (To do GOOD looking whipped cream spray around the rim of the cup on top of the milk and then fill in in a spiral pattern. Go up layers until the whipped cream is as high as you like. Top it off with a sprinkle of cocoa (I like Ghirardeliground sweet chocolate and cocoa, but any cocoa will do), cinnamon, or nutmeg. If you are feeling decadent use all 3!! This is pretty much what you pay $5 for at the cafe. So Yummy!! If you are wanting decadence you can use more chocolate and cream, if you want healthy use skim milk. Skim milk froths better. If you really want to be decadent, add a dash of your fave liqueur when after you put in the chocolate on the bottom!! For an iced drink, make double strength coffee (2 times the ground coffee in the coffee maker) and don't heat the milk. It is IMPORTANT to mix the chocolate with the HOT coffee or it will not mix. If the cold milk does not chill it enough, put the hot coffee mix in a cup with ice cubes for a few minutes and then strain into the serving cup. If you do this, and have a clear glass to drink it in, put a bit of choc syrup in the bottom. After you add the chilled coffee and milk, use the stir spoon to pull some of the choc syrup up the sides of the glass. It really adds that wonderful look! An interesting tidbit - the popularity of coffee drinks like cappuccino and lattes has boosted calcium intake in women quite drastically! so it IS good for us, esp if we use skim milk. If you want more recipes, let me know. I memorized them ALL!! Enjoy!