As annoying as those new McD's Café commercials are ("Commute? Commuté"), I must admit the images of the whipped cream-topped iced mochas had me thinking about them constantly. The McDonald's down my block has been taunting us for weeks with the machinery for the McCafé, but had yet to install it and get it working. Plus, as I mentioned: recession. Time to save some money without punishing my taste buds!
I made some double-strength coffee in my Melitta (heart it!) coffeemaker, then let it come to room temperature. I took one tablespoon of Hershey's syrup (add 2 if you want it sweeter) and whisked it into the cool coffee. Then I packed my favorite Mets tumbler full of ice and poured it over. A glug of milk lightened it up, and then the crowning touch: freshly-whipped heavy cream, drizzled, of course, with a little more chocolatey goodness. Fuggedaboutit.