When espresso is complemented by creamy, smooth white chocolate to create an indulgent white chocolate mocha that’s the definition of a comfort drink.
Ingredients & Requirements
3/4 cup whole milk, or low-fat
3 tablespoons white chocolate chips or white chocolate sauce
1/2 cup brewed coffee or 2 shots of espresso. (Morning Dew Gourmet)
1 teaspoon sugar, optional
2 tablespoons whipped cream, for garnish
Dash ground nutmeg, for garnish
For the best espresso, start with whole beans and freshly grind them for the best flavor. Pre-ground espresso can also be used if necessary, but may not have the same bold flavor.
How to make your own whipped cream:
½ cup cold heavy cream or heavy whipping cream
1 Tablespoons confectioners’ sugar or granulated sugar
¼ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
How to whip it up:
Using a hand mixer, whip the heavy cream, sugar, and vanilla extract on medium-high speed until medium peaks form.
Transfer to a piping bag for topping your drinks, or spoon it on top. Cover the rest in an airtight container and store in the fridge for up to 24 hours.
How to make your own white chocolate sauce:
In a small pot over low heat, heat heavy cream until it is bubbling around the edges of the saucepan.
Remove from heat and use a whisk to stir in white chocolate and butter until combined and smooth.
Transfer to a heat-proof container and store in the fridge to cool.
Prep: 5 mins Cook: 3 mins Total: 8 mins Servings: 1 Yield: 1 latte
Per Serving: 218 Calories; Protein 4.6g; Carbohydrates 45.6g; fat 2.5g; Cholesterol 10mg; Sodium 165.3mg.
Steps to Make It:
Gather the ingredients.
Add the milk and the white chocolate chips to a heavy bottom pot. Whisk together, on medium-low heat, until the white chocolate has been incorporated and the sauce is smooth.
Brew a half cup of your favorite coffee or espresso and pour into a cup or mug. Pour the white chocolate milk sauce over the coffee and stir in any additional sugar, if desired.
Top with either homemade or store-bought whipped cream and sprinkle on a light dusting of ground nutmeg.
Serve and enjoy!
How to enjoy it cold:
Fill a glass with ice cubes, then pour in milk, white chocolate sauce, and espresso (or cold brew coffee) and give it a stir to combine.
Suggested coffee blend: Morning Dew
Crafted from 100% Arabica beans, Morning Dew is light-bodied and low on acidity. Perfect for your cup of espresso, its taste lingers on your palate long after you’ve had your last sip. Recommended brewing techniques: Tastes excellent across all techniques.
Recommended Coffee & Machine
Stronger than the Southern Estate Medium Roast, South Estate Medium Dark Roast is a medium-bodied blend made with 85-90% Arabica. Smooth and bold, its rich flavor is designed to strike the fancy of every true coffee connoisseur.
For your true cup, here’s the machine we recommend for the best espresso this recipe requires: Gaggia Classic Dedicated to all espresso lovers that want to relive every day at home the barista’s rituals, which require attention to each detail, precision, and practice to create the real Italian espresso with crema, in the high tradition of Achille Gaggia.
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