Anyone who knows me in real life would agree that I will never be known as a fashionista, but they would have no trouble believing that I could be a passionista – a Lavazza Pasionista, that is. Lavazza Passionistas are a network of coffee lovers and I am so pleased to share that I will be a Lavazza Passionista for the coming year!
Delicious hot mocha drink recipe, using chocolate milk and espresso.
Yes, I am an enthusiastic coffee drinker. I don’t have a ton of kitchen counter space, so only 3 appliances have been given space. And two of them are coffee makers (a single serve and an espresso maker). I’ve always been a discriminating coffee drinker, insisting on only the best coffee. Lavazza has been a coffee I have bought myself and enjoyed, so I’m so excited to be able to share this great coffee and some tips and recipes over the coming year.
Lavazza coffee has been a favourite of Italians for many years and it’s now becoming more and more available throughout North America. In the spirit of Italian coffee love, I thought I’d share a quick and easy coffee drink today, based on the classic Italian Bicerin. Bicerin is a coffee drink which combines espresso and hot chocolate and is topped with softly whipped cream.
For my coffee version, which I named Muskoka Mocha (after my part of the world), I combine espresso (or a bit of strongly brewed coffee) with chocolate milk, which has been steamed (or heated and frothed). When topped with a dollop of whipped cream and chocolate shavings, it makes for a great, quick and easy after-dinner treat. I often enjoy it in the afternoon, less the whipped cream. Since my chocolate milk is only 1%, it tastes like a treat, but it’s low in fat. Best of all, you don’t need an espresso maker to make it!
DISCLOSURE: The author received compensation and complementary product with respect to this post. As always, all opinions are my own.
- 1/3 cup espresso or strongly brewed coffee (I used Lavazza Perfetto Espresso Blend)
- 2/3 cup chocolate milk
- Whipped cream and shaved chocolate, for garnish
- If you have an espresso machine: Steam/froth the chocolate milk and set aside. Make espresso or use your coffee maker to make a small amount of strong coffee. Add to serving cup. Add heated chocolate milk to cup and spoon froth on top. Add a dollop of whipped cream and chocolate shavings on top.
- If you don't have an espresso machine: In a large jar, heat chocolate milk in microwave (without lid on) until steaming. Place lid on jar and shake until frothy. Set aside. Brew a bit of strong coffee and add to your serving cup. Add heated chocolate milk and spoon froth on top. Add a dollop of whipped cream and chocolate shavings on top.