Muskoka Mocha

Muskoka Mocha Recipe

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.

You can learn more about Lavazza coffee and buy Lavazza products here!

Muskoka Mocha

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!

Muskoka MochaDISCLOSURE: The author received compensation and complementary product with respect to this post. As always, all opinions are my own.

Lavazza Passionista and Muskoka Mocha Recipe
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You don't need an espresso machine to make this delicious drink! See instructions below. If using a jar in the microwave, be sure to use a large jar. Note that chocolate milk is not super sweet, so if you typically enjoy your coffee with sugar, you may want to add a bit to the hot coffee. This recipe makes 1 drink. Double, as necessary.
Recipe type: Drinks
Serves: 1

  • 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
  1. 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.
  2. 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.


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