Recipe: Ice blended espresso with chocochips is perfect to smash mid-week blues
With winters here, coffee is a warm cosy hug that can set everything right including our drooping mid-week mood. Looking for interesting and delicious espresso-based coffee recipes to try at home or just add to your cafe menu for your guests?
Check out this droolworthy recipe of ice blended espresso with chocochips that comes with a promise of knocking out mid-week blues. This refreshing espresso drink, made with simple ingredients, will give you a strong caffeine kick as it is a lovely blend of coffee and chocolate and is a must-try if you have got a major sweet tooth.
45ml espresso (freshly brewed)
20gm chocolate chips
1 scoop of chocolate ice cream
30ml cold milk
5-6 ice cubes
Brew espresso freshly and cool it down. Add milk, ice cream, ice cubes, and espresso into a blender and blend until it’s smooth.
Add choco-chips and blend it just for 20-30 seconds. Pour it in a glass and top with whipped cream and choco-chips.
If you want to make it completely vegan, replace milk and ice cream with 60-80 ml of soy cream.
(Recipe: Abdul Sahid Khan, Head Trainer, Lavazza India)
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