Melting Snow

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  • 1 shot illy espresso
  • 2 tsp (10 ml) liquid cane sugar*
  • 4 tbsp (60 ml) fresh whole milk
  • Approximately 1/16 oz (3 g) unsweetened cocoa powder plus extra for dusting
  • 2 tbsp (30 ml) skim milk

Together again, coffee, milk and cocoa come together in an enjoyable new variation on a traditional theme: here they create a hot, intense and aromatic drink sweetened with a touch of cane sugar and cooled with soft milk “snow”. The unusual contrast between hot and cold make for a delightful surprise.

  1. Prepare the espresso in a small cup or pour pitcher.
  2. In a frothing pitcher, combine the liquid sugar, whole milk and approx 1/16 oz (3 g) of cocoa powder; heat it with the steam wand of your espresso machine, being sure to keep the wand near the surface
  3. Add the espresso to the heated mixture and combine, moving the frothing pitcher with a circular movement. Pour into the glass.
  4. Foam the skim milk in a clean frothing pitcher using the steam wand, and add it to the mixture in the glass.
  5. Decorate with a light dusting of cocoa powder, and serve.