Chocolate Latte Recipe! My delicious warm and cozy dark chocolate latte is made with real chocolate, steamed milk, and two shots of fresh brewed espresso. This easy chocolate latte recipe is the perfect winter drink to keep you warm!
I come from a family of chocolate lovers so there is never a shortage of chocolate in our house! We were gifted these luxurious dark chocolate truffles and I just had to experiment with brewing espresso right over the chocolate. The result was so delicious!
This dark chocolate latte is so easy to make and a really fun treat to change up your classic latte. And even better, dark chocolate is great for your health!
DARK CHOCOLATE LATTE INGREDIENTS
What is a chocolate latte latte made of? You may be wondering how a chocolate latte could be so easy to make. But there is no fancy equipment required and no hard to find ingredients. Here's what you need to make one of these chocolate lattes at home:
- chocolate truffle
- milk of choice
- fresh espresso or hot coffee
IS IT GOOD TO MIX DARK CHOCOLATE WITH COFFEE?
Yes! The rich flavor of dark chocolate mixed with a bold coffee is so luxurious and delicious. I recommend using 60-70% dark chocolate since that will melt into the hot coffee much better than an even darker chocolate. Chocolate will give the coffee a sweet pleasant taste that is sweet enough to enjoy without sugar!
IS A LATTE HEALTHIER THAN COFFEE?
Typically, a latte is a healthier choice than regular coffee because it contains more milk, which will give you more fat and protein in your stomach, so more nutrients for your body if you don't use sugar. However, if you are looking at calories alone, coffee has less calories than a latte.
As a registered dietitian, I recommend espresso with unsweetened steamed milk or regular coffee with organic cream no sugar for the healthiest choice.
TIPS TO MAKE THE BEST DARK CHOCOLATE LATTE!
USE 60-70% DARK CHOCOLATE. The darker the chocolate, the harder it is to melt. Using dark chocolate at 60-70% in your espresso still gets you the healthy cacao benefits, but melts much easier than super dark chocolate.
BREW ESPRESSO OR POUR COFFEE RIGHT ON TOP OF CHOCOLATE. The hot espresso or coffee begins to melt the chocolate as soon as it touches it. Much easier to mix in than dropping the chocolate in after the coffee is poured.
WHISK DARK CHOCOLATE INTO ESPRESSO. Use a fork or very small whisk to mix the chocolate into the espresso evenly.
USE A MILK STEAMER. This will give you delicious frothy milk for a light fluffy latte texture!
HOW TO MAKE A CHOCOLATE LATTE AT HOME
My dark chocolate latte recipe is so easy to make! If you do not have an espresso maker, not to worry. Simply use strong brewed coffee instead! Also, if you do not have a milk steamer, you can heat your milk over the stove till it is hot and pour it over the coffee and chocolate.
STEP 1: BREW ESPRESSO OVER CHOCOLATE
First, add 1 dark chocolate truffle to the bottom of your cup. Place it under your espresso maker and brew 2 shots of espresso on top.
Next, use a fork or small whisk to mix the dark chocolate into your espresso completely.
STEP 2: STEAM MILK
Pour 1 cup of any kind of milk into your milk steamer and steam till hot and frothy.
STEP 3: POUR MILK AND SERVE WITH COCOA POWDER GARNISH
Pour your frothed milk on top of the dark chocolate espresso.
Frequently asked questions about my chocolate latte recipe.
What is chocolate latte made of?
This Chocolate Latte is a decadent and delicious way to start your day! It is a classic latte made with 2 shots of espresso brewed on top of a rich dark chocolate truffle and topped with steamed milk.
Is drinking a latte healthy?
Yes! My dark chocolate latte is healthy! I use unsweetened milk so you don't get sugary milk. Then, I use dark chocolate so it is lightly sweet and filled with flavor! Dark chocolate has many nutrients that are great for you like healthy fat, fiber, and even iron!
Does a chocolate latte have coffee in it?
Yes! As the name latte implies, a chocolate latte has milk, chocolate, and espresso!
What is the difference between a mocha and a latte?
A latte has only espresso plus steamed milk. A mocha, has espresso, steamed milk plush chocolate!
Can I use chocolate milk in a latte?
You can use any kind of milk that you want in a latte! For a fun and easy twist on this recipe you can definitely try steamed chocolate milk or chocolate almond milk over brewed espresso.
Love making coffee at home? Try these recipes next!
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- Brown Sugar Cookie Cold Foam Cold Brew
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Luxurious Dark Chocolate Latte
- coffee cup
- 1 chocolate truffle
- 2 shots fresh brewed espresso sub strong hot coffee
- 1 cup steamed milk of choice
- Add 1 chocolate truffle to the bottom of your coffee cup.1 chocolate truffle
- Brew 2 shots of espresso over top of the chocolate.Whisk the chocolate into the espresso so the chocolate is completely melted and combined into the coffee.2 shots fresh brewed espresso
- Steam 1 cup of milk.1 cup steamed milk of choice
- Pour the milk over top of the espresso and chocolate. Garnish with cacao powder. Enjoy!