Bailey’s Irish Cream Cafe Mocha

I drink coffee daily, usually black with just a little milk.  I do like to occasionally endulge in a specialty espresso drink.  The coffee shops here are little bit of a drive from home.  I like to keep the ingredients on hand to make them myself.  Plus, it’s a lot less expensive than the coffee shops!  Another great thing, you can control how much of things get put into the drink.  If you want extra whip, pile it on!  More chocolate?  Drizzle on!

 

Whipped Cream Ingredients:

¼ cup cold whipping cream

2 tsp powdered sugar

1 tsp vanilla extract

 

Combine whipped cream ingredients together in a bowl.  Mix with hand mixer on medium-high speed, until thickened.  Be careful not to over thicken, because you will get butter instead.

Combine whipped cream ingredients together in a bowl. Mix with hand mixer on medium-high speed, until thickened. Be careful not to over thicken, because you will get butter instead.

 

Espresso Drink Ingredients:

4 oz steamed and frothed milk

4 oz freshly brewed espresso

2 tablespoons semi-sweet chocolate syrup

2 tablespoons Bailey’s Irish Cream

Steam and froth milk.

Steam and froth milk.

Steam until milk reaches temperature of 150 degrees Fahrenheit.

Steam until milk reaches temperature of 150 degrees Fahrenheit.

Here are the lovely espresso beans just before grinding…aren’t they pretty?

Here are the lovely espresso beans just before grinding…aren’t they pretty?

Brew the espresso according to espresso machine directions.

Brew the espresso according to espresso machine directions.

Add 2 tablespoons of chocolate syrup to coffee mug.

Add 2 tablespoons of chocolate syrup to coffee mug.

Add the 2 tablespoons of Bailey’s Irish cream.

Add the 2 tablespoons of Bailey’s Irish cream.

Pour in the 4 oz of brewed espresso into coffee mug.  Stir to combine the Bailey’s and chocolate syrup.

Pour in the 4 oz of brewed espresso into coffee mug. Stir to combine the Bailey’s and chocolate syrup.

Next add the 4 oz of steamed and frothed milk.

Next add the 4 oz of steamed and frothed milk.

Top with dollops of fresh whipped cream.  Drizzle with extra chocolate syrup.

Top with dollops of fresh whipped cream. Drizzle with extra chocolate syrup.

Time to enjoy the Bailey’s Irish Cream Café Mocha!

Time to enjoy the Bailey’s Irish Cream Café Mocha!

A few tips for this recipe:

If you don’t have an espresso machine, you can use 4oz of freshly brewed strong coffee.

If you don’t have a milk steamer/frother, you can heat the milk in a saucepan on the stove to 150 degrees.  Be sure not to boil/scald the milk.  You can create bubbles by whisking after heating, if you don’t have a frother.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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