I found this recipe in Cleo Coyle’s mystery novel called Holiday Grind. If you want to warm up with a cup o’ joe that has some chocolate flavour and is creamy smooth, this one will definitely make your mouth happy.
White Chocolate “Snowflake” Latte
You will need:
-1/2 cup milk
-1/4 cup white chocolate, chopped, or white chocolate chips
-1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
-1 to 2 shots of hot espresso or strong coffee
-whipped cream (optional)
Step 1—Combine milk and white chocolate in a heatproof bowl and place over a saucepan about 1/3 full of boiling water. (The water level should be under the bowl but not touching it.) Stir constantly until chocolate is melted.
Step 2—Using a whisk or handheld electric beater, whip in the vanilla. Continue to whip about a minute until the warm mixture is loosely frothy.
Step 3—Pour the espresso into a large mug. Add the steamed white chocolate milk and stir to blend the flavors. You can top with whipped cream, but I serve it without. (This drink is absolute heaven. It tastes like a rich, warm coffee-infused milkshake! Enjoy!)
It is probably more appreciated in the colder months, but hot coffee in the morning is always welcome any time of year. This recipe just adds a nice touch of magic to the ordinary cup of coffee you would regularly drink.