Don’t limit your espresso drink to the cappuccino variety alone. Explore the article below to know more on different types of espresso drinks.

How To Make Different Types Of Espresso Drinks

Some like it hot, some like it cold. But a true coffee cognoscente will settle for nothing less than a cup of piping hot espresso. The mushrooming of coffee chains in various parts of the world is irrefutable testimony to the ever-increasing popularity of espresso. Espresso is made by using steam under high pressure over ground coffee to extract the coffee oil. This results in a higher concentration of substances like sugar, starch, oil and also caffeine. Did you know that the ‘shot’ in drinks such as cappuccinos, mochas and lattes is nothing but a base of an ounce and a half of espresso? You must have seen the reddish-brown foam floating on the surface of your espresso. It is nothing but ‘crema’ – an emulsified clump of vegetable oils, proteins and sugars. There is an overall higher content of caffeine in espresso than in the regular coffee brew. So, your senses and spirit are elevated even as you gravitate towards that waiting cuppa. No wonder, then, that the espresso, with its intensely rich aroma and taste, invariably brings you to your knees. But are you loath to head for the coffee house every day? Then there is nothing more rewarding than to be able to prepare your own espresso at home, and in a variety of flavors, too. Read on for a different espresso experience every day.
Homemade Espresso Recipes

1. Irish Coffee

  • 1 shot of Irish Whiskey
  • 1 teaspoon of sugar
  • 1 heaped dessert spoon of whipped cream
  • Hot strong coffee to fill the glass

  • Add whiskey to your cup of coffee.
  • Add sugar.
  • Float the whipped cream on top. Do not stir. Drink it up.
2. Spiced Latte

  • 1 shot espresso
  • Steamed milk
  • Honey
  • Vanilla extract
  • Cinnamon
  • Nutmeg

  • Line the bottom of your mug with honey. Then add vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg.
  • Add espresso.
  • Fill mug with steamed milk. Now sip away!

3. Milky Way Cappuccino

  • 2 shots espresso
  • 1 shot chocolate syrup
  • 1 shot caramel syrup

  • Mix together espresso, chocolate and caramel syrup in a mug.
  • Fill it with steamed milk.
  • Add a bit of foamed milk on top. What are you waiting for?

4. White Christmas

  • 2 ounces espresso
  • 1 teaspoon white cocoa powder
  • ½ ounce hazelnut syrup
  • 12 ounces warm milk
  • Mix espresso, cocoa powder and hazelnut syrup in a mug.
  • Fill up the mug with heated milk.
  • Top with whipped cream, if desired. Go on, try it!

5. Mocha Zap
  • 1 cup hot coffee
  • 2 shots espresso
  • 1 teaspoon cocoa powder
  • Add the shots to your coffee.
  • Then add cocoa powder.
  • Stir. Enjoy!
6. White Winter Morning

  • 2 ounces espresso
  • 1 tablespoon white cocoa powder
  • ½ ounces hazelnut syrup
  • 12 ounces warm milk

  • In a mug, mix espresso, cocoa powder and hazelnut syrup.
  • Fill up the mug with hot milk.
  • Top with whipped cream, if desired. Finish this one as you like it!

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