So, it is morning time and you are still feeling sluggish and tired – well a typical Italian thing to do would be to chug down a shot or two of espresso and get ready for the day. And it is true espresso is a great way to start your day off especially if you are a bold coffee person. Short and with or without milk it is sure to kick you up and prepare you for the upcoming.
Now, apart from the regular short or long espresso that you can make in a matter of minute using your automatic espresso machine, there are numerous recipes that can the whole process much more interesting and tasty. Let’s take a look at some of the best espresso recipes out there!
Recipes To Improve Your Espresso Experience
- Coconut Caramel Latte. Caramel and coconut two rare things that can make espresso coffee even better than it usually is. And if you are a latte type than this one will make your day. There are few ingredients that you will need: 1-2 shots of espresso (depending on how strong you like your coffee); 1 cup of coconut milk; 1 tablespoon of caramel syrup; 3 tablespoons of granulated sugar; 13 ounces of full-fat coconut milk that is previously chilled; and additional caramel syrup to put on top of your beverage. First and foremost, you should warm your coconut milk on a stove, and then add espresso and caramel syrup stirring until it all combines. On the other hand, beat the remaining coconut milk previously refrigerated with a mixer and slowly add granulated sugar in. Once your cream is set and ready add it to the latte drink and enjoy (you are sure to have leftover cream that can use for other recipes. This espresso-based latte is sure to be the star of your morning!
- Peanut Butter Espresso Smoothie. If you are more in the smoothie mood and love the peanut taste go ahead and prepare yourself a peanut butter espresso drink. You will need 1 frozen banana; ¼ cup peanut butter; 1 or two espresso shots (depending on how you like it); 1 tablespoon of maple syrup; and ¼ cup of Almond Breeze milk. First and foremost, prepare your espresso using a good automatic espresso machine. Once that is done the remaining process is pretty simple – combine everything in a blender and blend until you reach the desired thickness. Garnish it with some crushed peanuts or espresso powder and enjoy this lovely drink!
- Espresso Tonic. You are a fan of tonic water and espresso, but you are not sure if those two combine especially when you have just woken up. We are going to enlighten you and tell you yes, absolutely! The combination of espresso and tonic water in the right doses is one of the best ways to get your morning coffee kick. Let’s go ahead and take a look at this great recipe. You will need 2 shots of espresso; 1.5 dl of tonic water; 1 lime wedge; and some ice. First and foremost you should prepare your double espresso using the brand and automatic espresso machine that you like. After that is done leave your shots to cool while you prepare the remaining part of your drink. Get yourself a 200ml water glass and fill it to the top with ice squeezing the lime wedge over. Now, you are set and ready for the two stars of your morning – espresso and tonic water. Gently pour both in your glass and enjoy the sighting of those two mixing. Slowly enjoy it, and we assure you that it will be one of the best coffee drinks you ever tried!
If you are a coffee fan espresso is one of the best ways to start up your day – but it doesn’t always have to be bold and simple. Get adventurous and try out some of the recipes written above and we assure you that you will not be able to have a morning without one of these! In case you don’t want to experiment all that much but you still want that perfect cup, you should definitely try out some of the best machines on the market. After you read some of the Keurig reviews available out there, you will definitely ask yourself if it can get any better than that.