White Chocolate Espresso

A simple, sweetened twist on traditional espresso!

A simple, sweetened twist on traditional espresso!

It’s a dull, rainy Sunday.  Roxy, my Jack Russell doesn’t even want to go outside.  She’s been napping all day.  She’s a smart dog.  I wish I could nap.  I cannot remember the last time I actually took a nap!  Probably 2008 when my youngest was born.

I didn’t have enough coffee today.  I find it difficult to speak when I haven’t had a sufficient amount of caffeine.   Actually,  I can’t form clear thoughts, let alone form actual speech.

This afternoon, I thought I’d treat my husband and myself to a little espresso.  It didn’t go so well.  You know those moments where you are doing something that you know is a bad idea, but you can’t stop yourself.  You can see the outcome before it happens, but you just can’t stop.  That happened to me today.  See, the above picture was almost non-existent.  I found this lovely espresso recipe in a magazine.   I really couldn’t wait to try it.  So simple and so few ingredients.   All I had to do was boil some milk and pour it in a blender.  What could go wrong???  It exploded on me, thats what could go wrong.  I sort of forgot that you can’t put a lid on a blender full of hot liquid!  There was white espresso everywhere!  My eyelids, my clothes, my hair , the floor, the countertop, the cabinets, the wall.  I mean EVERYWHERE!  It was a mess.  But I did what anyone would do in this situation.  I staged my picture, then sat and enjoyed two lovely cups of white chocolate espresso.  Totally worth the fiasco!  I am a white chocolate fanatic!  The white chocolate sweetens up the bold espresso perfectly.   This espresso was smooth, creamy and frothy.  Perfect for this sleepy and rainy afternoon.

Perhaps, this whole mishap could have been avoided if I had my usual 3 cups of morning joe.  But then I wouldn’t have had the need for an afternoon pick me up.  Which means this gloriously tasty  kitchen catastrophe wouldn’t have happened.   Yes, I had a mess to clean up, but I also had lots of energy to put into my cleaning!

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White Chocolate Espresso

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 2

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 3 oz white chocolate, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon instant espresso
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Instructions

  1. In a saucepan, warm milk until steamy. In a blender, combine chopped chocolate, espresso and vanilla. Carefully pour hot milk into blender. While allowing steam to escape, carefully blend ingredients until well mixed, frothy and creamy.
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Recipe adapted from Better Homes and Gardens

 

19 Responses

  1. This sounds absolutely delicious…mess and all. I love that you said you had the energy to clean because of this. I need some cleaning energy right now…how about I come over for a cup?

  2. Sorry about the mess but you can hardly be blamed. Who among us can think clearly when the promise of white chocolate espresso is about to be fulfilled? I’ve got the white chocolate and the instant espresso. I need to get me some milk. Thanks, Tanya, for a great recipe.

    • I was to excited by the anticipated outcome! You understand so well John!

  3. I always, always have to remind myself about the blender. ALWAYS. It’s so easy to forget. LOVE this!

    • Thanks for saying that Dorothy, I thought it was just me!

  4. Sounds wonderful!

  5. Oh. My. Word. I would totally do something like that and end up in the ER with 3rd degree burns! Glad you were okay!

    Thanks for linking up to What’s Cookin’ Wednesday!

    • Ha ha, I’m glad I’m not the only one! Thanks Karly!

  6. So sorry about the mess – Been there, done that! I don’t function without coffee either! Your espresso sounds so warming and delicious :) Thank you for sharing at All My Bloggy Friends last week!

    • It was good Jamie! Thanks for hosting!

  7. Woot! You have been featured this week at Recipe Sharing Monday! The new link party is up and I’d love to see you back. Have a great week. :)

  8. Tanya- Girl you need to make these for me! :) I love this recipe and can’t wait to try it! You rock! :)
    You are a Featured Favorite this week on Saturday Show & Tell on Cheerios and Lattes! Thanks so much for sharing with us last week! We can’t wait to see what you’ve been up to this week!
    Have a great weekend!
    Mackenzie :)

    • Aw, thanks Mackenzie! I’d be HAPPY to make this for you!

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