My family has always loved coffee from when I could remember and I loved the instant coffees that we could make in India with Nescafe and Bru. I still am a fan of coffee, not plain coffee, but the ones with milk. When I got married, JM's family were tea-drinkers, so I missed my coffee a lot. Then came the pregnancy when the lil one didnt take to coffee too well and so because of health reasons, I reluctantly parted goodbye to the refreshing drink. But I didnt take up the habit again probably because I realised that I could survive without it ( I do drink it, but less often!). My husband, though not a big java fan before, started having coffee at office. I dont know the difference between the mocha-frappe-java-latte-ccinos available in the coffee shops in US, so I dare not venture into these shops. When I saw this simple Italian recipe, I just knew I should try it (an excuse to have some whipped cream and chocolate!?). Mocha java is "the recipe" for black coffee lovers, if you like a bit of added flavor to your coffee. For Indian coffee lovers like me, add enough milk to make it just right!
Recipe (Serves 4):
Semi-sweet chocolate - 2 oz (2 squares)
Granulated sugar - 4 tsp
Heavy cream - 1/4 cup
Hot coffee - 4 cups, freshly brewed
Whipped cream - garnish
Grated milk chocolate - garnish
Melt the chocolate in a heavy bottomed saucepan over low heat, stirring constantly.
Stir in the sugar and heavy cream.
Blend until smooth and then gradually whisk in the hot coffee.
Divide the mixture among four coffee mugs, topping each mug with whipped cream and finely grated milk chocolate.
- I melted the chocolate in the microwave.
- If you do not like the taste of plain coffee, add milk to balance the flavor.