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Easter Morning Delight: Speckled Egg Mocha Frappuccino with Hidden Nest

Thien Nguyen

Tuesday, 19 March 2024

What better way to welcome Easter morning than with festive coffee drinks at the breakfast table? Begin your celebration with a speckled egg mocha frappuccino, inspired by the festive spirit and crafted with the rich, aromatic flavours of Grinders coffee.

This simple recipe, quite similar to the trendy dalgona coffee but way easier to prepare, combines the iced coffee with the sweetness of chocolate and the richness of hot espresso, creating a beverage that’s sure to become one of your favourite coffee recipes.

Let’s get right into it!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (240ml) of brewed Grinders Ground Coffee Beans (for a less intense flavour, consider using decaf options)
  • 1 cup (240ml) of milk (any variety: whole, skim, almond, soy, oat, etc.)
  • 2 tablespoons (30ml) of Grinders Milk Drinking Chocolate
  • 1 tablespoon (15ml) of Grinders Vanilla Syrup (optional, for added sweetness)
  • 5-6 mini chocolate speckled eggs
  • 1 egg white (optional, for the foam)
  • 1/4 teaspoon of cream of tartar (optional, for stabilising the egg white foam)
  • Whipped cream, for topping
  • A few drops of vanilla extract or caramel colouring (optional, for the speckled egg effect)
  • Chocolate shavings or chopped dark chocolate, for decoration
  • Edible Easter grass (optional, for decoration)

Method

  1. Start by using Grinders Ground Coffee Beans to brew a strong cup of coffee. This will be the base of your frappuccino, providing that rich, deep coffee flavour. Allow the coffee to cool completely to room temperature, then chill in the fridge.
  2. While the coffee is cooling, begin preparing your hidden chocolate nest. Take a few mini chocolate eggs and place them in a small, heat-resistant bowl. Microwave the eggs on high power in short bursts of 3-5 seconds, checking after each burst to ensure they soften without melting. Once softened, carefully mould the chocolate around a spoon handle or a similar object to create a small nest shape. Place this nest in the freezer to harden.
  3. In a blender, combine the chilled coffee with milk, Grinders Milk Drinking Chocolate, and a splash of Grinders Vanilla Syrup if you’re using it. Blend these ingredients until the mixture is smooth and frothy, creating the perfect chocolatey base for your frappuccino.
  4. Optional: In a separate bowl, whisk an egg white with a pinch of cream of tartar until stiff peaks form. 
  5. Optional: For an added Easter flair, you can create a speckled egg effect. Add a few drops of vanilla extract or caramel colouring to the whipped egg white and gently swirl with a spoon. This will give your foam a beautiful, speckled appearance, mimicking the look of an Easter egg.
  6. Pour the blended coffee mixture into a chilled glass.
  7. Carefully remove the chocolate nest from the freezer. Gently place it on top of the coffee mixture in the glass.
  8. Top the frappuccino with a generous dollop of whipped cream. For an extra festive touch, add your speckled egg white foam on top of the whipped cream.
  9. Finalise your masterpiece by decorating with mini chocolate eggs, chocolate shavings or chopped dark chocolate, and a sprinkle of edible Easter grass. These festive touches not only enhance the visual appeal but also add texture and flavour to every sip.

Tips for elevating your speckled egg mocha frappuccino

  • Dreaming of the rich, bold flavours found in espresso martinis? If you’re crafting this frappuccino for an adult gathering and wish to infuse it with a sophisticated twist reminiscent of your favourite espresso martini, consider blending in a shot of Irish whiskey or coffee liqueur.
  • The type of milk you use can affect the creaminess and overall flavour of your frappuccino. Full-fat milk will give you the creamiest texture, but for a lighter version, almond or oat milk are excellent dairy-free alternatives. Experiment to find your perfect match.
  • Consider experimenting with other syrup flavours like hazelnut, caramel, or even chai for a refreshing twist. 
  • If you’re preparing the chocolate nests ahead of time, store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator after they’ve hardened. This will keep them fresh and maintain their shape until you’re ready to use them, adding a delightful surprise to your frappuccino without any last-minute hassle.
  • If you’re wondering what edible Easter grass is, it’s a wafer-thin paper candy that can be used for all kinds of fun decorations—such as lining Easter egg baskets. If you can’t get it at your local supermarket, try searching for it online. 

That’s it! This entire process takes only about 20 minutes from start to finish, and it’s sure to leave everyone impressed. Pair this sweet beverage with a slice of classic coffee cake, some freshly baked pastries, or even a simple plate of cookies for the ultimate Easter treat. 

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