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Melting Snow Coffee Drink

Together again, coffee, milk and cocoa come together in an enjoyable new variation on a traditional theme: here they create a hot, intense and aromatic drink sweetened with a touch of cane sugar and cooled with soft milk “snow”. The unusual contrast between hot and cold make for a delightful surprise.
Prep Time3 mins
Total Time3 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 1 coffee
Calories: 92kcal
Author: Eden


  • 1 shot Illy Espresso
  • 2 tsp liquid cane sugar
  • 4 tbsp whole milk
  • 2 tbsp skim milk
  • 1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder


  • Prepare the espresso in a small cup or pour pitcher.
  • In a frothing pitcher, combine the liquid sugar, whole milk and approx 1/16 
    oz (3 g) of cocoa powder; heat it with the steam wand of your espresso
    machine, being sure to keep the wand near the surface
  • Add the espresso to the heated mixture and combine, moving the frothing pitcher with a circular movement. Pour into the glass.
  • Foam the skim milk in a clean frothing pitcher using the steam wand, and add it to the mixture in the glass.
  • Decorate with a light dusting of cocoa powder, and serve.


Calories: 92kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 44mg | Potassium: 237mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 158IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 111mg | Iron: 1mg