5-Step Easy Coffee Recipe: Chocolate Strawberry Latte

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For Valentine's, you need an easy-to-make recipe that will make your sweetheart swoon. Check it out and make it for your boo (even if that boo is you)!

Introduction

Since Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, we’ve partnered up with Estrella (aka Star) Argueta to create something special! Star is an Instagram Content Creator, first-generation Salvadoreña, and Recipe Developer known for her gourmet home recipes that bring unique flavors to life, while also providing fitness tips to help you stay active.

For this Valentine’s Day, she’ll be creating something extra special – an easy coffee recipe featuring one of our slightly darker roasted specialty coffee varieties as its base. Get some of our coffee and all of the ingredients needed from your go-to grocery store and enjoy a delicious treat for you and your Valentine in the comfort of your own home, because this seductive beverage is sure to take your taste buds for a delightful ride!

Chocolate-Dipped Strawberry Latte Drink alongside its ingredients: pop-tarts, strawberries, chocolate and cream.

Terminology Disclaimer:

When it comes to specialty coffee drinks, we’re using the term “latte” loosely. A traditional latte is made with one or two parts/shots of espresso, and about 3-4 parts milk. In this recipe, we used about 3 parts of brewed or hot drip coffee and one part strawberry foam instead, which yields a similar coffee flavor but not precisely the same. However, that’s not to say that this will be any less of an enjoyable experience!

So with that said, let’s get started!

Ingredients

For one serving:

  • 8-10oz freshly brewed Coffee Cart Boys medium-dark roast coffee

  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream

  • 2 strawberry Pop-Tarts (edges removed)

  • 2 tablespoons strawberry syrup (add/remove to taste)

  • 2 tablespoons chocolate syrup (add/remove to taste)

  • Can of whipped cream, sprinkles, and strawberry Pocky Sticks for garnish

Heavy whipping cream
Pocky Sticks
Strawberry Pop-Tarts
Hershey's chocolate and strawberry syrups

Directions

Step 1: Make The Strawberry Foam

Combine the small Pop-Tart pieces, heavy whipping cream, and strawberry syrup in a blender or food processor and blend until you get a smooth, pillowy foam. It’s that easy!

Caution: do not over-whip as this would cause the foam to separate and inherit a grainy texture. Taste-test to see if you want it any sweeter, and add more strawberry syrup, but don’t go overboard! We’ll be adding more syrup later as garnish.

 

Step 2: Brew Coffee

The base of the drink is our specialty coffee because the smooth, bold flavor makes it perfectly suitable for this sweet and balanced beverage. Use your preferred method for brewing coffee. If you need help, check out our handy at-home brewing guide to learn how to make the perfect brew!

 

Step 3: Assemble Drink

Pour your freshly brewed coffee into a 10-12oz glass or mug, then top the coffee with the strawberry foam.

 

Step 4: Garnish

Now, dispense whipped cream over the foam, drizzle chocolate and/or strawberry syrup, and add all the sprinkles and Pocky Sticks you’d like.

Optional garnishing technique: To give the latte an extra special touch, add crushed strawberry pop tarts around the rim of the cup in addition to everything else. Trust us when we say that these elements make all the difference in making this drink truly Instagram-worthy and the centerpiece of a Valentine’s Day or Galentine’s Day party!

 

Step 5: Enjoy!

We think you’ll agree that our chocolate-dipped strawberry latte recipe will be love at first sip! Not only does it look beautiful because of its bright sprinkles but its creamy texture from the strawberry, “Pop-Tarty” foam makes it a tasty, romantic sweet drink to enjoy with your boo or even to treat yo’self if you’re single!

We guarantee that this drink will make your Valentine’s Day celebrations extra special so don’t forget to tag @star_fitfoodie and @coffeecartboys if you end up trying it out.

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Sean Ireton
Sean Ireton
Sean is our spirited Creative Director and CMO at Coffee Cart Boys. After mastering much of the digital realm, he steers our website and executes our marketing strategies. A devoted coffee enthusiast, Sean has spent over 3 years globetrotting locally and internationally to uncover the finest beans, techniques, and flavors. His mission? To share his wisdom, and ultimately help you fall in love with coffee's purest flavor, while learning to appreciate its history, processing, and more.

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