Bicerin (Italian Coffee)

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This week our group has an Italian theme.   I know what you are thinking, here comes the pasta!   I mean, how could I not do pasta?  It’s my favorite thing ever and if not pasta then pizza for sure!   Are you ready for this?  I’m not doing pasta or pizza.   In fact, I’m not even sharing a food recipe.   Today I’m sharing a recipe for Italian coffee.

It only takes a few ingredients to make a rich and creamy Italian Coffee

Let’s talk about coffee in general.   Up until the age of 24 I didn’t ever drink regular coffee.  I’d have a latte or a cappuccino but no coffee.  Then I met my husband who is an avid coffee drinker.  I started drinking coffee on the weekends then soon it was every day.  Now I drink coffee every morning and sometimes even during the day.  I like flavored coffee but I’ll drink regular too.

Pair this rich and creamy Italian Coffee with a Biscotti for an afternoon treat

Even though I drink regular coffee I am still partial to my lattes.   My favorite flavor is caramel but I also really like mocha and vanilla as well.   However, the nearest coffee shop that has good lattes is over an hour away. This means if I want a great latte or coffee I have to make it at home.

Dark Chocolate and hot espresso help make this Italian Coffee a favorite at dessert time

This Italian coffee is really a combination of three different things.   The bottom layer is a creamy hot chocolate.   You can use packaged hot chocolate or make your own.   I actually used a rich, dark hot chocolate and it was amazing.   The middle layer is either a shot of espresso or really strong coffee.   It’s finished off with fresh whipped cream.  I then put chocolate curls and cinnamon on top.

Enjoy this classic Italian Coffee with your favorite Biscotti.

The resulting coffee is amazing.  It’s strong, chocolatey, and has a sweetened cream on top.  The cinnamon on top just adds a bit of spice.  This is the perfect weekend coffee.  It’s made for sipping and it’s great on a chilly morning.
It only takes a few ingredients to make a rich and creamy Italian Coffee

Italian Coffee

Enjoy this Italian coffee with rich, dark hot chocolate and strong espresso topped off with fresh whipped cream.
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 1 Italian coffee
Author: Hezzi-D


  • 4 oz. dark hot chocolate
  • 4 oz. strong coffee or 2 oz. espresso
  • 4 oz. heavy cream
  • 2 Tablespoons powdered sugar
  • chocolate curls
  • cinnamon


  • Prepare the dark hot chocolate and pour into a mug.
  • Prepare strong coffee or espresso and carefully pour it over the back of a spoon into the mug with the chocolate.
  • Place the heavy cream and powdered sugar in a bowl and beat with a mixer on high speed until peaks form. Put in a piping bag.
  • Pipe the whipped cream on top of the coffee. Quickly sprinkle the top with cinnamon and chocolate curls. Serve hot.


Recipe adapted from Nellie Bellie

Enjoy a rich Italian Coffee with dark chocolate, espresso, and fluffy whipped cream.
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    1. We aren’t getting there this year because we are re-doing our kitchen so it’s on the docket for next year! We love coffee so we will definitely take you up on that!

  1. I remember my first trip to Italy. I wasn’t a fan of their strong coffees so always ordered a latte—little did I know that’s what the children drank! I still prefer my coffee with a good dose of milk or cream 🙂 Yours looks fabulous!

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