Two of my favorite indulgences are coffee and chocolate, and Bounty happens to be one of my favorite chocolates. So I though I would attempt to combine the two, while the summer is still giving me some of that tropical vibe.
What you will need:
- Cow milk
- Coconut milk
- Chocolate sauce
- Bounty chocolate bar
Step 1: Prepare Coffee
A latte is typically served in a tall glass. I personally love the IKEA POKAL 12 oz / 35 cl glass. It is just the right size, is suitable for both cold and hot drinks, and best of all, they are only 79 cents.
Brew your coffee. If you have a professional espresso maker, just make the amount of shots you normally would. If using regular coffee, fill the glass about halfway, using strong coffee.
Add chocolate sauce. This should be the dark kind, normally used for a mocha. I love the sauce from Torani, but any kind would do, like Hershey's or even Nesquik powder in a pinch. If using sauce, add according to dosage on bottle (usually 1 oz), or to personal preference. Stir.
Step 2: Milk
A latte needs milk, and plenty of it. For this latte I use a combination of cow milk and coconut milk. Lower fat percentage of the milk will yield a more bitter flavor, which is why I prefer whole milk. This is also what most coffee shops will serve you unless you specify otherwise. The blend of regular milk and coconut milk can be adjusted to your own liking, I ended up with one part coconut milk and 3 parts regular milk.
If you have access to a milk steamer, now is the time to use it. If not, the milk can be heated in a microwave. I often use this method myself as well, for the simplicity and ease of cleaning up. Make sure to use a microwave safe container, so not a stainless steel mug as pictured. The aforementioned IKEA glasses have worked fine for me. Make sure to not overheat the milk, it should NOT reach the boiling point. I recommend heating on full for 10 seconds, then stirring and tasting, and then heat for another 10 seconds. Repeat until satisfied. For my microwave about 30-40 seconds is the sweet spot for a half full glass.
Add hot milk to the coffee, filling the glass all the way up.
Step 3: Garnish
Grab your Bounty chocolate, cut up in small pieces.
Garnish coffee with whipped cream (Reddi-Wip or Cool Whip is perfect), sprinkle with bounty. Add more chocolate sauce if you want. Tuck in a straw.
Your Bounty Latte is ready, so enjoy that tropical journey!
As always, I would love to hear from you if you make this. Or maybe you substitute Bounty for a different chocolate?