There’s a new coffee trend going around that’s becoming insanely popular. The cloud macchiato is a celebrity-inspired take on a regular macchiato. It’s creamy and foamy and tastes delicious.
Making your coffee at home can be a fun activity, and once you’ve mastered it, you may even prefer making your own at home rather than ordering at a coffee shop.
However, to make the perfect cup of coffee, you need the correct ingredients and you will need to know the correct method of making it.
Cocoa cloud macchiatos are slightly different from regular macchiatos, and therefore, you will need to follow a recipe.
If you’re looking for a cocoa cloud macchiato recipe, you can find it in this article.
What This Article Covers:
- What Is a Cocoa Cloud Macchiato?
- How to Make Cloud Powder
- How to Make a Cocoa Cloud Macchiato
- What Is the Difference Between a Cocoa Cloud Macchiato and an Espresso Macchiato?
- How to Make an Iced Cocoa Cloud Macchiato
What Is a Cocoa Cloud Macchiato?
A cocoa cloud macchiato is a decadent combo of chocolate and coffee that goes beyond the usual mocha drink.
It can be made either hot or iced and is served to look like an actual cloud. The creamy cloud foam is encompassed with cascading espresso before a lush vanilla syrup and a cocoa drizzle gets stirred in.
When you take your first sip, your lips touch the cloud-like foam, and then the rich and velvety coffee mix comes through the foam, and the two complement each other.
- Milk (You can use 2%)
- Cloud powder (egg white powder)
- Brewed espresso
- Toffee nut syrup
- Mocha sauce
- Caramel sauce
How to Make Cloud Powder
- 1 tablespoon egg white powder*
- 3 tablespoons of water*
- 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
- a small pinch of fine sea salt
Sugar, Arabic Gum, Egg White Powder, Rice Protein, Citric Acid, Sea Salt, Natural Flavor, and Xanthan Gum are usually used to make the cloud powder.
In this recipe, however, we're making a basic meringue since it’s simpler to create at home. Combine egg whites, sugar, and a touch of salt.
This recipe calls for egg white powder in place of eggs. Egg white powder is made from pasteurized dried egg whites, making it suitable for use in non-baking recipes.
To make the cloud, combine water and egg white powder in a mixing bowl and whisk until frothy. After that, gradually add the powdered sugar and whisk until stiff/firm peaks form.
The peaks on the tip of the whisk will keep their shape when the cloud is ready. Whipping takes around five minutes, but it will take a few minutes longer if you do it by hand.
If you don't have an electric whisk, don't worry, you can whip it by hand. It will, however, take longer and your arms may get quite sore.
How to Make a Cocoa Cloud Macchiato
Make The Espresso
Brew 3 ounces of espresso in your espresso machine. If you don't have an espresso machine, use your favorite brewing method to make extra strong coffee.
Using a flavored coffee such as Lifeboost’s caramel macchiato coffee is a great way to get that perfect pairing of sweet caramel with a hint of vanilla.
If you have a sensitive stomach and suffer from stomach pain when drinking strong coffee, then we recommend a low-acid coffee or using ways to reduce the acid in your coffee.
Make the Cocoa Cloud Macchiato
Fill a glass or a cup with the brewed coffee, toffee nut syrup, and milk. Use three ounces of espresso and two pumps of toffee nut syrup to flavor a 24 oz cocoa cloud macchiato.
Add your caramel and mocha drizzle either into the mixture, or drizzled on top, depending on your preference. Mix the ingredients, and top it off with the egg white cloud.
What Is the Difference Between a Cocoa Cloud Macchiato and an Espresso Macchiato?
You get different types of macchiato. Some are more basic than others, and some are flavored.
What is an espresso macchiato? Espresso macchiato is a single or double espresso served in a tiny cup with a dollop of warm, foamed milk.
Caffe macchiato is the Italian name for it. You'll probably appreciate an espresso macchiato if you prefer your espresso to take command of the flavor of your drink.
A cocoa cloud macchiato is also made from espresso, however, it comes with a creative twist, and has more flavor. It is made with flavored syrups such as toffee nut syrup, caramel or vanilla syrup, and mocha sauce.
The drink is topped off with a cloud-looking mixture that is creamy and frothy. This is what gives it its name.
A cocoa cloud macchiato can also be served either hot or iced.
How to Make an Iced Cocoa Cloud Macchiato
It’s a very similar process to making an iced cocoa cloud macchiato, compared to a hot one.
- 3 shots espresso, 3 ounces strongly brewed coffee
- 3/4 c. milk (up to 1 cup). 2% milk can be used
- 2 pumps of toffee nut syrup, approx 1 tablespoon (more or less to taste
- caramel sauce to drizzle
- mocha sauce to drizzle
Fill a glass jar with ice, cold coffee, toffee nut syrup, and milk, and seal it, Add caramel and mocha drizzle either to the mixture, or drizzle it on top.
Shake the jar to mix the ingredients. Add the cloud mixture, and serve with a straw on top of the egg white cloud.
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