Mocha Cinnamon Cafe Au Lait
Mocha Cinnamon Cafe Au Lait
Category : Coffee and Tea
2 cups low-fat (2 percent) milk
3 cinnamon sticks
20 whole cloves
5 ounces imported milk chocolate, chopped
2 ounces bittersweet (not unsweetened) or semisweet chocolate, chopped
3 cups freshly brewed, strong coffee
3 tablespoons golden brown sugar
1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 cup chilled whipping cream
Ground nutmeg

Combine milk, cinnamon sticks and whole cloves in medium saucepan. Bring to a simmer. Remove from heat. Add both chocolates and whisk until melted. Cover and let stand 15 minutes to allow flavors to blend. Bring milk mixture to simmer. Add coffee, 2 tablespoons sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla; stir over medium-low heat until flavors blend (do not boil), about 5 minutes.

Meanwhile, beat cream, pinch of nutmeg, 1 tablespoon sugar and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla in small bowl until soft peaks form.

Strain cappuccino; ladle into mugs. Top with cream. Sprinkle with more nutmeg.

Serves 6.