Valentine's Day Raspberry Mocha Latte
Looking for Valentine’s Day coffee drink ideas that will make your special day a little bit sweeter? Then look no further.
While there are tons of delectable chocolate and coffee pairings you could try on Valentine’s Day, our raspberry mocha latte blends the two together into one lovely, decadent homemade coffee concoction.
As heavenly of a pairing as peanut butter and jelly, raspberries and chocolate are two flavors that pair perfectly, making for the ideal Valentine’s Day coffee.
As an added bonus, National Latte Day is on February 11, 2023, so even if you don’t celebrate Valentine’s Day, you still have an excuse to make up this amazing homemade latte.
Served at 136°F (58°C)
- 8 ounces strongly brewed coffee
- 2 Tablespoons chocolate syrup
- 2 Tablespoons raspberry syrup
- ½ cup steamed milk
- Whipped cream (optional)
- Chocolate shavings (optional)
- Begin brewing the coffee.
- Add the milk to a small saucepan and place over low heat. Whisk the milk until it begins to resemble a light foam.
- While the coffee is brewing, in an Ember Mug², drizzle the chocolate and raspberry syrups.
- Add the coffee and steamed milk to the mug.
- Top with whipped cream, another drizzle of chocolate and raspberry syrup, and chocolate shavings (if desired).
What if I don’t like milk chocolate?
If you’re not a fan of milk chocolate, you can absolutely substitute the regular chocolate sauce and shavings for white chocolate instead. Some might even enjoy the combination of sweet white chocolate and tart raspberry even better than with milk or dark chocolate!
Do I have to buy the sauces?
Nope. If you want to, you can make both the chocolate and raspberry sauce at home.
For the raspberry sauce, simply puree 1½ cups of fresh raspberries with 2 tablespoons of sugar in a food processor. Then, press the resulting mixture through a fine-mesh strainer to remove all of the seeds.
For the chocolate sauce, heat ½ cup heavy cream over medium heat in a small saucepan. Then add 4 ounces of chopped chocolate (or chopped white chocolate) in a heat-safe bowl. Once the cream is hot, add it to the chocolate, let sit for 30 seconds, stir well until smooth. Finally, stir in just a pinch of salt.
Create a Valentine’s Day coffee bar
Want to take your homemade mocha latte to the next level? You can create an entire coffee bar, offering a variety of syrup flavors like caramel, gingerbread, peppermint, and others. Additionally, you can utilize standard milk for your Valentine’s Day coffee or you can offer a variety of non-dairy milks for the coffee.
If you want to put out extra topping options too, sea salt and toasted coconut would go perfectly with this sweet treat.
Try out these other Valentine’s Day coffee drink ideas
If the whole chocolate and raspberry thing isn’t as appealing as you had hoped, there are other fantastic Valentine’s Day coffees that you could try out.
For instance, our Red Velvet latte recipe is a traditional latte and infuses it with beetroot juice, dark chocolate chips, and just a bit of vanilla extract to create a unique and creative take on an otherwise normal latte.
Alternatively, if you are looking for something more spirited, try out our ‘Til There Was You Hot-Tail recipe. Crafted by renowned mixologist Lerone Howard, this Valentine’s Day beverage is a sweet and smooth concoction that evokes tropical flavors through its use of passion fruit, cream of coconut, vanilla bean-infused cognac, bergamot liqueur, and more, all served at a perfect 136°F.
No matter which of these Valentine’s Day beverage drink ideas you decide to share with your loved one, be sure to serve it out of an Ember Mug² or Ember Cup.