A Caffè Shakerato is a refreshing and frothy Italian coffee beverage that’s perfect for a hot day. It’s made by shaking together espresso, sugar, and ice, resulting in a cool and invigorating drink.
Here’s how to make a great Caffè Shakerato:
1-2 shots of espresso (or strong brewed coffee)
1-2 teaspoons of sugar (adjust to taste)
Coffee syrup (optional)
Lemon or orange zest (optional)
Coffee beans or chocolate shavings for garnish (optional)
Espresso machine or a strong coffee brewer
Shaker or cocktail shaker
Espresso cup or small coffee cup
Sugar bowl (if using sugar)
Zester (if using citrus zest)
Cocktail glass or a lowball glass (for serving)
Start by making one or two shots of espresso using your espresso machine or another method of brewing strong coffee. The coffee should be hot.
While the coffee is brewing, prepare your shaker and fill it with ice cubes.
Pour the hot espresso into the shaker with the ice cubes. If you like your Caffè Shakerato sweet, add sugar to taste.
Optionally, you can add a splash of coffee syrup for added sweetness. Stir the ingredients in the shaker to ensure the sugar dissolves.
Close the shaker tightly and shake vigorously for about 15-20 seconds. This will cool down the coffee and create a frothy texture.
If you’re using citrus zest, you can rim the edge of your serving glass with a lemon or orange zest for extra aroma.
Optionally, strain the shaken coffee into a cocktail glass or a lowball glass filled with ice cubes. This will help remove any small ice chips and provide a smoother texture.
Garnish your Caffè Shakerato with a few coffee beans or chocolate shavings on top if desired.
Serve your Caffè Shakerato immediately while it’s ice-cold and frothy. It’s a delightful and refreshing coffee drink, perfect for a hot summer day.
Enjoy your Caffè Shakerato by sipping it and savoring the invigorating blend of coffee, ice, and sweetness.
Caffè Shakerato is a simple, yet delicious coffee drink that’s easy to prepare and perfect for cooling down on a warm day. You can adjust the sweetness and garnishes to suit your taste preferences.