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How to make Bicerin - 4


A traditional drink from Piedmont, Italy, it is served in three distinct layers of hot chocolate, filter black coffee and cream. Recipe Author: Madhushree
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Beverages, Vegetarian
Cuisine European, Italian
Servings 2 glasses


  • 100 gms bitter dark chocolate preferably 55 % and more
  • 200 mls Milk
  • 2 cups strong espresso
  • whipped cream on top


  • Firstly, you need glasses for serving bicherin. It calls for a small glass or even glasses which are made for Irish coffe would do.
  • Make the hot chocolate by melting the chocolate (chopped in small bits) with the milk. This will give a thick hot chocolate.
  • Have your espresso ready as well as theheavy cream whipped and kept in piping bag for easier pouring.
  • In two glasses, pour the hot choclate in equal quantities. Now take a table spoon and pour the espresso over the back of the spoon very gently into the glasses. The back of the spoon is used so that there is a clear definite layer formed or else, the coffee will get mixed with the hot chocolate. The spoon should be placed in a slanted manner into the glass, sitting right on top of the chocolate at one end.
  • Wait for a minute and see how the layer slowlty forms. Then top it whith whipped cream and serve.