illy Malaysia Brew at Home marocchino caldo recipe blog



  • 1 shot illy espresso
  • 10-15 ml (2-3 tsp) hot chocolate
  • 25 ml (1 scant oz) fresh whole milk
  • Cocoa powder

The Hot Marocchino is an inspired composition of deep colors, creamy consistencies and intense flavors. Serve it in a glass to reveal the full mouthwatering beauty of this specialty drink—chocolate on the bottom, coffee and milk in the middle and a velvety cream on top-an experience to enjoy layer by delicious layer.

  1. Prepare the hot chocolate in a small pitcher and pour it into the serving glass.
  2. Prepare the espresso directly into the same glass, adding it to the hot chocolate.
  3. Dust the mixture with a fine layer of cocoa powder.
  4. Foam the milk in a steaming pitcher or milk frother, using the steam wand of your espresso machine.
  5. Gently pour the foam on top of the coffee/hot chocolate mixture and serve.

About the Marocchino

Crafted with an illy espresso, hot frothed milk and hot chocolate. A historic Italian coffee and a small illy pleasure to start the day.

To brew the perfect espresso coffee, with the same high standards as our baristas, discover our Iperespresso Capsule Machines range.

For coffee lovers who prefer a medium flavour we recommend our Classico Medium Roast Coffee, whereas coffee lovers who prefer a more intense coffee flavour, we recommend our Intenso Dark Roast Coffee.