This non alcoholic chocolate mocha martini recipe is a party-worthy drink with a fun twist. If you don't have time to make a fancy dessert, don't worry. Make this decadent mocktini--it's your dessert in a glass!
Any chocoholic lover, young or old, will gladly sip this after dinner drink. Be creative with the way you decorate the insides and rims of your glasses. Sauce, ganache, and sprinkles make the glasses look stunning.
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- Heavy cream
- Dark chocolate
- Sweetened condensed milk
- Strong chilled coffee
- Vanilla extract
How many calories are in this drink?
First off let's remind everyone that this is a dessert type drink, so expect the calories to be high. For one 12 fl. oz. glass, the calories are 1165. This drink is also high in calcium, iron and vitamin A. If you would like to cut the calories dramatically, serve this beverage in a 4 fl. oz. glass. For more nutritional information, scroll past the recipe card.
Can I make a this ahead?
Yes, just follow the steps below and you'll be all set for your next party.
- Make the strong coffee and ganache and allow them to cool. After you decorate the rims of the glasses, cover and refrigerate.
- Decorate the inside of the glasses and the rims with chocolate and place in the freezer so it can harden.
- Mix up the drink and pour into a 4-cup carafe or glass measuring cup. Cover and place in the fridge.
- Just before serving, stir then pour into the prepared glasses and garnish as desired.
Can this drink be frozen?
Unfortunately, I don't recommend freezing this drink to get it to be slushy. It tastes best if consumed within 24 hours. If you have any leftovers, cover so it's air tight and refrigerate.
How to Make
Start by gathering all your ingredients. Make your strong coffee, and chop up the good quality chocolate.
The first step is to make the ganache. Over medium heat, heat the heavy cream until it starts to steam and has a few bubbles on top. Remove from the heat.
Dump in the chopped chocolate and whisk until well combined. Pour some on a small plate for rimming the glasses, and pour the rest in a mixing bowl.
Allow to cool for a few minutes so it can thicken.
Decorate the insides of the glasses with sauce then dip the rims of the glasses into the ganache.
Next, dip the rim into the sprinkles, and twirl it a bit so the sprinkles cover the chocolate. Put the glasses in a freezer for 10 or 15 minutes to allow it to set.
To make the drink, pour the sweetened condensed milk on top of the slightly cooled ganache.
Whisk together until mixed.
Pour in the vanilla.
Whisk in the strong coffee. If necessary, adjust the vanilla or coffee to taste.
If you feel it needs more chocolate, whisk in a heaping teaspoon of sifted cocoa powder. Pour into a carafe or 4-cup glass measuring jug. If making ahead, cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
Pour the mocktini into the prepared glasses.
Serve immediately. Make this for your next dinner party and impress your guests. Cheers!
- Want to lower the calories? Leave out the sweetened condensed milk, but it won't be as thick.
- Want to change up the rim? Twirl the rim in crushed malt balls, or crushed hazelnuts.
- Want to stretch this drink? Pour it into 4 ounce glasses. It will serve 6 people, and the calories will be cut by ⅓.
- Want to add a garnish? Try a small scoop of coffee ice cream, a speared Ferrero Rocher, or three fresh raspberries.
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Non Alcoholic Chocolate Martini
For the Ganache
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream
- 4 ounces good quality dark chocolate, 70% cacao, chopped
For the Garnish
- ¼ cup dark chocolate sauce
- Dark chocolate ganache, from above
- Chocolate sprinkles
- Small scoop of coffee ice cream, optional
For the Drink
- 1 cup sweetened condensed milk
- 7 tablespoons strong coffee, chilled
- 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
- ¼ teaspoon cocoa powder, sifted (optional)
Making the Ganache
- Finely chop the chocolate with a large, sharp knife.
- Heat the heavy cream in a small saucepan until it barely starts to boil. You will see steam first, then small bubbles. Remove from heat immediately and pour in the chopped chocolate all at once. Whisk until well blended.
- Pour some ganache on a small plate to rim the martini glasses. Pour the rest in a bowl to allow it to cool.
Decorating the Glass
- Pour some sprinkles on a small plate.
- Dip the rim of the martini glass into the ganache first, then dip and twirl it in the sprinkles.
- Squeeze some sauce in the corner of a plastic sandwich bag. Twist the top and snip off the tip to form a small piping bag.
- Starting at the bottom, squeeze the sauce into the martini glass and swirl upward until ½ inch from the rim. Place in the freezer until needed.
Assembling the Drink
- Pour the sweetened condensed milk into the bowl of ganache and whisk until well combined.
- Whisk in the coffee and vanilla extract, then taste and adjust flavors by adding more coffee or vanilla as desired. Whisk in the optional cocoa powder.
- Pour the mixture into a glass carafe or 4-cup jug with a spout to make it easier to pour into the decorated martini glasses. Take the glasses out of the freezer and pour into two glasses.
- If desired, place a small scoop of coffee ice cream in the drink. Serve immediately.
- Cut the calories by ⅓ and stretch the drink mixture by pouring it into six 4 ounce glasses.
- Pretty garnish ideas: scoop of coffee ice cream, three fresh raspberries, or a speared Ferrero Rocher,