How To Make The ‘Pancake’ – A Secret Espresso Based Signature Drink - HOMEGROUNDS

How To Make The ‘Pancake’ – A Secret Espresso Based Signature Drink

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Have you ever looked at a stack of pancakes and wondered how you could make a drink that takes you to that special place of deliciousness, that until now has belonged only to those silver dollar-shaped beauties?

Move over, fluffy, scrumptious pancakes. There’s a new taste in town.

This recipe (called The Pancake) will change breakfast and brunch forever.

The Pancake

Have you ever looked at a stack of pancakes and wondered how you could make a drink that takes you to that special place of deliciousness, that until now has belonged only to those silver dollar-shaped beauties? This recipe (called The Pancake) will change breakfast and brunch forever.

Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Keyword pancake coffee recipe
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 8 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 334 kcal

Ingredients

  • lemon
  • sugar
  • 1/2 oz maple syrup
  • 1 shot espresso
  • 1/2 oz heavy cream or whipping cream
  • icing sugar garnish
  • cinnamon garnish
  • espresso cup
  • spoon for stirring

Instructions

  1. Run a piece of cut lemon around the rim of your espresso cup. Once it is moist with the lemon juice, dip the cup into the sugar to lightly coat the rim

  2. Pour ½ oz of maple syrup into the cup

  3. Mak the espresso shot and pour it into the cup

  4. Add the ½ oz of heavy (or whipping) cream

  5. Sprinkle on some icing sugar and cinnamon

  6. Stir the drink to make sure it is all mixed together


How to Make The Pancake

You could really mess with your friends with this – invite them over and tell them you are making The Pancake.

Don’t explain any further than that.

Just: “Hey, come on over for brunch. I am making… The Pancake”. They will be pretty surprised when you hand them a coffee that tastes just the short stack they were expecting.

You also could make chocolate covered bacon as the stir sticks, if you really wanted to mess with them. Just sayin’.

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Step #1. Pucker Up, Sweetness

Run a piece of cut lemon around the rim of your espresso cup. Once it is moist with the lemon juice, dip the cup into the sugar to lightly coat the rim.

Step #2. Get Sappy

Pour ½ oz of maple syrup into the cup.

PRO TIP - Don’t cheap out here. Buy real maple syrup, as using the fake stuff will ruin the drink. Good maple syrup – which is made from gathering the sap of the maple tree by hand – costs more, but is worth it.

Step #3. Espresso Yourself

You’re a member of the great coffee at home tribe – and you likely have a kick ass espresso machine at home.

But if you don’t, check out this roundup of great Delonghi machines – it may just entice you to get one!

And if you are not ready to spend the coin for a great machine yet, you can make espresso using a Moka Pot.

Want to know how? Find out here.

Pour the espresso shot into the cup.

Step #4. Pour It On Thick

Add the ½ oz of heavy (or whipping) cream.

PRO TIP - You can slightly whip this cream to give more texture. Don’t whip it up like you would for pie, but do thicken it up a bit.

Step #5. Gimme Some Sugar (and Spice)

Sprinkle on some icing sugar and cinnamon.

PRO TIP - Mix the cinnamon and icing sugar together, and top with a little bit of lemon zest to create a fancier look.

Step #6. Stir It Up

Stir the drink to make sure it is all mixed together.

PRO TIP - If you want to make this a boozy breakfast drink, you can add either a coffee-based liqueur like Kahlua, or limoncello to the cup.

Bonus points if you make the coffee-based liqueur yourself. Don’t know how? Check out how to do it here.

Step #7: Drink that Cake!

Big sip! Having this beautifully delicious coffee drink for breakfast means there aren’t as many dishes as there would be if you made those carb-laden circles of dough.

You’re doing yourself a favor!

Sit back and enjoy your caffeinated liquid pancake.


The Last Sip of 'The Pancake'

What did you think – are you ready to have a liquid, espresso-based pancake for breakfast?

Would you serve this to your friends at brunch? Let us know in the comments.

And if you have a buddy who always orders pancakes for breakfast, please share this with them – we want to share the pancake love!

Ready for more delicious recipes? Try this Maple Bourbon Coffee one!

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