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Coffee shop recipes to try at home!

Missing your favourite coffee shop drink, treats and latte art? We would like to help you create that coffee shop experience at home by giving you the coffee recipes from your much-loved coffee brands found at Eldon Square.

So whether it’s a Frappuccino from Starbucks, a freshly pressed black coffee from Caffè Nero, or the latte art from Costa, we’ve rounded up hints, tips and recipes for you to have a try at home.

Starbucks style Chocolate Frappuccino

In Lockdown 1.0, Starbucks launched ‘Starbucks at Home’ where they shared their very own tips on their social media on how to re-create some of their classics in your kitchen, including their Frappuccino recipes. Due to public demand, they released how to make the popular Chocolate Frappuccino recipe. This is an easy copycat that you can make and enjoy from the comfort of your own home!

What you’ll need:

  • 1 cup of milk
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 2 cups of ice
  • Whipped or squirty cream
  • Chocolate sauce (optional)
  • A blender

How to make it:

  1. Pour the milk, cocoa powder and sugar into a blender
  2. Blend for a few seconds to mix the ingredients
  3. Then add your ice and blend until you reach the desired consistency
  4. Pour into a tall glass and top with whipped cream
  5. Finally drizzle with the chocolate sauce
  6. Sit back and sip on your tasty, iced treat!

Psst! If you need your caffeine fix, simply add a shot of espresso to the recipe to create a delicious Mocha Frappuccino.

Missing those chilled-out coffee shop vibes or the background noise that makes that coffee shop ambiance? Head over to the official Starbucks Spotify profile and find a library of playlists for every mood! From ‘Coffee House Pop’ to ‘Starbucks Vintage’ and more.

*Recipe found at Starbucks.

Starbucks Blonde Vanilla Latte 

Learn how to make the delicious Starbucks Blonde Vanilla Latte where fluffy frothed milk and sweet vanilla syrup is combined with a shot of espresso to make a tasteful delight from the comfort of your own home with only three ingredients.

What you’ll need:

  • 1 Starbucks Blonde Espresso Roast by Nespresso capsule
  • 1 cup milk of your choice
  • 2 Tbsp Starbucks Vanilla Syrup

How to make it:

  1. Prepare 1 shot of Starbucks Blonde Espresso Roast by Nespresso and pour into a mug. *If you don’t have a Nespresso machine, you can still make a Vanilla Latte with other coffee machines that can provide you with a espresso
  2. Froth milk using your preferred method.
  3. Add Starbucks Vanilla Syrup to your mug of espresso and gently stir. This will give you that sweet touch.
  4. Gently pour your frothed milk into your mug until it’s almost full.
  5. Spoon any remaining foam onto the top of your beverage, add sugar if needed and enjoy.

*Recipe found at Starbucks.

Coffee brewing guide from Caffè Nero

Caffè Nero have shown us how to perfect the art of brewing at home using a French press and just how simple it really is! Don’t have a French press? There are lots more brewing guides using all sorts of gadgets over on their website and Instagram to try out.

Caffè Nero recommend pre-heating the cup by filling your press up with boiling water and let it stand. Pour out just before you begin the process, so the cup is nice and hot! Why not use filtered water in your mix for that extra smooth coffee taste.

What you’ll need:

  • French press
  • Kettle
  • Scales
  • Timer
  • Boiled water
  • Coffee bean grinder
  • 50g coffee beans for a litre of coffee (or pre-ground if you can’t access a grinder)

How to brew a coffee:

  1. Weigh your beans (50g recommended per litre of coffee made)
  2. Use the grinder to create a coarse grind of coffee (like the consistency of breadcrumbs)
  3. Pour your coffee into the French press (remove your pre-heating water first)
  4. Slowly pour boiling water up to halfway and slowly stir
  5. Fill up to the top with more boiling water
  6. Stir and let brew for 3 minutes
  7. Put the lid on your press and slowly push down the plunge
    Pour and enjoy!

Treat yourself! Why not make yourself a Caffè Nero style loyalty card? Make sure to fill it in every time you have your morning coffee and when it’s full up, treat yourself to an extra biscuit, piece of cake, pastry or whatever you feel like.

*Recipe found at Caffe Nero.

Costa Coffee’s Chocolate Tiffin

What better sidekick to go with your mid-morning coffee than a classic Costa chocolate tiffin? Luckily Costa let us in on the secret to making your own version at home, and it’s so easy to re-create.

What you’ll need:

  • 120g butter (unsalted)
  • 2 tbsp unrefined golden caster sugar
  • 3 tbsp golden syrup
  • 20g cocoa powder
  • 225g digestive biscuits roughly chopped into small pieces
  • 225g dark or milk chocolate (melted)
  • 25g raisins
  • 25g glacé cherries (halved)

How to make it:

  1. Place the butter, sugar, cocoa powder and golden syrup in a saucepan and heat until the butter is melted and all of the ingredients have come together.
  2. Chop the biscuits into small pieces and slice the cherries into halves. Mix together and combine with the raisins. Gently drop everything into the melted mixture in the saucepan and give it all a good stir until combined.
  3. Lightly grease a small square or round baking tin with a little softened butter and pour in the saucepan mixture. Use a spoon or your hand to press the mixture down to form the base.
  4. In a separate bowl, gently melt the dark chocolate (you can use milk or a mixture of the two if you prefer) over a saucepan of boiling water. Do not allow steam to get into the chocolate as it will go lumpy. Pour the melted chocolate over the top of the biscuit mixture in the baking tin.
  5. Place the Tiffin in the fridge to chill for at least 2 hours.
  6.  Cut into bars and store in the fridge to keep fresh for up to 5 days. When you’re ready to enjoy, select the biggest pieces and pair with your favourite coffee.

*Recipe found at Costa.

Create some latte art

Having a frothy coffee with your tiffin? Perfect your latte art (there’s loads of great tutorials online, just search latte art), or use a homemade stencil to get that pretty pattern on top of your coffee. Why not get the kids involved and get them to make a stencil to use on top of your coffee. To make a stencil, simply cut a pattern into a piece of paper or card and sprinkle cocoa or cinnamon dust on top, leaving a funky design on top of your hot drink. Yum!

Don’t forget, many of our coffee shops are open for takeaway. Find a full list of takeaway services here.


Latest centre and stores information

Following the latest Government announcement we can confirm that Eldon Square will remain open for essential retail and services only, from Tuesday 5 January until further notice.

In line with Government guidance, anyone visiting the centre, whether that is to work or shop, must wear a face covering when entering and walking around the malls.

Throughout the pandemic, we continue to do everything we can to make sure the centre is a safe place to visit and work.

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