Chocolate Espresso Shot Recipe

These Dark Chocolate Espresso Milkshake shots are the perfect way to indulge your sweet tooth! They’re rich, chocolatey, and delicious. Plus, they’re easy to make.

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It’s about that time again for my token milkshake shots. 

And now this Dark Chocolate Espresso Milkshake Shots version is rich and chocolatey.

Since technically these are mini shots, they should come free of sugar highs.

But just in case, you have more than one, the little dose of espresso mixed in might help calm the sugar high that usually ensues.

Not that that happens to me, of course. Let’s just say that I am no singing-to-the-birds version of Snow White until I have my coffee in the morning.

It’s pretty much my little happy place to always have caffeine.

So any reason I can get to make the rest of the day filled with coffee without needing intervention is a good one.

You can also try this Creme de Menthe Ice Cream Shots, which are mixed with other drinks or added to ice cream and desserts. It’s also used in some savory foods too!

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Ingredients and Tools Needed to Make Dark Chocolate Espresso Milkshake Shots

Vanilla bean ice cream

Single serving of chilled fresh espresso — I used my Nespresso VertuoLine, in courtesy of Nespresso.

It’s an upgrade to my previous Nespresso maker that I obsessed over and begged my mom to buy me for Christmas last year. True story. Best gift I ever begged for besides my Kitchen Aid Mixer.

Tiny scoop of ice — Optional just to thicken the shots

Dark chocolate shot glasses

Instant coffee grinds — To sprinkle for garnish


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How to Make Dark Chocolate Espresso Milkshake Shots

Step 1 — Make fresh espresso in advance to let it chill.

Or you can even cheat and use the Nespresso frother on cool with a splash of cream to speed things up.

I’d advise you on the best route to make fresh espresso without the machine except for my only knowledge of making decent coffee is by using pods and pressing the only button on my Nespresso maker. Don’t judge me…

Step 2 — Next, mix in all of the other ingredients, minus the instant coffee garnish, into a mixer and blend.

Step 3 — While everything is still nicely chilled, fill the dark chocolate cups and add a sprinkle of instant coffee for the garnish and serve!

You have to eat them quickly, but that shouldn’t be a problem.


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Can I Substitute Vanilla Ice Cream Instead of Chocolate Ice Cream?

Yes, you can substitute vanilla ice cream for chocolate in an espresso milkshake.

The flavor will be different, but it will still be delicious.

Can I Add Flavored Syrups to Dark Chocolate Espresso?

If you’re looking for a delicious espresso milkshake, you can definitely add flavored syrups to dark chocolate espresso.

This combination will give you a rich and decadent treat that’s perfect for any occasion.

Just be sure to use high-quality syrups so that your espresso milkshake tastes its best.

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More Milkshake and Ice Cream Shot Recipes

So any reason I can get to make the rest of the day filled with coffee is a good one in my book.

Especially when that means Dark Chocolate Espresso Milkshake Shots!

Feeling macaron-y? You won’t be able to resist these sweet and flavorful Dark Chocolate Coconut Macaroons.

If you’re in the mood for something sweet and chocolatey, give this recipe a try.

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Dark chocolate espresso milkshake shots - Sugar and Cloth

Dark Chocolate Espresso Milkshake Shots Recipe

Print Recipe
5 from 2 votes
A decadent, creamy dessert with a hint of coffee.
Cook Time30 minutes
Chill Time1 hour
Total Time1 hour 30 minutes
Course Desserts
Cuisine Shots


  • Mixer


  • 1 cup vanilla bean ice cream
  • 1 chilled fresh espresso single serving
  • 1 scoop ice optional to thicken the shots
  • 4 dark chocolate shot glasses
  • instant coffee to sprinkle for garnish


Calories: 68kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 26mg | Potassium: 66mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 139IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 0.03mg
Servings: 4
Calories: 68kcal


  • Make fresh espresso in advance to let it chill.
  • Mix in all of the other ingredients (minus the instant coffee garnish) into a mixer and blend.
  • While everything is still nicely chilled, fill the dark chocolate cups and add a sprinkle of instant coffee for the garnish and serve!
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  2. Its ok to beg when it brings you to such a “happy place” :)

    Now lets hear that singing to the birds version of Snow White since we all know you have had more than one shot this morning!