The Rise of the “Cracked Latte”: A New Viral Coffee Trend

If you’re a coffee lover or someone who loves to stay on top of the latest social media “edible” trends, you’ve probably heard about the newest viral sensation: the “cracked latte.” This unique twist on the traditional latte has taken Instagram and TikTok by storm, and it’s easy to see why. Its eye-catching appearance and chocolatey foundation is quickly becoming the go-to beverage for trendsetters and coffee lovers.

What is a Cracked Latte?

At its core, a cracked latte is all about a delicious layer of hardened chocolate that you gently squeeze to crack. The beauty of it is its versatility, you can choose just about any flavor of chocolate and latte or coffee combo & add any toppings you desire. For those who enjoy a simple iced coffee or latte, a smile layer of chocolate will transform your drink into a delicious treat. The result is a drink that not only tastes delicious but provides a unique experience.

Cracked Latte Recipe

Preparation: 5 minutes
Freezing: 10-15 minutes
Assembling: 5 minutes
Total: 20-25 minutes



  • Chocolate
  • Ice
  • Sweetener of choice
  • Espresso (single or double shot)
  • Milk or half-and-half


  1. Brew fresh espresso – a single or double shot, depending on your preference.
  2. Melt your choice of chocolate. Pour the melted chocolate into a plastic to-go cup.
  3. Tilt and spin the cup to coat the entire inside with chocolate.
  4. Place the cup in the freezer until the chocolate becomes solid (about 10-15 minutes).
  5. Once the chocolate has set, add ice to the cup.
  6. Add your preferred sweetener.
  7. Pour in the freshly brewed espresso.
  8. Add your choice of milk or half-and-half.
  9. Crack the chocolate and enjoy your delicious Cracked Latte!

Check out our Cracked Latte Tutorial below for step-by-step instructions to create your own! Will you be trying this trend? Let us know in the comments!

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