First, brew a small pot of good espresso.
I used a little Moka pot to brew mine, and I seriously recommend investing in one if you're a true caffeine freak like me. They're only $20-$30 at most home goods stores, and they brew an amazing cup of espresso.
If you haven't used one before, here's how it works: Unscrew the top and bottom, then take out the metal filter from the base.
Fill the bottom with as much water as you'd like to have turn into espresso (just like a regular coffee maker). I always overfill, just in case!
Then, put the filter back on and fill it up with a good-sized scoop of coffee. Be sure to use a strong roast, like French or Italian, that's very finely ground. I used Starbucks Caffe Verona.
Then, screw the top back on and set the pot on a hot burner.
While you wait for it to boil, scoop a generous dollop of good-quality vanilla ice cream into a cappuccino cup.
I use Guernsey's ice cream - it's phenomenal!
Working quickly so the ice cream doesn't melt completely, ad a few strips of chocolate syrup to top it off.