When I think of café con leche(coffee with milk), I instantly think of my abuelita Sarita when we would visit Monterrey, Mexico. She would carefully tote that, full of fresh milk, blue enamelware pail or pot into her kitchen. She would prepare café con leche for us. It was mostly milk, but it made us feel very special and loved by her.
Never underestimate the power of recipes prepared with love!
Little would my abuela guess that I would still be reminiscing about that cup of hot coffee with fresh milk that she lovingly prepared for me. The food memories are the ones that have made the most impact of my cooking today. Basically you are sharing your love on a plate! It’s a big deal! In this case it was in a cup! These are the same ingredients I use to prepare café con leche, but in the style of Dalgona Coffee.
This may be the shortest blog post ever!
It’s short and to the point! The twist on this recipe is the whipped (Dalgona-Style) Coffee. That small milk frother is perfect for a single cup. The fresh ground Mexican canela(cinnamon) is a must for my liking.
Whipped Café Con Leche(Dalgona Coffee)
- Portable Milk Frother
- 1 tbsp instant coffee nescafe
- 1 tbsp sugar
- 1 tbsp hot water
- 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
- 12 oz milk warmed
- On the back burner, heat 1 1/2 cups of milk until bubbles begin to form.
- When milk is almost ready, whip the coffee with sugar, cinnamon and hot water.
- In a large cup, add 1 tablespoon of instant coffee, 1 tablespoon sugar, pinch of cinnamon and 1 tablespoon hot water. Using the milk frother, whip the coffee for 1-2 minutes. It should look caramel in color and be very thick and glossy. Pour hot milk into cup. Gently stir. Garnish with ground cinnamon.