Café Con Leche is a Spanish coffee that combines strong coffee with hot milk.
Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to make a great Café Con Leche coffee:
Freshly brewed strong coffee (1-2 shots of espresso or a small cup of strong brewed coffee)
Espresso machine or coffee maker
Milk frother or saucepan
Coffee cup or mug
Step 1: Brew Strong Coffee
Prepare 1-2 shots of espresso using your espresso machine or brew a small cup of strong coffee using your preferred method. The coffee should be strong and bold in flavor.
Step 2: Heat and Froth the Milk
If you have a milk frother: Pour a desired amount of milk into the milk frother and heat it until it’s hot but not boiling. Froth the milk to create a creamy, velvety texture.
If you don’t have a milk frother: In a saucepan, heat the milk over medium-low heat, stirring continuously to prevent scorching. Heat it until it’s hot but not boiling.
Remove the saucepan from heat once it’s hot and frothy.
Step 3: Combine Coffee and Milk
In a coffee cup or mug, pour the freshly brewed strong coffee.
Pour the hot and frothed milk into the coffee. The ratio of coffee to milk can vary according to your taste, but it’s typically close to 1:1.
Step 4: Sweeten (Optional)
If desired, add sugar to taste. Stir to dissolve the sugar in the coffee and milk.
Step 5: Add Cinnamon (Optional)
If you like, sprinkle a pinch of ground cinnamon over the top of the Café Con Leche. It adds a warm and aromatic touch to the coffee.
Step 6: Serve and Enjoy
Your Café Con Leche is ready to enjoy. It’s a comforting and smooth coffee beverage with a balance of strong coffee and creamy milk. It can be customized to your preferred level of sweetness, and the optional cinnamon adds a subtle spiciness to the flavor.