Cafe Con Leche
Cafe con leche is a popular espresso drink in Spain. Discover how simple it is to make at home and enjoy a great coffeehouse-style cup of coffee.
- Serves: 1 person
- For the Espresso:
- 2tablespoons/10 grams coffee (finely ground; or amount needed for pot)
- ½cup water (or amount needed for pot)
- For Cafe Con Leche:
- 3 ½ounces espresso (brewed)
- ½cup milk (whole)
- Optional: 1/2 teaspoon white granulated sugar (to taste)
Step 1Gather the ingredients.
Step 2Pour hot water into the serving cup to heat it while the coffee's brewing.
Step 3In a 3-cup stovetop espresso maker, add finely ground coffee and water according to the manufacturer's instructions. Heat on the stove to brew.
Step 4In a small saucepan over low heat, pour the milk and heat gently until it steams and there are small bubbles around the edges. Do not let it boil. Stir occasionally to prevent a film from forming on the top.
Step 5When the espresso has brewed, dump the water from the cup. Fill it halfway with freshly brewed espresso.
Step 6Slowly pour the steamed milk over the espresso and stir to incorporate. Add sugar to taste. Serve and enjoy.