Mexican Caramel Coffee
October 15, 2011
"This is a sweet coffee drink, made with cajeta, a rich caramel sauce that is made from either goat or cow milk. It's similar to dulce de leche, but it has a more liquid consistency. You can find it in well-stocked supermarkets or in Mexican grocery stores. Cajeta is jst as versatile as caramel sauce, and it's delicious as a spread on cookies or drizzled over ice cream. -NOTE- I have a huge sweet tooth, you can adjust the sugar amount to your taste."
- Serving Size: 1 (284 g)
- Calories 109.5
- Total Fat - 4.4 g
- Saturated Fat - 1.6 g
- Cholesterol - 6.6 mg
- Sodium - 112 mg
- Total Carbohydrate - 18.1 g
- Dietary Fiber - 4.2 g
- Sugars - 10 g
- Protein - 1.2 g
- Calcium - 103.7 mg
- Iron - 0.8 mg
- Vitamin C - 0.8 mg
- Thiamin - 0 mg
Step by Step Method
Divide all ingredients equally in two mugs and enjoy!
No special items needed.
The ingredient tips, suggestions, variations, facts, questions and answers below are not edits to the original author's recipe. They are not meant to imply any change would improve the recipe. They're offered for convenience, alternative ideas, and points of interest. If you have any comments about them, please post in the Help & Ideas forum.
- For the Mexican caramel sauce (cajeta), look for it in well-stocked supermarkets or in Mexican grocery stores.
- The sugar amount can be adjusted to your taste, depending on how sweet you like your coffee.
- Substitute the Mexican caramel sauce (cajeta) with maple syrup. This substitution will make the drink less sweet, but still provide a delicious flavor. Maple syrup is a healthier alternative to cajeta and is a great way to add sweetness to the coffee without using as much sugar.
- Substitute the half-and-half with almond milk. Almond milk is a great dairy-free alternative that still provides a creamy texture to the coffee. It is also a healthier option, as it is lower in calories and fat than half-and-half.
Chocolate Caramel Coffee Replace the ground cinnamon with 1 tablespoon of cocoa powder and add 1 tablespoon of chocolate syrup. Divide all ingredients equally in two mugs and enjoy!
Mocha Caramel Coffee Replace the ground cinnamon with 1 tablespoon of instant coffee granules and add 1 tablespoon of chocolate syrup. Divide all ingredients equally in two mugs and enjoy!
Churros: Churros are deep-fried pastries that are popular in Latin American cuisine. They are usually rolled in sugar and cinnamon and served with a dipping sauce. They are a great accompaniment to Mexican Caramel Coffee because the sweet and crunchy texture of the churros complements the creamy, caramel-flavored coffee.
Mexican Fried Ice Cream: Mexican Fried Ice Cream is a delicious dessert that pairs perfectly with Mexican Caramel Coffee. It is made by coating a scoop of ice cream in a crunchy tortilla shell and deep-frying it until the shell is golden brown and crispy. The contrast between the cold ice cream and the warm, crunchy shell is a great complement to the creamy, caramel-flavored coffee.
Q: How can I adjust the sugar amount?
A: You can adjust the sugar amount to your taste by adding more or less sugar when preparing the Mexican Caramel Coffee.
Q: What type of coffee should I use?
A: You should use a medium-dark roast coffee for the Mexican Caramel Coffee. This will provide the best flavor and balance for the final drink.
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Fun Fact 1: The sweet and creamy Mexican Caramel Coffee has been enjoyed by many famous people, including Mexican actor Gael García Bernal who was seen sipping it in the movie Coco.
Fun Fact 2: Mexican Caramel Coffee is a popular choice in Mexico as it has been around since the 16th century. It was traditionally made with goat’s milk, which was boiled for hours until it thickened into a caramel sauce.