Café Bombon is a popular coffee drink that hails from Spain. It’s an easy espresso recipe that will impress your guests or that special someone you’re trying to impress.
The coffee has the flavors of chocolate and orange, so if you love these flavors, you’ll love this drink.
It’s very simple to make and takes less than five minutes; let’s get started!
What is a Café Bombon?
Café Bombon is a delicious, sweet treat that is made with the flavors of coffee and sweetened condensed milk. This coffee is perfect for satisfying any coffee craving!
They’re also great for sharing with others as they’re sure to be gone in just one or two slurps. Whether you enjoy them at home or on the go, Café Bombons will satisfy your sweet tooth cravings!
A Café Bombon is an espresso-based drink that uses a one-to-one ratio of strong espresso coffee and sweetened condensed milk.
It’s served in a small espresso glass so that you can see the amazing layers in the drink. The one-to-one ratio makes for a sweet coffee treat with the amazing flavor of espresso coffee.
You can drink it after dinner as a dessert-style coffee or when you just feel like drinking a sweetened espresso drink!
What ingredients are used in this recipe?
As I’ve talked about above, this coffee recipe uses just two ingredients. The best part is that you probably already have them at home, so you can easily start making this recipe!
This recipe is made with strong espresso coffee and sweetened condensed milk.
Sweetened condensed milk is a canned, sweetened dairy product that has been evaporated and then condensed.
You can buy the sweetened condensed milk in small cans that are perfect for making multiple coffees, or it can be used as an ingredient in desserts if you have some leftovers.
If you prefer to make this recipe without sugar, I recommend using evaporated milk or “unsweetened condensed milk” instead.
You’ll still get the full milk flavor, but without the added sugar that you can find in the sweetened version.
What is the best coffee to use?
For this recipe to work and get the most amazing flavor, you’ll need strong espresso coffee.
The best way to make espresso coffee is with an espresso machine. If you have one at home, make sure to pull a shot of espresso and use it to make this amazing recipe.
You can also make delicious espresso-like coffee using a few different methods:
All of the above-listed coffee brewers will make strong espresso-like coffee that tastes really good but without the use of an expensive espresso machine.
My preferred method for this recipe is using the Moka pot. Out of all the options, the Moka pot will make the most robust coffee, which works well with the sweetness that you’ll add with the sweetened condensed milk.
You can also brew espresso-like coffee with the AeroPress. I suggest using dark roasted coffee beans to make the strongest coffee.
Tip: If you want to learn how to make coffee with these coffee brewers, you can check out my beginner’s guide to brewing coffee.
- One espresso shot (30 grams)
- 2 tbsp (30 grams) of sweetened condensed milk
To make this delicious coffee, you'll need equal parts of espresso coffee and sweetened condensed milk. You can use as much or as little of both ingredients to make a size drink that suits your preference.
- To make this drink at home, you'll need to brew an espresso shot. You can use any of the above-listed brewing techniques. I'm using the Moka pot today.
- While the coffee is brewing, grab a small espresso glass.
- Pour the sweetened condensed milk into the glass.
- After the espresso coffee is brewed, slowly pour it on top of the sweetened condensed milk.
This way of layering will make for the most visually pleasing drink. You can also choose to add espresso coffee first and then topping it with the sweetened condensed milk.
To keep your drink as hot as possible, make sure to preheat the espresso glass by pouring some boiling water into it and letting it sit. Just before assembling the drink, throw the water out.
It's also perfect to use a fresh can of sweetened condensed milk as this is already at room temperature, so you have the hottest drink possible!
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 130Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 35mgCarbohydrates: 22gSugar: 22gProtein: 3g
How many calories are in a Café Bombon?
A Café Bombon has a total of 130 calories. For how small the drink is, it’s quite a few calories.
But I must say that after trying this recipe out, I really enjoy it, and it’s totally worth the calories that come with it.
Because each drink uses a 1:1 ratio of espresso and sweetened condensed milk, each serving includes 2 tbsp (30 grams) of sweetened condensed milk, which is where all the calories come from.
How to drink a Café Bombon?
The Café Bombon is served in a small glass. To drink it, make sure to stir the espresso coffee through the sweetened condensed milk for optimal flavor distribution.
After stirring, make sure to drink it relatively fast, as the coffee cools down quickly due to its size.
I highly suggest using the tips for the hottest coffee I’ve mentioned in the recipe card, so you can enjoy your coffee for longer!
You don’t have to go out of your way for this coffee treat. It’s so easy that you can make it at home with just two ingredients!
So, next time you’re in the mood for some sweetened coffee, break away from the norm and try making this Café Bombon yourself!
I really like this coffee because it’s so easy to make, and I always have a can of sweetened condensed milk in my cabinets.
If you like to drink these kinds of sweetened coffees, I suggest checking out the recipes listed below.
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