Today, I’m going to guide you through a fantastic recipe called a Café Con Miel. This translates to ‘Coffee with Honey’ from Spanish.
The recipe can be made with just a few ingredients and tastes absolutely amazing. Do you love coffee as much as I do? Then you should definitely give this recipe a try.
I’ll start this article with some information about this recipe and give you a little background story. After that, it’s time for the recipe. This recipe will be easy to follow as I made a step-by-step guide.
What is a Café Con Miel?
Café Con Miel is coffee with honey that originates from Spain. The coffee is made by combining freshly brewed coffee with honey, spices, and milk.
This recipe is easy to make as it is just a few ingredients. The fun part about the ingredients, which I’ll talk more about a bit further down, is that you can switch the spices and milk to suit your flavor.
Traditionally, this recipe is made using an espresso topped with honey, then foamy milk and topped with a bit of spices like cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, and nutmeg.
I’ve tried to make this recipe quite a few times as of now, and I can tell you that it tastes amazing! Do you like to sweeten up your home-brewed coffee with some sugar? Then you’re going to love to try this recipe with honey.
Even if you don’t like to add sugar or any other sweetener to your coffee, I believe you’ll get as excited as me about this recipe as soon as you give it a try. Let’s get into the ingredients you’re going to need for this recipe:
What ingredients are in a Café Con Miel?
Before going straight to this Café Con Miel recipe, I want to tell you a bit about the ingredients and alternatives you can use to make it.
Café Con Miel is made by using the following ingredients:
- Brewed coffee
- Spices (cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, and cardamom)
After the recipe, I’ll go a bit more in-depth about the ingredients that are used in this recipe and for what you can switch them out when you don’t like using them.
How many calories does a Café Con Miel contain?
Café Con Miel contains 124 calories based on the use of whole milk and 20 grams of honey. The number of calories can change depending on the milk alternative you use or if you want to change up any other ingredient.
Down below, I made a table where you can check how much calories your Café Con Miel will contain depending on which milk or milk alternative you use:
|Café Con Miel made with:
|Amount of calories:
|2% fat milk
As you can see, there is a big difference in calories depending on the milk you use. The calories are made with the same measurements that you can find in the recipe below:
- 3.4 fl oz (100 ml) of milk
- 3 fl oz (90 ml) of brewed coffee
- 1 Tbsp (20 grams) of honey
- Spices (cinnamon, cloves, cardamom, and nutmeg)
This recipe is super easy to make. Are you ready? Let's begin:
- Start brewing your coffee; use whatever coffee you like, but make sure it's strong coffee.
- Heat your milk in a small saucepan and lightly foam it as well. If you have a milk foamer, you can use this as well to save some time and work.
- Now that you've got both your coffee and milk brewed and heated up, it's time to combine them with the other ingredients.
- Start with your coffee as the base layer, pour it into your favorite cup.
- Next, add honey to your coffee and stir until fully dissolved.
- Now, top the coffee and honey mixture with your (foamed) milk.
- Top your drink off with the ground spices.
Your Café Con Miel is now done and ready to be enjoyed!
I recommend stirring through the coffee before drinking it. The spices you've added on top will give off more flavor when heated up; this way, your coffee with honey will taste even better!
The number of calories is based on an estimate of the ingredients that I've used. You can check out the part of this article that I wrote about the calories and see how many calories your Café Con Miel will contain when switching around some ingredients.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 124Total Fat: 3.3gSaturated Fat: 1.9gTrans Fat: 0.2gUnsaturated Fat: 0.9gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 42mgCarbohydrates: 21.4gSugar: 21.4gProtein: 3.3g
What coffee to use in a Café Con Miel?
Coffee plays the biggest part in this recipe. As I’ve said before, initially, you’d add espresso as the base layer for this recipe.
I’ve tried using an espresso for this recipe, and I think it’s a bit too overpowering as a base flavor. Because of the amount of milk and other ingredients you’ll add later on, I think it’s best you get a larger amount of coffee in there to balance it out.
I’ve brewed coffee with the Hario V60 to use for this recipe. It is a nicely balanced flavor that suits this recipe perfectly:
Also, you can brew a good cup of coffee with the French press or AeroPress. These coffee brewers will produce a powerful cup of coffee, which will pair perfectly with this recipe.
What is the best milk to use in a Café Con Miel?
You can use any milk you are fond of to make a Café Con Miel. You can choose from different kinds of milk and milk alternatives like soy milk, almond milk, coconut milk, oat milk, and many more.
I like to use whole milk for this recipe as this milk produces the firmest milk foam. I can also recommend using 2% fat milk, which will also foam up really well.
The different milk alternatives are easy to foam up as well, but I’ve concluded that they lose some of their bubbles along the way. So you have to drink your Café Con Miel really fast to enjoy that foamy goodness.
Which honey and spices go into a Café Con Miel?
I like to use raw honey for this recipe. Raw honey is the most natural honey out there, which means that it has the best nutrition. You can also use processed honey, which you can buy almost everywhere.
The processed honey does have a chance to contain a bit of added sugar in it. If you don’t want any of that, stick with raw honey.
You can use various spices to brew this amazing recipe. Most commonly used are cinnamon and nutmeg. However, I like to use a bit of clove and cardamom when I have some on hand.
You can switch out the spices as mentioned above for other spices if you don’t have them or don’t like using them.
Your Dream Coffee is all about making coffee that you absolutely love to make and drink, so I’m here to make sure you’ve got all the options so you can make sure of that!
This recipe was a fun one to write. I’ve made this recipe quite a bit before and just love the flavor of it. The honey mixed with coffee and the milk is such a good combination.
I’ve told you about everything there is to know about Café Con Miel. The most surprising part about this recipe is that it doesn’t have many calories in it, depending on the ingredients you like to use.
If you’re interested in more coffee recipes, you can check them out below. These recipes are great to make on that Sunday morning when you want to brew Your Dream Coffee at home.
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