There’s nothing like a good old cup of coffee first thing in the morning to get you moving.
Of course, that first cup of joe doesn’t just magically appear by itself.
As any coffee lover knows, there’s actually a specific process that goes into making your morning cup of coffee.
And, just for fun, you should try adding a little bit of condensed milk to your brew. In this article, I’ll talk about all the reasons why it’s such a great combination.
Why should you try condensed milk in coffee?
Condensed milk is an amazing addition to your coffee. Not only does it smooth over the bitter, sometimes acidic taste of your morning brew, but it also adds a subtle hint of sweetness.
Condensed milk is a product that adds a lot of sweetness to any coffee you add it to. It’s also called sweetened condensed milk and also adds some creamy texture to your coffee brew.
Basically, it’s a must-try. If you’re a coffee aficionado, you’ll love how this simple ingredient elevates your java from good to great.
You’ll also love the ease of use of condensed milk. You can simply buy a small can of sweetened condensed milk in your local supermarket and use it right away for your coffee.
Because of its simplicity, it’s one of the, if not the best, sweetener for coffee. I also love the fact that it keeps well in the fridge for multiple days, so you can make multiple coffees with it before it goes bad.
It’s also much more convenient than making simple syrup or another coffee syrup at home, let alone buying one.
Overall, I’d say that the sweetness and the richness that it comes with make it one of my favorite sweeteners to date, and I highly suggest giving it a try yourself.
What ingredients are used in this recipe?
To make this recipe as easy as possible, you’ll need two ingredients to get started:
- Freshly brewed coffee
- Sweetened condensed milk
Additionally, you can add your favorite dairy to your coffee, but this all depends on your flavor preference.
This recipe is based on the use of freshly brewed coffee. To make coffee at home, you can use any coffee brewer you like.
These coffee brewers all make amazing coffee and have their unique flavor profile, which makes it even more fun to change things up.
If you’re interested in learning more about these coffee brewers and how to make coffee with them, you can check out my beginner’s guide to brewing coffee.
Over there, I’ll cover everything you need to know from the very beginning, so you can start brewing amazing coffee at home.
Additionally, you can brew a cup of coffee with your Nespresso or Keurig machine. I recommend using your favorite coffee pod to make it even more special.
You can also use espresso coffee and other coffees, but more on this further down.
Does sweetened condensed milk taste good in coffee?
Condensed milk is a type of sweetened evaporated milk made by concentrating fresh milk, which has had about 60% of its water content removed. It makes for a sweet add-in for your coffee.
But most importantly, what does it taste like with coffee?
Condensed milk in coffee makes for a perfectly sweet coffee and will make the coffee taste incredibly rich.
Because lots of water is removed from the milk, you’re left with a stronger version of milk, and the added sugar makes it even richer and creamier.
It’s an incredible sweetener for a lot of different coffees. Have a look below at which coffees you can sweeten with condensed milk:
Which coffees can I add condensed milk to?
There are so many combinations of coffee and condensed milk to try that it keeps amazing me.
My favorite coffee to mix with condensed milk is freshly brewed coffee. You can choose any coffee brewer I’ve mentioned above for a fantastic basis for this recipe.
I’ll be using coffee brewed with the Chemex today. I like the subtle flavor that the Chemex filter provides.
Although this recipe is based on hot coffee, you can also switch things up and use it for a few more recipes.
If you prefer using espresso coffee as the basis, you can make a Café Bombon, which uses equal parts espresso and condensed milk to make the most incredible treat.
Do you want a refreshing drink? Then try adding the condensed milk to iced coffee instead; this easy recipe will guide you through the steps.
Now that you know about the many ways to incorporate condensed milk in your coffee, it’s time to get into the recipe:
- 1 cup (0.24 l) of freshly brewed coffee
- 2 tbsp (30 grams) of sweetened condensed milk
Before getting into the recipe, make sure you're using your favorite coffee brewer and have some fresh coffee beans to make the best coffee!
- To start this recipe off, brew a nice cup of coffee. I'm using the Chemex today.
- While the coffee is brewing, grab a tall glass.
- In the tall glass, add the two tablespoons of sweetened condensed milk.
- After the coffee has been brewed, pour it into the tall glass.
- Grab a long spoon or straw and give it a quick stir before serving.
- You can also serve it as is, so you and your guests can see the fantastic layers and stir the coffee through it afterward.
- Now, all there's left to do is enjoying your homemade condensed milk coffee!
You can adjust the sweetness of your coffee by adding a bit more condensed milk. Using less condensed milk will result in a slightly more robust coffee.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 130Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 35mgCarbohydrates: 22gSugar: 22gProtein: 3g
How many calories are in coffee with condensed milk?
The number of calories in coffee with condensed milk depends on the amount of condensed milk used.
If you’ve followed the recipe, which makes the coffee taste moderately sweet, the coffee will have 130 calories.
You can always choose to use a bit less, which decreases the sweetness and calories, or use a bit more if you like your coffee on the sweeter side.
I suggest trying out a few combinations of coffee roasts and brewing techniques with condensed milk, so you can find your perfect coffee to make every day!
I hope you enjoyed this article about making coffee with condensed milk at home. This easy way to sweeten your coffee is a must-try.
I’ve also mentioned a few more coffee recipes that use sweetened condensed milk, so you can always use the leftover condensed milk!
Do you love these simple recipes? Then have a look below, as I’ve listed even more easy-to-make recipes that are worth a try.
If you have any questions, please comment below, and we’ll be happy to help out! Are there other recipes that you enjoy? Let me know in the comments so I can try them too!