All About Cuban Coffee Recipes

Cuban coffee recipes all begin with a steaming hot pot of traditional Cuban coffee. This is made in an old-fashioned stove top espresso pot or on a modern electric machine. Either way, a true Cuban coffee is incredibly sweet. In fact, the recipe calls for the sugar to be added to the carafe in order to allow the coffee to brew directly on top of the sugar.

Cuban coffee is made to be served in small demitasse cups, and this means that each serving brewed should receive at least one full teaspoon full of sugar. Even though it is already quite sweet, many Cuban coffee recipes end up being dessert beverages!

Interestingly enough, there are also a large number of coffee recipes from Cuba that put the potent beverage to use in such foods as chili, steak and even gravies. This is due to the fact that the coffee has a rich and bold flavor that actually brings “depth” to the other flavors around it.

Cuban Coffee Milkshake Recipe

One of the most popular coffee recipes from Cuba is that which puts it to use in a nice, cooling milkshake.

Serves 1

1 cup of whole milk

2 – 3 scoops of a preferred chocolate ice cream (the richer the better)

3 demitasse cups of Cuban coffee

2 tsp. super fine sugar

Full tray of ice cubes

Brew the coffee and let it cool completely. Using a standard blender, pour the milk, coffee and sugar into it and pulse a few times to blend. Next add the ice cream and blend again. Finally, add handfuls of the ice cubes and keep pulsing until the desired consistency is reached.

This recipe makes a LARGE milkshake, but any leftovers can be easily frozen and simply defrosted in a refrigerator at a later time. Some people even pour the leftover milkshake into the empty ice cube tray and then drop the cubes into a regular cup of coffee for a super powerful summer drink.

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