Making A Spanish Coffee Recipe

Most coffee drinkers will enjoy trying a Spanish coffee recipe. Coffee is a beloved beverage served all around the world. Some people love a steaming hot cup of coffee each morning, some look forward to warmer months and tall, cool glasses of iced coffee. Some take coffee anyway they can find it!

The following coffee recipe uses the familiar combination of coffee, cream and sweetener, but also adds the wonderful flexibility of being a hot or a cold beverage. It even converts from a non-alcoholic to one with more of a kick! Many people serve this recipe as an after-dinner drink or even a fun warm weather dessert.

It echoes many other Spanish style coffee recipes with its addition of chocolate and/or alcohol, but it allows the cook to alter the ingredients to meet the needs of the drinkers. If you are looking for a simple, easy to use and remember coffee recipe, this is the one to jot down.

World’s Most Versatile Spanish Coffee Recipe

Serves 8

2 ½ cups light cream

6 - 1.55-oz. milk chocolate bars broken into pieces

Whipped cream

1 cup freshly brewed coffee

Alternate Ingredients (if desired)

8 tablespoons of brandy; or

8 tablespoons of Tia Maria or other coffee flavored rum; or

8 tablespoons of almond flavored liqueur


In a medium-sized saucepan over low heat melt together the light cream and chocolate bar pieces. Cook this stirring constantly, until chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth. Stir in coffee and carefully beat the mixture with a wire whisk until foamy. Pour into eight 5 oz mugs or glasses. (It is at this point that the brandy, rum, or almond liqueur can be added to the glasses – 2 tablespoons to each).

Serve hot with whipped cream or cool the chocolate mixture and serve over crushed ice. This drink will also adapt to being made in a blender and poured into taller, ten ounce, beverage glasses as well.

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