Mexican Spiced Coffee (Café de Olla)

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Mexican Spiced Coffee (Café de Olla) will help to warm up the holiday season. This delightful drink features an alluring blend of brown sugar, zesty cinnamon and creamy NESTLÉ CARNATION Evaporated Milk. Great for entertaining.

5 mins. to Prepare

25 mins. Cooking Time

5 mins. Standing Time steeping

35 mins. Total

Servings: 4

Difficulty: Easy


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COMBINE water, piloncillo, cinnamon sticks, anise and cloves in medium saucepan. Heat over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until boiling. Reduce heat to low; cover. Cook for 15 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in coffee granules. Cover; steep for 5 minutes.

HEAT evaporated milk in small saucepan over medium-high heat. Whisk constantly until milk is frothy and just comes to a boil. Remove from heat.

STRAIN coffee through a fine sieve into individual serving cups. Serve immediately with frothed milk on the side.
Amount Per Serving
Servings: 4
Calories from Fat50
%Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 4.5g23%
Cholesterol 30mg10%
Sodium 100mg4%
Carbohydrates 37g12%
Dietary Fiber 0g0%
Sugars 35g
Protein 6g
Vitamin A0%
Vitamin C0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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I love the spicy flavor of this coffee! It can be served as "dessert" to company. I substituted a granulated brown sugar with the strong spices and it was very tasty, you could not tell that it was not real brown sugar.

This sounds great! Cant wait to try this.

My daughter and I really liked this! Very tasty, and a perfect finish to our Mexican themed meal. It was an effort to make, but well worth it...:)

I tried this on a whim. We loved it - guests asked for seconds and wanted the recipe. My family likes the taste anise seed adds to food (I've only used it with meats and vegetables). I was delighted to find another use for a favorite herb. I used the dark brown sugar and found it worked quite well. Interesting taste change. We'll be making this again!!


Well it definetely is not a bad mix, that is for sure, but it lacks a certain pizzaz that other coffees normally have. I do like the cinamon sticks though they add the extra touch that makes it feel like something you should curl up with and drink in front of the fire

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