Make this frozen café con leche in your blender at home with just a few ingredients!
Who doesn’t love a good café con leche? I have one a few days each week, but I almost always make them at home instead of buying them. My mom and I share a love for making copycat recipes at home. It’s become almost a game between us, and has been for many years. Why pay $6 or more for a large coffee house drink I can make better at home, and for much less money per serving?
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I definitely inherited my mom’s gift for recreating recipes, so I’m grateful that she shared her love of cooking and experimenting in the kitchen with me. I created this frozen café con leche with my mom in mind. She usually will ask me what kind of coffee I’m drinking lately, and then she gets hooked on it too. So even when we can’t have a cafecito together, we can at least enjoy the same drink despite the miles between us.
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I like to prepare the cafe con leche mixture the night before, freeze it overnight and then put it in the blender the next day.
If you’re concerned about calories because you want to drink this frappe regularly, I recommend using the fat-free evaporated milk. Obviously, the fuller the fat, the creamier the milk, so you decide what works best for you.
Here’s a guide to the fat and calorie content for each kind of evaporated milk:
- Fat-free evaporated skim milk has 10 calories and no fat per tablespoon
- 2% evaporated milk has 15 calories and 0.3 grams of fat per tablespoon
- Regular evaporated milk has 20 calories and 1 gram of fat per tablespoon
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- 2/3 cup Nestlé Carnation fat free evaporated milk
- 3 1/2 tablespoons Nescafé Clásico
- 2/3 cup water
- 1 cup ice cubes
- 3 tablespoons Nestlé La Lechera sweetened condensed milk, or more to taste
- Pour 2/3 cup of evaporated milk into a measuring cup, add 3 tablespoons Nescafé Clásico and stir well to dissolve.
- Pour liquid into an ice tray and freeze for at least 90 minutes.
- Remove from freezer once frozen and place in a blender. Add 1 cup ice cubes, 2/3 cup water, and 2 tablespoons sweetened condensed milk to a blender. Blend on high until contents are a smoothie-like consistency.
- Taste with a spoon to see whether you'd like to add more sweetened condensed milk. If so, add 1 tablespoon at a time and blend well to incorporate.
- Pour into cups and serve with a straw.
*Cook time listed is time in freezer
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