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Cafe con leche

Cafe con Leche

  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 drink 1x


Cafe con leche is a delicious Spanish coffee drink that mixes equal parts strong coffee and milk! Here’s how to make it at home.


  • 4 ounces (1/2 cup) strong coffee or espresso
  • 4 ounces (1/2 cup) steamed or frothed whole milk (or oat milk for dairy free)
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons sugar*


  1. Make the coffee using a Moka Pot, or make the espresso (using any of the listed methods).
  2. Steam the milk with an espresso machine (stretching the milk to 20 to 25% in height), or froth the milk with a frother, French press or whisk.
  3. Pour the coffee in a cup and stir in the sugar. Add the steamed milk and serve immediately.


*2 teaspoons tastes closest to Spanish cafe con leche; 1 teaspoon is subtly sweet.

  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Coffee
  • Cuisine: Coffee
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Keywords: Cafe con leche