Do you love Cafe Con Leche? Would You like to know how to make cafe con leche using goat milk?
Then this will be your new favorite drink!
How To Make Cafe Con Leche Using Goat Milk
I have never been a coffee drinker.
That is, I’ve never been a coffee drinker until about a year or two ago!
I don’t know if it’s because I have four kids, homeschool, blog or homestead, (or all the above combined:) but I have come to
enjoy NEED coffee!
As I write this post late at night I am currently running on this Cafe Con Leche!
Now, I try not to drink it everyday, after all I know caffeine is hard on the adrenals, but some days I just wouldn’t make it without it!
My friend Claudia taught me how to make Cafe Con Leche. She is from Mexico and grew up making it. The first time she made it for me, I was hooked!
Move over green tea, you are no longer the only caffeinated beverage in my life!
What makes this Cafe Con Leche special?
Cafe Con Leche – Coffee With Milk
As the Organic Goat Lady, you know that I can’t use regular creamer or milk in my coffee:)
Actually, using raw goat milk from my own goats is how I justify drinking this! (If you are considering milking your own goats then be sure to read about the Goat Milking Supplies that you will need and 9 Tips for the Best Tasting Goat Milk)
After all, raw goat milk is good for you right?!
So I think this should qualify as a health drink;)!
But that’s not the only thing that makes my Cafe Con Leche special!
Instead of using regular sugar in my Cafe Con Leche, I love to sweeten mine using maple sugar!
IT IS SO GOOD!
How To Make Cafe Con Leche
1. I use this espresso maker to make my organic coffee. It makes approximately 6-8 ounces of espresso, which is four servings.
However I usually divide this between two cups for me and my husband:)
To use this espresso maker add water to the bottom chamber, pack your coffee grounds in (this is up for debate, some pack their coffee and others don’t) and then screw on the top.
Heat over medium-low until you hear the coffee sputtering into the top reservoir.
2. Meanwhile, while the coffee is brewing, heat your goat milk.
If you are using the espresso maker that I use it will give you approximately 3/4 cup coffee. I use a 1:1 ratio or slightly more milk than coffee.
Now, the milk is supposed to be really hot, but I do not bring my milk to a boil.
My reason for this is that my goat milk is raw and I want to preserve as much of the nutrients as possible.
I find that this makes a delicious coffee!
If you aren’t using raw milk though, feel free to simmer the milk.
Make sure that you stir the milk frequently to keep it from burning as it heats.
3. While your milk is heating add the maple sugar to your mug.
The amount of maple sugar you use is a matter of preference. I kind of use a lot in mine:) like a tablespoon or so! I know, I’m cringing as I write it, but I really don’t like my coffee to taste bitter, I need sweet:)
And it is maple sugar and not cane sugar, so the body does handle it a lot better!
But start with a teaspoon or two and see how it tastes, you can always add more.
That’s how I do it, I start with just a little because I’m trying to be good, and then I keep adding as I taste;)
4. After your milk is heated, add it to the maple sugar in your mug.
As I stated above I heat about a cup of milk and divide it between two mugs.
5. Next divide your espresso between the two mugs.
Or, if you need a real pick me up, drink it all yourself;)
6. Stir to combine and to dissolve the maple sugar.
Do you enjoy Cafe Con Leche?
If so then you NEED to try this! You will love it!
If you would like to try the fall version of this recipe, then try Pumpkin Spice Cafe Con Leche!
It is the ultimate fall beverage to drink while curled up in front of the fire:)
And, for a great winter version be sure to try Peppermint Cafe Con Leche! It is my favorite! And not just for during winter but year around:)