This is part of a sponsored campaign with the California Milk Processor Board and Latina Mom Bloggers. However, all opinions expressed are my own.
As part of the Positivismo Toma Leche campaign, I am sharing another milk based recipe with you this month. November is all about Thanksgiving, spending time with the family and eating our hearts out. I know we are going to have a full house in just a few weeks as the kids start getting their vacations from class and the rest of the family arrives to stay over for a few days. It is going to be a mad house! When we have this much family over, I really concentrate on stocking up on food staples; milk, cereal, bread, sandwich fixings and plenty of snacks. For the grownups I also make sure to have a great selection of coffee. We live off of coffee and panesitos, especially for breakfast and for sitting down in the evening while we chat and catch up on life.
That is why when I went to pick a recipe from the Toma Leche site, I immediately zoned in on this Cafe Tres Leches recipe. You might think it strange, but I do not like pastel de Tres Leches at all! I can't eat wet tasting bread, however, I do love the flavors. When I saw this recipe, I knew that I needed to make this so by the time the family arrives, I can have a new coffee treat to share with them since I refuse to make the cake version of this. And it is so good, I think they will finally forgive me for always turning my nose up at their wet pastel.
If you are like me and not the best cook, you really want to visit the Tres Leches site and get yourself some inspiration. They have so many great recipes up, and most of the are super easy to follow. I used this Cafe Tres Leches recipe as my inspiration, but I did tweak it a bit to make it more to my liking. I like my coffee to be strong and sweet. What's great about this recipe is you can just make a pot of coffee, grab the milk and then let everyone sweeten their own.
Cafe Tres Leches
Ingredients for a large cup like the I used:
1/2 cup of milk
1/2 cup of strong coffee
4 tablespoons of condensed milk
1 cinnamon stick for stirring
Pour ice cubes into your cup. Add milk and coffee using cinnamon stick to stir gives it a little more flavor too. Add condensed milk to your liking and a little bit of whipped cream with some cinnamon powder gives it that coffee house taste and look.
Viola! You have a coffee house style drink with the authentic Mexican Tres Leches flavor.
I told you it was easy! Don't forget to visit Toma Leche on Facebook for many more milk based recipes that will make the holiday so much yummier! And do not forget to download your $1 off milk coupon which will come very much in handy these next weeks.