As the flowers start to blossom, the bees start to buzz, and the world begins to shed its winter cloak, the beloved iced coffee makes its annual comeback into the hands of millions of coffee drinkers around the globe. Mornings met by a warm cup of joe are replaced by a chilled caffeine treat. And Latinos know the value of their daily cafecito. More than just a drink, most Latino kids grew up drinking cafe con leche in the way others grew up drinking chocolate milk. Whether your cafecito is more leche con cafe than cafe con leche, making one is an art. The world is even starting to catch on, with McDonalds and Starbucks at the helm of the commercial cafecito craze.
With the cafecito as inspiration, we offer our iced takes on classic Latin coffee drinks. During warm spring days and hot summer nights, a nice, cold cafecito sounds like the perfect drink to complement the season. Don't you agree?
Coconut Dulce de Leche Iced Coffee is smooth cafe con leche made with dark roast espresso, topped off with vanilla coconut milk, a heavy drizzle of coconut dulce de leche, a tower of whipped cream, and another drizzle of coconut dulce de leche. A handful of ice cubes and a straw complete this go-to drink.
Cinnamon Spice Cafe con Leche blends the warmth you love from your winter cafecito with the cold, refreshing drink you crave in the summer sun. Fresh espresso is dusted with cinnamon, cardamom, a drizzle of caramel and a splash of coconut milk making a drink that is as tasty hot and steamy as it is icy cold.
If what you want is chocolate, try the Chococo Espresso on the Rocks! Shaved Ibarra chocolate is mixed with espresso and topped off with a shot of milk and extra shaved chocolate making a rich and flavorful drink that will keep you cool and keep you going all day long.
Cafe con Leche isn’t just a way to start your day. With a handful of ice, a perky straw and a to-go cup, you can enjoy an icy cafe con leche anytime, day or night. Refreshing and cool, these drinks will keep you sated and sipping from spring all the way through summer!