Thursday, April 15, 2010

Agua de Cafe {Iced Coffee}

The weather is really warming up here.  Which is fine by me.  But it's almost too hot to enjoy a hot cup of coffee.  Almost!

Who said coffee has to be hot?  One of my favorite Agua Frescas is Agua de Cafe.

My grandmother would sometimes make this during the hot summer months when I was little.  She always used instant coffee because she didn't have room for a coffee pot in our small trailer.  I still make it with instant decaf, so that my kiddies aren't bouncing off of the walls all afternoon.  But you can use strong, brewed coffee.

And like a few of my Agua Fresca recipes, this can easily be made into a grown-up drink by adding a shot of Kahlua to each glass!

Agua de Cafe


  • 6 to 7 cups water
  • 8 teaspoons instant coffee granules
  • 1 (12 oz.) can evaporated milk
  • 1/2 cup sugar

Fill a 2-quart pitcher with 6 to 7 cups of water.  Stir in the instant coffee granules until completely dissolved.

Pour the evaporated milk into the coffee mixture and stir in the sugar until completely dissolved.

Serve with lots of ice.  Enjoy!!!  (For a grown-up version, add a shot of Kahlua to each glass.)

With Love,


  1. oh my god! i can totally make this! it's really hot here in manila for the past couple of weeks, this would be so great :)

  2. I love Kaluha!
    Happy SITS Saturday Sharefest!

  3. Iced coffee is one of my favorite ways to drink coffee. Add a little chocolate syrup for sweetness nad I'm all set.

  4. Esta receta parece buenísima. Gracias por las fotos detalladas y por visitar mi blog.


  5. Muy rico, voy a probar tú receta Leslie!

  6. me encanta tu blog! ya he hecho algunas de tus recetas :)



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