Now onto the first recipe for #RaspadosWeek...
Because it's Monday and because we could all use a little boost to help us get through the day, the first recipe I'm sharing for #RaspadosWeek is Nieve Raspada de Cafe (Coffee Raspado). Made with coffee and cinnamon, the coffee syrup tastes like Cafe de Olla (Mexican coffee). And with a little sweetened condensed milk drizzled on top, it tastes just like Cafe con Leche.
Almíbar de Cafe for Nieve Raspada(Coffee Syrup)
- 1 cup water
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- 2 to 3 tablespoons instant coffee granules (regular or decaf)
- 1 (3-inch) cinnamon stick
- Sweetened condensed milk
Dissolve the instant coffee granules and sugar in the cup of water in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Immediately reduce heat to very low and continue simmering, stirring occasionally, for 10 to 15 minutes. (Do NOT leave syrup on stove unattended! It will spill over creating a hot, sticky mess on your stove.) Remove from heat and let cool to room temperature. Spoon 4 to 5 tablespoons of coffee syrup over 1 cup of shaved/crushed ice. Drizzle top with sweetened condensed milk. Enjoy!!!