Nieve Raspada de Cafe (Coffee Raspado) #RaspadosWeek w/ Linky

To celebrate that summer is officially here, I am dedicating this week to one of my favorite summertime desserts...Raspados (aka Nieves Raspadas/Raspas/Snowcones).  And because I love a party, I'm turning #RaspadosWeek into a Linky Party.  If you have a blog and have posted (or will be posting) a raspado recipe, I'd love for you to share it in the Linky located below this post.  Also feel free to share your raspado recipes on your favorite Social Media sites using the hashtag #RaspadosWeek.

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!!!


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