Iced Mexican Coffee with Café De Olla

MogoBlog MogoLicious Tasty Tip of the Day:   Mexican coffee can be made in your own home, and yes it will be delicious. Follow these steps to come up with the perfect seasoning and Café De Olla for your perfectly legal treat, and don’t say we didn’t warn you that this stuff is addicting. Mexican coffee may or may not involve a shot of liqueur, but maybe that’s exactly what you need to get your engine roaring in the morning.

Iced Mexican Coffee with Café De Olla


Iced Mexican Coffee:

  • 1 tablespoon chocolate syrup (I always make it from scratch using this recipe)
  • ice cubes
  • 1 shot coffee liqueur
  • 1/2 cup cold café de olla (recipe below)
  • 1 tablespoon heavy cream or half-and-half
  • pinch cinnamon

Café De Olla:

  • 5 cups water
  • 4 large cinnamon sticks
  • 6 whole cloves
  • 4 star anise
  • 1/4 cup white sugar, unrefined if you can find it
  • 1/4 cup lightly packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup ground dark roast coffee beans, regular or decaf

Directions (make in your MogoBox Mug):

  1. To make the Mexican iced coffee drizzle some chocolate syrup on the bottom of a glass. Add ice cubes, the shot of coffee liquor and café de olla. If you’d like to create a floating layer or cream, carefully pour the cream over the back of a spoon on top of the drink (otherwise just go nuts and pour on top to mix it all together). Sprinkle with a pinch of cinnamon.
  2. To Make the Cafe de Olla combine the water, cinnamon sticks, cloves, star anise, and white and brown sugar in a medium saucepan. Stir and bring to a boil and the reduce heat to low and simmer, uncovered, for about 25 to 30 minutes. Remove from heat and add the ground coffee. Stir and cover; let steep for 5 minutes.
  3. Pour through a sieve lined with a coffee filter, or just do as I did and use your coffee maker. Pour directly over your lined coffee grinds basket (obviously you want to make sure that your coffee pot is below). Serve hot or bring to room temperature and the refrigerate.

Yields: Mugs with Attitude® serving


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