Every country has their speciality, or at least an interesting flavor variation. From strong dark Italian espressos to the light creamy German Milchkaffee or French Cafe Au Lait there are so many wonderful ways to drink coffee.. and today’s recipe is no exception.
I discovered Cafe de Miel (Café Miel in French) via a Spanish coworker and I knew it would be a perfect way to showcase Honey granules on behalf of Tate+Lyle®.** Cafe de Miel (or Coffee with Honey) is a sweet and slightly spicy drink, which is lightened up with the addition of milk or cream to also make it rich and creamy. In Spain it is most often a dessert drink (like an after-dinner coffee) but as a fan of sweet coffee I could drink it all the time.
If you are a pumpkin spice fan, this would be something you would definitely enjoy. And although honey is a flavor profile more typically associated with tea, it pairs wonderfully with the other spices and tempers the bitterness of the coffee. Cafe de Miel, which can be prepared batch wise or (as I am presenting it) in an individual cup would be a fabulous addition to a Sunday morning brunch or along a light breakfast.
The standard recipe is simple, and obviously can be adjusted to taste:
1 cup hot coffee
1/4 cup whole milk or half and half (you could obviously lighten it up with low or non fat milk)
2 Tbsp Tate+Lyle® honey granules
1/8 tsp vanilla extra
1/8 tsp cinnamon
You may have noticed I’m using Tate+Lyle® Honey Granules instead of traditional honey.
That is because when served to each individual, honey granules (which are pure honey and cane sugar) are easier to measure, and less messy. (Plus unlike liquid honey, they won't crystalize on you!)
The honey granules are used in place of liquid honey in this recipe at a 1:1 ratio (if you are using them as a honey substitute in baked goods, you would also have to add 1/4 Tbsp water for every 1 Tbsp of honey you are substituting for.)
They dissolve easily in the warm coffee, which I then cool with the addition of the milk.. and finally a sprinkle of the spices.
Stir and enjoy!
It really is delightful.
Of course living in a warmer climate, I love my coffee beverages iced. This is NOT a traditional way that Cafe de Miel is typically served, but I think it translates wonderfully. Making it in large batches, storing it in the the fridge and pouring over cups of ice is a wonderful refreshing way to start my morning:
So if you have never tried Cafe con Miel (or even heard of it) I would suggest you give it shot. You may just get addicted!
**I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own. For my full policy on sponsored content, please see this post.