Cafe Bombon is a beautiful, layered coffee beverage that tastes decadent. This sweet, frothy coffee is easy to make and requires minimal ingredients!
Cafe Bombon first originated in Spain in Valencia and since then has become popular in many parts of the world. This beautiful, layered coffee is visually striking, sweet and tastes decadent. It is also known as Cafe Canario and there are several variations of this drink.
What Is Cafe Bombon
Traditionally, Cafe Bombon is made by layering condensed milk and espresso in equal proportions. There are several different variations available. It can be topped with vanilla whipped cream or milk froth. It can also be dusted with cinnamon powder or with cocoa powder to finish the drink.
For this particular recipe I’ve used three different layers- condensed milk, espresso and milk froth. I’ve also used less condensed milk than traditional recipes recommend to ensure that the drink doesn’t become too sweet.
How To Froth Milk
There are several different ways you can froth milk. If you have an espresso machine you can use it’s frothing nozzle to froth milk. Another option is to use a handheld milk frother. Simply heat your milk, immerse the milk frother and switch it on to create froth.
If you have a French Press coffee maker at home you can also use it quite effectively. This online guide explains how to do that perfectly. For this particular recipe we need to use just the milk froth and not the steamed milk.
Layering The Perfect Cafe Canario
To achieve those perfect layers in your Cafe Bombon you’ll need to start with a transparent coffee cup or glass. Start by pouring the condensed milk into the cup. Next, carefully pour the espresso over the condensed milk. Scoop up the milk froth and spoon it over the espresso to create a thick layer.
This gorgeous Spanish coffee will definitely leave you wanting more! Not only is it very easy to make but it also looks and tastes like a gourmet coffee from a specialty Cafe. If you’re craving more caffeine, try out this Rosemary Gingerbread Latte or this Rose Pistachio Iced Coffee recipe.
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- 4 oz espresso (4 shots)
- 4 tbsp condensed milk
- 1/2 cup whole milk
- Using your espresso machine, French Press or handheld milk frother,froth the whole milk. Steam the milk beforehand if using the French Press or handheld milk frother.
- Pour 2 tbsp condensed milk in each of the coffee cup. Carefully pour 2 oz (two shots) of espresso in each cup over the condensed milk.
- Scoop up the milk froth (just the froth, not milk) with a spoon and layer it carefully over the espresso in each cup. Layer about 30 ml of froth over the espresso in each cup.
- To drink, mix all the layers well before taking a sip.