Cafe Con Leche Recipe

Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Spanish
Keyword: cafe con leche
Prep Time: 8 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 1 person
Calories: 299 kcal

Unlike a Latte that is made with espresso and foamed milk, Café con leche is a coffee beverage consisting of strong or bold coffee, not necessarily a shot of espresso in a 1:1 ratio.



  • 2 cups Water boiling
  • 2/3 cup Coffee freshly ground
  • 2 cups Whole milk
  • Sugar to taste

How to Make

  1. Place fresh ground coffee in the french press

  2. Add boiling water, stir for two minutes, sit for five minutes

  3. Heat milk by stove top on moderate until almost boiling

  4. Simmer milk until the coffee has brewed

  5. Pour the milk over your coffee in a cup and enjoy

Recipe Notes

The coffee is made by stove top, french press or a percolator. Freshly Ground beans from a French Roast variety is desirable for its intense flavor as a milder coffee will be too light for the milk, and the coffee taste will diminish.

This recipe uses a french press; you can allow the coffee to sit longer in the boiling water if you desire a stronger flavor


Nutrition Facts
Cafe Con Leche Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 299 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15g 23%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 48mg 16%
Sodium 238mg 10%
Potassium 721mg 21%
Total Carbohydrates 23g 8%
Sugars 24g
Protein 15g 30%
Vitamin A 15.8%
Calcium 56.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.