1 1/4 cups water
1/4 cup coarsely ground dark roast coffee
2 3-inch cinnamon sticks
2-3 Tbsps sweetened condensed milk, to taste
Using your microwave or stovetop, heat the water until it just boils, then remove it from heat and allow it to cool for one minutes. Place the ground coffee in the cylinder of a French press along with the cinnamon sticks (make sure the cinnamon lies flat so that you don't run into problems when you depress the plunger later on). Pour the hot (but not boiling) water over the grounds and stir the mixture briefly (a chopstick works very well here). Place the lid on the French press, leaving the plunger in its upper position. Allow to steep for 4 minutes. Once the brewing if complete, slowly move the plunger to its lower position and pour the coffee into a heat-safe glass or mug. Add in 2-3 Tbsps of sweetened condensed milk and stir until fully dissolved. Pour over ice.
Makes 1 16-oz glass
Recipe courtesy of Christie from pepperlynn.com
2 shots of espresso (or 1/2 cup of super strong coffee)
2 cardamom pods (seeds only) ground to a fine powder (or 1/4 tsp of cardamom powder)
1 Tbsp of sugar
2 Tbsps of condensed milk
1 cup crushed ice
1 cup milk
In a tall glass, add sugar, condensed milk, milk, cardamom, and espresso and stir until well combined. Then add crushed iced slowly and serve.
Recipe courtesy of Alice from savorysweetlife.com