Spanish Latte

Elevate your coffee experience with a blend that’s pure magic!Uncover the enchanting world of #SweetenedSymphony. Sip, savour, and let the Spanish Latte transport you to coffee bliss.Explore the allure of Spanish Latte, where bold espresso meets the sweetness of condensed milk. Unveil the magic in each sip of this global coffee trend.

Entering the captivating world of coffee, let’s chat about one of my recent favourites—the Spanish Latte. Picture this: a delightful dance of espresso and sweetened condensed milk, crafting a symphony of flavours that transcends borders and unites coffee lovers worldwide.

Now, I’m usually a straight black coffee enthusiast, no sugar, no milk. But when it comes to cold coffee, it’s a whole different story. Creamy and sweet is the name of the game, and the Spanish Latte nails it perfectly. It’s become my go-to for that ideal cold coffee experience.

So, what’s the deal with the Spanish Latte? Forget your typical milk or creamer; it’s all about sweetened condensed milk here. The result? A perfect balance of bold espresso notes mingling with the velvety sweetness of condensed milk, creating a drink that’s truly one-of-a-kind.

Now, you might find it under different names like Café con Leche or even Vietnamese Coffee in some places. But the magic lies in that artful layering of espresso with condensed milk, turning it into a visual and flavourful masterpiece.

The roots of the Spanish Latte trace back to Vietnamese Coffee—a global trend sparked by the convenient addition of condensed milk. And while the exact origin is a bit mysterious, one thing is clear: the Spanish Latte is a delightful twist on its predecessors.

Diverging a bit in beans and brewing methods, the Spanish Latte still shares that condensed milk enchantment with the Vietnamese Coffee. It’s made with espresso for that dense, bold flavour, while Vietnamese Coffee goes for a drip brew, offering a different but equally delightful taste.

What I love most is its versatility. Whether you’re rocking an espresso machine or keeping it old school with a French press or pour-over, the Spanish Latte works its magic. The key? Infuse your chosen coffee base with that sweet and creamy condensed milk goodness.

So, as you embark on your Spanish Latte adventure, hot or cold, savour the symphony of flavours. It’s not just a drink; it’s a journey into delightful indulgence, a global coffee experience you don’t want to miss.

And here’s a little secret: for a staunch black coffee fan like me, the Spanish Latte has turned my cold brew preference upside down. Creamy and sweet, it’s become my ideal cold coffee companion. Ever given it a shot?

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Spanish Latte

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  • Author: Raymund
  • Prep Time: 2 mins
  • Cook Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 7 mins
  • Yield: 1 1x
  • Category: Drink
  • Cuisine: Spanish


Explore the allure of Spanish Latte, where bold espresso meets the sweetness of condensed milk. Unveil the magic in each sip of this global coffee trend.


Units Scale
  • 150 ml espresso (approx 3 double shots)
  • 200 ml fresh milk
  • 3 tbsp condensed milk
  • ice (for iced version)


For Hot Version

  1. Brew a strong espresso, equivalent to about 3 double shots. You can use an espresso machine or any method you prefer.
  2. In a saucepan or using a milk steamer, heat the milk until it’s warm but not boiling. Alternatively, you can heat the milk in the microwave.
  3. Stir in the condensed milk into the warm milk. Make sure the condensed milk is fully dissolved, adding sweetness and creaminess to the milk.
  4. Pour the brewed espresso into a serving glass. Slowly pour the sweetened condensed milk and warm milk mixture into the espresso. Stir well to combine.

For Iced Version

  1. If you prefer an iced Spanish Latte, fill a separate glass with ice cubes. Pour the prepared espresso and milk mixture over the ice.


Feel free to adjust the quantities of espresso, milk, or condensed milk to suit your taste preferences.



5 Responses

  1. Eha Carr says:

    I love coffee. Black. More than one kind! No sugar. No milk. No cream. Black. Hmm – you write very convincingly . . . I DO believe you . . . but sweetened condensed milk . . . . *smile* . . . we’ll see . . .

    • Raymund says:

      Im a black coffee enthusiast myself, nothing else. Americano, Espresso or Long Black.

      • Eha Carr says:

        *laugh* Just a long black Aussie style made with good coffee! I And I love everything about Vietnamese food and drink bar the coffee . . . sweetened condensed milk simply takes me back unnecessarily into the post-WW!! times . . .

  2. Inger says:

    Gotta love a beverage with sweetened condensed milk. I might even eat if right off the spoon!

  3. When I was reading the title, for a second I thought it was saying “spinach latte” lol Although that version would have sounded interesting, I’m glad it is made with sweetened condensed milk – in fact, one of my favourite things.

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