How to Make Café con Leche with Chocolate Spoons
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Truth be told I don’t even like the taste of coffee. But about 17 years ago a friend from Guatemala invited me to her home for dinner. During the visit, she offered me something called café con leche. At first, I declined.
When she kindly told me it contained chocolate, however, I was intrigued. I'm a firm believer that chocolate makes everything taste better. So I caved in to her second request. She poured a bit of the mysterious concoction into my cup. I took a sip and straightaway I was hooked!
You see this hot beverage is more about the milk, chocolate and sugar than it is about the coffee. Yay me!
Fast forward a few years. While surfing Pinterest I came across several pins about chocolate covered spoons. They were so pretty. "Sure", I thought, "I could make these for my coffee-loving guests, but how will I get them to actually use them?" Immediately I thought back to the "education" I received from my dear Guatemalan friend. Here's my spin on this Spanish classic.
How to Make Chocolate Spoons for Café con Leche
Instructions (total time 25 minutes)
Visual learners, please see the photo collage below.
Trust me when I say it LOOKS a lot more complicated than it really is. But if you're getting overwhelmed, now is a great point to stop and get your bearings.
The final step is to bring your favorite kind of milk (almond, whole or 2%) to a boil over the stove and pour it into your favorite mug. Add a bit of sugar and slowly stir with your chocolate spoon. Et voila!
Gold spoons (Target) // White mug (Anthropologie) // Gilded Lace coffee mug by Dave Broadhurst (Homegoods) similar here, or here
My plan is to cover the tops of the spoons with clear bags and tie them on a ribbon. I'll then give them away as gifts to a few of my friends. It's a low cost, fun project that will wow any guest!
I'd love to get your thoughts on this simple treat. Please feel free to leave a comment below.
Welcome to the May Pinterest Challenge Blog Hop, hosted by My Pinterventures. The purpose of this Pinterest Challenge is to motivate all the participants of this hop (and you too) to not just pin, but to make it happen! I hope you enjoyed my spin on the favorite classic, Café con Leche. To join next month's #pinterestchallenge, click here to sign-up ⇒ June Pinterest Challenge.
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