Rams Corner : Festive Mexican Coffee

'Rams' Corner' is a series dedicated to recipes and cooking tips and tricks. Rams (aka Jorden) is my husband, a seasoned chef turned graphic designer that never lost his passion for food.


The winter months call for warm drinks, peppermint flavors, and cinnamon scents.


Inspired by a classic Mexican coffee recipe, with a holiday twist!

Here's what you need:

  • 3/4 cup ground coffee

  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

  • 5 cups water

  • 1/2 cup whole milk

  • 1/2 cup heavy cream

  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar

  • 1/3 cup chocolate syrup

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Garnish of your choosing: whipped cream, cinnamon sticks, chocolate shavings, candy canes


Here's how to make it:

  1. Make your coffee. Brew your coffee ground with the cinnamon added to the filter basket. OR if you're like us and don't have a coffee maker, add the ground coffee, water, and cinnamon to a pot on the stovetop.

  2. Make your holiday mix. While the coffee is brewing, bring the milk, heavy cream, brown sugar, and chocolate syrup to a gentle simmer in a small saucepan. Keep the mixture on low heat so avoid burning the mixture!

  3. Combine. Once both pots are simmering (or your coffee is made & your holiday mix is simmering) combine both mixtures into one saucepan.

  4. Pour & Garnish. At this point, your coffee is ready to pour into your favorite holiday mug. Pour the mixture into each glass and top with the garnish of your choice: whipped cream, cinnamon sticks, chocolate shavings, candy canes, get creative!

  5. Serve.

Watch us create our Festive Mexican Coffee in this video.


Are you planning to try this coffee creation? Let me know what you think with a comment below!

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