Now you know what I’m not giving up for Lent

I have a new favorite coffee drink.

I hardly ever make it for myself since it’s rather involved. There’s whipped cream and shaved chocolate and dissolved dulce de leche, so it’s kind of a production.

I made it for my mom. She liked it.

I made it for my friend. She liked it.

I made it for my husband. He liked it.

I made it for my cousin. She liked it.

I made it for myself. Again. Today. This afternoon. Because I needed to take pictures of it so that you can make it for yourself.

You’ll like it.

Dulce de Leche Coffee
From Pioneer Woman

I found dulce de leche in our Asian food market. It comes two ways: in a block and in a can (like sweetened condensed milk). I bought both kinds just to be on the safe side.

1 ounce dulce de leche
1 tablespoon Kahlua
1 large, very strong, very hot, cup of coffee
lots of whipped cream
shaved chocolate, lots

Dissolve the dulce de leche in a little hot water.

Try to pour the water into the glass, not beside it.

There. That’s better.

Add the Kahlua and hot coffee. The coffee has to be hot. If it’s cooling down, reheat it in the microwave.

Top with a mountain of whipped cream (I usually double this amount, but I ran out of cream). Make the cup overflow. The point is excess. Remember that.

Top with a blizzard of shaved chocolate. Lots and lots and lots of chocolate. You can’t see it in the picture very well, but there is so much chocolate that I practically had to chew it.

So now. Go make this and then come back and thank me. I’ll be waiting.


  • Jennifer Jo

    Kris, Yes, I had the dulce de leche in the cupboard. I'm starting to think I have bottomless cupboards. There's an obscene amount of food in them.

    Why all the pancakes? Because I'm OBSESSED! Clearly, that's the only reasonable answer.

  • Kris

    So your purchase of dulce de leche didn't cause you to lose The Bet?! Wait, I bet you had it in your cupboard all this time, didn't you?

    Also, why in the world would you want to make pancake THREE FREAKING TIMES in one day??!!!

    Oh, and I'll pass on the coffee and instead eat a few bites of my last bar of Equal Exchange Dark Chocolate with Espresso Beans. More chocolate, less coffee. Plenty sweet, though, I could handle it darker if only they'd let me make the recipe… I haven't given up chocolate or sugar or coffee for Lent either. Giving up wheat and dairy (mostly, and hopefully temporarily) is enough for now.

  • Ellies Wonder

    Mmm, I love all the ingredients in this coffee. I will definitely have to try it. I just wanted to let you know that I love this blog! I was looking at a friends pictures on facebook and saw a most delectable desert that she had cooked. In the caption she gave your blog the credit for the recipe, so of course I had to check it out! I'm a sucker for good blogs especially about food and babies. I am now a dedicated reader and fan! 🙂

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