Tres Leches Coffee Drink

Cinco de Mayo is coming up.   Celebrate with this DELICIOUS Mexican coffee beverage known as TRES LECHES.  (which means "3 milks") 
  • 2-3 Tbsp. chocolate syrup (I used Santa Cruz organic)
  • 3/4 c. freshly brewed hot Talking Crow coffee (any origin, but why not MEXICO in either regular or decaf!)
  • 2 Tbsp. sweetened condensed milk (from the can)
  • 2 Tbsp. evaporated milk (also from the can)
  • 2-4 Tbsp. fresh lightly whipped cream  (I used heavy whipping cream with a couple of tablespoons of sugar that I mixed with a hand mixer until it thickened.)  You could probably substitute canned whipped cream if you don't want to hassle making your own.
  • chocolate shavings, optional
Add in the following order to make a beautifully layered drink:
chocolate syrup 
the sweetened condensed milk
the hot coffee
the evaporated milk.

Then top with lightly whipped cream (and chocolate shavings, if desired.)  ENJOY!

An alternative way to begin is to hold the glass at a 45 degree angle with one hand, pour the chocolate syrup near the mouth of the glass, then slowly turn the glass around so that you have chocolate syrup running down the glass from every angle.  Continue as above. (You probably won't see the layers doing it this way, but you'll get a different presentation of chocolate.)

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