A Tembleque is a Puerto Rican style coconut dessert that is often served during the holidays. The dessert is like a cross between Jello and pudding, and is sweet, but not cloying. White and smooth, when a tembleque is served in a glass and topped with cinnamon it almost looks like a latte. Being the creative people that we are, we thought why not try to transform this popular dessert in to something you could drink as well. We spent some time playing around in the kitchen, and the result was an Iced Tembleque Latte!
Smooth and refreshing, with a tropical feel, this iced latte turned out even better than we expected. Not to mention it is perfect if you want to cool off on a hot summer day. However, just because summer is almost over doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy this drink. We still have several weeks of warm weather ahead of us, and you can make this drink hot as well. You’ll feel like you are in paradise all year long! In addition, an Iced Tembleque Latte is incredibly easy to make, as it only requires a few ingredients. Watch as Brandi and Kaylie try it out, soda shop style.
Brewin’ with Brandi: Iced Tembleque Latte
- One shot of espresso
- ½ cup of milk
- 1 ½ oz. of Monin coconut syrup
- Ground cinnamon
- Pour the shot of espresso over ice in a glass.
- Add the milk in to the glass.
- Stir in the coconut syrup.
- Top the drink with a sprinkle of ground cinnamon, and add an umbrella for decoration if you’d like.