is it like thickened cream? or is it special coffee cream?
should i try this?
The Cubans put condensed milk in their coffee, so that’s fabulous, but normally what we call ‘cream’ is a sort of milk and not actual cream. Although that would be fantastic.
Catalonians also put condensed milk in their coffee. It’s called “Cafe Bombon” and it is simultaneously the most delicious and most engrossing beverage you’ll try (the engrossing part comes from having Spanish friends who actually use it as an excuse to drink pure, unadulterated condensed milk with a few drops of coffee in it). Here’s how a regular “Cafe Bombon” looks like. The layer at the bottom is the condensed milk:
In Argentina and Uruguay, we have yet another concoction that is somewhat similar: Cafe con crema. This is not regular cream but the whipped, sugared kind. It is usually served in a small espresso cup and topped with a dollop of the whipped and sugared cream. It is also very delicious and best left to be prepared by professionals rather than by someone like me who will just sprinkle a few drops of coffee on top of a cup full of cream.
In The Netherlands, they are adept at filling warm chocolate with whipped cream, though, rather than using it on coffee. This is what our winters are made of: