My best friend's husband gave me this recipe. When he was young, his uncle who owned a restaurant in Mexico City made this special drink for him. It has been a favorite in our house for many years.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
20 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 cups
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring the water, sugar, cinnamon, and clove to a boil in a large saucepan over high heat. Stir until the sugar has dissolved, then remove from the heat, stir in the coffee grounds, cover, and steep for 5 minutes. Stir in the vanilla and chocolate syrup, then strain through several layers of cheesecloth to remove the coffee grounds and spices. Serve with a dollop of whipped cream.

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Nutrition Facts

103 calories; protein 0.8g 2% DV; carbohydrates 19.8g 6% DV; fat 2.4g 4% DV; cholesterol 7.6mg 3% DV; sodium 36.2mg 1% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
12/01/2010
Ohkay, so I don't have cheesecloth but I do have a 4 cup coffeemaker so I cut the recipe down to work that way (brewed like Starbucks, two tablespoons per cup--I used Caffe Verona blend) and I added the cinnamon stick and clove to my grounds in the.....cone filter. After it brewed, I stirred in the (Splenda) brown sugar, vanilla and my own homemade chocolate syrup. Honestly? This was heaven. I didn't have whipped cream for the top but next time I make this, I'll be sure to have it on hand. This was wonderful and quite a treat. I did add just a touch of warmed half-n-half because I can't drink my coffee black. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
05/06/2013
Did exactly as directions said but didn't taste that great. By the time it was strained the coffee was cooled down a lot. Had strong taste from either the clove or cinnamon couldn't tell for sure which. Won't be making again. Read More
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33 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 22
  • 4 star values: 10
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
12/01/2010
Ohkay, so I don't have cheesecloth but I do have a 4 cup coffeemaker so I cut the recipe down to work that way (brewed like Starbucks, two tablespoons per cup--I used Caffe Verona blend) and I added the cinnamon stick and clove to my grounds in the.....cone filter. After it brewed, I stirred in the (Splenda) brown sugar, vanilla and my own homemade chocolate syrup. Honestly? This was heaven. I didn't have whipped cream for the top but next time I make this, I'll be sure to have it on hand. This was wonderful and quite a treat. I did add just a touch of warmed half-n-half because I can't drink my coffee black. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/22/2008
OhmyGod!!! what a wonderful recipe. The 2nd time I customized it to our taste buds for a more robust taste: increased sugar to 1/2 cup increased cloves to 2 increased coffee beans to 3/4 cup... to die for. The 3rd time I ran out of whipped cream to I whipped 8 oz of heavy cream and mixed it with 4 teaspoons of sifted confectioner's sugar. Thank you for a wonderful recipe!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/20/2009
I'm rating this 5-stars because I've actually never had Mexican coffee so I am not 100% sure what it's supposed to taste like but I would imagine this is a great version of it! It is delicious although I must say I think it must be an acquired taste. It's a very strong flavor. I scaled the recipe to 2 and because I did not have whole cloves or cinnamon sticks I used a little less than 1/4t ground cinnamon and a few shakes ground cloves. Good recipe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/05/2012
Really good on a cold Michigan morning. I just made this in my coffeemaker by putting all the spices and coffee together and brewing the coffee. The chocolate syrup was a nice touch. Making this in the coffeemaker made the process easier and the end result was super-tasty. Thanks for sharing! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/01/2010
I'm not sure what coffee blend would work the best with this recipe. I used the Duncan Donuts and it seemed a bit too acidic. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/02/2009
WOW! This is an awesome drink to warm you up. I was tempted to make myself a grownup coffee drinktoday but still had tons of snow shoveling to do so this looked like the right thing and it was. Since it was just me I used cofee I had percolated and heated it on the stove with seasonings and I used carob instead of chocolate for dietary needs. I will definitely make this again and may not wait for the next snowy day to do it! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/22/2011
I thought this was good. I am going to add it to my recipe box with the winter recipes because adding the clove reminded me of lightly spiced Christmas coffees. Or I might try it again leaving out the clove. The only thing I changed was using an equal amount of instant coffee and I used lite chocolate syrup. I just poured it through a strainer then instead of using the cheese cloth method. The spiced coffee gave a nice warmth this chilly morning. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/25/2011
I was looking for something different for an all-night study session from the ingredients in my kitchen. I made this recipe without chocolate and with steamed milk in a french press. It worked wonderfully! The flavor is very nice. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/02/2012
I've had this saved in my recipe box for about couple years and today we finally tried and oh my gosh! this coffee is awesome!!! we followed the recipe exactly and loved it. We'll make many times..Thanks IHW for sharing your recipe. Elvira Silva. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
05/06/2013
Did exactly as directions said but didn't taste that great. By the time it was strained the coffee was cooled down a lot. Had strong taste from either the clove or cinnamon couldn't tell for sure which. Won't be making again. Read More
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