Coffee Caramel

For a different version, replace the coffee with a cup of whole milk and add a 1⁄2 cup of ground pistachios to the mixture instead of the coffee and cinnamon.

Serves: 12Hands-on: 20 minutesTotal: 2 hours 20 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 12


  • 7 cups whole milk
  • 3 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 cup hot, strong coffee
  • 1⁄2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 2 Tbsp. butter


  • Combine the milk, sugar, and baking soda in a large pot on medium heat. Boil, stirring every few minutes, until the mixture turns thick and slightly brown.
  • Add the coffee and cinnamon; stir well. Turn the heat to low and continue cooking until the mixture is thick. When a small drop of the mixture is put in a glass of cold water, it should form a soft ball.
  • Spread the butter onto the bottom and sides of a 9-by-9-inch cake pan. Pour the mixture into the pan. Chill in the refrigerator at least 2 hours. Cut into 12 pieces.