Spice up Your Mornings with Mexican Coffee

Welcome coffee lovers and all those who embark on the quest of the perfect coffee recipe! Today, I’m here to share with you a magical elixir that will take you straight to the heart of Mexico. This chilled Mexican Coffee recipe is not only tasty but also full of personality, history, and tradition.

As a barista, it’s my mission to provide you with memorable coffee experiences, and this iced Mexican mocha recipe is by far one of my favorites. It’s sweet, spicy, and cold – the perfect drink for any occasion. It’s a great coffee cocktail that can replace your classic summer drink for sure!

Whether you’re lounging by the pool in summer or enjoying a cozy evening indoors in winter- this Mexican coffee cocktail can match any mood and situation. I’m so excited to show you how to make this delicious drink that will take your taste buds on a journey south of the border. Get ready to awaken your senses and indulge in this heavenly iced Mexican Coffee creation!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Chilled Mexican Coffee
Chilled Mexican Coffee

Are you a fan of iced coffee but looking for something with a little more flair and excitement? Then look no further than this chilled Mexican coffee recipe. This unique twist on traditional iced coffee is both sweet and spicy, making it the perfect summer drink for those who crave a little kick in their caffeine fix.

What makes this recipe truly special is the combination of flavors. The rich brewed coffee is mixed with bittersweet chocolate and spicy cayenne pepper, which gives the drink a sweet and spicy taste that will tantalize your taste buds. Plus, we add Kahlua or tequila to give it a bit of a boozy kick, without overpowering the overall flavor.

But don’t take our word for it – this recipe has been tried and true by countless satisfied customers who have fallen in love with its unique blend of ingredients. It’s also incredibly easy to make at home, so you don’t need to break the bank paying for an overpriced, underwhelming coffee from a café.

So whether you’re hosting a summer party or just want to treat yourself to something special, give this chilled Mexican coffee recipe a try. Trust us – you won’t regret it.

Ingredient List

 Sip on some chill vibes with this Chilled Mexican Coffee!
Sip on some chill vibes with this Chilled Mexican Coffee!

Here are the ingredients to make this chilled Mexican coffee recipe:

  • 1 cup of brewed coffee, chilled
  • 1/2 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup of brown sugar
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 tsp of ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp of cayenne pepper
  • 6 tbsp of chocolate syrup
  • 6 tbsp of Kahlua or tequila (or both for an extra kick!)
  • Whipped cream, for topping

Note that this recipe includes Mexican-inspired flavors such as cinnamon, cocoa, and cayenne pepper. These ingredients give a sweet-spicy combination that is perfect for an afternoon sip or a dessert drink. If you want to make it more authentic, you can also check out the “café de olla” recipe, which is a traditional Mexican coffee made with cinnamon and brown sugar.

The Recipe How-To

 Looking for a coffee that will transport you to a sunny Mexican beach? Look no further!
Looking for a coffee that will transport you to a sunny Mexican beach? Look no further!

Now, let’s dive right into it and explore how to make this chilled, sweet and spicy Mexican coffee recipe. Follow these simple steps to make yourself a glass, or two, of this highly refreshing drink that is perfect for any given day.


Here’s what you’ll need:
– 1 cup brewed coffee
– 1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
– 4 tsp brown sugar
– ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
– Pinch of cayenne pepper

Note: If you have time to prep the coffee and place it in the fridge for a few hours or overnight, you can skip adding ice cubes later.


  1. Begin by brewing yourself a fresh cup of coffee.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix together cocoa powder, brown sugar, cinnamon and cayenne pepper.
  3. Once the coffee is brewed, add the dry ingredients mixture to the hot coffee and stir well.
  4. Allow the mixture to cool down before transferring to the refrigerator to chill for around 15 minutes (or longer if preferred).
  5. Fill a glass with ice cubes and pour in the chilled Mexican coffee mixture.
  6. Top with whipped cream and sprinkle some extra cinnamon over it.

Your chilled Mexican coffee is now ready to be enjoyed!

Substitutions and Variations

 Who says you can't have coffee on a hot day? This chilled version is the answer.
Who says you can’t have coffee on a hot day? This chilled version is the answer.

One of the best things about making coffee is that there are endless ways to customize your brew to your unique preferences. It’s no different with our Chilled Mexican Coffee Recipe.

For those who don’t enjoy the bold flavor of coffee, feel free to substitute with decaf or even try using tea instead of coffee altogether for a lighter, more refreshing taste.

If you’re looking to add a little kick to your Mexican coffee, try swapping out Kahlua with tequila for a true Mexican-style coffee cocktail. Or, if you prefer a non-alcoholic version, swap it out with chocolate syrup as a delicious alternative.

For a creamier texture, substitute the chocolate ice cream with vanilla bean ice cream or use whipped cream instead. You can also switch up the spices by using paprika instead of cayenne pepper or even adding in some nutmeg for a warm spice flavor.

Finally, for those who are looking for a change from the traditional iced coffee option, you can use cold brew instead of hot brewed coffee without missing out on the sweet and spicy flavors that come with Mexican coffee.

By experimenting with different substitutions and variations, you can make this recipe truly your own and tailor it to match your own particular tastes.

Serving and Pairing

 Time to shake things up with this refreshing twist on your typical coffee routine.
Time to shake things up with this refreshing twist on your typical coffee routine.

Are you wondering what to pair with this delicious chilled Mexican coffee recipe? Look no further! The bold flavors in this iced coffee drink can be complemented with a variety of foods and treats.

For a sweet pairing, chocolate treats are a perfect match. Try serving chilled Mexican coffee with chocolate truffles or brownies. You could also drizzle some chocolate syrup on top or add a scoop of chocolate ice cream for an extra indulgent treat.

If you prefer savory pairings, this iced coffee recipe is great alongside spicy or smoky dishes. Give it a try with some chili con carne or BBQ pulled pork for a satisfying meal. The cayenne pepper in the recipe also makes it easy to pair with other spicy dishes like tacos or enchiladas.

On the other hand, if you want to keep it simple, serve your chilled Mexican coffee alone with some whipped cream and cinnamon sugar on top for an elegant finish.

For the perfect presentation during a party, pour the chilled Mexican coffee into glasses and add a cinnamon stick as a stirrer.

Overall, don’t be afraid to experiment and find your favorite pairing. This recipe is versatile enough to work with different tastes and styles so go ahead and enjoy!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Add some spice to your coffee game with this Cold Mexican Coffee recipe.
Add some spice to your coffee game with this Cold Mexican Coffee recipe.

The best thing about the Chilled Mexican Coffee Recipe is that it can be made ahead of time, stored and reheated as well. You can store the coffee in airtight containers in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. When you’re ready to enjoy, simply take out the chilled coffee and heat it up in a saucepan over low heat or simply microwave it for a minute or two.

If you’re prepping for a party or gathering, make sure to double or triple the recipe ingredients and make a large batch ahead of time. This will save you time and effort on the actual day of serving.

When storing, keep in mind not to add whipped cream, chocolate syrup or any other garnish toppings. Add these elements only when serving. For storing de-olla recipe, first let it come down to room temperature on your kitchen counter before storing it into an air tight container.

As tempting as it may be to make a huge batch of coffee and store it for an extended period, it’s important to note that coffee flavor tends to change after three days even if stored correctly. So, it’s best recommended to prepare in small batches and frequently to appreciate its full flavor.

Remember that always use fresh brewed coffee for reheating purposes. Prepared bottles work great however ensure they are tightly sealed before refrigerating them.

With these helpful tips, make-ahead and storing your chilled Mexican coffee recipe a breeze so that you can indulge and savor its deliciousness anytime without having to go through the hassle of making it from scratch each time.

Tips for Perfect Results

 This coffee is just like the name suggests- cool, refreshing and très chic.
This coffee is just like the name suggests- cool, refreshing and très chic.

If you want your chilled Mexican coffee to turn out perfectly every time, there are a few things to keep in mind while preparing it. To make sure that you get the most out of the recipe, here are some tips for achieving perfect results.

Firstly, I recommend using freshly brewed coffee beans to bring out the best flavor in your drink. Try using high-quality coffee beans for rich and complex flavors that will elevate your drink to another level. Additionally, make sure that your coffee is brewed at a strong concentration to ensure that it can stand up to the other ingredients in the drink when they’re added.

Next, when making your iced Mexican coffee, consider adding some Kahlua or tequila if you’re looking to add a boozy kick. These spirits complement the flavors of the chocolate and cinnamon without overpowering them. Just make sure not to go overboard as a little goes a long way!

To achieve the perfect blend of sweet and spicy, add cinnamon and cayenne pepper based on personal preference. These should be blended smoothly into your coffee mixture before its frozen.

Another crucial aspect is balancing the chocolate component; I usually recommend using bittersweet chocolate instead of milk chocolate so that the drink does not become too sweet.

Lastly, don’t skimp on the toppings! Once you’ve poured your chilled Mexican coffee into glasses filled with ice cubes add some whipped cream on top and finish with a sprinkle of cinnamon sugar or cocoa powder.

By following these tips, you’ll be well on your way to creating an incredible iced Mexican mocha version or carajillo recipe that will keep everyone coming back for seconds.


Now, let’s take a moment to address some frequently asked questions about making the perfect chilled Mexican coffee. These queries range from ingredients and preparation to serving recommendations and storage. Mey sure you pay close attention as these answers will help you prevent common pitfalls while delivering amazing outcomes that can make your guests say “wow”!

What makes Mexican coffee different?

Mexican coffee is unique in that it incorporates cinnamon and sugar during the brewing process rather than just adding them to the finished product. This infusion creates a delicious balance of sweetness and spicy notes in the coffee.

What is chilled coffee called?

When it comes to cold coffee, one popular option is the Frappuccino. It’s a blended coffee drink that incorporates ice and milk, and can either have an espresso base or not. Moreover, there are various flavors that one can opt for, such as vanilla, mocha, and caramel.

How to make Mayan coffee?

To get started with making a fiery cappucinno, grab a glass and warm it up. Next, add a shot of the flavorful Xtabentún liqueur into the glass and ignite it with fire. After that, introduce the Kahlúa coffee liqueur and freshly brewed coffee into the mix. Once the liquids are combined, add a dollop of whipped cream on top to give it some richness. A cinnamon stick can serve as a wonderful finishing touch to this extraordinary concoction.

How do they make coffee in Mexico?

One unique way of preparing coffee is by using a traditional Mexican method called Café de olla. This involves boiling coffee with a clay pot known as olla, along with piloncillo, a type of cane sugar, and cinnamon or a similar bark known as canela.

Bottom Line

I hope you will try this chilled Mexican coffee recipe and find it as refreshing and delicious as I do. The combination of coffee, chocolate, and spices creates a symphony of flavors that is both sweet and spicy, invigorating and comforting.

As a barista, I encourage you to experiment with different variations and substitutions to make this recipe your own. Whether you prefer to use Kahlua, tequila, or another liqueur in your Mexican coffee cocktail, or if you want to add a scoop of chocolate ice cream on top for extra sweetness, go for it! Coffee is versatile and forgiving; it can accommodate almost any ingredient or preference.

One tip I want to share with you is to use freshly brewed coffee whenever possible. This will give your chilled Mexican coffee a richer and bolder flavor than pre-packaged or stale coffee beans. Also, be generous with the whipped cream and cinnamon sugar toppings – they elevate the presentation and taste of this drink.

In conclusion, making chilled Mexican coffee is easy, fun, and rewarding. You don’t need fancy equipment or training to whip up a batch at home. Plus, it’s an excellent way to cool off on hot summer days or impress your guests at parties. So what are you waiting for? Grab some coffee beans, chocolate, spices, and get creative!

Chilled Mexican Coffee

Chilled Mexican Coffee Recipe

My version of mexican coffee on ice, I hope you will enjoy this drink.
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Course Beverage
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 1 drink
Calories 111.3 kcal


  • 1 cup brewed coffee, for ice cubes
  • 1 cup brewed coffee, strong, chilled
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper, finely ground
  • 1 scoop chocolate ice cream, large
  • 1 ounce Kahlua, liquer
  • whipped cream, garnish
  • bittersweet chocolate, garnish
  • 1 teaspoon chocolate, flaked (garnish)
  • 2 coffee beans, chocolate, crushed (garnish)


  • Pour one cup of coffee into ice cube tray and place in freezer until frozen.
  • Mix the remaining cup of coffee with cayenne pepper and pour into a jar and chill in fridge, until the ice cubes are ready to use.
  • Put three of the coffee ice cubes into blender, next add coffee, chocolate ice cream and Kahlua, puree until all the ice is crushed.
  • If you prefer a thicker drink add more of the coffee ice cubes at this point until the desired thickness is achieved.
  • Pour into a tall glass and garnish with chocolate whipped cream and sprinkle with bittersweet flaked chocolate and crushed chocolate covered coffee beans.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 505gCalories: 111.3kcalCarbohydrates: 14.2gProtein: 1gFat: 1.6gSaturated Fat: 0.9gSodium: 12.4mgFiber: 0.5gSugar: 13.2g
Keyword < 15 Mins, Beverages, Mexican
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