The visual contrast of a perfect espresso meeting a layer of condensed milk is stunning. The taste is even better.
The bon bons is a Spanish-style café drink that layers espresso over condensed milk. The visual contrast of these two ingredients—the espresso and condensed milk— alludes to the total sensory experience this drink creates. Once the layers are mixed the espresso takes on a mellow caramel taste. Try a bon bon the next time you’re looking for a sweet and sophisticated afternoon pick-me-up.
To prepare a bon bon you need to make a pot of your favorite stovetop espresso. Add the desired amount of dulce de leche to a glass and poor the espresso on top. You can also add a third layer, by topping your creation with frothy warm milk. Stir to combine and enjoy!Print
Hali Ramdene is a food editor with Better Homes and Garden magazine. Her love of food stems from the subtle magic it brings to the everyday. She studied Gastronomy at Boston University and writes at HaliRamdene.com