How to Make Mexican Coffee Chillata – An Iced Coffee Treat

Greetings, my fellow coffee lovers! I am thrilled to share with you a recipe that will transport you straight to the heart of Mexico. Get ready for an explosion of flavors with this delicious and refreshing Mexican Coffee Chillata recipe.

This delightful drink combines the boldness of fresh brewed coffee and the sweetness of ice cream and condensed milk, with a touch of cinnamon and vanilla extract to truly capture the essence of Mexican coffee. It is the perfect beverage for any occasion, whether you want to impress your guests at a cozy dinner or enjoy a relaxing afternoon in your backyard.

As a barista, I believe that coffee should not be limited to its traditional ways. Sure, we all love our cappuccinos and lattes, but why not take a detour and explore new horizons? This is precisely what this recipe embodies – creativity, originality, and imagination. And let’s be real, who doesn’t like to give their taste buds an adventure every once in a while?

So what are you waiting for? Let’s gather our ingredients and embark on this delightful journey together. PS: Don’t forget to add whipped cream on top – it’s essential!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Mexican Coffee Chillata
Mexican Coffee Chillata

If you are a true coffee lover, you should definitely try this Mexican Coffee Chillata recipe. Have you ever dreamed of the perfect combination between a refreshing smoothie and a hot cup of joe? Well, look no further than the Mexican Coffee Chillata.

This recipe is perfect for any coffee aficionado looking for a new and exciting way to enjoy their daily dose of caffeine. With a rich blend of flavors including vanilla extract, brewed coffee, and ground cinnamon, it is sure to tantalize your taste buds with every sip.

The best part about this recipe is that it can easily be customized to cater to your own personal preferences. If you have a sweet tooth, stir in some whipped cream or add an extra dollop of sweetened condensed milk. If you prefer more of a kick, swap out regular coffee liqueur for Kahlua or tequila.

Not only is this drink delicious, but it’s also easy to whip up at home. The ingredients are simple and easily accessible, and the recipe itself is beginner-friendly. You don’t need any special equipment or experience to make this delectable drink.

In addition to being a tasty beverage on its own, the Mexican Coffee Chillata can also be paired with many different foods. Try pairing it with churros for a traditional Mexican treat or even with oatmeal cookies for an added indulgence. With so much versatility, this is sure to be one recipe you’ll reach for time and time again.

So make yourself cozy, grab your favorite mug – because we know you have one – and get ready to indulge in the flavorful goodness that is the Mexican Coffee Chillata. Trust us; your taste buds will thank you for it.

Ingredient List

 This Mexican Coffee Chillata is the perfect balance of sweet and spicy!
This Mexican Coffee Chillata is the perfect balance of sweet and spicy!

Let’s take a look at the ingredients we’ll be using to create this delicious Mexican coffee chillata.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 4 cups brewed coffee, room temperature
  • 1 14 ounce can of sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
  • 3 ounces Coffee Liqueur, such as Kahlua
  • Whipped cream, for topping
  • Cinnamon sticks for serving

Optional Substitutions and Variations:

  • Use Chocolate ice cream instead of vanilla for a Mexican Mocha-flavored version!
  • Substitute some of the brewed coffee with hot chocolate or cocoa powder for a richer drink experience!
  • Add some spices such as brown sugar, cinnamon, or nutmeg to taste!

This recipe is very versatile and can easily be tailored to your preferences!

The Recipe How-To

 Take a sip and let the bold flavors transport you to the vibrant streets of Mexico.
Take a sip and let the bold flavors transport you to the vibrant streets of Mexico.

Now that we’ve covered the ingredients list, let’s delve into the how-to for this Mexican Coffee Chillata recipe. Here’s a step-by-step rundown of how to whip up this elegant ice-cold beverage.

Step 01: Brew and Chill Your Coffee

Start by brewing up 4 cups of coffee and allowing it to cool at room temperature. You can make a large pot in your coffee maker or French press, or simply use instant coffee mixed with hot water—that part is entirely up to you!

Once your coffee has cooled down, you can place it in the fridge to chill it down for at least 30 minutes. The colder your coffee, the better your drink will turn out.

Step 02: Prepare Your Blender

Next, get out your blender and plug it in so that it’s ready to use.

Step 03: Add the Ingredients

Take 1 cup of your chilled, brewed coffee, 1/2 cup of coffee ice cream, 1/4 cup of sweetened condensed milk, 3 ounces of coffee liqueur such as Kahlua, and optional—a dash or two of ground cinnamon, a good pour of vanilla extract, and two teaspoons of sugar divided—for the mixture.

You’ll also need to grab some toppings on hand for after blending. I suggest whipped cream and a cinnamon stick sprinkled with cinnamon sugar or cinnamon vanilla.

Step 04: Blend It Up

Throw all those ingredients into your blender on high until smooth. Make sure everything is well combined.

Step 05: Serve

Pour the mixture into individual glasses or one big jug to share with friends! Top it off with whipped cream and garnish with a dusting of cinnamon powder and a cinnamon stick.

Enjoy this Mexican Coffee Chillata recipe on its own or pair it with churros or some Mexican spiced hot cocoa for a flavor-filled fiesta!

Substitutions and Variations

 The creamy texture of this Chillata will make your taste buds dance with joy!
The creamy texture of this Chillata will make your taste buds dance with joy!

Looking to shake things up with your Mexican Coffee Chillata recipe? Here are a few substitutions and variations to try:

– Want to add a little kick? Swap out the coffee liqueur for tequila, for a delicious Mexican Coffee Tequila Chillata.

– If you’re short on time or ingredients, you can substitute the brewed coffee with a shot of espresso. The strong, concentrated flavor will give your chillata an extra boost.

– Experiment with different ice cream flavors. While coffee ice cream is a classic choice, vanilla or even chocolate could work well too.

– If you don’t have a cinnamon stick on hand, try using ground cinnamon instead. Use around 1/4 teaspoon for every 1/2 teaspoon called for in the recipe.

– For those with a sweet tooth, consider adding a tablespoon or two of brown sugar into the mix. It’ll add a touch of caramel sweetness that pairs perfectly with the spice of the cinnamon.

– Looking for something truly decadent? Swap out the whipped cream topping for a scoop of vanilla ice cream instead. Trust me, it’s worth it.

Remember, there’s no wrong way to make a chillata – feel free to experiment with different variations until you find one that suits your tastes perfectly.

Serving and Pairing

 Who needs a boring iced coffee when you can have a Mexican Coffee Chillata with a kick?
Who needs a boring iced coffee when you can have a Mexican Coffee Chillata with a kick?

The Mexican Coffee Chillata is a perfect drink for any time of the day, and it is versatile enough to be served with various types of snacks. Consider serving this chilled beverage with a piece of churro or cinnamon sugar-coated breadsticks. The sweet cinnamon flavor in the drink innovatively complements the spiced flavor of Mexican Churros.

For a warm comfort on cold nights, I suggest pairing your Mexican Coffee Chillata with a slice of warm pumpkin pie garnished with whipped cream over it. The combination of this coffee chillata with the pumpkin’s warm and spicy note, and whipped cream notes creates an overwhelming taste experience that tastes like fall heaven.

You can also pair this beverage with a fluffy three-layered chocolate cake that has light and dreamy whipped coffee buttercream frosting to add extra creaminess to the mix. The bitterness from the coffee liqueur also joins in effectively in reducing the sweetness level.

In addition to desserts, you can serve your Mexican Coffee Chillata alongside savory foods. For example, you can pair it up with spicy chicken tacos or nachos chips generously topped with melted cheese, salsa, guacamole, jalapeño peppers, and cilantro dip – this sets everything off like fireworks!

Lastly, adding some whipped cream or vanilla ice cream over your chilled coffee drink before serving will enhance the pop-up flavors more and make it look more indulgent.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Trust me, this is not your average iced coffee – it's so much better!
Trust me, this is not your average iced coffee – it’s so much better!

Mexican Coffee Chillata is a perfect drink to enjoy for gatherings and parties. Luckily, it’s easy to make this delightful coffee treat ahead of time. You can prepare the coffee and the sweetened condensed milk mixture separately up to three days in advance. Combine them before serving the drink.

To store leftover Mexican Coffee Chillata, pour it into a jar with a tight-fitting lid, and refrigerate for up to four days. Before serving, give it a good mix or shake to combine all the flavors. The coffee ice cream may melt and slightly affect the consistency of the drink after refrigeration, but that won’t impact the taste.

If you’re planning on making this iced coffee cocktail as part of your brunch menu, consider using an insulated flask to keep it cold throughout your get-together. This way, you can make sure that everyone gets to taste the chillata’s rich goodness in its best form.

To reheat leftover Mexican Coffee Chillata, gently warm it on low heat on your stovetop or microwave until it reaches desired temperature but do not boil. If you’re reheating in the microwave, stir every 10-15 seconds until warm to ensure that it heats evenly without melting the ice cream.

With these tips on make-ahead, storing, and reheating your Mexican Coffee Chillata recipe, you can quickly prepare this delicious coffee cocktail for any occasion while making sure that each sip brings out all the right flavors.

Tips for Perfect Results

 This is the perfect drink to sip on a hot summer day or to warm you up during the
This is the perfect drink to sip on a hot summer day or to warm you up during the

If you’re looking to create the perfect Mexican Coffee Chillata, there are a few things you should keep in mind to ensure the best results. Here are my top tips for achieving a creamy, flavorful, and refreshing drink that will make your taste buds dance with joy!

1. Brew Fresh and Strong Coffee

Starting with fresh and strong coffee is essential for making any coffee-based drink. Remember to use the best quality coffee beans available and grind it freshly right before brewing. For this recipe, I recommend brewing the coffee a little stronger than you typically would to make sure its flavor shines through the added ingredients.

2. Chill Your Ingredients

Another important aspect to remember when making a cold drink is to chill your ingredients beforehand. By doing so, it helps the drink to blend together perfectly while ensuring that it doesn’t become too watery or diluted.

3. Adjust The Sweetness To Your Liking

Some prefer their drinks sweetened while others prefer it with lesser sweetness. If you happen to want a sweeter taste then add an extra tablespoon of sweetened condensed milk to the recipe. Additionally, feel free to adjust the amount of cinnamon sugar used based on your preference.

4. Experiment With Different Liqueurs

Suppose you want a variation on this recipe, experiment by substituting or substituting different liqueurs for your preferred flavor combination. For example, Substitute Kahlúa for coffee liqueur or try Patrón XO Café instead of tequila.

5. Garnish Creatively

To make your Mexican Chillata visually appealing adorn it creatively – they say we eat first with our eyes before our mouth and this is what makes those first impressions count! Try garnishing it with cinnamon sticks, sliced oranges or lemons, chocolate shavings or even bits of churros.

By following these tips, you’re sure to wow your friends and family with the perfect Mexican Coffee Chillata every time!


Before we move onto the FAQ section, let me know if you are as excited as I am to try this Mexican Coffee Chillata recipe. I’m already dreaming of sipping on it as I lay by the pool, or sitting outside in the sun, holding a frosty glass. But before we get that far, let’s take a moment and answer some common questions that may be on your mind when it comes to making this drink. Let’s dive into the most frequently asked questions and make sure we’re all set up for success.

How to make a chilatta?

When it comes to creating a deliciously sweet and refreshing iced coffee treat, I’ve got just the recipe for you. First, you’ll want to gather some strong coffee, sweetened condensed milk, ground cinnamon, vanilla extract, and a cinnamon stick (if you’re feeling adventurous). Combine these ingredients in a bowl, mix it up, and toss it in the fridge to chill for at least one hour.

After your chilled coffee mixture is ready, it’s time to prepare each serving. Start by scooping a generous helping of coffee ice cream into your glass. Then, pour the chilled coffee mixture on top of the ice cream, and finish it off with a sprinkle of ground cinnamon.

If you’re feeling bold, you can experiment with different types of ice cream to match your preferences. Personally, I recommend trying out a scoop of caramel or hazelnut ice cream to add an extra layer of flavor to your iced coffee treat. Don’t be afraid to get creative and make it your own – your taste buds will thank you!

Is Chillatta a coffee?

I’ll share with you how to make a deliciously chilled, blended drink that’s flavored with the warm and comforting taste of Makara cinnamon and vanilla. This delicious Chillatta also includes a swirl of luscious caramel and a dollop of whipped cream on top.

What makes Mexican coffee special?

When brewing coffee in Mexico, it’s customary to infuse cinnamon and sugar into the coffee grounds prior to brewing. This technique creates a unique and flavorful cup of coffee with both sweet and spicy notes.

What is Mexico coffee?

If you’re craving a rich and indulgent beverage that offers the satisfying kick of freshly brewed coffee, luscious chocolate, and a hint of cinnamon, then Mexican coffee is undoubtedly the perfect choice for you. Topped with whipped cream, this delightful blend is ideal for a morning treat or a mid-day energy booster. It’s the perfect fusion of hot chocolate and coffee, making it the ultimate sweet and comforting hot drink.

Bottom Line

So there you have it, the recipe for the perfect Mexican Coffee Chillata. This is a coffee drink that’s not just delicious but also refreshing, and perfect for those hot summer days. With its rich flavors and creamy texture, this drink is sure to satisfy any coffee lover.

Don’t be afraid to experiment with different variations of this recipe, or even create your own! Try adding some churro pieces as a garnish, or swapping out the coffee liqueur for some tequila de olla. The possibilities are endless!

But no matter how you make it, always remember to use quality ingredients like freshly brewed coffee, cinnamon stick and vanilla extract for the best taste. And lastly, put yourself at ease knowing that this coffee cocktail recipe will keep you inspired.

At the end of the day, coffee is more than just a morning pick-me-up – it’s a passion that brings us all together in a way that only great food and drinks can do. So go ahead, gather your friends and family over some Mexican Coffee Chillata and enjoy a cozy evening in with joy and laughter!

Mexican Coffee Chillata

Mexican Coffee Chillata Recipe

This coffee drink will cool you down in the summer! This can be made a cocktail by adding 1/4 cup coffee-flavored liqueur.
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 2 d 12 hrs
Course Beverage
Cuisine Mexican
Calories 216.1 kcal


  • 4 cups brewed coffee, room temperature
  • 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cinnamon stick (optional)
  • 6 scoops coffee ice cream
  • 1 dash ground cinnamon


  • Combine coffee, sweetened condensed milk, ground cinnamon, vanilla extract and the cinnamon stick, if using.
  • Refrigerate at least 1 hour.
  • Top each serving with a scoop of coffee ice cream and a sprinkle of ground cinnamon.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 225gCalories: 216.1kcalCarbohydrates: 36.4gProtein: 5.4gFat: 5.8gSaturated Fat: 3.6gCholesterol: 22.5mgSodium: 87.2mgFiber: 0.2gSugar: 36g
Keyword Beverages, Easy, Refrigerator, Sweet
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