Americano con Crema Recipe

Add a hint of sweet orange and cold foamed milk to this frothy favorite.

Elevate the classic Americano with orange syrup, frothy milk, and a sprinkling of Demerara sugar.

Americano con Crema

Serves 1


For orange syrup
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ cup sugar
  • peel (or zest) from half an orange
For Americano con Crema
  • ⅓ cup 2% milk
  • 1 tablespoon orange syrup\
  • 4oz espresso (we recommend Starbucks® Espresso Roast)
  • 2oz hot water
  • Demerara sugar - optional


Make the syrup: 
In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, add water, sugar and orange peel. Stir occasionally for 5 minutes or until sugar has dissolved. Remove from heat and let cool. Strain into a container. Store unused sugar syrup in an airtight container, refrigerated. Good for a few weeks.

Make the Americano: 
Add milk to blender and blend on high for two minutes. Let sit for one minute. In a medium-sized mug, add syrup, espresso and hot water. Top with a few spoonfuls of milk froth. Sprinkle with sugar (optional) and enjoy.

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