A quickie but a goodie that I grew up with – Malta with Sweetened Condensed Milk. I know it sounds weird but it could not be more satisfying. Like that satisfying that makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside (even though this is a cold drink).
It’s no secret that Latinos love ‘em some leche condensada (sweetened condensed milk). Growing up there was also an open can in my fridge. Most people know it as the secret behind a great flan or the ever-so-loved tres leches cake. But did you know some even use it to sweeten their coffee?
At my house, we also used to it to add a little extra something to Malta, a 100% non-alcoholic beverage made of barley, hops and yeast. It’s a little hard for me to describe what it tastes like cuz it’s like it’s own thing. Even though it’s non-alcoholic, it’s brewed the same way beer is (and kinda smells like it too with a molassesy undertone). When my uncles stopped by for dinner after work when I was younger, I used pop one open and drink it straight out of the bottle while they were drinking their beers. Made me feel like such a grown up. Haha!
Malta with condensed milk is a Latino classic. No recipe to be included here cuz it’s a no brainer – pour malta, add about a tablespoon of condensed milk, stir and add ice (if your malta isn’t super cold). I always made sure my malta was cold so that the ice wouldn’t water it down.
And in case you were wondering, no – this isn’t healthy and yes – it will probably stick to your hips. But if yours are as big as mine, is a little malta with condensed milk gonna do that much more damage? Probably not so drink up and enjoy!