Cotton Candy Coffee is a creative and simple way to enjoy your morning cup of joe. Pour hot espresso over cotton candy and cold milk to make a stunning iced latte. Watch the cotton candy melt under the hot coffee, and the coffee swirl together with the milk.
Cheers! Two years ago today, I married Jonathan. Happy anniversary, hon! Today we wake up to celebrate our "cotton anniversary" with this Cotton Candy Coffee.
It is a simple coffee drink that adds a bit of excitement to your everyday cup of coffee. The cotton candy quickly melts under the hot coffee, giving you a quick show, as well as a sweetened coffee ready to be enjoyed.
Make your morning special with this Cotton Candy Coffee
Two years ago on this date, we had no rings with us, no dress, no vows written, but on our way from Joshua Tree to Las Vegas, we stopped by the county clerk's office, filled out some forms, grabbed a witness (thank you stranger grandma), and got married!
The hot espresso melts the Cotton Candy right into the milk, leaving you with a perfectly sweetened cup of coffee
The officiant literally wrote our names on a post-it note, put a black robe over her normal clothes, walked with us down the hall to the friends and family room, and the entire thing was done in 5 minutes. It was that kind of marriage.
Eventually, we went to Norway for a husky safari around the Arctic Circle, and exchanged rings under the Northern Lights. And then a few months after that we celebrated our union with friends and family.
It's been a quick two years, and at that time, I never thought I would be in London, writing a food blog, and sharing a recipe for Cotton Candy Coffee. But here it is! I racked my mind for a "cotton" gift to give him, and when I couldn't come up with anything in the stores, I knew I need to kick up the creativity a notch.
One morning, while making a cup of coffee and adding in a small spoonful of sugar, it dawned on me that I could use cotton candy to sweeten it. Voila! A cotton anniversary gift was born.
Cotton Candy Coffee is simple and stunning
This is a really simple recipe to set up. You essentially prepare a cup of cold milk, ball up a wad of cotton candy, set it above the glass of milk, and pour hot espresso over it.
The coffee melts the cotton candy right into the milk, leaving you with a deliciously sweetened iced latte. Don't blink when you pour the coffee in though - the cotton candy gives a very short show.
But in case you do close your eyes for a second and miss the action, here is the making of Cotton Candy Coffee for you to watch. That fluffy piece of cotton candy just melts so smoothly right into the coffee.
Hope enjoy this recipe for Cotton Candy Coffee, and thanks for being part of our second anniversary celebration!
Note: If you don't have hot espresso on hand, you can also use this cold brew coffee concentrate in the recipe.
- 2 shots espresso (I used a Nespresso capsule)
- ½-1 cup milk (120-240 milliliters) (or any dairy-free milk alternative for vegan option), depending on your preference
- 1 handful ice cubes
- 1 handful cotton candy
- Pour the milk into an 8oz or 12oz glass with ice cubes. If you like your coffee stronger, use the 8oz glass with less milk.
- Gently shape the cotton candy so it forms a ball just a bit bigger than than the top of the glass you are using. Stick a skewer through the center of the ball and rest the cotton candy on the glass.
- Slowly pour the hot espresso over the cotton candy.
- Mix and serve.