What is a Cortadito?

This Cuban coffee recipe is a rich, robust, and smooth beverage made from sweetened espresso and steamed milk!

What You'll Need

You'll only need a few simple ingredients to make this easy recipe, so let's round them up and get started!

Add the Sugar

Add ½ teaspoon of sugar to two cortado glasses (or two small glasses of similar size, about 4.5 ounces each).

Add the Espresso

Pour 2 ounces of espresso into each glass and gently stir to dissolve the sugar.

Froth the Milk

Microwave milk for 30-45 seconds, then use a frothing wand to froth it until it becomes thick and foamy.

Top the Espresso

Top each glass of sweetened espresso with the frothed milk.


This drink is meant to be enjoyed immediately, and slow-sipped.

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