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Kopi Tarik with Ginger Recipe

Ingredients with Measurements:
- 2 tablespoons of ground coffee
- 1 cup of hot water
- 1 tablespoon of sweetened condensed milk
- 1/2 teaspoon of ground ginger
- Ice cubes

Special equipment needed:
- A blender or milk frother
- A tall glass

Step-by-step instructions:
1. Brew the coffee with hot water and let it cool down.
2. In a blender or milk frother, mix the coffee, sweetened condensed milk, and ground ginger until it becomes frothy.
3. Fill a tall glass with ice cubes.
4. Pour the frothy coffee mixture over the ice cubes.
5. Use a spoon to stir the drink until the ice cubes melt and the drink is well mixed.
6. Serve and enjoy!


- Time:
Preparation time: 5 minutes
- Cooking time: 5 minutes
Temperature:
- Hot coffee, cooled down to room temperature
Serving size:
- 1 tall glass

Nutritional information:
- Calories: 120
- Fat: 2g
- Carbohydrates: 23g
- Protein: 2g
- Sugar: 20g

Substitutions for ingredients:
- Ground coffee can be substituted with instant coffee.
- Sweetened condensed milk can be substituted with regular milk and sugar.
- Ground ginger can be substituted with fresh ginger, grated and mixed with the coffee.

Variations:
- Add a pinch of cinnamon or nutmeg for a spicier flavor.
- Use coconut milk instead of sweetened condensed milk for a dairy-free option.
- Add a shot of espresso for a stronger coffee flavor.

Tips and tricks:
- Use a blender or milk frother to create a frothy texture.
- Adjust the amount of sweetened condensed milk to your liking.
- Use freshly brewed coffee for the best flavor.

Storage instructions:
- This drink is best served fresh and should not be stored.

Reheating instructions:
- This drink is served cold and does not need to be reheated.

Presentation ideas:
- Serve the drink in a tall glass with a straw.

Garnishes:
- Garnish with a sprinkle of ground cinnamon or nutmeg.

Pairings:
- This drink pairs well with breakfast foods such as pancakes or waffles.

Suggested side dishes:
- Serve with a side of fresh fruit or a breakfast pastry.

Troubleshooting advice:
- If the drink is too sweet, reduce the amount of sweetened condensed milk.
- If the drink is not frothy enough, blend or froth for a longer period of time.

Food safety advice:
- Make sure to use clean equipment when making the drink.

Food history:
- Kopi Tarik is a popular coffee drink in Southeast Asia, particularly in Malaysia and Singapore.

Flavor profiles:
- This drink has a sweet and spicy flavor with a creamy texture.

Serving suggestions:
- Serve this drink as a refreshing morning beverage or as a dessert after a meal.

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Region: Malaysian

Taste: Spicy, Sweet, Aromatic, Creamy