Emirati coffee with camel milk foam and saffron toffee shards

Emirati coffee with camel milk foam and saffron toffee shards

10 mins Prep · 20 mins Cook

Coffee is an integral part of Emirati cultural traditions, where it is a symbol of hospitality. We’ve united it with camel milk, another popular ingredient from this region, to create this beverage

Created by Spinneys
Prep time 10 minutes
Cook time 20 minutes
Serves 4
Cuisine Arabic
Diet Family Friendly
Preparation Easy
Nutrition (per serving)
Calories 199
Fat 3g
Saturates 1g
Protein 2g
Carbs 43g
Sugars 40g
Given the cook-at-home nature of Spinneys and natural variations in ingredients, nutritional information is approximated. See details

Cooking Instructions

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Line a baking sheet with baking paper.


Roughly chop the pistachios.


To make the toffee shards, place the sugar, 4 tbsp of water and a pinch of saffron in a saucepan and stir over a low heat until the sugar has dissolved. Bring to a boil and simmer until the sugar starts caramelising. Cook until the caramel turns a rich golden brown. Working quickly, spoon rounds of toffee onto the baking sheet and immediately sprinkle with the pistachios. Allow to set completely.


To make the coffee, bring the remaining 1L of water to a boil in a pot. Add the coffee and simmer for 5 minutes.


Add the ground cardamom and a pinch of saffron to a coffee pot and pour the coffee grounds in. Allow to sit for 5-10 minutes for the grounds to settle.


Place the camel milk in a small saucepan and heat until just below boiling point (don’t boil it). Decant into a large jar with a lid. Close the lid tightly and shake the jar well until the milk becomes foamy.


Pour the coffee into glasses, top with the camel milk foam and serve with the toffee shards.