Getting Frosty Cold With Coffee

I know its not a shock, but I love me some coffee!!! I usually like hot coffee in the cold months and cold coffee in the hot months. That’s still true, but lately I’ve been replacing my cold coffee  with another yummy frostier version!! OMG, its soooooo good!

Here is my secret to a delicious coffee treat.  You’ll need 1.5 cups of chilled coffee, 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon, 2 tablespoons of brown sugar, 2 small bananas, 6 ounces of vanilla yogurt, 1/2 cup of half and half and 1 cup of ice cubes.  Blend all of that up and you have a tasty treat for two.  Of course you might not want to share, you might want all two servings to yourself.  I’m not judging!

So what are your favorite summer coffee recipes??? I’d love to try them!

Spice Up Your Holidays With Coffee

So much cooking and baking goes on around the holidays. I just love this time of the year. While I’m feeling all festive, I also like to fill my coffee mug with some holiday cheer. Here is my favorite recipe.

You will need 1/3 cup ground coffee, 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon, 1/8 tsp ground cloves, 1/4 cup of orange marmalade and, of course, cold water to put into your coffee maker (I generally make 3 cups).

Mix your ground coffee, cloves and cinnamon together and place them in a coffee filter. Put your orange marmalade straight into the coffee pot. It will melt when the hot brew comes through and will fill your coffee with orange delight-fulness:) Just to make sure your marmalade is blended properly stir your brewed pot before enjoying.

So what are your holiday coffee drink specials? I’d love to know!!

Caramels with Coffee and Bay Leaf

Love caramel and coffee?  I know I do.  I found this fantastic recipe that will be perfect for your holiday gatherings.  Its Coffee and Bay Leaf Caramels. 

This recipe serves 6 people, if you choose to share it.  After your first bite you might decide that they family an make due with pie and cake and keep them all for yourself!  Here is how you make them.

Caramel:

100g caster sugar
1 tbsp whisky
fresh bay leaf

Custard:

300ml soy milk
150ml cream
¼ cup espresso coffee
3 free-range eggs, lightly beaten
55g caster sugar
1 tsp vanilla paste

For the caramel, place sugar in a saucepan and add 1 tablespoon of water, heat to a light golden caramel. Stir in the whisky and bay leaf and heat to a deep golden colour, remove the bay leaf and pour the caramel into metal dariole moulds, tipping around to coat the sides. Boil your kettle.

For the custard, scald the soy milk and cream in a saucepan, add the coffee and remove from the heat. Whisk the eggs, sugar and vanilla together lightly, then whisk in the milk mixture and pour into the moulds.

Place into a deep tray and pour boiling water halfway up the sides of the moulds. Bake in a preheated 160C oven for 40 minutes. Refrigerate until chilled. Serve with grilled peaches or pears and cream.

I know your friends and family will love them.  They are delicious!

Recipe for Kahlua Espresso Martini

Everyone loves a good coffee recipe.  I wanted to share this one with you.  Its really good.  This recipe makes one drink.  Very tasty!

Ingredients

  • 1 fluid ounce Kahlua
  • 1 fluid ounce vodka
  • 1/2 fluid ounce fresh brewed espresso

Directions

  1. Combine all ingredients into a cocktail shaker. Add ice and shake vigorously, strain into a chilled martini glass.

This drink contains about 160 calories.  You can also used chilled coffee or espresso if you prefer a cold Martini.

Starbucks DoubleShot Recipe (copycat type)

A nice copy-cat recipe idea for Starbucks DoubleShot. It is my recipe and I think it is pretty darn close. Try it for yourself.

2 ounces espresso
2 oz half-and-half (or if you’re brave and skinny, heavy cream)
2 oz 2% low-fat milk
1 t. extra fine sugar or 1 pkg. artificial sweetener.

Mix it up and pour over ice!