Ever since the War of 1812 stopped the importation of tea into America, American's have been in love with coffee. Black, blonde, sweetened only, the various ways of drinking coffee are astonishing.
Some recipes are quite simple, just add a flavoring and voila. Other recipes are more detailed and require following a series of steps. There are even recipes that use the bean to transform other beverages into new and exciting flavored beverages.
These drinks are extremely popular, even among people who do not typically drink coffee. This recipe combines sweet apricots with chilled coffee to make a wonderful creamy drink. Serve it in tall glasses on a warm summer afternoon and delight the guests.
Apricot Iced Coffee
- 3/4 cup chilled coffee
- 1/2 cup cup chilled apricot juice
- 1/2 pt softened vanilla ice cream.
- 1/2 cup of fresh apricots.
- Mix the coffee, milk and apricot nectar together in a bowl.
- Add the softened ice cream and beat until smooth.
- Blend fresh apricots in a blender until smooth. Pour the apricot mixture into a glass and top with the mixture.
For entertaining purposes, surprise guests with a punch. Offer liqueurs an optional add-in for those who would like to have them. Bailey's Irish Crème goes quite well with this recipe.
- 2 quarts of vanilla ice cream, softened.
- 2 quarts of strong brewed coffee, cooled.
- 2 cups of milk
- 2 cups of whipping cream, whipped.
- 1/2 cup of sugar.
- 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract
- Ground nutmeg.
- Combine the coffee, milk, sugar, and vanilla; stir thoroughly. Chill.
- Place the vanilla ice cream in a large punch bowl.
- Pour the coffee mixture over top of the ice cream, stirring gently.
- Top with whipped cream, sprinkle with nutmeg, and then serve.
On a cold winter morning, gather the family together for cake and a steaming cup of Mocha Coffee. Transfer the finished product to a thermal carafe and serve at the table or leave in a warm pot on the stove.
- 14 oz (one can) of evaporated milk
- 2 cups of strong coffee
- 1 cup of hot water
- 1/2 cup of pure cocoa powder
- 1/2 cup of sugar.
- In a suitably sized saucepan, mix together the cocoa powder and sugar.
- Add the hot water and whisk lightly smooth.
- Heat gently for 2 minutes until the mixture turns thick, stirring constantly.
- Add the evaporated milk and the coffee.
- Heat to just boiling, beat, then serve as desired
Coffee Recipes for Anytime
Coffee does not have to be a breakfast drink and it does not have to be plain and boring. Jazz up the flavors with recipes that take very little time and effort and are a delight to the taste buds.