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Dessert coffee

Coffee after dinner is always a great way to end the night. A dessert coffee drink can be even better. Making a pot of fresh coffee? Well, make it a lot more interesting and make it even an alternate for a dessert drink. This recipe is a very simple, delicious and packs a whole lot of coffee flavor. Your guests are sure to be impressed with its look, taste and its simplicity.

Dessert coffee drink

Kind of food: Drink
Makes: 2 drinks
How long: 5 min – 10 min
Pots and Pans: Blender and coffee mugs

1 cup coffee ice cream
1 cup freshly brewed coffee (or instant coffee dissolved in warm water)
1/2 cup Kahlua (coffee liquor)   (optional)
Whipped Cream  ( a can of instant whipped cream)
Cocoa to dust

How to make
In a blender place the ice cream, brewed coffee and kahlua liquor. Blend till smoot and slightly frothy. Pour into a cappuccino or coffee mug. Top with whipped cream and dust with cocoa.  If the drink its a bit warm then chill or pour over some ice.  tip: You can cool the brewed coffee for a few mintues if you wanted the drink a lot cooler.

Serving ideas
Serve with Dark chocolate to compliment the flavors

Tips, tricks and alternatives
For non-alcoholic option – skip the Kahlua and add little extra coffee for more flavor.
For a Mocha feel to this drink, use chocolate ice cream instaed of coffee ice cream.
For kids or decaf versions – use vanilla ice cream with some decaf coffee and skip the Kahlua.


April 16, 2009 at 12:30 am Leave a comment

Super bowl ice cream bar

Party FoodNo Cooking

Ice cream – a great option for dessert craving hungry super bowl watchers. But, that doesn’t mean it has to be simple ice cream out of a box slapped on to bowl. You can create your own coldstone or penguin style ice cream bar right at home. All you need is lots of ice cream, a bunch of toppings and bowls. This recipe will help you put together a great ice cream bar.

Ice cream bar

Kind of food: Dessert
How long: 5-10 min
Pots and pans: Ice cream scooper and bowls

1 tub Ice cream  or more, you can pick a variety of flavors.
1 cup sprinkles
1 cup Cherries
1 cup cookies and wafers (crumbled)
1 cup Chocolate syrup
1 cup Caramel syrup
1 cup nuts – crushed or whole

How to make:
Set out the ice cream in the refrigerator about 30 min before serving or leave it out in room temperature for 10 min before serving. Arrange all the toppings in small cups with spoons.  You also use small paper or plastic cups to ease the cleaning. Stick a ice cream scooper in the the ice cream tub and its all ready to be served.

Keep it Smart, Short and Sazzy! – Anu

Serving Ideas
You can also custom mix the toppings for each guest and serve
The toppings can be an endless array of choices – change or add based on your choice or your guest’s choice

Tips, tricks and ideas
You can keep the kids busy during the game by getting them involved in making custom made ice creams for each guest
You will find fancy sprinkles and toppings in the Super bowl theme to add some interest

January 22, 2009 at 1:36 am 2 comments

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