Friday, December 23, 2011

Chocolate Grasshopper and Homemade Kahlua

Welcome again to another edition of Coffee Chronicles! We are so happy you join us each week and Thank Coffee It's Friday! 

This week we are sharing a nice little number that will surely please your guests.  I had a couple friends come over to help sample all these drinks and this one came in second place overall.  It's got the mint chocolatey taste you will love!

Chocolate Grasshopper (cold)
1/4 cup strong coffee, cold
1/4 cup chocolate ice cream
1/2 ounces Creme de Menthe
Mix coffee, ice cream and Creme de Menthe in a blender.
Pour into wine glasses

My friend @JAG_III that I make mugs for

The texture of this drink took me by surprise because I expected it to be more like a shake and it came out smooth with a thick taste of peppermint patty - yumm!  Perfect for any holiday gathering!

I also got an email from Deann Barnett this week with a lovely homemade liquor that was inquired about a couple weeks ago:

Homemade Kahlua
6 cups of coffee
1 lb. brown sugar
3 1/2 Tbsp. vanilla
1/2 liter vodka

Add brown sugar to hot coffee and stir well. When cool add vanilla and vodka.  Best when served cold.

I can't wait to try this - gotta stock up on vodka first!

Have a Merry Christmas from our kitchen to yours!  We hope you will let us know if you try any of the drinks we are featuring this month.  You will definitely want to join us next week when we feature the drink that was the ultimate favorite - it's called a Hot Dick!  Not even kidding, and yes we will remind you not to forget!  We saved the best for last ...

Keep your coffee questions coming in as we will get back to the regularly scheduled program after the new year.  Please leave them below in the comments or feel free to email us at :


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jacqui said...

Yum! I'll definitely have to try this one!

Mayor Gia said...

That looks great! Anything with chocolate and mint is a win in my book.

Therobotmommy said...

Homemade Kahlua! Nice touch ;)

Kathyradigan said...

Merry Christmas Any! I hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday!! I love the idea of a coffee party, what fun!! I always love coffee Friday!! Take care!!

31Amber_:) said...

Merry Christmas... You should leave that out for Santa. :)

CoffeeLovinMom said...

If there were any chocolate ice cream left, I sure would!

CoffeeLovinMom said...

Merry Christmas to you Kathy! Thanks for joining us every week - enjoy your weekend!

CoffeeLovinMom said...

Totally win win - let me know if you try it, easiest 3 ingredients ever!

CoffeeLovinMom said...

It's really delightful!