Winter for me means coffee, in all it’s forms. (Alright, I admit, summer means almost the same to me too.)
However, for some reason, I prefer cuddling up in my sweaters and comforters near the fire with a huge mug of COLD coffee rather then a hot one-can’t go with the flow can I? Mum tried curing that for it meant worse sore throats for me-but she gave up when she realized we were a love story meant to be. Albeit a painful one.
When she did though, she began doing her next favorite thing-finding substitutes for my plain cold coffee. In her opinion I drink too much of the “damned thing.”
Sigh. How ill-understood some of us are.
In any case, though some of what she came up with was far from perfect, all her attempts didn’t turn out to be for
useless “no good”-at least they were better then the time she gave me the green tea “infused” cold coffee.
Honest, I still gag at even the thought of that. She still persists it was a real recipe from some tv show. Though she conveniently forgot for good the name of said show. And chef. And even the channel.
But I digress. Maybe not all but some of her attempts left me with amazing recipes and although they don’t necessarily decrease the amount of coffee in them, they make for amazing holiday season drinks. Especially when I am entertaining and am short on time for drink preparation.
(Ok. I just need an excuse to make them.)
As it turns out, my guests get me more then my mother. (Atrocity-I know :-P) Not only do they love the idea of freezing their insides along with their already cold skins(YAY), but they also appreciate coffee as much as I do. (Aww!)
But, again, I leave the more important topic. That of today sharing with you one of my mum’s experiments. I am sure some of you would already have seen this recipe somewhere else. Even tried it too. Still, I prefer to remember it as her creation and didn’t search for any contenders. But go ahead and tell me your recipe is better then mine. I won’t draw my claws, but do grant me the permission to snarl. Just a bit? It’s my mother we are discussing here after all.
Toffee Coffee Recipe: (serves 2)
Skimmed Milk- 1 Cup
Ice shavings- 1/2 Cup
Vanilla Essence- 1/4 tsp
Chocolate Syrup(I use Hershey’s)- 1/4 tbsp
Caramelized sugar(I make mine right then)- 1/2 to 3/4 tbsp
Toffee flavored ice cream- 2 scoops
Ground Coffee- 1 tbsp (or more if you love the more bitter tinge)
Your favorite toffee/candy(I use Eclairs)- 4 small ones broken into pieces
Caramel syrup(optional)-For Garnishing
1. In your blender put the milk and ice and grind for 60 seconds.
2. Add the all other ingredients except the candy and ice cream. Blend till frothy.
3. Scoop out ice cream into serving glasses. Pour into them the mixture. Spoon in the bits of candy and let them settle in at their own speed.
4. Cuddle up near the fire and enjoy.
Note:-Caramelized sugar is what makes the toffee flavor stand out and when bits of candy come in with each sip they add the perfect surprise.
P.S. I am already sneezing after this one. Gotta go prep for the soup. Soon. Like in an hour. Or a day….:-D