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Last summer, I tried making the coffee drink recipe from the June 2000 issue of H and H and it was really delicious. I am planning on starting to make it again now that the weather has warmed up.

It is called Sweet Expresso Mixer on page 112.

I even used the expresso syrup over ice cream and also in milkshakes of vanilla ice cream and fresh bananas.

Superstore sells both caffinated and decaffinated ground expresso in a can in their coffee aisle incase anyone is intereseted.

If anyone doesn't have that issue and would like that recipe just let me know...

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Anonymous's picture

I didn't mention before....but you can make it more "adult" with baileys , kahlua or any thing else you fancy... :)

Anonymous's picture

That sounds delicious!! I will have to try that recipe. It is nice to have a punch that adults really enjoy since sometimes they don't go for the fruity ones. Thanks!!

Anonymous's picture

I love this for parties... thought I'd share:

8 cups strong coffee ( drip)
mix with 1/2 cup sugar & refridgerate
1 cup table cream
1 cup milk
1 tsp. vanilla
1 quart Ice cream
can prepare everything up to 2 days ahead....hold off on ice cream until ready to serve....

I like to serve mine in a big crystal champagne bucket...but punch bowl works great too!

When ready to serve pour coffe mixture & scoop ice cream on top. It floats& doesn't melt for quite some time...provide a ladle for guests to fill cups with...Enjoy !!! We always do:D

Anonymous's picture

I just wanted to make sure you saw that before going out and buying some decaf...

Sorry to burst your coffee bubble...but I am here for you whenever you are going through coffee withdrawl :D

Hopefully, I will be in your shoes again one of these days soon and then we can talk for 9 months about how much we miss coffee and tea together...haha!!

Anonymous's picture

This is right up my alley :D Coffee :D
Foxxy is very close to making a delicious Ice Mocca, but if you just use cold 2 % milk cold, espresso, and chocolate syrup (Starbucks, might have a good one, I only know of one that you can't buy in Canada, very sad... And icecubs in a blender, you will get the best Italian coffee.
You need a blender that can crush ice though, not many of them can...

Firsthome, I will definitely try yours, anything involving coffee and I am all over it.

Anonymous's picture

I was thinking about it and I thought I remembered something from that Balance tv program that said decaf coffee wasn't very good for you either. I looked it up and here it is for you to read what it says.

I would feel terrible if I encouraged you to try this recipe with decaf and it wasn't good for you to be drinking decaf either while pregnant. Maybe see what your doctor thinks about decaf coffee while pregnant since this article kind of scared me. I just want you to have a healthy pregnancy!!

It is a great recipe but maybe wait until after the pregnancy to try it out...

Anonymous's picture

yes...cold coffee drinks are really tastey in the hot summer. I have to confess though I am not a hot coffee drinker at all....tea for me! I really liked this coffee cold though...I guess all the sugar and milk help:D!

Your combination sounds really yummy Foxxy. I can't wait to make some of these drinks soon.

I am sorry you are missing your coffee Luv2. I was really careful about stuff like this while I was pregnant too. It is good that you can make a decaf version of this recipe...

1/2 cup plus 3 tbsp. ground expresso (regular or decaf)
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract (optional)
3 1/2 cups water
1 1/4 cups white sugar
cold milk
soda water
crushed ice

*Make expresso in a drip coffeemaker by placing expresso grounds in the filter, sprinkle extract over the grounds, and run the 3 1/2 cups water through machine
*pour hot expresso in a heavy pot.(I use a big pot since I found that it boils over really easy and can make a big sticky mess.) Add sugar. Simmer 20 minutes, stirring occassionally until reduced and thickened.(I found that it took quite a bit longer to thicken it than the 20 min). Let cool.
*To make one serving...mix about 2 tbsps. expresso syrup, 3/4 cup cold milk, 1/4 cup soda water or to taste, and add some crushed ice.
I didn't always add the club soda and it was still good.
*Recipe makes enough coffee syrup for abut 20 drinks. Store any leftover syrup in the fridge.

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