woman drinking coffeeCelebrate International Coffee Day

Enjoy these coffee recipes hot or cold over ice, they make any day special!

The effects of coffee have been known for ages. It can boost alertness, increase performance, and improve concentration among others. Because of this coffee recipes that are designed to add flavor and at the same time make your coffee a bit fun and flavorful.

Alexander Coffee
1 c cold water
2 tb Ground espresso coffee
1/2 ea Cinnamon stick (3″ long)
4 ts Creme de cacao
2 ts Brandy
2 tb Whipping cream, chilled
1 ea Grated semisweet chocolate
Break out your espresso machine for this one or just make really strong coffee w/ a small amount of water. Break cinnamon stick into small pieces and add to hot espresso. Allow to cool for 1 minute. Add creme de cacao and brandy, and stir gently. Pour into cute demitasse cups. Whip the cream, and float some cream on top of each cup. For looks, garnish with grated chocolate or fancy chocolate curls. Multiply proportions by six and it’s perfect for a party. Serves 2

Canadian Coffee

1/4 c Maple syrup; pure
1/2 c Rye whiskey
3 c Coffee; hot, black, double strength
Topping:
3/4 c Whipping cream
4 ts Maple syrup; pure
Topping: Whip cream with maple syrup just up until soft mounds; set aside.
Divide maple syrup and whiskey among 4 warmed heatproof glass mugs or goblets. Pour in coffee to 1 inch of top; spoon topping over coffee.

Alpine Carnival

2 tb Instant coffee
1 ts Vanilla
2 tb Brown sugar
1 ts Water
1 1/2 c Boiling water
1/2 c Whipping cream, whipped
Divide instant coffee and vanilla evenly between two Spanish coffee glasses. In a small heavy saucepan, dissolve sugar in the teaspoon of water. Over medium heat, stir dissolved sugar until it reaches a full boil. Immediately remove from heat and stir in boiling water. Divide sugar mixture between coffee glasses and top with a dollop of whipped cream. Makes 2 6 oz servings.

Amaretto Coffee

1 1/2 c Warm Water
1/3 c Amaretto
1 tb Instant Coffee Crystals
Whipped cream
In a 2-cup measure stir together water and instant coffee crystals. Micro-cook uncovered, on 100% power for about 4 minutes or just till steaming hot. Stir in Amaretto. Serve in mugs. Top each mug of coffee mixture with some dessert topping.

Amaretto Coffee / Variation

3/4 c Warm water
3 tb Amaretto
1 1/2 ts Instant coffee crystals
Dessert topping; * see note
* Dessert topping should be in a pressurized can.
In a nonmetal mug stir together water and instant coffee crystals. Micro-cook, uncovered, on 100% power about 1 1/2 minutes or just till mixture is steaming hot. Stir in Amaretto.
Top with pressurized dessert topping.

Arabian Coffee

1/2 liter (about 1 pint) water
3 tablespoons coffee
3 tablespoons (or more) sugar
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon Kardamom
1 teaspoon vanilla or vanilla sugar
Mix all ingredients in a saucepan and heat until foam gathers on top. Do not pass through a filter. Stir it up before you serve it.

Black Forest Coffee

6 oz Fresh brewed coffee
2 tb Chocolate syrup
1 tb Maraschino cherry juice
Whipped cream
Shaved chocolate/chips
Maraschino cherries
Combine coffee, chocolate syrup, and cherry juice in a cup; mix well. Top with whipped cream, chocolate shavings and a cherry.

Buttered Rum Coffee

1/3 c Ground coffee
1/4 ts Freshly ground nutmeg
1 1/4 ts Rum extract
1/8 ts Liquid butter flavoring
Place coffee and nutmeg in a blender or food processor fitted with a steel blade. In a cup, combine remaining ingredients. With processor running, add flavorings. Stop processor and scrape sides of container with a spatula. Process 10 seconds longer. Store in refrigerator. Yields: Mix for eight 6-ounce servings

Cafe Au Lait ( Coffee with Milk )

1 c Milk
1 c Light cream
3 tb Instant coffee
2 c Boiling water
Over low heat or in double boiler, heat milk and cream till hot. Meanwhile, dissolve coffee in boiling water. Before serving, beat milk mixture with rotary beater-till foamy. Pour milk mixture into one warmed pitcher or server, and coffee in another. To serve: Fill cups from both pitchers at the same time, making the streams meet en route. Makes 6 servings.

Louisiana Cafe Au Lait

2 c Milk
Sugar
1 c Louisiana coffee w/chicory
Put milk in saucepan; bring to a boil.
Pour hot freshly brewed coffee and milk simultaneously into cups; sweeten with sugar to taste.

Cafe Au Lait Luzianne

2 c Milk
1/2 c Heavy cream
6 c Louisiana coffee w/chicory
Combine milk and cream in saucepan; bring just to a boil (bubbles will form around edge of pan), then remove from heat.
Pour small amount of coffee in each coffee cup.
Pour remaining coffee and hot milk mixture together until cups are 3/4 full.
NOTE: Skim milk can be substituted for milk and cream for those who are counting calories.

Cafe Al Van Cocoa

Amaretto coffee beans
1 tb Vanilla extract
1 ts Almond extract
1 ts Cocoa powder
1 ts Sugar
Brew coffee. Add flavorings, 1 tsp. chocolate and sugar per cup. Garnish with whipped cream, chocolate and red candy sprinkles, and a chocolate- covered strawberry on top.

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