Mom’s Special Coffee
When I told my mom that I was so excited about Mom’s Special Coffee, her first question was, “Whose mom?”
My response was, “Everyone’s!”
One of the Google+ groups in which I participate is G+ Videos For Foodies, moderated by Lenny Ferreira, who has a great sense of humor and the patience of Job. G+Videos for Foodies is open to anyone interested in learning how to shoot food videos. Unfortunately, I am way behind the others in the group but have tremendous admiration for how far each one of them has come in a very short time.
A recent assignment for G+ Videos For Foodies was to create a cocktail video. It was not a far stretch of the imagination to guess that mine would have a grownup sweet aspect to it. Mom’s Special Coffee started coming together…at least in my mind.
Approximately eight years ago I switched from regular to decaf coffee. I never switched back, which makes days that I do not have time for coffee a breeze, because I don’t have a caffeine headache.
It also means that my coffee drinking, even decaf, takes place in the mornings. My body is very sensitive to caffeine and when I have a cup after 12:00 p.m., I am, unfortunately, wide-awake at 2:00 a.m. Not an ideal situation.
I prefer iced coffee drinks over hot ones and make coffee ice cubes so that they are handy for my morning ice coffee. It’s not Mom’s Special Coffee, but you are about to find out why it is NOT what I drink in the morning.
Mom’s Special Coffee includes my coffee ice cubes, ice coffee, Kahlua and Bailey’s Irish Cream. Blending it all together in the blender is a breeze and I sprinkle ground cinnamon over the top at the very end.
Will Mom’s Special Coffee replace my morning cup of ice coffee? Not if I want to function for the rest of the day. It will, however, become a regular cocktail offered to the many, many special moms that I know…dads too!
|Mom's Special Coffee|| |
- 1 cup coffee ice cubes
- 1 cup cold coffee
- 2 tablespoons Kahlua
- ⅓ cup Bailey’s Irish Crème
- ground cinnamon, optional
- For Mom's special coffee:
- Place all of the ingredients into a blender. Blend until smooth. Pour into glasses and sprinkle with cinnamon, if desired.
- Betsy's tidbits:
- Ice cube trays may be bought at most grocery stores. Each cube is 3 tablespoons of coffee, frozen.
- If you like a sweeter drink, I recommend adding a tablespoon or two of a simple syrup (equal parts sugar and water that is cooked on the stove until the sugar dissolves and is then cooled).