So playing with my daughter in laws favorite coffee drinks this morning! Chilly Iced Americano, topped with Cream kissed with vanilla! So for this MIL the only kind of coffee was hot, well I’m here to tell you it was time to open my horizons! So girls, I think I’ve got this, Starbucks…look out, 2 Iced Coffees, and for Memere double shot espresso, a little cream and yes, a little Kahlua (no clocks here). Out playing with KB’s French Velvet Roast and *Thunder and Lightening Espresso (named after my childhood dogs/ dark and awesome Shepherds). Who wants my job??!
On creating a cocktail that hit all the notes for my Valentine, I wanted to include Bourbon, Cranberries (because it’s his favorite), lemon and orange to make a sweet sour…and Ginger to make spicy. This cocktail hits all those notes! Enjoy!
CATEGORY: Cocktails & Mocktails SERVES: One LEVEL: Presto, easy!
INGREDIENTS: 2 Oz Bourbon 2 Oz Cranberry Juice 1 Oz Lemon Juice splash /orange squeeze slight dash Pummull Spice (optional or Cinnamon) 4 oz Ginger-ale or Ginger Beer Garnish Orange Slice, Fresh Cranberries
Ice cubes small or preference a large globe of ice
Add Bourbon, Cranberry Juice, Lemon Juice and pinch Pummull Spice in glass and stir. Add ice, stir then pour over your choice of Ginger. Squeeze of OJ on top, add Orange slice, fresh Cranberries and ENJOY!
Inspiration; IT’S FALL! Looking for a smooth wonderful indulgence that will drive with me from October through January! Started pondering what I could put in a thermos for a very special Picnic Hamper I am preparing for friends. I love Hot Chocolate, (no too soft!) , love Hot Coffee, (no too tart), but when I tried my hand at a Steaming WHITE HOT CHOCOLATE AND PLAYED WITH PUMPKIN AND PUMMULL, well JUST RIGHT! So create this for a special treat for your family and friends, or pack this with your throw and thermos in the car and drive it special! But be careful Goldilockses’, be sure to grab the thermos and run!!!! ENJOY!
From the Kitchen of Terri Bergman
White Hot Chocolate with Pumpkin and Pummull Spice
SERVES: 10 LEVEL: Presto!
INGREDIENTS Base 1 (14oz) can sweetened condensed milk 6 to 8 C whole milk (depending on how much you want) 2 C White Chocolate Chips (15oz) can pumpkin purée 1 Tbsp Pummull Spice (cinnamon blend) 1 Tbsp Cocoa Powder 1 tsp vanilla extract
For the Garnish: 1.5 C Heavy Cream (for whipping) ¼ C confectioners sugar Pummull Spice shakes!
DIRECTIONS In a heavy stock pot, combine the condensed milk, regular milk, White Chocolate chips, pumpkin purée, Pummull Spice, cocoa powder and vanilla extract. Slowly warm on medium heat and continue to watch and whisk until choc chips are melted and very warm. Try not to let boil, or stay on high heat once choc chips have melted. * You can prepare this in a crock pot if desired, high for 1.5 hours and then reduced to warm (you need to watch and whisk occasionally).
For the Garnish Whip the heavy cream until creamed peaks form, add confectioners sugar and a spindle of Pummull Spice and whipped until a little stiffer.
I love to top with lots of whipped cream and a finish shake of Pummull Spice.
Tips: if you have any left over it is heavenly in your hot coffee! Will keep refrigerated for 5 days.