With the onset of the Holiday Season and colder weather, I'm thinking fireplace and warm drinks. One of my favorite warm drinks is Irish coffee. There is nothing like sitting by the fireplace, with a warm Irish Coffee, watching 'Miracle on 34Th Street', or 'A Christmas Carol'. Yep, you guessed it, I'm a Christmas junkie. I start listening to Christmas music on Thanksgiving Day and watching my collection of Christmas DVD's until my husband threatens to demolish the TV. But, I remind him it's only one season of the year and what a glorious Reason for the season, and pass him another cup.
I want to share my recipe for Irish Creme for those of you who enjoy a warm pick me up on occasion.
14 oz Eagle Brand milk
4 whole eggs
1 cup dark rum OR brandy OR bourbon (I like bourbon)
2 Tablespoons strong, cold coffee (I have used 1 tablespoon of instant coffee powder)
1 Tablespoons chocolate syrup
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 teaspoons almond extract
Combine all ingredients in blender. Mix 30 seconds on medium. Bottle and refrigerate - keeps up to 3 weeks.
Add for strength desired to cup of hot coffee and enjoy. Also good over ice with a little milk or cream added. This is NOT suitable or recommended for children.