Sunday, December 5, 2010

Cold Weather Thoughts

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.


Mac said...

Heh, we were JUST talking about making our own Irish Cream - and considering whether, since pasteurized heavy cream has such a long shelf-life, how to tinker with the recipe to eliminate the sweetened, condensed milk. There'd need to be some other caramel-tasting accent, then, I'm thinking.

Timothy Power said...

This post has done a lot to put me in the holiday mood! Love it! Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Man, really want to know how can you be that smart, lol...great read, thanks.

Mac's Mom said...

Thanks for all your comments. That really makes blogging fun. Watch for a great Kahlua recipe coming soon. I love Kahlua, but hate that it is so spendy from the liquor store. You guessed it. I make my own and it tastes as good as if I paid $25.00 a bottle