Thursday, October 14, 2010

coffee cognac cooler

I know, this is not exactly a fall recipe, but if you live in the City, you know, we're nowhere near spiced pumpkin muffins, hot apple ciders or heartwarming soups, yet. While most of you are putting cute fall sweaters on, we're finally getting our chance to wear sandals, summer dresses and enjoy the heat. So, when few days ago, I found myself slurping melted ice cream out of my coffee cup for breakfast, I suddenly remembered there was a coffee cooler recipe, I'd been wanting to try all summer, just couldn't find a perfect evening to match it. This is very elegant and decadent dessert drink, with lots of great flavors and textures. Very easy to make and so impressive, a perfect "sweet ending".



ingredients recipe by Stuart Walton from "The Ultimate Book of Cocktails"
8oz strong dark-roast coffee, chilled
3oz cognac
2oz coffee liquer
2oz heavy cream
2 scoops coffee flavored ice cream



directions
Blend all the ingredients except the ice cream, with plenty of ice. Divide between two tall glasses and top it off with scoop of ice cream. Garnish with chocolate shaving and serve with a spoon.



enjoy!

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30 comments:

  1. I wish it were still hot outside.. however I fully support the combo of ice cream and coffee at any temperature!

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  2. I really love cold, frothy, coffee treats like this! This is my kind of dessert.

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  3. this looks delicious! simply gorgeous photos! love the feeling of your site!

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  4. We are in the middle of a nor easter--but this sounds delicious for next summer.

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  5. We're still feeling the heat in the Florida panhandle, so this is right up my alley. And if there's anything to make me like Cognac, starting in small amounts of course, this would be it!

    Cheers,

    *Heather*

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  6. This would be heaven on a hot day

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  7. Ohhhhh! That sounds so yummy! Wish I could have one now!

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  8. The kind of drink I love! Coffee, cognac, cream and ice cream = to die for!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  9. thank you guys :)
    hope you'll still have some warm days to give this recipe a try, it's so worth it :)

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  10. sounds soooo good!By the way, the weather is chilling this weekend. What about one of your variation on Irish Coffee?

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  11. I have always disliked coffee until very recently. Now I like cafe creme (of course, the big old fatty version with lots of cream LOL). This looks like such a fun coffee with lots of goodies in it. Sounds like a total winner.
    *kisses* HH

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  12. I don't think you can go wrong with boozy coffee!

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  13. Esi, I so agree, boozy coffee is always goooood :)

    HH, you would love this version :)

    yveline, I still want to hold on to it, as long as I can :)

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  14. Even if it's freezing cold here, it still makes me want to try it!

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  15. This looks delish - on a hot day, cold day, whenever! I am always a sucker for creamy, coffee, boozy, sweetness. Yum!
    -E

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  16. YUMM to all the ingrediants in this. This is so impressive. I am only a decaf coffee drinker but this would work either way!

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  17. Joudie, it's all about the coffee flavor :)

    Erin, Blandine, I would just skip the ice on a cold day and make a hot drink out if it :)

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  18. This is very good idea for late afternoon on Saturday as a good start for the evening. I think I will try it next weekend. :-)

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  19. Love the styling and the photos in this post!

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  20. Wow, Monika!! Only you could make morning cup of joe suddenly taste so bland while looking at your enticing coffee drinks. That's it--where'd I stash that bottle of Kahlua...?

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  21. Sarah, just right next to a coffee maker ;D

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  22. This would suit me very well right now. Just an hour or so to go before five o'clock. A little something to get that second wind started. I love that ice cream scoop and the diagram and all the photos 'cause what's not to love? :)

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  23. Oh my this looks so delicious. I kinda want to make it hot like an affogato!

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  24. fantastic.

    Sounds similar to caffe' "Affogato".
    (see how I make it: http://www.ztastylife.com/2010/07/affogato-al-caffe-italian-spiked-gelato.html)

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  25. yum. love the photos. hasn't the weather been amazing? i continue to love all your drink posts. inspiring.

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  26. VEry nice post..Thank you for sharing.

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  27. Wow! That is a very tasty drink. I am so thankful that you share how to do it. I will try that one. I just wish that I can get perfect taste of it.

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