Monday, August 25, 2008
Frozen Latte and 'Paying It Forward' give away link
I love a perfect cup of coffee, or a mocha or a hazelnut latte. Hot, cold, or frozen and blended, it doesn't matter. I have loved coffee ice cream for as long as I can remember. And coffee cake also. Oh wait that doesn't actually have coffee in it. Back to actual coffee. David Lebovitz wrote about Vietnamese Coffee Popsicles back in July. I made them once and since I did not know what to do with the leftover sweetened condensed milk, I upped the amounts in the basic recipe after that. Yes I have made them 3 times in a month and did some sharing too. Told you I like coffee.
VIETNAMESE COFFEE POPSICLES
3 cups of very, very strong coffee (I used 8 heaping tablespoons per batch)
1 can of sweetened condensed milk (no not evaporated)
1/2 - 1 t cinnamon
Using a whisk or a blender, add hot coffee to sweetened condensed milk and cinnamon until completely blended.
Pour into molds or cups, whatever works for you.
Freeze 45 minutes to 1 hour and add sticks if desired.
This made about 4 cups of mix. They are strong so don't make them too big or you will be up all night. I made the cone shaped ones out of extra pastry bags, cut to size, clipped onto the side of a plastic cup, 2-3 per cup or you can make wax paper cones. I think they are better when they just begin to soften. And of course dark or white chocolate shavings or Dulce de Leche bring it up to a dessert level. Sprinkle them around and on top or when the mix chills and begins to set, stir them in, chill more, then add the sticks if desired.
I also made witches tits, oops I mean hats. They are cute aren't they? Same recipe, just made in pastry bags. I am still working on photos but I can finally center things now.
Check out the link in my 'Labels' list on the right for the 'Paying It Forward' give away. You can comment on any post from August 24 thru September 7 for a chance to win.