Monday, 27 February 2012

Honey Based Drinking Coffee Recipes

Do you like Honey mixed with coffee or replace sugar with honey while making your cup of coffee? If yes, today recipes will be for you. Making coffee with honey eventually helping you to lower down the sugar level and at the end archive low sugar type of coffee drink which I think most of us to practice that instead of using Sugar. Cut down your Sugar as much as possible if you can. Why not start it from today?
First Recipe: Classical Honey Nut Latte Recipe 
Something that will help to detox your body with honey. If you like to detox your body and same time enjoying taste of coffee, this will be the recipe that you want to try it out.

Enough for 1 person (tall glass) 
1) 2 tablespoons of Hazelnut syrup 
2) 1 tablespoon of Honey Butter 
3) 1 shot of organic espresso 
4) 0.75 cup of low fat steamed milk 
5) 3 to 4 ice cubes

Equipments Needed 
Espresso maker and electronic blender

Steps for preparation: 
1. You need an empty blender cup to put your ingredients.

2. Ice is optional, if you like cold drink you can put some ice cubes else you can blend it without ice. Blend it for 30 seconds until all well mix.
3. Pour your latte into an empty tall glass before you serve your latte.
4. Lastly, you can now enjoy your cup of latte.
Second recipe: Peach Cobbler Latte Recipe 
Can Peach mix with coffee? Try this out yourself. I like it, may be this will be your cup of coffee too.

Enough for 1 person (just nice for one tall glass) 
1) 1 tablespoon of honey butter 
2) 1 shot of organic espresso 
3) 1 small tablespoon of Cinnamon powder as garnish 
4) 0.75 cup of low fat steamed milk 
5) 1 to 6 ice cubes 
6) 1.5 tablespoons of Peach and cinnamon syrups respectively

Equipments Needed 
Espresso maker and electronic blender

Steps for preparation: 
1. Take an empty blender cup and pour everything into the cup except the Cinnamon powder which we are going to use it at the later stage.

2. Blend it with medium speed until they are evenly mix.
3. When done, take an empty glass and pour your latte into the glass.
4. Lastly, spread the powder on top of the latte.
5. You can now serve your latte now.

Thursday, 23 February 2012

Cold Coffee Recipes

Some of my favorite recipes include the use of cold coffee! Coffee is used in a variety of not only sweet, but also savory foods. As I use cold coffee quite often I like to keep a pitcher of it in my fridge at all times. Today I will discuss a few of the different ways you can use cold coffee at home to liven up a drink or meal, and how to prepare it!
My favorite way to use cold coffee, is in an iced coffee drink. I like to brew extra strong pots of coffee and cool them down in the fridge. I keep the strong coffee on hand for when I feel like drinking an iced coffee, or for something for sweet and decadent a Vietnamese iced coffee or a Thai iced coffee. These are wonderful for a hot summer day and for offering to guests and family as a sweet treat.
Another way to make use of cold coffee is to brew it the old fashioned way. That is simply taking coffee grounds and soaking them in water overnight. Once the coffee has steeped, you simply take cheesecloth to strain the coffee from the grounds. You can then pour the strained coffee in pitcher and keep it in the fridge. The key to making this is to make it stronger than you usually would.
One of the my popular treats you can make is a java smoothie or Frappuccino. These drinks are all the rave at the local coffee shops, and are very simple to make at home. Instead of spending, $5 or $6 on a drink at the local Starbucks, you can make it at home for pennies! Having the cooled brew helps to keep the drink nice and sweet. After adding the cooled coffee, ice, and desired sweeteners, such as chocolate syrup, you simply blend until you have reached the desired level. This is a great treat to indulge in on a special occasion, date night, or even a Monday morning!
Another great reason why you would want to keep this on hand is if you enjoy baking. One of the best chocolate cake recipes I have ever tasted, a decadent chocolate cake, involves pouring in a cup of cooled coffee. The extra strong brew makes the perfect background for a gourmet and decadent chocolate cake. I think like to use some ground espresso in the icing to tie the coffee and chocolate flavors together.

Thursday, 16 February 2012

6 Delicious Coffee Recipes

Do you love coffee? Most of us do. In this article we will provide you with 6 recipes to enjoy your coffee a different way. We hope you enjoy it.
Irish Coffee
  • 1 teapsoon of suger
  • 1 jigger of Bushmills Irish Whiskey
  • 2/3 cup of coffee or flavored Irish Creme coffee
  • 1/4 cup of heavy cream, lightly whipped
Prehead the glass with hot water. Dump the water out and add the hot coffee with the teaspoon of suger and stir. Add the jigger of whiskey, and top with the whipping cream. Dark coffee's are best for this recipe.
Spiced Orange Coffee
  • 1 teaspoon fresh, grated orange peel
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 5 whole cloves
  • Regular amount of your usual coffee or try Swiss Chocolate Orange flavored coffee
Add the above ingredients together and brew as normal. Place a slice of orange at the bottom or your cup. Pour in coffee and add suger and cream to taste. Top with whipping cream and sprinkle with a dash of nutmeg and cinnamon if so desired.
Mint Cocoa Coffee
  • 1 ounce of chocolate mint liquear
  • Dash of shaved chocolate
  • Whipping cream (optional)
  • Regular coffee or try Dutch Chocolate Decaf flavored coffee
Brew your regular coffee, add the 1 ounce of liquear into your cup. Add some whipping cream if desired and sprinkle with shaved chocolate.
Coffee Milkshakes
  • 1 pint of coffee ice cream
  • 2 teaspoons finely ground coffee
  • 1/2 cup light rum (optional)
  • 4 to 6 scoops vanilla ice cream
  • Instant coffee powder
Spoon coffee ice cream into blender. Add rum and finely ground coffee. Blend on high until creamy smooth. Pour into tall glasses, adding a scoop of the vanilla ice cream to each glass. Sprinkle lightly with instant coffee powder.
Frosty Mochas
  • 1 cup of freshly brewed coffee
  • 1 pint of vanilla ice cream, softenend
  • 6 tablespoons of chocolate syrup
  • 1 cup prepared cold coffee
Blend hot coffee and chocolate syrup in blender. Blend until smooth. Cool the mixture to room temperature. Pour the mixture into a medium bowl. Add the softened ice cream and cold coffee. With a rotary beater, beat until smooth. Spoon into tall glasses and serve immediately.
Nogged Coffee
  • 1 cup of coffee or try Pumpkin Spice flavored coffee
  • 1 egg yoke
  • 1/2 cup of cream
  • Dash of nutmeg
Beat the suger and egg yoke together. Place cream in a saucepan and heat over low setting, do not burn. Wisk the egg mixture into the warmed cream, heat until hot. Add coffee to mugs and top with the cream mixture. Garnish the coffee with nutmeg.

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Berry Series of Coffee Recipes

Looking for nice latte recipes? If yes, then you are in the right place where my recipes will demonstrate mixing of espresso with berry. Hope you like this.
Classical Blackberry Latte Recipe 
Perfect taste of coffee when it mixed with Blackberry. Let me know what do you think?

Enough for 1 person (tall glass) 
1) 1 tablespoon of low sugar Amaretto syrup 
2) 3 tablespoons of low sugar Blackberry syrup 
3) 1 shot of organic espresso 
4) 0.75 cup of low fat steamed milk

Equipments Needed 
Espresso maker and electronic blender

Steps for preparation: 
1. As usual, you need a blender cup in order to put your ingredients into it. If you like ice blended latte, you can always add in some ice cubes.

2. When done, blend your ingredients with medium speed for 2 minutes.
3. Take a tall clean glass and pour your latte from the blender cup.
4. You can now serve your latte. 

Classical Boysenberry Latte 
Some places might have difficulties to get Boysenberry, but not too worry where you can always replace with Blueberry too if you like.

Enough for 1 person (just nice for one tall glass) 
1) 1 tablespoon of low sugar Amaretto syrup 
2) 3 tablespoons of low sugar Boysenberry syrup 
3) 5 ice cubes (optional) 
4) 1 shot of organic espresso 
5) 0.75 cup of low fat steamed milk

Equipments Needed 
Espresso maker and electronic blender

Steps for preparation: 
1. Take a blender cup and put your ingredients into the blender cup.

2. Blend it with medium speed until all ingredients have evenly mixed.
3. When done, find a clean tall glass and pour your latte over.
4. You can now enjoy your coffee now.

Thursday, 9 February 2012

My Cuba Vacation Treat - Three Unique Cuba Hot Coffee Recipes

On my last trip to Cuba I decided to explore Topes de Collantes, a beautiful mountainous area in the center of the island which outstands for its incredible scenery and exceptional microclimate conditions.
It was too late when we arrived to Topes and after taking a walk around, we headed to the Coffee House to enjoy a cup of energy-giving Cuban coffee. I really had no expectations, just wanted some caffeine to put me up after the long trip. When we arrived to the place, Yansel, a young friendly guy, who is the only person working there welcomed us. He prepared a delicious cup of Cuban coffee for us. The best I had ever had. Then we talked to Yansel and some other guys from Topes museum who explained us how coffee was grow and processed. Yansel said that the coffee he prepares at the Coffee House is originally from Topes de Collantes and it is dried, toasted and ground right there. He talked about the different ways to make coffee and I took notes of some of his delicious recipes to try them later. I did and it was a real treat I got from my trip to Cuba. I have decided to share these Cuba coffee recipes with you. I hope you like them and if you decide to visit Topes de Collantes when you travel to Cuba for your holidays, don't miss the chance to enjoy one of Yansel's delicious coffee recipes.
Discover the past and taste of oldest coffee plantations in the slopes of Potrerillo peak. Get a hot cup of Cuba espresso coffee, flavour with honey, add some drops of lime juice and enjoy the strong and aromatic flavour of coffee on your lips.

An old Cuban coffee recipe prepared by farmers. It has become a popular cold healing medicine. Prepare a hot cup of Cuba espresso coffee, add some honey for flavour, put some Cuban eau-de-vie, add some ginger and sprinkle with some ground coffee.

Negro Cimarron 
Free your spirits with a cup of delicious strong Cuban coffee, add some Cuban eau-de-vie, flavour with honey and serve it in a jicara ( the shell of a Cuban fruit called guira, it is also used to make maracas)

Give it a try, enjoy these delicious Cuba coffee recipes. They are special for a cold winter night and I'm sure they will bring back images from your holidays in Cuba. I've posted many cuban drink recipes in