Saturday, September 29, 2012

Happy National Coffee Day ~ 4 Easy, Yummy Coffee Recipes

Happy National Coffee Day!

If you follow my blog, you know how much I love coffee.  I think my heart is still in Anchorage, Alaska, where there is a coffee shop on almost every single corner. You can head here to read my Alaska Coffee post.

To celebrate this fun day and my love of coffee, I'm sharing 4 of my favorite coffee recipes.

Baileys & Kahlua Iced Coffee 

1 oz Baileys Irish Creme
1 oz Kahlua 
4 to 5 oz strong coffee

Fill glass with ice.  Fill 3/4 of the glass with coffee.  Next, add Baileys and Kahlua, stir. Top with whipped cream and sprinkle with cocoa powder.  Mmm, mmm, good!  *See tip at bottom of page for iced coffees.

Note - I have no affiliation with the makers of Baileys and KahlĂșa, I'm just a fan! 

Easy Iced Mocha Recipe

4 to 5 oz of Strong Coffee (flavored like vanilla is great)
Splash of Vanilla Creamer (fat free, sugar free or reg)
1 oz Milk (skim, 2% or whole)
Little Squeeze of Chocolate Syrup (Hershey's)
Whipped Cream
Cocoa Powder

Fill glass with ice, pour 3/4 of glass with coffee.  Add vanilla creamer, chocolate syrup and milk, stir. Top with whipped cream and cocoa powder. Enjoy!  *See tip at bottom of page for iced coffees.

Coffee with Sweetened Condensed Milk = DELICIOUS  

(I've heard this called Vietnamese Coffee...I call it delicious!)
Strong Coffee
Sweetened Condensed Milk


Mix a cup of strong coffee with 2-3 Tablespoons of sweetened condensed milk. That's it! Serve hot or cold. YUM!  *See tip at bottom of page for iced coffees.

Alaskan "Sludge Cup" Recipe (my favorite)

1-2 Shots Espresso
Strong Coffee
Cream and Sugar *optional

Directions Add 1-2 shots of espresso to your cup of coffee.  Add cream and sugar if you like. This is my favorite way to have coffee!  So.  Darn. Good.  

Tip for iced coffees:  Fill your ice cube trays with leftover coffee to make coffee ice cubes.  They are great for making iced coffee drinks!

Enjoy National Coffee Day...I sure will!

Thanks for stopping by!


Natalie @ NorthShore Days said...

Oh I love coffee and I love iced coffee even more...that Baileys & Kahlua Iced Coffee looks delish...Happy coffee day Mary

Mel@Mellywood's Mansion said...

Oh Mary, they all look awesome but the boozy coffee, YUM!!!!

Terri said...

Gorgeous pictures! Love it! :)

Mary ~ said...

Thank you, Nat! I love much!

Mary ~ said...

I say, yes to a little booze in my coffee on a cold day....warms you right up! Thanks for the visit, Mel! Hope you're having a great weekend!

Mary ~ said...

Aww, thank you, Terri! Hope you're having a great Sunday! Cheers to you...

Jean @ said...

Those sound delicious! I miss Anchorage, Alaska, too. Loved the coffee huts on every corner. When the Army moved us to Georgia, no one had a clue what I was talking about when I asked about coffee huts!

Anonymous said...

The Seattle area is like that also......little coffee shops everywhere! I loved it, too.

Anonymous said...

Now I'm getting thirsty! Smile.