Coffee & Cocktails with Cindy – a fascination with French vanilla!

Pure vanilla, gentle lavender, hot or cold, regular or decaffeinated, French vanilla coffee is a perennial favorite, and when you taste these coffee cocktail creations you will understand why!

The Vanilla Royále

A delicious summertime or anytime treat that can be made with or withoutvanillartoyale.jpg whiskey!

What you need:

1.5 oz. of your favorite whiskey, I am using Jameson’s
1 scoop of chocolate ice cream
1 cup of French vanilla coffee (regular or decaf)
1 cup of milk
A blender 1/4 filled with ice
homemade whipped cream*
Chocolate sauce

Brew your coffee in advance and chill overnight. Click here to view our guide for brewing the perfect cup. Combine ice, whiskey, ice cream and milk into your blender. Blend and pour into the glass of your choice and top with fresh whipped cream and chocolate sauce.

Serves 2 – 4 Depending on your glass…..



The Aristocratic Frappe

A delicious vanilla frappe that you can make with or without the vodka


What you need:

1 cup French vanilla coffee from
1 cup milk
2 tbsp. honey
2 oz. vodka
cinnamon sugar – whipped cream*

Fill your blender about 1/4 of the way with ice. Combine the vodka, coffee milk and honey in the blender. Blend until the mixture is smooth. Pour into your favorite glass and top with whipped cream.

This recipe will serve 2 – 4.





Café QweenBean

A deliciously decadent hot coffee cocktail featuring French vanilla coffee from 


What you need:

1 cup French vanilla coffee (equally as good with regular or decaf)
Whipped cream*
1/2 oz. Amaretto
1/2 oz. Tia Maria
1 sugar cube

Pre-heat your coffee cup; I do this by running it under hot water before I pour. Add your liquor and sugar into the cup and stir. Next, add your freshly brewed coffee, and layer the whipped cream on top.

*For these recipes I made my own whipped cream using heavy cream, vanilla, and confectioners sugar.

1 cup heavy cream
1 tsp. vanilla extract**
3 tbsp. Confectioners sugar

** I typically use 1/2 tsp., but I increased it slightly because the vanilla really brings out the vanilla flavor in the coffee. For the cinnamon whipped cream, I whipped in 1 tsp. of cinnamon sugar, adjusting for taste as I went, but all the recipes would be equally as delicious with a whipped cream of your choice!

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Until next time,


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