The ganache, first seen in Paris at Maison Siraudin in the 1800s, is a lovely rich chocolate-cream combination, which depending on its thickness can be used in many ways. It may be served as a sauce, as a mousse, as a filling, rolled into truffles, or as a decadent icing. It is believed that the... Continue Reading →
Sweet and golden in color, Drambuie liqueur is a mixture of scotch, honey, herbs, and spices, which when combined with coffee produce a remarkable cocktail. The name Drambuie itself is said to originate from a Scottish Gaelic phrase, "dram buidheach" which roughly translates to "the drink that satisfies."* It should only take one sip of... Continue Reading →
The availability, at the local fresh fruit market, of the most succulent cherries I have ever seen is the inspiration for this beautiful and delicious cherry vanilla coffee shake. Of course, if you can't find fresh cherries, the frozen variety will substitute nicely. Enjoy!
The summertime temperatures are still raging. Why not try a scrumptious coffee milkshake prepared specially for all of you bourbon lovers out there? It will undoubtedly help cool you off while the heat is most definitely still on. Enjoy!
Iced and blended with a touch of apricot and vanilla, this frappe is sure to chill you out on those hot-hot summer days! Today I am using Organically Grown Peru Dark Roast coffee for my frappe. The subtle apricot and vanilla tones of the coffee perfectly compliment the home-made apricot syrup. Best of all this coffee is Smithsonian Certified shade-grown and Bird Friendly. It is also a featured single-origin for August 2019 at TheQueenBean.com. To learn more about this wonderful bean click here. To read up on more coffees that are good for the earth, good for the animals, and good for you, be sure to check out our sustainability series.
I love growing honeysuckle in my garden -- that smell and remarkable beauty! I recently discovered that when used to create a simple syrup and combined with coffee, the edible nectar of the fragrant flower imparts a subtle depth of sweetness. The impact is a delight for the senses. The distinctive aroma of honeysuckle carried on a summer breeze combined with a unique blast of subtly sweet flavor; as charming and tantalizing a combination, as this latte is easy to prepare. Enjoy!
Coconut rum, sun-kissed nights, gentle sea breezes and slow swings on a hammock are some of my favorite summer-time moments. I'm delighted to include one more item to this list. One sip of this slightly spicy, smooth, and sweet coconut rum coffee cocktail fills your senses with the best notes of summer. Enjoy!
Cinnamon and sugar -- nothing else quite fills the senses the same way. We have captured that magic in an iced snickerdoodle latte to die for. Enjoy!
My childhood summers echoed with trips to one of the last remaining local drugstores still serving chocolate malted milkshakes at the counter. This beverage will always remind me of that summertime feeling of long sun-kissed days and nights dripping with possibilities. The malted milkshake has a long history in the USA, made popular as a staple at Walgreens drug store in the 1920s, it soon could be found at many soda fountains and ice cream parlors nationwide. Here is my coffee filled take on the traditional chocolate malted milkshake. Enjoy!