Mocha Coffee Punch

Mocha Coffee Punch Directions: Make coffee base by whisking together hot coffee, cocoa powder, vanilla extract and cinnamon until combined. (If making ahead, cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.) Combine coffee base, milk and ice cream in a large punch bowl or pitcher. Stir gently until ice cream melts. Serve topped with a dollop […]

Coffee Punch #2

Coffee Punch #2 Directions: Combine coffee, milk, sugar and vanilla and stir well. Pour into a pitcher with lid or cleaned out milk jug and place in refrigerator. Chill thoroughly. Place softened ice cream in punch bowl. Pour coffee mixture over ice cream; stir gently. Top with dollops of whipped cream. Yields:  1-1/4 gallons, serves […]

Pumpkin Punch with Cinnamon Infused Rum

Pumpkin Punch with Cinnamon Infused Rum Directions to make the infused rum: Combine the cinnamon sticks and rum (keeping the rum bottle) in a large ball jar (or any wide-mouthed jar.) Seal and place in a dark area for 3 days, gently shaking daily. Once the cinnamon flavor is bold enough, remove the cinnamon sticks […]

Sweet Potato Dreams

Sweet Potato Dreams Directions: Empty the can of sweet potatoes, including syrup, into a blender. Purée. In a cocktail shaker, combine 2 heaping teaspoons of the purée with the rum, egg and maple syrup. Shake vigorously without ice. Half-fill shaker with ice and shake again. Strain mixture into a cocktail glass or coupe. Top with […]

Ginger-Orange Mocktails

Ginger-Orange Mocktails Directions: Stir together orange juice, ginger ale, and pineapple juice. Serve over ice. Garnish with orange slices and fresh mint springs. Yields:  Makes about 25 cups Suggestions:  Serve Ginger-Orange “mocktails” for moms-to-be at a baby shower. From:

Spiced Black Tea

Spiced Black Tea Directions: In large saucepan combine water, sugar, ginger, cloves, cinnamon, and star anise. Bring to boiling, stirring to dissolve sugar. Boil for 1 minute. Remove from heat and strain. Return mixture to saucepan. Add tea bags. Steep 10 minutes. Remove tea bags. Stir in pomegranate juice and lemon juice. Return to heat; […]

Affogato al caffè (Vanilla ice cream & coffee)

Affogato al caffè (Vanilla ice cream & coffee) Directions: Several hours in advance, scoop ice cream into 12 balls. Lay ice cream on a freezer-proof tray and put the tray back in the freezer. To serve, put 2 balls of ice cream into 6 small mugs, glasses  or bowls, and pour a shot of hot […]