The last seven years we here in California have been suffering under a drought.  Now we have the beginning of an El Nino.  If you don't know what that is, here is a quick explanation.  It rains, it rains a lot. Torrential, downpouring, flooding rain.  Ground that has seen very little rain is now inundated with water and can't absorb it fast enough so it just turns into rivers of water.  Not only that but we haven't really had "cold" weather in the last few years either.  Normally here where I live, we get down in the low 20's at night.  However in the last few years the winter nights have stayed in the 40's.  Now, we are getting into the low 30's at night and now I get to whine about the cold.  I had put away all my cold weather drinks a few years ago and now am dragging them back out because they are needed  in a big way.  This is a drink that can either be for the morning (without the Kahlua unless of course you are so inclined, who am I to tell you what to do) or an after dinner drink with a light dessert.  I like drinking this in the morning with a blueberry muffin, gluten free of course.
Putting the honey into the whipped cream does not actually make it really sweet but mellows out the stronger coffee taste.  Take your pick of either brown sugar or white sugar.  The brown sugar does add an earthier taste to the drink and a bit sweeter.  I actually don't put sugar in at all and just let the whipped cream add the sweetness.  Make sure the coffee is really, really hot as the whipped cream will cool it down instantly.
Serves 1

Recipe:

One cup serving
8-16 oz Strong brewed coffee (I brewed espresso)
1/2 tsp sugar or brown sugar
Pinch of Cinnamon
Pinch of Cardamom 

Optional:  1/2 oz Kahlua per cup

For a pot of Coffee (serving of 4)
1 TBSP sugar or brown sugar (place into pot)
1/2 tsp Cinnamon
1/4 tsp Cardamon


Whipped Cream recipe:

1/2 cup Heavy Cream (for a single serving)
1 tsp Honey

For a pot of Coffee (serving of 4)

2 cups Heavy Cream
3 tsp Honey

Brew the coffee with the cardamon and cinnamon added to the grounds.  If making just one cup, have the sugar in the bottom of the cup.  If making the pot, add the sugar to the pot before brewing.  Add the Cinnamon and Cardamon to the grounds before brewing.  If adding the Kahlua, add to the cup orpot before brewing.

Add the honey* to the heavy cream and beat until  it forms heavy peaks

*Tip, if you want the honey to slide off of your measuring spoon, spray or wipe it with oil first.


I hope you enjoyed this recipe.  If you did, leave a comment below.  I also have a YouTube channel where I feature many of my recipes.  If you would like to check it out, click on this link:  Bristlee One

Thank you for stopping by and remember, enjoy life.
It's the one you have,
Tammie
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Nutritional information obtained using CalorieCount.com.
 


Comments

01/08/2016 12:54pm

This seems to be a great drink. Hope to make it over the weekend. Yummy!!

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