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Steamed Milk
1.5 to 2 scoops of your cocoa mix
2 shots of espresso

Blend the cocoa and steamed milk.  Pour the espresso through the steamed milk.  Either serve hot in a twelve-ounce cup, or, pour over ice in 16-ounce cup.

3 pots of espresso coffee
1 cup of sugar
8 ounces of Hazelnut syrup
1 gallon of 10% ice cream mix (available from your dairy)

Brew 3 pots of espresso coffee using 3.2 ounces (.2 on digital scale) of coffee per pot.  Add 1 cup of sugar and 8 ounces of Hazelnut syrup.  Brew coffee, mix with sugar and syrup, mix well and let cool.  Next morning add 1 gallon of 10% ice cream mix (available from your dairy this is what an ice cream store uses for custard.  It comes in on gallon container and is a liquid.)  Mix well and serve through a “granita” machine.  Makes 2.5 gallons. 

Cherry Jubilee
3 cups of sugar
½ bottle of Cherry Syrup
½ bottle of Strawberry or Raspberry Syrup. 

In a 2-gallon container, dilute sugar with small amount of hot water.  Pour in syrups, and fill container with cold water.  Mix well and serve in “granita” machine. 

Chocolate Coffee Cooler
2 pots of Special Blend coffee
2 cups sugar
4 tablespoons of vanilla extract
1 gallon of chocolate milk
cinnamon and a chocolate covered espresso bean for garnish 

Brew 2 pots of Special Blend coffee using 3.2 ounces of coffee (.2 on digital scale) per pot (64 ounces of water).  Add 2 cups sugar to hot coffee, mix.  Add 4 tablespoons of vanilla extract. Mix well and let cool.  Add 1 gallon of chocolate milk (a good source of chocolate milk is Nestle’ Chocolate Milk in ½ gallon containers at the grocery store).  Mix well; serve over ice in 16 ounce cups.  Serve with shipped cream topped with cinnamon and a chocolate covered espresso bean for garnish. 

Viennese Coffee
1 packet of sugar
1 oz caramel syrup
1 scoop cocoa mix
8 or 12 ounces strong Colombian Coffee

Blend all ingredients in a large mixing cup (a 20 ounce metal frothing pitcher works well).  Serve with whipped cream topped with cinnamon. 

Seattle Slush
Toddy coffee concentrate
1 scoop cocoa mix
Sugar or syrup

Prepare a mixture of toddy coffee.  Buy a toddy coffee brewer and brew a coffee concentrate (Cold coffee brewing is easy.  Take a pound of ground coffee and soak it in 64 ounces of cold water for 12 to 18 hours.  Then strain the liquid.  This is a great coffee concentrate.  The toddy maker makes it easy.)  Fill a 16-ounce cup with ice.  Add 1 or 2 ounces of coffee concentrate and milk to top.  In a blend, add once scoop of cocoa mix and blend mixture to a fine slush.  Sweeten or add syrups to taste.

Caramel Melt Away
Seattle Slush with 3 ounces of caramel syrup.

Almond Joy
Large cappuccino with ½ ounce of chocolate syrup, and, 1.2 ounce of almond syrup.

Caramel Mocha
Steamed Milk
1.5 to 2 scoops of cocoa mix (Nestle’ is fine or your choice)
2 shots of espresso
1 oz of caramel syrup

Blend the cocoa and steamed milk.  Combine caramel syrup with the espresso.  Pour together with a flourish into a 12 oz cup. 

Mixing is much easier with a hand mixer that has a blade at the end that fits into an 8 or 12 oz. cup.  Braun makes them and they are readily available at department stores.


More Drinks – Cold – courtesy of friends.

Strawberry Shrub
1 pint fresh strawberries or other berries, washed and hulled
¼ cup sugar
3 tablespoons lemon juice
Water - mineral water or club soda
Mint leaves 

Mash berries (blender) and let stand in their juice.  Blend sugar, lemon juice.  Refrigerate mixture (you can vary the quantity to your demand) For each serving; pour ½ cup of chilled mixture into a tall glass half filled with ice.  Fill with water or mineral water. 

Apricot Frappe
2 cups of ripe apricots, pitted
1-cup sugar
1.5 cups of water

Blend well.  Freeze.  Blend until slushy.  Serve immediately.  Experiment with this one.  You may blend with ice and serve without freezing for example. 

Smoothie Classico
1 cup orange juice
1-cup strawberries, hulled
2 fresh bananas, peeled

Pour orange juice into blender.  Add strawberries and bananas.  Blend until smooth. 

Pink Cow
1-cup milk
6 large strawberries
2 tablespoons frozen orange juice concentrate
1 or 2 tablespoons of sugar

In a blender, whirl milk with strawberries and frozen orange juice concentrate.  Taste and blend the sugar as needed. 


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