I LOVE frozen coffees, and when they are as smooth and creamy as a milk shake… Mmm.. perfection! I’ll tell you, I very rarely buy a frozen coffee. For two reasons: 1) They are way too expensive. 2) I make them better than any Barista I’ve met. You can always change things up. Add some flavoured syrups, some flavoured coffee creamers, use different kinds of coffee. By changing up one or two things, you will never have the same coffee twice.
The secret to the best homemade frozen coffee? Coffee cubes. When you have leftover coffee in your pot in the morning, pour it into ice cube trays and freeze it. Then store them in a resealable plastic bag until one hot afternoon that you’re dying to have an iced coffee. Using frozen coffee helps give you a great coffee flavour, but doesn’t water it down, like using regular ice would.
Note: The Kahlua in this recipe is optional, BUT, I love what a shot of Kahlua does to an iced coffee, it actually makes it extremely creamy, and nearly milkshake-like.
And yes, this was another entry for the Real Women of Philadelphia contest. I submitted 15 recipes that last week, and I still haven’t posted all of them on my blog yet. Ya think they should have noticed me during that last week especially, huh? After putting in 35 recipes, and being very involved in the forums for over 2 months, and promoting their product, I won a ticket to the live event/dinner celebration in Toronto. HOWEVER, flight & accommodations are not covered. *sigh* Seems I won’t be leaving the prairies after all. I have some friends that are going to the live even though (some as finalists and some that won tickets and live in the area), so I will be able to see and hear about it. Just not quite the same though. If anyone has a private jet, you mind if I hitch a ride to TO? I can pay you in cream cheese desserts!!
- 2 cup frozen coffee cubes
- 3 tablespoons chocolate sauce
- 1/3 cup milk
- 2 ounces spreadable cream cheese, softened
- 2 ounces coffee liqueur
- 1/2 cup of whipped cream
- 2 tablespoons chocolate or caramel sauce, for garnish
- Place the frozen coffee cubes, 3 Tbsp chocolate sauce, milk, PHILADELPHIA cream cheese and coffee liqueur in a blender. Blend until smooth and creamy (about 3 minutes).
- Divide mixture between 2 tall cups and top with whipped cream and chocolate or caramel sauce.
- Sit back, relax, and enjoy immediately.