Just two weeks ago we enjoyed a pan of Great-aunt Helen’s Toffee Squares. A promise was made to return with a suitable beverage pairing and though having kids out on summer break has derailed me, a promise is a promise so here we are.
Kerry — of Love Those “Hands at Home” — commented on the Toffee Square post with a suggestion that confirmed what I’d been thinking.
I think your cocktail better have either milk or coffee involved!
Yup, you said it, Kerry. Even better, milk and coffee! Chilled coffee drinks are plenty popular and adding a bit of booze couldn’t hurt.There are loads of amazing DIY frappuccino recipes online, but I opted to start from scratch: coffee, (high-fat) milk, chocolate syrup, and for a flavorless spirit – vodka.
I’m going with “yum” here as it was refreshing in a not-too-sweet way. If you’re not serving it with these crazy-sweet-and-rich bars,you can afford to add sugar to taste or another glug or two of chocolatey syrup. A spritz of your favorite aerosol whipped cream would be lovely, too.
But if you are serving this spirited chilled bevvie with Great-aunt Helen’s Toffee Squares, then by all means at least start with the recipe as written.
Spirited Coffee Frappé
- 1 cup strongly brewed coffee
- 1/2 cup whole milk
- 1/4 cup (2 ounces) vodka
- 2 tablespoons chocolate syrup
- 2 cups ice cubes
- Unsweetened cocoa powder
In blender container, combine all ingredients except cocoa powder; cover. Puree on High until blended and frothy. Pour into chilled glasses. Serve sprinkled with cocoa powder. Makes 5 cups.
No added sugar means this coffee drink borders on bitter, which works if you’re serving it with sweets. The subtle chocolate flavor is brought out when it’s enjoyed alongside a chocolatey treat. It’s a basic beverage — nothing showy about it. Which works when it’s partnered with glam baked goods such as our tasty toffee squares.Cheers to you, Kerry, for the idea and Cheers to all for reading and Liking and Commenting and Following. I’m thrilled to have you all here and humbled that you take the time to show up. We’ll meet again next week to find another recipe in Helen’s Box. Until then, food for fun wishes you fun in all things food 🙂