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Old 05-14-2006, 12:16 PM   #1
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I love coffee.. lately I've been drinking like 2 cups of espresso a day.. I'm looking for a recipe for some good hot coffee using espresso. Like a latte but I dunno.. spiced up a bit. I sometimes put cinnamon in my latte but does anyone here put anything special in theirs? I'm looking for ideas to change it up a bit

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Old 05-14-2006, 12:26 PM   #2
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Do you use an espresso machine, or are you brewing espresso roast in your coffeemaker? If the latter, you can try putting items into your ground roast before brewing, such as a bit of vanilla or almond extract, or perhaps blending one of those with a drop of orange oil. Another idea, is if you aren't using a cap machine, warm your milk on the stovetop till just before boiling, and when you take it off the stove, add some chocolate syrup, & add to your espresso to make a nice mocha.
Another idea: add some fresh crushed peppermint leaves to your ground roast before brewing. Grab some cool whip, mix in 1 drop of peppermint extract, and use it to top your coffee. Follow by putting another fresh (but uncrushed!) leaf of peppermint on top. Pretty!
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Old 05-14-2006, 12:43 PM   #3
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I'm using an espresso machine. How does the peppermint taste? That one's interesting. Do you think adding pumpkin spice is a bit strange?
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Old 05-14-2006, 01:56 PM   #4
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Adding pumpkin spice is NEVER strange! It is delightful!!
Can you imagine how delicious it would be served with a slice of pumpkin pie?!

As for the mint, I like it a lot! Just make sure to use peppermint leaves, rather than spearmint leaves. Best thing is, right now herbs are quite cheap - even wal-mart has the little 4" pots of them. Another idea is to use leaves from chocolate mint. I picked up a few pots of those last week and they are so neat!
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Old 05-14-2006, 02:14 PM   #5
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I am a coffee addict as well. We have an espresso machine and hubby makes a white chocolate mocha every morning, with Torani white chocolate sauce.

My personal fave is an iced caramel mocha.
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Old 05-14-2006, 03:13 PM   #6
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These are not recipes for an espresso machine, but ideas to 'perk' up your imagination.

Starbucks
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These are not recipes for an espresso machine, but ideas to 'perk' up your imagination.

Starbucks

Starbucks....drool....
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Old 05-14-2006, 03:18 PM   #8
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hey thank you mish
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hey thank you mish
You are very welcome, chocojun

Here is a recipe I posted for Chocolate Coffee Bean Cookies -- if you'd like to take a peek.

http://www.discusscooking.com/forums...ies-22318.html
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Oh Mish...those cookies sound delicious......
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