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Add Spring to Your Step

Posted: 04/17/06
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With spring upon us, it’s time to get out of that hot beverage rut and spice up your caffeine intake with some cooler coffee concoctions. Whether it’s for a garden party, a wedding shower, or you’re just opening your pool for the season, these recipes are a tasty way to keep cool. So once you’re done packing away your winter clothes, head to the kitchen and get brewing!
 

Coffee Sorbet

Coffee Sorbet

This easy recipe is perfect for a dessert or a simple afternoon pick-me-up.

Ingredients

     4 cups strong brewed coffee (or about 16 double shots of espresso if you’re feeling adventurous.)
     ¾ cup sugar
     2 tbsp honey
     Pinch of cinnamon
     Pinch of nutmeg



     Add the sugar, honey, cinnamon, and nutmeg to a bowl. Slowly add the freshly brewed coffee and mix well until the dry ingredients are dissolved. Pour the mixture into ice cube trays and freeze until hard. After the coffee cubes are frozen, put them in a food processor and blend until you have a coffee slush. Serve immediately, or repack in a large container and let it sit overnight for a more solid treat. Top with whipped cream

     You can also use the coffee cubes for simple iced coffee – which won’t water down the final product like regular ice cubes – or blend the sorbet with some vanilla ice cream for a coffee flavored milk shake. Yum!

Recipe courtesy of 1konacoffee.com


Iced Turtle Shaker

Iced Turtle Shaker

For a decadent treat, try this coffee blend that features your favorite “turtle” flavor.

Ingredients

     2 oz Espresso
     ¼ oz (one squirt from our Monin Pump) Monin Chocolate Syrup
     ¼ oz Monin Caramel Syrup
     ¼ oz Monin Hazelnut Syrup
     2 oz Half and Half
     1 cup ice



     Add ingredients to a martini shaker and shake until cold and foamy. Serve on the rocks. For a lighter treat, substitute the half and half with 1 or 2% milk and use Monin O’Free Syrups, which come in the same great flavors.

Recipe courtesy of the Whole Latte Love and Monin Recipe Explorer.


Iced Nuts and Berries

Monin Syrups

With the traditional flavors of nuts and berries, this drink is a great way to get your caffeine when enjoying the great outdoors.

Ingredients

     4 oz Espresso (2 double shots)
     ½ oz Monin Hazelnut Syrup
     ½ oz Monin Raspberry Syrup
     ¼ oz Monin Vanilla Syrup
     3 oz Milk
     1 ½ cups ice

 

     Add ingredients to a martini shaker and shake until cold and frothy. This drink can be served either on the rocks or “straight up”. To make this drink look as good as it tastes, try garnishing with whipped cream and fresh nuts and berries!

Recipe adapted from the Whole Latte Love and Monin Recipe Explorer.


Bushwhacker Smoothie

A great addition to any party, this simple recipe has classic chocolate and tropical coconut flavors.

Ingredients

     2 oz Espresso
     ½ oz Monin Coconut Syrup
     ½ oz Monin Chocolate Syrup
     4 oz Vanilla Ice cream
     2 cups ice

     Add ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth. Garnish with whipped cream and chocolate syrup drizzle. Want to add a little kick to your party? Try adding coconut rum to the mixture!

Recipe adapted from the Whole Latte Love and Monin Recipe Explorer.


Chilled Toasted Almond Mocha Latte

Chilled Toasted Almond Mocha Latte

Pairing rich chocolate with the light flavor of toasted almonds, this drink is great as a breakfast treat or an evening snack.

Ingredients

     4 oz Espresso (2 double shots)
     ½ oz Monin Toasted Almond Syrup
     ½ oz Monin Chocolate Syrup
     3 oz Milk
     1 cup ice

     Add ingredients to a martini shaker and shake until cold. Strain into a glass or serve over ice. Try topping this latte with whipped cream and chopped almonds for added flavor. You can also turn this drink into a rich smoothie just by substituting vanilla ice cream for the milk.

Recipe adapted from the Whole Latte Love and Monin Recipe Explorer.


Hopefully these recipes have given you some ideas on how to jump-start your spring and have gotten your mouth watering!