We’ve heard of an Arnold Palmer – lemonade and tea mixed together but never lemonade and coffee. Seems it is popular in some other countries. In Sweden it’s called Kaffelemonad, in Portugal it’s known as Mazagran.
Mazagran is made by mixing 1 cup cold coffee with 1/2 cup lemon juice, granulated sugar to taste, and ice. Will we try it? Possibly. You can also add spices or herbs to change the flavor – try vanilla, cinnamon, or other herbs.
Her’s a new banana bread recipe I found – try it next time you want something sweet with your coffee…..
Chocolate Chip-Espresso Banana Bread
1 1/2 cups mashed very ripe bananas (3 to 4 bananas)
1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup butter, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon instant espresso powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips (6 oz)
Heat oven to 325 degrees F. Spray two 8×4-inch loaf pans with canola oil cooking spray. In medium bowl, stir together bananas, 1/2 cup of the granulated sugar, the brown sugar, melted butter, vanilla and eggs. In another medium bowl, stir together flour, espresso powder, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Add flour mixture to banana mixture, stirring to combine. Stir in chocolate chips. Pour into loaf pans. Sprinkle remaining 1 tablespoon granulated sugar on top. Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until brown and firm to the touch. Cool 10 minutes. Remove from pans, and place top sides up on cooling rack. Cool completely befor slicing.
For even more chocolaty flavor , drizzle with melted chocolate across top before serving.
Jody Victor: Next time you want something sweet, cool and cappuccino flavored, try this low-fat, low-cal yummy dessert!
1 pkg. vanilla flavor fat-free, sugar-free instant pudding
2 tsp instant coffee
2 cups cold fat-free milk
1/8 tsp ground cinnamon
1 cup thawed light frozen whipped topping
Beat dry pudding mix, coffee granules and milk with whisk 2 min.; pour into 5 dessert dishes.
Refrigerate 1 hour
Whisk cinnamon into whipped topping; spoon over pudding.
Next time you want a little treat, try this easy recipe for a true delight with your java.
Coffee Delight Cake-In-A-Mug
4 Tbsp plain flour
4 Tbsp sugar
2 tsp plain Instant Coffee
3 Tbsp milk
3 tbsp oil
2 capfulls vanilla
3-4 Tbsp assorted (optional) add-ins: coconut flakes, chocolate chips, nuts, candy bits.
Add dry ingredients to a LARGE coffee mug and mix around with a fork. Add egg, mix thoroughly. Measure into your mug the milk, oil, and vanilla. Mix well.
The last step is to fold in your choice of optional add-ins (all or some).
Place mug in microwave and cook for 3 minutes (1000watts). Cake will rise above top of mug – it’s ok. Cool and eat!
Here’s a great mocha dessert for the whole family on Valentine’s Day or any day….
Chocolate & Mocha Sweethearts
4 squares unsweetened baking chocolate
3/4 cup (1-1/2 sticks) butter or margarine
2 cups sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup flour
1/2 cup Suisse Mocha Cafe flavored instant coffee, or any other flavor
6 squares semi-sweet baking chocolate
Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
Line 13×9-inch pan with foil, with ends of foil extending over sides. Spray with cooking spray.
Microwave unsweetened chocolate and butter in large microwaveable bowl on HIGH 2 min. or until butter is melted; stir until chocolate is completely melted. Stir in sugar. Blend in eggs and vanilla. Add flour and flavored instant coffee; stir until well blended. Spread into prepared pan.
Bake 30 to 35 min. or until toothpick inserted in center comes out with fudgy crumbs. (Do not overbake.) Cool completely. Use foil handles to remove brownie from pan; cut into shapes with 1-1/2-inch heart-shaped cookie cutter. (Reserve scraps for snacking or another use.) Melt semi-sweet chocolate as directed on package. Dip tops of b rownie hearts in chocolate. Refrigerate until chocolate is firm. Enjoy!