What have you fabulous friends been adding to your coffee, lately, to give it a little extra love? I’ve been taking my own little tour of Coffee-mate offerings (I counted 15 different options at my nearest Walmart about a month ago….clearly I was without my children if I had time to stop and count anything!). I’m currently finishing up their Amaretto flavor (highly recommend) and I’m also working through their Fat-Free Hazelnut (which I like, but I find that I personally prefer the NON fat-free options, which is sort of a bummer).
With all the flavor options Coffee-mate has to offer, I had to chuckle when I most recently decided to opt for their original flavor. But I figured that the flavor that started the company that I love probably got something right. It also happened to be an ingredient needed to make an adult beverage I’ve been wanting to try: a White Russian. But in true Tiffany style, I wanted to crank up the chill factor for this beverage. Why have it cold when I could have it frozen? So I made a few tweaks to the recipe I found on the Coffee-mate website, and create something positively dreamy!
- 1/4 cup coffee flavored liqueur (Kahlua, for example)
- 1/2 cup vodka
- 1/4 cup Original NESTLÉ COFFEE-MATE Liquid Coffee Creamer
- lots and lots of ice
- whipped cream (optional)
- chocolate syrup (optional)
Add the liquid ingredients to a blender, and then throw in a whole bunch of ice. Blend and continue to add ice until you get the consistency you desire for your frozen drink. I added a bunch because I wanted mine to have the texture of a frozen daiquiri. Top with whipped topping and/or chocolate syrup, if desired. Yield: 2-3 servings
Oh mercy, this was a delicious drink! The vodka was a bit strong, which was a good thing for me, as it kept me from just chugging my frozen coffee treat. I’m definitely keeping this recipe on file, and would happily serve it to company, perhaps in cute little glasses, as an after dinner coffee alternative. The Coffee-mate creamer addition also makes it a dairy-free option for folks with sensitivity to milk.
Coffee-mate’s Newest Flavor
I also think that the newest flavor Coffee-mate has just released would be excellent in this recipe. It’s called Extra Sweet & Creamy, and the name alone perfectly describes how I like my coffee to taste. I’ve actually been to a few stores looking for it, but as far as I can tell, the product hasn’t yet made it to Chattanooga (it just launched in January and Coffee-mate is still rolling it out to new locations). You guys, I’m totally stalking this stuff. I get that crazy look in my eye every time I head over to the dairy section of a grocery store, and I start moving around the Coffee-mate flavors, hoping to find Extra Sweet & Creamy hiding behind the other ones. I’m sure I’m quite a sight! But I’ll keep being “that lady” in the stores until this flavor lands in my fridge! Hopefully your neck of the woods has it already (you can check the store locator to see where this exact product has been stocked!).