We have a lot to thank the Irish for, with the invention of Irish Coffee being at the top of the list. Irish coffee combines two of the most influential beverages known to man: coffee and booze. What could be better than that?
Coffee and booze have been around the block a few times. In fact, coffee is said to be discovered as early as the 15th century thanks to some dancing goats. The timeline around the discovery of alcohol is a little more fuzzy (probably due to the nature of the substance). What we do know is that there is evidence of doctors prescribing their patients beer in ancient civilizations like Sumer as early as 2011 B.C. The two worlds collided when people in Ethiopia experimented with the caffeinated berries their goats ingested (hence the hopped up goats) by creating fermented coffee-berry pulp, aka coffee wine. The rest is history.
Since this match made in Heaven came about, there have been a million mouthwatering recipes created, including this one for Frozen Irish Coffee using Death Wish Coffee Chocolate Hazelnut.
2 Cups of Chocolate Hazelnut Death Wish Coffee
5 Cups sweetened cream
3oz Irish Whiskey
1 bar chocolate, melted
1. Brew Coffee:
Brew the Chocolate Hazelnut coffee according to package directions. Allow to cool.
2. Freeze Coffee and Sweet Cream:
Once coffee is sufficiently cool, add into ice tray mold and freeze. Repeat process with sweetened cream.
3. Whip Sweetened Cream:
While coffee is freezing, whip remaining sweetened cream. Set aside.
4. Add to Blender:
Take four of the frozen coffee cubs and place in blender, along with 1.5oz whiskey and blend until foamy.
5. Add Remaining Ingredients:
Add two cubes of frozen sweet cream, along with 1 tablespoon of melted chocolate, and blend.
6. Top it off:
Top your beautiful caffeinated cocktail with the whip cream and drizzle more chocolate, because you are fancy as f*ck.
7. Sip and Enjoy:
Sit back, relax, and reap the benefits of your hard work. Don’t drink it too fast, or you’ll end up with a massive brain freeze.
Some things just go together, like booze and brews, and chocolate and hazelnut.
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