Mocha Ice-Cream Cake

My Mother put in a request for a Ben and Jerry’s ice-cream cake for her birthday this year, and while I love the ice-cream and cake combo, I have found that most commercial ice-cream cakes fail dismally when it comes to the cake side of the equation.  If I wanted ice-cream in the shape of…

Coconut Frappuccino

Iced coffee season is back!  Here is a homemade, dairy-free version of a coconut frappuccino that combines frozen coconut and coffee into a delightful blended summer  drink that’s somewhere between a coconut smoothie and an iced coffee. Ingredients: 1/2 cup frozen Coconut flesh (if you can find fresh coconut to use, that would be great,…

Gingerbread Latte

Generally considered a holiday treat, I drink my homemade gingerbread lattes all year long.  Using a steam wand will give your latte a nice frothy foam, but I usually don’t mess with it.  I am in it for the taste and the caffeine, and both can be achieved without the high tech gadgets.  I even…

Night Owls

An owl shaped cookie with coffee liqueur and expresso favored dough and a bittersweet chocolate glaze.  A little something that keeps you going at all hours. Ingredients: 1 cup Butter (room temp) + 2 tbsp Butter 1 cup Sugar 1/4 cup Coffee Liqueur 1 Egg 3 cups Flour 2 tbsp ground Expresso 1 1/2 tsp…

Bookmark: Plain Weave

I wove this bookmark using a plain over, under weave.  Variations in the pattern occurred when I switched out colors or doubled my weft thread.  I used lace weight yarn that I dyed about a year ago.  The natural dyes I used in the coloring for these two yarn colors came from coffee (brown) and…

Almond Joy Iced Coffee

There is a wonderful coffee/donut shop along Massachusetts’ southern shore that serves up New England style iced coffees inspired by classic American candy bars.  Four hours, usually more due to Boston traffic, is a long ways to drive in order to get an iced coffee, no matter how good it is, so I have taken…

Tahini Chocolate Iced Coffee

I saw a recipe for an Iced Tahini Mocha, and decided to create my own version of it.  I find iced expresso to be nothing short of coffee sacrilege – you may as well drink water with brown food coloring in it – gone is the bold coffee flavor and in its place is a…

Mocha Roulade

I was dog sitting this past week for a wonderful dog named Mocha – yes, she is named after something that would be toxic to her if she ever ingested it, but she is as sweet as could be, and being named after something that might kill her just makes her edgy… right?  Either way,…