This recipe is from the Williams-Sonoma FRUIT DESSERT cookbook, a copy of which my gracious partner in the current Cookbook Swap sent to me! It is ALWAYS best to use fruits when they are in season, but if making this recipe when they are not, frozen berries COULD be used!
A co-worker brought this in for my birthday and I had to get the recipe from him because it was delicious! I'm not a coffee drinker so the amount of coffee flavor was perfect for me, but you may want to add more...so feel free to do so! Cooking time is freezing time.
Nothing says "Mom's having PMS" like the foreboding smell of chocolate wafting from the kitchen. When my family sees these these treats on the cooling rack, they know to head for the hills. The recipe yields 2 dozen (if you don't eat half the dough before it's cooked...) but as far as my family knows, it makes four.
Usually when I say my grandmother, I mean my maternal one, but this is one of the few recipes I have from my paternal grandmother. She died when I was a toddler but I sure do remember this mousse! It really is quite simple to make and is delicious and elegant served with fresh berries of any sort.
I found this recipe recipe while looking for interesting ways to spruce up my morning coffee. I thought the use of brown sugar was an interesting twist, so I tried it. This has become a regular part of my morning routine now, and I'll often change the type of instant coffee I use, for interesting flavor variations. My favorite is vanilla-flavored instant coffee.
2 variations on spiced coffee: one flavored with cinnamon, cloves, and allspice and the other with orange, lemon, and cloves. You may also want to experiment with your own amounts and combination of spices.
Not a fancy beverage, this is just a basic hot chocolate to enjoy anytime without a hassle or much clean-up. It is also good used to flavor coffee; add a tablespoon of the mix to a cup of hot coffee for a mocha effect.