All these wonderful recipes were made for the summer comfort cafe...they included the new qualifying ingredient chosen for the summer run of the Comfort Cafe; frozen fruit juice concentrates or fresh fruit juices.
This mocktail can be made with freshly squeezed juice from a pomegranate or by using Pomegranate Juice. To juice the pomegranate, cut it in half (as you would a grapefruit) and juice using a citrus reamer or a juicer. Pour mixture through a cheesecloth-lined strainer or sieve. One large pomegranate will produce about 1/2 cup of juice. I got this from a pomegranate site.
Definitely something the girls will love on a warm summer afternoon, sitting in the lawn chairs in dappled shade--watching the grass grow! Switch out the juice for a different flavor and have some variety! *Taste of Home* does it again!! (note: cooking time is "chilling" time)
If you are a fan of hazelnut flavored coffee you will love this recipe. Amarula is an African liqueur made from the marula fruit; it lends a creamy caramel flavor to this coffee. It is usually sold along side Kahlua in the liquor store. Great for after dinner and the flavors are light enough to ensure all your guests will enjoy! You and your friends will love this one!
Ahhh Coffee with Bailey's, Frangelico and Kaluha. The first place I enjoyed this was at Bennigan's when they first opened in our area which I think was about 29 years ago. Oh MY! I didn't think I was ............
I have tried to make iced coffee before but it never tasted like my favorite from Dunkin Donuts! I finally realized they were added as much milk as they were coffee, and extra sugar. Often, later in the day, after the coffee in the carafe is not so hot, I make these as a refreshing drink. You can also add a tablespoon or so of flavored creamer, like amaretto, hazelnut, etc. for some variety.
A very refreshing summer drink. This recipe is from Iced Tea by Fred Thompson. It is suggested in the book that some crushed mint leaves and sour mash whisky can be added for a nice cocktail. I made it using splenda which worked out very well. Prep time includes time to bring water to a boil.
I love Starbucks' Fraps, but they recently closed the Starbucks closest to me, and now I cannot go as much, but I can't go too long with out a frap! It took a few tries to get this right, but, I did it! It's perfect. :)
*I use the same blender starbucks uses, a VitaMix 5200.
Sherbets made in the refrigerator used to be common when I was growing up -- Here's an orange & cranberry combination made just that way! Preparation time does not include the time needed for the sherbet to freeze.