This is one of my favorite coffees which I enjoy making! I do however, prefer to make mine with instant coffee such as Maxwell House or Folgers, and I don't add any cream to mine, especially since I top my coffee with either Reddi Wip or Cool Whip. To make a single serving, I use the following amount of ingredients... 8-ounces of water, 1 teaspoon of instant coffee, which I'll either heat in the microwave until it's hot, or I'll heat the water on the stove, than I add the instant coffee to the water. Once that's done, I'll add 1-1/2 teaspoons of Hershey's Special Dark Cocoa Powder (which really makes this coffee taste sooo good), 1 tablespoon of granulated sugar, 1/4 teaspoon of almond extract, 1/4 teaspoon of McCormick's Imitation Cherry Extract, then top the coffee with Reddi Wip and a maraschino cherry. To make 12-ounces of this coffee, I use the following amount of ingredients... 12 ounces of water, 1-1/2 teaspoons of instant coffee, 1/4 teaspoon PLUS an 1/8 teaspoon of almond extract, 1/4 teaspoon PLUS an 1/8 teaspoon of the cherry extract, 2-1/4 teaspoons of the special dark cocoa powder, and 1-1/2 tablespoons of sugar. I did not rate this recipe with stars, as I did not make as written, so I am just posting my review as to how I made the coffee. Rachel, this was a lovely way to enjoy my morning coffee. Thanx so much for posting this recipe!
What a pleasure and it's all legal!! I always have extracts on hand and these two were much enjoyed in my morning coffee. Very simple to make and enjoy. Yumm. Made for Comfort Cafe, Jan 09.
Very tasty! I foamed some non-fat milk instead of whipped cream, but used everything else. Thanks for a "cheap" (and healthy) version of a coffeehouse drink!