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I made a 'breakfast' version of this which I really enjoyed. Used reg. milk instead of the 1/2 and 1/2, no whipped cream, and a sprinkle of cocoa instead of the chocolate shavings. Very much enjoyed the combo of chocolate/vanilla/cinnamon/ground red pepper (I used cayenne). Thanks.

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evelyn/athens May 11, 2009

What a nice blend of flavors. I was very concerned about the red pepper so I used a very very small dash of it. I did use 3 shots of espresso in place of the coffee and then steamed my milk and then just mixed it into the mug with the spices. Worked out great! Thanks diner for a great treat on my Valentine's evening! Made for 123 Hits!!

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HokiesMom February 14, 2009

I have made this coffee numerous times, but always scale the ingredients down to make one serving, plus I make this with an instant coffee. This is how I make the coffee... In a coffee mug I add, 8-ounces of water, 1 tablespoon of instant coffee (which I then heat in the microwave), then I add an 1/8 teaspoon of vanilla extract, 1/16 teaspoon of ground cinnamon, just a pinch of red pepper, and 1/4 cup of half-and-half. I top the coffee with a generous amount of Reddi Wip, and sprinkle on a Gourmet Hot Cocoa Mix (either Milk Chocolate or Belgin Dark Chocolate). One other thing I wanted to mention... especially to those who are considering making this coffee for the first time, that the red pepper added to this coffee, does tend to burn the back of the throat just a bit, so don't add more than what the recipe calls for. Other than that, I enjoyed the coffee. It surely is different from the coffees I usually make.

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Domestic Goddess March 10, 2015

This was a nice spicy treat to warm up on a chilly morning. I halved the recipe, used 2% milk instead of half and half and used a bit of allspice and cinnamon, I think I may have been a little heavy handed with the red pepper, it really had a kick, but was really tasty. Thanks for posting the recipe.

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Lucky in Bayview January 21, 2014

What a lovely coffee diner. I really enjoyed this treat. It had a lovely spicy mocha flavor with a kick. It was so quick and easy to make, that it could be dangerous. I can forsee myself enjoying these often, way too often. Thanks so much for sharing another winner.

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Baby Kato April 18, 2011

oh this was sooo good! I've never been to the Brampton Inn, but this coffee was heavenly. Made for Potluck Tag Thanks for posting

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Boo Chef in West Texas July 23, 2010

I scaled this down to serve one and added about 1/8 tsp cayenne...I loved the zing from the pepper..this would be hard to even detect if you didn't know it was there...a lovely decadent coffee drink. Thanks for posting!

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**Mandy** July 06, 2010

Very good, loved the slightly spicy chocolatey flavor. Halved the recipe, but still used a good dash of cayenne. Used the microwave to heat and skipped the whipped cream. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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LonghornMama February 13, 2010

Wonderful! This reminded me of Mexican Chocolate. Perfect for breakfast with a piece of pan dulce. I was timid at first in adding the red pepper, but added more and more! This really is a treat - Thank you Diner and Annacia for bringing it to my attention in the game BEST of 2009!

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cookiedog January 30, 2010

Oh my goodness, Dream coffee deluxe. This is totally wonderful. I made it for dessert and used our 24th anniversary cups. I'll be honest and let you know that I added the pepper after putting the coffee into the cups and only in mine (I wanted him to remain smiling and happy). This was a true pleasure that we both greatly enjoyed in out different versions. Thanks for posting it :D

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Annacia August 28, 2009
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