Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 0 mins

This is a cooling coffee drink that has a slight hint of heat! Chilis in small amounts stimulate circulation and the digestive processes. But when consumed in large amounts it will cause a cooling effect (so add the amount you like). This helps to explain why people living in hot tropical climates are apt to eat a lot of them. The cooling sensation is produced in two different ways. In one way the body (especially the face) starts to sweat; the more perspiration that gathers on the skin, the cooler a person will feel. The other way is through the release of endorphins by capsaicin into the bloodstream of people who eat them. These natural opiates in the brain affect the body’s own internal temperature, lowering it a few degrees. Made for RSC #10 Food for thought "A volcano is a mountain with hiccups." Mom and Dad Volcano: What did the dad volcano say to the mom volcano? Do you lava me like I lava you?

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 4 ice cubes (Coffee ice cubes are a great choice)
  • 1 cup coffee, chilled
  • 14 cup Kahlua
  • 14 ounce hazelnut-flavored liqueur (optional)
  • 14 cup cream
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 13 cup pecans, toasted and cooled
  • 14 teaspoon jalapeno (Yes, I said jalapeno! For more seismic activity add more.)


  1. Fill 2 tall glasses with ice.
  2. Blend all ingredients together till frothy.
  3. Pour into glasses and enjoy.


Most Helpful

This has an amazing taste. I love it. I'll do it again. This time I didn't use jalapeno. But I'll try next time. I loved the taste. Next time I'll omit the brown sugar. Thanks Rita :)

Boomette May 24, 2009

Wow what a winner Rita. I think that this is my new favourite iced coffee recipe. Perfect just perfect. I loved the way that all the different flavours blended together to create a very special coffee. I didn't have any jalapenos left so I used a half a small habanero. It was wonderful, I loved the spicy hot heat that it provided to the drink. Thanks so much for sharing.

Baby Kato September 13, 2007

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