I have another frozen drink for you. I know I do them often, but I have to get them out while I can. Summer is almost over!!! Soon I will be posting about all things pumpkin, cranberry cordials, and lots of things stirred and boozy (or hot) to keep you warm all winter long. Of course with the occasional tiki drink thrown in to transport you to warmer days. If I have any readers (I'm not sure that I do honestly lol) that live in a more moderate climate with less of a season change, don't worry, I will be jealous of your amazing produce and sunlight when its 12 degrees, dark, and sad here in NYC.
Labor Day weekend is upon us and I've whipped up this delicious boozy frozen coffee variation. I was inspired by the Frozen Irish Coffee that I have had many of at the Erin Rose in NOLA. If you've never been there it is a MUST if you're traveling to New Orleans, I usually just take a cab from the airport directly there just for this drink. I mixed up the base spirit to Rum because I'm using Stumptown's Coconut Cold Brew (so yum) and thought the flavors would compliment eachother more. If you can't get your hands on this particular Stumptown cold brew, don't fret. Use your cold brew of choice and then make some coconut cream (equal parts coconut cream and coconut milk) and then mix the cold brew and coconut cream mixture 2:1. This is like an irish coffee meets a milkshake because I also thought it was a good idea to add a scoop of gelato. When is gelato not a good idea, am I right?
So grab your blender and let's celebrate the last the big weekend of the summer. This drink is so delicious and easy to make, make a pitcher and share it with your friends. Garnish as elaborate and decadent as you please! I went a little crazy for the photo, whipped cream, fudge, coconut shavings, a sprinkle of coffee. It was messy and when I was done taking photos I drank ALL OF IT!
Frozen Caribbean Coffee
Add all your ingredients to your blender pitcher, blend on smoothie setting, serve in your preffered drinking vessel, and garnish with coconut shavings and ground coffee. Whipped cream and fudge optional but highly recommended!