Running behind on everything. Story of my life right now. It might be getting kind of late to share holiday recipes with you because maybe you have your meal and snacks and drinks already mapped out. Or, maybe you are like me and still dealing with the curve balls of life and just finally getting around to realizing that you need to buy some presents. For everyone. By next week. Oops. But we did finally get around to putting up the Christmas tree on Sunday and took a few moments out of the craziness to slow down and work together to get the ornaments on the tree. And to make it feel just a little more festive I made some yummy drinks. These were for us and some Salted Caramel Steamers for the kids!
I can’t take credit for the idea for this recipe but I can say it was perfect for the occasion! The recipe came from a cookbook I received called Christmas Slow Cooking from the folks at Simple Slow Cooking. There were several drink recipe options in there but when Shawn was flipping through and saw this one we decided it was one we wanted to try!
Start with some strong-brewed coffee, add a little cream and cocoa and finally a little Irish Cream Liqueur. How could it not be delicious! I altered the original recipe just a bit by adding 2 teaspoons of sugar but that is completely optional. I was just in the mood to sip on something a little sweet.
To top it all off I made some homemade vanilla whipped cream and added some grated chocolate. No worries about the cold outside, just curl up in front of the fire with a steaming mug of this and you will be all set!
- 6 cups strong-brewed black coffee
- ⅔ cup heavy whipping cream
- 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
- 2 teaspoons sugar (optional)
- ½ cup Irish Cream Liqueur
- chocolate shavings (optional)
- ½ cup heavy whipping cream
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Add all ingredients except liqueur to slow cooker and stir to combine
- Cook on low for 3 hours or until hot and steaming
- Add Irish Cream right before serving
- Top with whipped cream and grated chocolate if desired
- Add all ingredients to a large glass or metal bowl
- Using hand held mixer beat at a medium high speed until whipped cream forms stiff peaks
*Disclosure: I received a free copy of the Christmas Slow Cooking cookbook from Cider Mill Press and they are providing a copy of the cookbook to the winner. All opinions are my own! Post contains affiliate link.*