Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Mexican Coffee

This cold and miserable weather has me wishing for the beach lately. When I look out the window at the gray expanse of, well, everything, I pine for the sun and the sand. So I pop in my new Kenny Chesney CD and play one of his "beachy" songs. I sing along while I'm doing the dishes. And I dream I'm in Mexico.

I love the beach. I love the warmth of the sun on my skin. I love the powdery sand underfoot. I love the sound of the waves. At the beach, I don't even mind the freckles on my nose. I love how the salty air makes my hair wavy and wild. I love having nothing to do but sit by the pool and soak up the day. Maybe read a book. Maybe nap in a hammock. Maybe just watch the ocean.

At the last resort we visited, they made the best Mexican Coffee. On cold days like this, it's a perfect way to reminisce...

Mexican Coffee
3/4 c. coffee beans, ground
2 tsp. ground cinnamon
6 c. water
1 c. milk
1/3 c. chocolate syrup
2 Tbsp. light brown sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract

Place coffee and cinnamon in filter basket of coffee maker. Add water and brew as directed. In a saucepan blend milk, chocolate syrup, and brown sugar. Stir over low hear until the sugar dissolves. Combine milk mixture and brewed coffee. Stir in vanilla.


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Nezzy said...

Oh this is soooo different from the coffee cake recipe handed down by my Granny Walden. I'm goin' to make this in the morning. OOOooo the Pondersoa is gonna smell so good!

Have a terrifically blessed day!!!

Jenn @ A Country Girl's Ramblings said...

OH WOW! I just wrote this down! I am making this this afternoon! What a treat!

karen said...

Why have you never made this coffe for your MOTHER?

Lisa@BlessedwithGrace said...

Oh that sounds wonderful!!!Thanks for linking to TMTT.

Brenda said...

Cinnamon and chocolate in coffee, YUM!

Amy said...

Sounds yum. Can't wait to try it. I have been adding cinnamon to my coffee grinds since a friend told me about it a year ago.
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Shari Baby said...

would LOVE a beach trip right now!

Prasti said...

i've heard of this before but never tried it. sounds soooo good, and we are major coffee drinkers in this house (and i suppose coffee snobs too :D).