I had an idea to make a scrumptious autumny coffee, but it tasted like CRAP. I was thinking of a foofy Starbucksian drink that combined
the glory of coffee and whipped cream
with a yummy bite of caramel apple.
(Photo from Turkish Grants-their curdles looked even grosser than mine.)
Unfortunately, it turned into a yucky curdled mess. I mixed:
apple cider (1/4 cup)
cup of coffee
2 Tablespoons half and half
cinnamon, clove, and allspice
The cider curdled the cream. Curdled drinks are really disgusting. To me, anyway. Any ideas what to use for an apple flavor that isn't too acidic? I was going to top it with whipped cream and drizzle it with caramel.
I want this drink! Doesn't it sound good? At least in theory?
I love SB's salted caramel chocolate. The way I make it at home is with hot milk, a big spoonful of dry cocoa/sugar (50-50 of each), then a small amount of Mrs Richardson's caramel sauce, with a tiny sprinkle of Fleur d'Sel. Tastes just like SB's.
Posted by: Charlotte | September 19, 2011 at 11:34 AM
I can't wait to make this Charlotte.....had it at the airport (w/whipped cream) They actually posted the calories but somehow tricked myself into not seeing them! and who cares anyway
Laura....maybe hot toddy mix would be good in your drink instead of the spices - no cream - but dance around the top with whipped cream (the evil aerosol kind)
Posted by: Jill James | September 19, 2011 at 10:45 PM
Try using the dry cider mix that comes in packets? I don't know if that would solve the acidity problem or not.
Otherwise, you might look at your local wherever-you-would-go-to-get candy-making/specialty baking supplies (Hobby Lobby, Jo-ann's, whatever) and see if they have apple flavoring? A drop of that should take care of it.
Posted by: Carlin | September 20, 2011 at 08:46 PM
OH! Use sweetened condensed milk as a creamer! That won't curdle!!!
Posted by: Carlin | September 24, 2011 at 11:09 AM