'Rams' Corner' is a series dedicated to recipes and cooking tips and tricks. Rams (aka Jorden) is my husband, a seasoned chef turned graphic designer that never lost his passion for food.
The winter months call for warm drinks, peppermint flavors, and cinnamon scents.
Inspired by a classic Mexican coffee recipe, with a holiday twist!
Here's what you need:
3/4 cup ground coffee
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
5 cups water
1/2 cup whole milk
1/2 cup heavy cream
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1/3 cup chocolate syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Garnish of your choosing: whipped cream, cinnamon sticks, chocolate shavings, candy canes
Here's how to make it:
Make your coffee. Brew your coffee ground with the cinnamon added to the filter basket. OR if you're like us and don't have a coffee maker, add the ground coffee, water, and cinnamon to a pot on the stovetop.
Make your holiday mix. While the coffee is brewing, bring the milk, heavy cream, brown sugar, and chocolate syrup to a gentle simmer in a small saucepan. Keep the mixture on low heat so avoid burning the mixture!
Combine. Once both pots are simmering (or your coffee is made & your holiday mix is simmering) combine both mixtures into one saucepan.
Pour & Garnish. At this point, your coffee is ready to pour into your favorite holiday mug. Pour the mixture into each glass and top with the garnish of your choice: whipped cream, cinnamon sticks, chocolate shavings, candy canes, get creative!
Are you planning to try this coffee creation? Let me know what you think with a comment below!