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Irish Cream
Prep Time
15 mins
 
Course: Drinks
Author: adapted from Cupcake Project
Ingredients
  • 1 C heavy cream
  • 14 oz sweetened condensed milk
  • 1⅔ C Irish Whiskey
  • 1 t instant coffee granules
  • 2 T chocolate syrup
  • 1 t vanilla extract
  • 1 t almond extract
Instructions
  1. In a blender, combine heavy cream, sweetened condensed milk, Irish whiskey, instant coffee, chocolate syrup, vanilla extract, and almond extract. Blend on low (to prevent curdling the cream) for 20 to 30 seconds. Store in a tightly sealed container in the refrigerator. Shake well before serving.

 

Christmas Wassail
Halve recipe for Crock Pot
Ingredients
  • 1 gallon apple Cider
  • 2 T whole allspice
  • 2 T whole cloves
  • 3 2 inch sticks of cinnamon
  • 1 C orange juice
  • 2/3 C sugar OPTIONAL
Instructions
  1. Orange slices studded with cloves

  2. Put in crock pot for several hours, or bring to a boil on stove and simmer for 20 minutes.

 

Cranberry Punch
Course: Drinks
Servings: 12
Ingredients
  • 1 pint chilled cranberry juice
  • 1 can (6 oz) frozen pineapple juice concentrate
  • 32 oz chilled 7-Up soda
Instructions
  1. Combine juices in a punch bowl; slowly add 7-Up.

 

Gluehwein a la Stefan Bold
All measurements (except the wine) are approximate. 5 liters cheap red wine (we used €2.99/bottle, but that probably translates, in terms of quality to around $7.00-$8.00/bottle in America)
Author: Sara
Ingredients
  • 2 oranges
  • 1 lemon
  • 20 cinnamon sticks
  • 1-2 T whole cloves
  • 1 T whole allspice
  • some ground allspice
  • ground cardamom
  • fresh ground black pepper
  • 1.5 cups sugar
Instructions
  1. Zest the oranges and slice. Zest the lemon, but do not include the actual lemon. We used the small zester for the orange and the large zester for the lemon, to get different size peels. Mix all the ingrediates and heat (don't boil, and don't even really simmefor a couple of hours. Adjust seasonings to taste. It's hard to get too much of anything, except perhaps the sugar so don't add too much without tasting regularly. The spices don't have to be added all at once, you can add them as it goes depending on what you think it needs.
Recipe Notes

Pleases a large roomful of people. 🙂

 

Best-Ever Hot Cocoa Mix
Servings: 20
Author: Cooks Country
Ingredients
  • 3 cups nonfat dry milk
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups Dutch-processed cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 cups white chocolate chips
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
Instructions
  1. Combine ingredients in large bowl. Working in two batches, pulse ingredients in food processor until chocolate is finely ground. Store in airtight container for up to 3 months. To make hot cocoa, stir 1/3 cup of this mix into 1 cup of hot milk. Top with whipped cream or mini marshmallows.

 

Sbiten
During the winter months, everybody craves a delicious hot beverage such as hot chocolate, tea, and cider. But what if you want to try something different? In Russia, Sbiten (Russian, сбитень) is a traditional honey-based beverage consumed during the long winter months. It's actually very simple to prepare and tastes a lot like fruity tea. Here's how to prepare this comforting drink.
Servings: 10
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup of pure honey
  • 1 tsp of cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ginger
  • 16 ounces (1 lblackberry jam
  • 10 1/4 cups water or wine
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 mint leaf optional
Alternative Recipe #1
  • ml Makes 750 or 1 wine bottle's worth
  • 3-1/3 cups water
  • 2 cups honey
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 tablespoon whole cloves
  • 2 dried red chile peppers optional
  • 2 tablespoons apricot or raspberry jam
Alternative Recipe #2
  • 3 L water
  • 250 g honey
  • 350 g molasses
  • 5 g mix of spices - cinnamon malt, cloves, mint
Instructions
  1. Bring 10 1/4 cups of water to a boil.
  2. Add the ginger, nutmeg, cloves, cinnamon, honey and homemade blackberry jam and stir gently.
  3. Turn the heat down to about medium-low and bring it to a simmer. Stir the mixture for 6 minutes then take the pot off the stove.
  4. Let cool for 2 minutes. Afterward, ladle the hot beverage into 10 mugs.
  5. Garnish with a homemade mint leaf candy and enjoy!
Recipe Notes

Alternate Recipe 1

1. Combine all ingredients in a medium saucepan.

2. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Whisk occasionally. Mixture will be slightly foamy.

3. Serve in small glasses with a cinnamon stick for garnish.

 

Alternate Recipe 2

1. Bring the water to a boil in a pot.

2. Melt honey into the water.

3. Add all other ingredients.

4. Simmer for half an hour.

5. Serve.

 

Tips This is best served hot, but the drink can be refrigerated and served cold in the summer, or reheated for serving later. You can make an alcoholic version by substituting a hearty red wine (like Cabernet Sauvignon) for water.[1]

 

Shakes and Malteds
Course: Drinks
Ingredients
  • 2 cups vanilla ice cream
  • 2/3 cup cold milk
  • 2 tablespoons  malted milk powder
  • 2 tablespoons  chocolate syrup
  • 2 tablespoons to 4  whipped cream
Instructions
  1. In a blender, combine the ice cream, milk, malted milk powder and chocolate syrup; cover and process until smooth. Pour into chilled glasses. Top with a dollop of whipped cream; serve immediately. Yield: 2 servings.
Recipe Notes

#2 Single serving

¾ C cold milk

2 T choc syrup Malted powder

½ to 1 C vanilla Ice Cream,

 

Serving consistency Milk, powder and chocolate in blender, PUREE until blended. Add Ice cream, in about 4 scoops. PUREE 3 – 5 seconds

 

BANANA SHAKE

SERVES 1

Ingredients: 1/3 banana (fully matured for best flavor) 1 teaspoon sugar 1 cup milk (whole milk for a fuller taste) 5 -6 scoops vanilla ice cream, but use as many scoops of vanilla ice cream as you want. the more the better

Directions: 1 Blend it until it's all smooth. 2 Serve right away.