Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Again with the coffee flavored desserts....!


Silky, cool, light YUM! Flavored with rich coffee and the scent of hazelnut...your favorite latte in a cold cup of decadence!

You could use any flavored coffee sryup, actually - butter rum, French vanilla, Irish Cream...use your imaginations, kids!


1/2 cup milk

1 1/2 teaspoons powdered gelatin

1 1/4 cups half & half

1/4 cup hazelnut flavored syrup (the sweetened kind to flavor coffee)

3 1/2 teaspoons instant coffee crystals

1 tablespoon sugar

Pinch salt

Pinch cinnamon

In a small saucepan stir together the milk and gelatin powder. Allow to stand for 5 minutes to soften. Stir over medium heat for one minute to dissolve gelatin. Add fat free half & half, syrup, coffee, sugar, salt, and cinnamon. Stir and heat through, just until warm. Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly, gently stirring every couple of minutes to make sure the coffee crystals are dissolved.

Pour into 4 glasses and chill completely, at least overnight. Garnish with cinnamon scented whipped cream and chopped hazelnuts, if desired. Makes 4 servings.

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