Something happened to me the last few months. My carefully-controlled caffeine addiction went spiraling out of control! I’ll place the blame on assorted deadlines, my precious (but apparently sickly) children, and days that are about 10 hours too short.
Now I’m pretty far over my head. A few cups in the morning, a nice little eye-opener in the afternoon. Oh! A friend wants to have coffee with me? No problem! I am there!
My fellow Mystery Lovers’ Kitchen cook, Cleo Coyle, has a whole series devoted to my current craving—The Coffeehouse Mysteries. She’s a true co-coffee lover and I have great admiration for her—if I wrote about coffee, I think I’d have to get up and have a cup every time I wrote the word. I’d never get the book written!
So, onto the recipe du jour. I started thinking about how warm temperatures are finally here (or, at least, they’re here in North Carolina.) Having an ice coffee would be another way to enjoy coffee, despite the temperatures. Or, maybe, I could even bring the punch to the next gathering (it will be a Brownie Scout function, but –hey! the grown-ups need punch, too!) And then, as I was looking through some (really, really old) recipes, I found one for Coffee Punch. This makes a lot of punch….50 servings. Obviously, this is intended for a summer party. Or…maybe just for me.
Chill coffee. Mix sugar and vanilla into heavy cream and add to the chilled coffee. When you’re ready to serve the punch, place ice cream (sliced into thin slices) in the punch bowl and pour coffee over it. Mix well before serving.
Delicious and Suspicious (July 6 2010) Riley Adams
Pretty is as Pretty Dies –Elizabeth Spann Craig
It’s March and we’re celebrating cupcakes! Our own Jenn McKinlay’s Sprinkle with Murder is now out in bookstores near you! If you’d like to win cupcakes from Crumbs Bake Shop, send us an e-mail at MysteryLoversKitchen@gmail.com or leave a comment with your idea of the wackiest cupcake ingredients you can think of.