Many recipes have a story behind them. This slushy drink was served at a baby shower for my daughter. Most of my girls like coffee and we loved this frozen coffee punch. One of the hostesses wrote the recipe on a napkin and we brought it home and photocopied it for our files—uh, well—for the gallon-size plastic bag where we store loose recipes. This is the original copy:
And here’s the baby for whom the baby shower was given (photo from when she was a few days old):
Emmaline is now two years old:
And here’s the recipe:
[break][/break]6 cups strong coffee (My favorite is Dunkin’ Donuts Decaf)
3 cups sugar (we use less, but if you don’t use enough it’s somewhat tasteless)
3 tsp. vanilla
2 pints heavy whipping cream
Add enough milk to make a gallon
[break][/break]Mix ingredients together until sugar is dissolved. Freeze, thaw slightly before serving. If you freeze it in quart-size bags you can thaw smaller amounts at a time by running warm water over the bag and squeezing it.
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