Tuesday, December 8, 2009

espresso nightcap with vanilla whip cream

This is such a great adult beverage .
Espresso Nightcap:

* 1 1/4 cups whole milk
* 1/2 cup heavy cream
* 1 1/4 cups espresso
* 1 cup amaretto liqueur

Vanilla Whipped Cream:

* 1/2 cup whipping cream
* 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
* 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract


For the Espresso Nightcap: Combine the milk, heavy cream, espresso, and amaretto liqueur, in a medium saucepan. Place over low heat, stirring constantly until hot but not boiling, about 3 to 5 minutes.

For the Vanilla Cream: In a large mixing bowl, beat the cream until thick Add the powdered sugar and vanilla. Continue to beat until cream holds soft peaks.

To serve: Pour the Espresso Nightcap into 4 (8-ounce) mugs. Dollop with the Vanilla Whipped Cream and serve immediately.

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