I'm on a roll. Two posts in one day. But this is worth sharing. I think.
I've been having one of those days. Uninspired, blah, blah, blah. So as always when i feel this way, my mind goes to food, although not the cooking kind of food. If it was up to me we'd have hotdogs for supper. Nothing else, just hotdogs. But i want my family to like me, so we're having rice, black beans and sausage for supper. But that's not where my mind went to. It went to quiet, quaint coffee shops, big fat mugs with sweetened whipped cream floating on top. Wrought iron chairs with funky covers and lazy sunshine coming through the windows. And quiet. Lots and lots of peace and quiet. No crying, no work and definitely no dirty bathrooms. However, i live in a real world where i'm surrounded by all three and since there's no coffee shop handy, i decided to make my own coffee drink. I've blogged before about iced coffee but this takes it to a whole new level.
Mint Chocolate iced coffee with a huge swirl of whipped cream, sipped through a straw. It was good. Real good. Slurp through your straw good. I think i'm my own new iced coffee hero. I started out with freshly brewed espresso, poured it into the blender along with ice cubes, several tablespoons of cocoa, a shot of real cream, a big glug of milk, a couple drops of real peppermint oil and a dropperful of stevia. Whirred it on high, poured it into a glass and topped it off with freshly whipped cream, sweetened with stevia. Yup, this stuff was sugar free and with this stevia you would've never guessed. (i only buy the liquid NuNaturals stevia, somehow the powder doesn't taste as good.) We all glugged silently, swirling the whipped cream through our coffee, and when it was gone, the kids licked off their straws, licked off the beaters and licked out the blender. I headed for my blog, while a twin sat on my lap, writing on my arms with a pen. That's ok, i can handle tattooed arms. I have mint chocolate iced coffee.