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Sunday, November 28, 2010

How to make Christmas coffee

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Now that Thanksgiving is over, the next holiday that we all look forward to with great anticipation is Christmas! Whether you are looking for a special beverage to wake you up on Christmas morning, or you plan on offering this as a beverage for a Christmas party, or dinner, this recipe is delicious and oh so easy to make. For those who love to drink coffee, you'll love having this version for the holidays. It is especially nice to have on Christmas eve, to keep you up long enough to get all those gifts wrapped. Enjoy it in front of a quite fire with your loved one as you watch the sparkling lights on the Christmas tree.

Things You'll Need:

    * Ground coffee- your choice
    * 2-3 cinnamon sticks
    * 1/2 tsp of nutmeg
    * 1/2 tsp of pumpkin pie spice
    * 1-2 tbsp of General Foods International Coffee drink mix Irish Creme or French Vanilla
    * 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Step 1
      Start by preparing your coffee machine as you would any day for coffee. This  recipe is for a typical 12 cup coffee machine filled to capacity. Using 7 heaping tablespoons of Folgers ground coffee in  the filter, but use what you like and love.

 Step 2
     When your coffee filter has the desired amount of coffee, add you cinnamon sticks, and spices to the basket before starting up your machine to brew. Place these spices right in with the grounds.

Step 3
      Once your kitchen is filled with the wonderful scent of your freshly brewed coffee, prepare each cup with 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract, and 1-2 tablespoons of the Instant General Foods coffee mix to the cup. Your coffee will have a wonderful spicy flavor and get you into the spirit of the holidays! A dollop of cream with a sprinkle of either cocoa or nutmeg will set it off and make it a special treat.  Stick a candy cane in for extra cute and tasty garnish.

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