Espresso Oreo Shake

The Blind Pig household survived snowmaggedon in Texas and now we are looking toward spring break and warmer weather!  What better way to celebrate warmer temperatures and sunshine than with a little ice cream pick-me-up?

Rhonda got the idea for this shake one day while she was sitting at her favorite fast food drink stop… Sonic!  There was an advertisement for a new espresso shake on the kiosk.  Rhonda thought, “I can make an espresso shake for adults that tastes better than that!”  At that point a star was born, she came home and mixed up this easy, but satisfying recipe for an adult espresso shake.

To make this shake you need only a few basic ingredients: vanilla ice cream (our choice — Blue Bell), a little bit of milk, some crumbled Oreos, and some Caffe’ Borghetti espresso liqueur.

Place all of these ingredients into your blender. Blend.  Garnish with some whipped cream and an Oreo cookie.  Delish!

We served ours in small tall serving glasses as a petite dessert. It was just enough to let ourselves indulge a bit without adding on too many calories.  You may want to serve yours in a larger glass.

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What are you waiting for?  Go grab some Oreos and start making your shake!

 

Caffe’ Toffee Ice Cream

We know what you are thinking.  You saw the title of this post and thought, “Enough with the ice cream!”  We know. We know.  We just couldn’t help ourselves.  The base ice cream recipe that we used for Boozy Berry Ice Cream was so delicious and turned out so well, that we just had to try it with another flavor.  Can we just tell you that once again this ice cream did not disappoint!  Is “Ice Cream Connoisseur” an official job title?  And if it is where do we apply?

This ice cream delicioso is made from the same base that we used a few weeks ago.  However, this time after mixing the base, we added one quarter cup of Caffe’ Borghetti Espresso Liqueur (We know but it’s so versatile!!!) and a half cup of Heath Bits.  Mix those well into the ice cream base after you have frozen the base in your ice cream freezer.  Place in plastic container in the freezer and 2-3 hours later get ready to enjoy!

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The hint of coffee flavor mixed with the bits of toffee surprise make an excellent pairing for this creamy ice cream.  If you try it out, we would love to hear what you think!

 

Cappuccino Dessert

Are you a coffee lover?  If so we have the perfect dessert to share with you this week.  The Cappuccino Dessert is so easy with the perfect blend of creamy, coffee, and chocolate.  You will love showing off this delicious dessert with family and friends.

The Cappuccino Dessert is another great recipe with Caffe’ Borghetti Espresso Liqueur.  Now you might be saying, “Rhonda and Craig, we already have seen lots of recipes with Caffe’ Borghetti.  Why do you use the same ingredients in most of your drinks and recipes?”  Well… there is a very intentional reason for that! First of all, Caffe’ Borghetti is a great product. If you are like us and like most people, who do not own a full service bar with hundreds of customers each week, you tend to use an ounce or two of a bottle of liquor for a couple of drinks.  Then the bottle sits in your bar area or on your pantry shelf for quite some time before you use it again.  We try to show you multiple uses for various products, so you can see that making a purchase of a bottle of liquor is not just for a beverage or two.  Many liquors are quite versatile and can be used for a variety of recipes.  The more recipes that we share with you to show you how to use products, the more you will be making the most of your purchases.

The Cappuccino Dessert is very easy and is a crowd pleaser!  We (Rhonda) made this dessert to share with our great friends, the Burkes, when invited to their house for dinner.  The ingredients you need for Cappuccino Dessert are: chocolate wafer cookies, melted butter, granulated sugar, egg white, cream cheese, heavy cream, Caffe’ Borghetti Espresso Liqueur, cocoa and chocolate sprinkles.

First you will need to make the crust.  Break the wafer cookies into crumbs.  Mix the crumbs with melted butter, egg white and sugar.  Press the mixture into the bottom of 9 x 9 inch baking pan.  Bake at 325 degrees for about 14 minutes.  Remove from the oven and let cool for approximately 30 minutes.

Next prepare the filling.  Place softened cream cheese and sugar in a mixing bowl.  Beat with an electric mixer on high until creamy.  Beat in half of the cream until stiff peaks form. Dollop half of cream cheese mixture over cooled crust.

Place remaining 1/3 cup of cream in a small microwaveable bowl.  Heat on high for about 20 seconds.  Add cocoa and stir until well dissolved.  Place cocoa cream mixture in freezer for about 10 minutes.  After ten minutes remove from freezer and add Caffe’ Borghetti.  Blend cream mixture into remaining cream cheese mixture.

After mixed, dollop on crust.  Smooth out cream cheese mixture swirling the two flavors of cream cheese mixture together.  Cover and place in the refrigerator for a minimum of 4 hours.  When ready to serve, sprinkle with chocolate shavings or chocolate sprinkles.  Then cut into squares.

If you are viewing this post via email, visit us at www.theblindpig.blog for a downloadable recipe for The Cappuccino Dessert.

Are you ready to try it out? Let us know what you think.

Here are other coffee flavored and inspired recipes from our blog that you might like.

Espresso Fudge

Espresso Menta

Espresso Ice Cream

Easy Espresso Cake

Gold Medal Coffee

Borghetti Coke Float

Caffe Borghetti PBIF Pie

Borghetti Brownie Caramel Bites

Borghetti Coke Float

 

 

 

 

 

Sip On This: Espresso Menta

We got a pleasant surprise in Texas yesterday!  It snowed.  We know our friends up North are thinking, “Big deal,” as they roll their eyes, but the people who live south of the Mason Dixon line don’t always get to experience the fluffy white stuff as often as you, so it is quite a newsworthy event.  At The Blind Pig Headquarters we did not get much more than a slight dusting, and to be quite honest, we received more sleet than snow.  However, in Denton, Texas, just a mere 45 minutes west of us, they had enough snow to go sledding and make respectable snowmen.  Of course we had to take full advantage of the opportunity to have snow in our Blind Pig Photos for the week, so make sure to take note.

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This week we are sharing an easy delightful little cocktail called the Espresso Menta.  It has two of our familiar ingredients, Caffe’ Borghetti and Branca Menta.  Yes, we use these ingredients a lot.  We assure you it is for two good reasons.  Reason #1:  Both Borghetti and Branca Menta are excellent liquids.  They are superior to other liquors in their respective categories.  We won’t give you all the details here, but trust us.  Others do not have the same craftsmanship or quality.  Reason #2:  We try to give you multiple recipes that can be made with the same ingredients.  No one wants to purchase a whole bottle of something and only use 1 ounce.  By sharing multiple recipes with the same ingredients, you are able to see the versatility of the ingredients and recipes that we share on TBPB!

The Espresso Menta is a versatile cocktail that can be used as an after dinner drink, a sipping cocktail with appetizers, or even served as a brunch cocktail.  The espresso and mint flavors pair nicely with chocolates and sweets for a dessert cocktail.  The coffee flavor makes it a wonderful brunch beverage, and the combination of the two produce a fantastic cocktail to sip slowly.

The Espresso Menta is made with only 2 ingredients — Caffe’ Borghetti and Branca Menta.  We added a sprig of mint for garnish, because you’ve got to accessorize!! To make the Espresso Menta, place your Branca Menta bottle in the freezer for about an hour to chill.  Next pour 1.5 ounces of Caffe’ Borghetti and 1 ounce of Branca Menta over a cup of ice in a shaker.  Shake until the shaker becomes chilled.  Pour into a small sipping cocktail glass.  Garnish with a sprig of fresh mint.  Sip and enjoy.

The Espresso Menta is a great cocktail to serve when entertaining, because there is little prep. The flavors will have your guests wondering how you found this gem of a cocktail.  You can tell them about us, or maybe you want to keep your source a secret?

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