Friday, December 18, 2009

25GoC: Kristina Springer (w/ super fabulous recipes!)

Curl up with a good book and a yummy drink
Recipes from Kristina Springer

Christmas is my absolute favorite holiday and coffee drinks are one of my very favorite things ever. I make myself yummy espresso drinks daily on my little red Starbucks Barista espresso machine and I love to make them for others as well. Here are some super delicious coffee recipes you might want to try this season:

Candy Cane Latte


3/4 ounce cherry flavored syrup or kirsch

1/4 ounce creme de menthe

2 ounces fresh hot espresso (or strong coffee)

4-6 ounces steamed milk

whipped cream (to garnish)

1 small candy cane (to garnish)


Pour the syrups and espresso into a 12 oz latte mug.

Add the steamed milk.

Garnish with whipped cream and hang a small candy cane on the rim of the mug.

Peppermint Patty Mocha


espresso-ground coffee beans

chocolate syrup

DaVinci peppermint coffee syrup

a peppermint patty chocolate candy

milk or soymilk


1 Start by brewing a shot of espresso.

2. Pour the shot into a 12 oz. coffee cup.

3. Add 1/2 ounce peppermint syrup 1/2 - 1 oz. chocolate syrup.

4. Fill the remainder of the mug with steamed milk or soy milk.

5. Stir the drink well and then drop a peppermint patty candy into the cup.

Egg Nog Latte


1/2 cup eggnog

1/4 cup whole milk

Starbucks® Espresso Roast coffee (ground)

Pinch of ground nutmeg


1. Combine cold eggnog with cold whole milk. Cold non-fat milk or soymilk can be substituted for the whole milk.

2. Using the steaming wand on your espresso machine, steam the eggnog/milk mixture until the temperature reaches 145°F. Set aside.

Eggnog heats and scalds faster than milk, so watch the thermometer closely.

3. Tamp ground espresso into the filter. Pull a shot of espresso and pour it into the serving mug.

4. Fill mug with steamed eggnog and milk. Top the drink with 1/4"  foamed eggnog/milk mixture to the rim of the mug.

5. Garnish with a sprinkle of ground nutmeg.

Enjoy and Happy Holidays!

<3  Kristina Springer

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

They all look so yum! I'm trying out the Peppermint Patty as soon as I can get the ingredients. Thanks for sharing!