Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Tasty Tuesday: Coffee Mocha...and a WINNER!

We're pulling double-duty here today: posting a recipe and announcing a winner! :o)

(And I better hurry because I have to be at work in 50 minutes, haven't showered, and just started sipping my coffee as I sit down to type. Yikes!)

Speaking of coffee...;o)

Thanks to my lovely mama, I grew up in a house where a pot of the stuff was brewing every morning, every afternoon, every time an aunt or uncle stopped by...so, more than likely that's why I have acquired a taste for it. That and it's probably in my blood.

So, not long after we moved into our house, our wonderful neighbor got to know me enough to know that I drink coffee. One day, she showed up at my door with this:

A coffee mocha drink of sorts...wonderful coffee taste, frosty, cool, and refreshing! Here's what you do to get one of your own:

- Make coffee and freeze it in an ice cube tray.
- Throw the tray of cubes, 1 1/2 cups of milk, and a squeeze of chocolate syrup into your blender. Blend.
- Add just a little bit of sugar, or as much as you like to whatever sweetness you want.
- Pout the mixture into a cup, top with a little bit of whipped topping, and start sipping.

THAT'S IT! SIMPLE! Now you have your own Coffee Mocha drink to enjoy on a hot summer day! Or you can find a neighbor as cool and wonderful as mine to make you one. Either way.

NOW, on to the cookbook winner!

Thanks to all who commented on that post and for checking out Gooseberry Patch online!

The lucky winner has been chosen (using a True Random Number Generator from Random.org), and...

the winner is...

Amanda over at Life on the Lane!

(That might be her blog, but I also know she's over in NC...we grew up together!) :o)

Congrats, Amanda! She will be receiving her very own copy of "101 Autumn Recipes", straight from Gooseberry Patch!


Amanda said...

HOORAY!!! I'm so excited!! <3

Beth said...

You are the one who got me started on coffee...remember all the sugar and cream you added so I would drink it? Ick! Now I either take it straight up black or with a tiny bit of Stevia. Ahhhhh, college. Miss you!!

~Christa~ said...

This post has been making crave ice coffee, and I do not really drink coffee... I will have to make this!

Cariluz and Ike said...

Oh, wow - that looks SO yummy! I am such a die-hard coffee drinker, you know I have to try this one!

Diane Peifer said...

Yummy! Gotta try it!

Diane Peifer said...

We tried it. I liked it, but next time I'll add more chocolate and more sugar.