Have you ever made a big pot of coffee and then everyone changed their mind and went for something cold instead? And who wants to throw out a perfectly beautiful pot of fresh-brewed coffee? Well, here’s what you do. Pull out some of those plastic ice trays and fill them up with the leftovers and freeze them. Later, move the frozen coffee cubes into zip locks. Then when you want to wow everyone with a crazy wonderful coffee punch, you can pull them out and use this recipe. I have never worried too much about the exact quantities here, just make it and taste it as you go. I was making this long before I had ever heard of a Starbucks frappuccino, though it is in a different category all together.
Take a pot of freshly brewed coffee that you have cooled down, and combine it with 1 1/2 cups milk, 1/3 cup sugar, 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla, and 3/4 tsp. nutmeg. Set aside and whip up a cup of whipping cream. Take out your punch bowl and scoop out a pint of premium vanilla ice cream into the bowl in small scoops. Pour the coffee mixture over it, and add two trays of coffee ice cubes. Stir it gently and then top it with the dollops of whipping cream.
I’m telling you, if you serve this, you don’t have to even think about dessert. I’ve never tried to make a light version, but I’m sure it could be done. It’s the bee’s knees.