I love coffee. Coffee makes my world go round. My favourite is the roasted coffee. I am not very particular about the brand. It just needs to have a very good, captivating aroma. I love to try different brands. I love Arabica and just bought a packet of organic one. It smells really good. I don’t drink a lot but every now and then I would run and make one. It helps me to relax and feel good! I have been very busy this past week and coffee helps to calm my nerves and keeps me smiling. Oh, here’s what I believe……’When the going gets tough, the tough drinks coffee and keeps smiling’….haha
I bought this packet of Arabica coffee also because of the hornbill! Look at that beautiful bird on the packaging. That’s a hornbill, the national bird of Sarawak (also called East Malaysia)…the place where I came from. It is a curious looking, beautiful bird. As the names suggests, it has a horn shaped bill. It is a protected bird and is a national symbol of Sarawak, Borneo, viewed as a symbol of purity. There are about 10 species of hornbills in Malaysia. Sarawak is also known as, ‘Land of the Hornbills’. I remember feeling so proud to be a Sarawakian ever since I was young, all because of the beautiful hornbill.
My daughter has eaten Irish food a few times and she really likes it. Her friend’s mom is a pure irish and cooks fabulous Irish food. Now I’m interested to learn Irish cooking, too, which is totally new to me. Well, I have heard of Irish coffee which is served in special Irish coffee glasses. Know what? I ended up buying 2 of these Irish coffee glasses the other day….all because I think of Irish coffee…hehe.
I had a big bottle of Bailey’s given by a friend. I know Irish coffee add cream to the top and uses whisky but I didn’t have cream so I used vanilla ice cream. I called it Baileys Coffee Ice Cream Float. Ooooh….it was soooo goood. I really loved it. It’s now my favourite drink. My coffee looks especially tempting in the Irish coffee glasses.
Baileys is a mix of fresh Irish cream, Irish whiskey and the finest of spirits. It’s creamy in look and tastes really great. It’s one of my favourite liqueurs. It contains 17% alcohol. It comes with a few flavours. So far my favourite is the caramel and coffee flavour. I also use Baileys to make brownies and chocolate sauce. It’s fabulous…beautiful aroma and taste……mmmm
It’s very easy to prepare this coffee. Here is my Baileys Coffee Ice Cream Float recipe. This is for 1 person.
2t roasted ground coffee
1/2C boiling water (or a little more)
vanilla ice cream
In a coffee pot, add boiling water to the coffee. Wait for a while. Filter into the glass. Add sugar and Baileys. Stir till sugar dissolves.
Add a scoop of vanilla ice cream to the coffee. The ice cream will slowly melt. Enjoy.
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Quote of the day……
“Happiness depends more on the inward disposition of mind than on outward circumstances.”