If you looking for a unique gift or that perfect sip yo cheer in the New Year – here is one of my holiday favorites I make. Rich creamy- with a bit of a kick!
I like to jar up with a homemade label of shelf life and instructions for refrigeration. Everything is better out of a mason jar! What a nice little gift to share… or just enjoy. So good in coffee or just over ice.
- 1 can condensed sweet milk
- 1 cup egg beaters (pasteurized)
- 2 cups half and half
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/2 tsp almond extract
- 2 Tbs good dark chocolate syrup ( I like Guitard)
- 2 tsp instant coffee crystals or two solid shots of chilled espresso
- 2 cups top shelf spiced rum
- 1/2 cup Brandy
- ( alcohol you use really affects the flavors and smoothness) this is my favorite proportions.
Keep refrigerated- will keep up to 30 days.
-please drink responsibly and keep out of reach of children-
Published by Gritcooking- A Southern Girls Taste
I was raised on a large farm in a small community of Long Shop, Virginia. Just a stones throw from Blacksburg, Va and a short drive to the WV boarder. I grew up appreciating Appalachia cooking with low budgets and home grown veggies. What honestly tastes better than a warm tomato out of the garden sliced fat with salt and pepper? Maybe a bowl of good brown pinto beans and cornbread. Or even better grilled trout fresh caught from the creek!
My childhood was a dream... and what has made my passion for food- sharing good meals with good friends and loved ones.
My food always has a story and always in sizes to share.
I now have begun a new adventure with my love Jason, and we created the Bellman and Concierge LLC and reopened the beautiful Oaks Victorian Inn. A childhood home I knew well growing up and now saving for many to enjoy as a Boutique Bed and Breakfast. Cooking for guests and sharing traditions. Come visit us at
Im a county girl with a lot of love to share and I share in my cooking, stories and big hugs. Girl raised in the South cooking- that's me! GRITCOOKING!
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