Since it is hotter than Hades and you can simultaneously cook an egg on the sidewalk and steam the wrinkles out of your clothes in this humidity I am sharing with y’all one of my favorite summer treats from childhood.
Growing up my Aunt and Uncle had a beach house in Galveston and we got to spend a lot of summers there. Every night we would sit on their deck under the stars and watch the waves demolish our carefully constructed sandcastles, filling the moats and erasing all evidence of our hours in the sand. My mom would bring each of us a huge cup filled with Coffee Malt and we’d sit and talk for hours with the moonlight reflecting off our sunburned skin and glowing eyes.
Those are precious moments and every time I make a Coffee Malt I am instantly whisked back in time smelling the salt air and feeling the sand between my toes.
This drink represents summer to me like nothing else. I am thrilled to share it with y’all and I hope it cools you off and brings you and yours many happy memories, too.
oh yes. I despise coffee. D.E.S.P.I.S.E. I think it is foul stuff and yet these, I will inhale by the blenderful.
* vanilla ice cream
* left over (cooled) coffee
* vanilla extract
* Malt, I use original Ovaltine
The How To:
Y’all this recipe is such a ‘little of this, a little of that’… I am going to do my best. It’s all about what flavor you want to stand out the most…. here’s how I do it.
I put about 1 1/4 C of coffee in the blender, then top with 4 huge scoops of vanilla ice cream, 1 Tbsp vanilla extract, 1/4 C Milk and 4 Tbsp Malt.
Then, I blend.
Add more ice cream to the desired thickness, and more coffee, vanilla and/or malt. It’s all up to your taste and thickness preference.
Blend, until it’s to your desired yumminess level, pour into big cups and share with someone you love.
Beware of brain freeze.