Monday, January 17, 2011

Coffee Punch

A few years ago, I was a Development Representative for a non-profit pregnancy center.  One evening, I attended a "shower" where some ladies were gifting to our center and we were there to share about the ministry.  As you do at any shower, we were standing around, visiting with one another and enjoying the treats that the hostess had made.  My lips were privileged to meet this yummy conncotion and I've not been the same since! 

I politely asked the hostess for a to-go cup when I left the shower as well as the recipe!  OK, I didn't really ask for a to-go cup . . .she offered and I didn't want to hurt her feelings!  This stuff was GREAT and I wasn't even a coffee drinker at the time!

I call it "Carol's Coffee Punch" after the rightful owner of the recipe!  Matter of fact, the short story is that Carol and I were actually in elementary, jr. high, and high school together and our paths crossed many years later at this event, which she was hosting!  Isn't that amazing! 

Even if you're not a coffee drinker, make a promise to whip this up next time you're having guests over and they'll be delighted!  I never serve this when I'm not asked for the recipe!  Never!  If all else fails, invite me over, I can drink the whole recipe -- this stuff is good!

Latte colored slush in a pretty glass; this stuff is amazing!
Update!:  So, I first had this coffee punch some 10 years ago .  . .or more!  Remember, I was a guest in the home of a lady I had been in school with and hadn't seen one another in several years!  Well, in 2016, I made this punch because I had left-over coffee.  Here's the kicker!  My family now owns the home of where I first had the punch!  YES!!!!  When we moved back to Oklahoma, God's provision and timing allowed us to purchase this perfect house for our family . . . .from Carol and her family!  They were moving to Texas; where we had just moved from!
Carol's Coffee Punch

3 cups strong coffee
2 cups sugar
1 pint half and half
1 quart milk
1 tsp. vanilla

Brew the coffee and disolve the sugar in the hot coffee.  To that, add the remaining ingredients and pour into a gallon zip lock bag and place in the freezer. 

When ready to serve, remove from freezer and serve slushy.  (This does take some planning -- but you know the drill!).



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