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Peppermint Latte

December 20th, 2009

Peppermint Latte

The peppermint latte is the love of my life.  On cold winter days it reminds me of being a kid and sucking on a candy cane.  It reminds me of sitting next to a fire with wood stacked ceiling-high, crackling and popping and (…read more and get the recipe)

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Steamed Homemade Hot Chocolate with Real Whipped Cream

June 20th, 2008

Steamed Homemade Hot Chocolate with fresh whipped cream - MakingBananaPancakes.com

Heavenly!  Pretty much sums up this delicious cup up of rich, chocolatey goodness.  I have to admit, I am a coffee snob.  I like my coffee so I go to a lot of good coffee shops.  When I first saw someone order a hot chocolate at my favorite coffee shop downtown I was amazed to see them steam the milk and use REAL chocolate sauce.  To top it all off they put fresh whipped cream on top — something we didn’t have very often growing up.  I suppose it’s this attention to quality and freshness that makes Red Horse my favorite to begin with.  The point is, their hot chocolate amazed me!  I started noticing other coffee shops made it like that too and they were delicious!  Some still use the powder and water method which usually tastes either too watered down, not rich enough or slightly like tin. (…read more and get the recipe)

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