According to Foodimentary.com, today is a National Cocoa Day. Theoretically, a drink made with unsweetened cocoa powder should qualify, especially if it is delicious, don’t you think, Beautiful People? Judge for yourselves!
Do you believe in the luck o’ the Irish? My son, whose company headquarters are in Dublin, goes to Ireland pretty often. He assures me that the more you drink, the luckier you feel, if the drink is good, that is!
Following this logic, I should be the luckiest person in the world because I love Irish Cream Liqueur, but it’s dairy, so I can’t have it. Fortunately, I am still the luckiest person in the world because my husband has created a dairy free version of Irish Cream. Moreover, he made sure to flavor it with both coffee and chocolate – what more can you want?
My husband has a magic hand with drinks. He makes this one, and he has shared this recipe with me. Instead of cream, he uses a combination of coconut milk and non-dairy pareve coffee creamer. Since I much prefer rum to other strong liquors, he substitutes rum for whisky. He sweetens it with xylitol and flavors it with a combination of espresso ground coffee and unsweetened cocoa powder, as well as a touch of vanilla extract. Then he whips it up with a hand blender. Then I clean the kitchen. Meanwhile, you can listen to this amazing Serbian band that plays Irish folk music.
Usually, there is so much foam that it doesn’t fit into a bottle, and I end up with a bonus, so I am lucky again!
This is pretty potent stuff, Beautiful People, so one shot of this thick, creamy, luscious goodness should be enough to make you feel extremely lucky!
- 1 cup coconut milk
- 1/2 cup non-dairy creamer
- 1 cup rum
- 2/3 sugar or xylitol
- 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/2 teaspoon espresso ground coffee
Combine all ingredients, whip with a hand blender or mixer until well blended and foamy.