Wednesday of last week was the first day that it felt like Summer was leaving us and Fall was quickly approaching. It made me happy, because I love Fall... everything about it, except school of course. As I started to think of all things Fall related, I began dreaming of coffee, what else? I got it in my head to use a vanilla bean that had been sitting in the pantry just waiting for a purpose to come along in my next coffee creation. This was a first time for me using vanilla beans, and now I can honestly tell you that I'm in love with them.... The flavor is so much richer than the vanilla extract that we all use, and besides, vanilla beans are such a special and decedent treat. Who wouldn't want coffee with fresh vanilla bean in it?
4 cups coffee of your choice
1 1/2 cup cream
1/2 vanilla bean
1/8 tsp. nutmeg
1/8 tsp. all-spice
3 Tbsp. brown sugar
Prepare you coffee of choice and keep it warm. Slit your half of a vanilla bean in half long ways and scrap out as many of the seeds as possible. Put your cream in a saucepan and add your vanilla bean skin and seeds, nutmeg, all-spice, and brown sugar over the lowest heat. Mix together and let steep for 5-8 minutes, don't let it boil. Take off heat, take out vanilla bean skin, and whisk for 2 minutes. Pour your coffee between two mugs then add the cream mixture. Enjoy this simple little treat.
My model/fellow coffee loving sister, MaryPin It