I have been experimenting with different ingredients to make the perfect hot coffee drink and I have formulated a winner! This coffee drink has a touch of alcohol for flavor, not kick. You can easily have a cup and feel like you are indulging in a holiday treat, without the negatives of many of the high octane and whipping cream-filled holiday drinks.
Brew 4 cups of decaf coffee. While the coffee is brewing, mix together 1/2 cup of Fat Free Half & Half, 1/2 cup of 2% milk, 1/4 cup of brown sugar and 1 block of unsweetened Bakers chocolate. Microwave this milk mixture a minute or two until the liquid is hot and the chocolate melts when stirred. Add 2 Tablespoons of Jim Beam Bourbon and 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla. Pour the hot decaf coffee into the milk mixture and serve in pretty coffee cups. Top with a puff of real cream Reddi-whip, if you wish.
This hot coffee drink is perfect to share with friends and family gathered for the holidays.
(Note: The photo above is a coffee from a restaurant in Paris. I drank my Holiday Coffee last night before I had a chance to get a good picture!)