I love coffee! I enjoy my hot black drip coffee with cream and sugar every morning. If I go out for coffee I usually order an Americano (made with espresso and water). If I feel like treating myself I will order the caramel macchiato extra hot with whipped cream. Today I had a coupon for one pint of Starbucks ice cream and selected the Caramel Macchiato flavor. I got inspired and here is the recipe I came up with. This makes a creamy, smooth, refreshing drink with a coffee kick.
3/4 cup strong brewed coffee, cooled to room temperature
1/4 cup dark chocolate covered espresso beans
1/2 cup half and half
one pint Starbucks Caramel Macchiato ice cream
Place all ingredients in a blender.
Blend until smooth and espresso beans are in small pieces.
Makes 2 shakes.