Now that Thanksgiving has come and gone, it’s officially the start of the holiday season. I swear, the kids were just trick or treating and now there are Christmas trees in the stores, a wreath on my neighbor’s door, and my kids are making their lists for Santa. Personally, I LOVE this time of year and can’t wait for it to get started. Maybe I could do without the Christmas music just yet, but other than that I’m good to go!! I think the thing I love most about the holidays are all the flavors that come with them. New England Coffee company nailed it this season with all the coffee flavors they’ve rolled out for this winter. Just the names alone scream “THE HOLIDAYS ARE HERE!” Mocha mint….which is featured below in our Mocha Mint Milkshake, Gingerbread Cookie, and Eggnog. How amazing do all of those flavors sound? Coffee is one of my most favorite things in the world anyway, but throw in flavors like Gingerbread cookie? Amazing. Each flavor comes in either K-cups (which would make cute stocking stuffers for the coffee lover on your list) or 11 oz bags. I have tried each of the flavors and have to say they are all pretty exceptional. Check out New England Coffee Shop for info on their whole line of coffee and where you can pick some up near you. New England Coffee company is celebrating 100 years of brewing exceptional coffee this year with their #YouAreExtraordinary campaign and is extending the celebration to include their customers. Check out the info below for info on how to be entered to win a free Keurig single cup coffee brewer with a selection of New England Coffee to go with it. And definitely stop by the extraordinary pics on their Instagram and Facebook for up to date happenings. So, inspired by the Mocha Mint flavor, I decided to make a coffee milkshake to spice things up a bit for desert around here. Mocha+Mint+Coffee+Ice cream….not to hard to see where I am going with this one. Make a big batch and pour these for your guests next time you have company. I think you’ll be hard pressed to find someone who doesn’t love a good old fashion milk shake for dessert, especially one that’s spiked with some delicious coffee! This one is really easy to accommodate if you are avoiding dairy too…simply use coconut ice cream and your favorite dairy free milk (I always have almond milk in the fridge because I just like it for smoothies, shakes etc.) Dress up the shake with a little whipped cream and crushed candy canes and you’ve got a holiday shake that is a totally different and fun dessert. Enjoy and happy holidays!!!!
- 3 scoops vanilla ice cream
- 2 tbs agave
- 3 oz brewed coffee, cooled
- 2-3 oz milk
- whipped cream
- crushed candy canes for garish
- combine ice cream, agave, coffee, and milk in the blender and blend until desired thickness (adding more milk if needed)
- top with whipped cream and candy canes
So tell me coffee lovers, how are you planning to celebrate this holiday season with the extraordinary people in your life? Leave me a comment below and tell me how you get together with family or friends and you will be entered to win some awesome coffee gifts!
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. One winner, chosen at random from all eligible entries received, will receive a Keurig Single Cup Coffee Brewer, a selection of New England Coffee bagged and K-Cup products, and a My K-Cup® Reusable Coffee Filter ($178.43 value), and will be announced on or about 10 days after end of entry period. Entrants may enter within 21 days of this post going live. Must be a resident of one of the 48 contiguous United States (excl. PR, HI, AK) and the age of majority in his or her jurisdiction at time of entry. Odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries received. Sweepstakes is sponsored by New England CoffeeYum