This is by far the best coffee recipe that I have made so far. I feel like September always brings fantastic things: Fall decorations and food, nicer weather (if you don’t live in Texas), and now I am adding German coffee to that mix. It’s almost like whoever made this coffee of the month calendar knew that I was going to be feeling super stressed and overwhelmed by school and that I would need some sort of incredible coffee-ice cream mixture on top of the usual Fall delights to lift my spirits this year.
There were a few different suggestions for coffee drinks this month, but words “ice cream” and “wafer cookie” stood out to me, so I ended up going with the coffee float. I think that the others sound just as delicious though, and I would have liked to have made them if I had more money for groceries. I will try them sometime in the future. I have included all of the calendar’s suggestions below, so let me know if you try any of the others and how they turn out!
German Coffee: Eiskaffee or Iced Coffee
Place vanilla ice cream into a glass. Pour some strong, cold coffee (sweetened to taste) over the ice cream. Top with whipped cream and garnish with cocoa powder or chocolate shavings. Add a thin wafer cookie.
I was so excited about the thin wafer cookie because the picture in the calendar has this adorable round, waffle-like cookie stuck in the whipped cream. I found a package at the grocery store that had a photo of just such a cookie on the front, but when I opened it today I found the strange misshaped waffle cookies that you see in the photo. I tried putting one in the whipped cream, but it just was not the same. There was nothing for me to do but to pig out on deformed waffle cookies all afternoon.
Other Various German Coffee Suggestions
Blend equal parts strong coffee and hot cocoa with some sugar and milk or cream.
Add a splash of cherry brandy or cherry syrup and some sugar to a cup of strong coffee. Top with whipped cream.
Combine strong coffee with 2 Tbsp rum and sugar to taste. Top with whipped cream.