Dulce de Lovely

Matching to residency, getting married, getting my M.D., moving to a new home? That's the goals! Let 2016 be the year of the Natticakes! Here's a special guest poster to kick off an exciting new year - my sister, Chef Stephanie (aka Sherbet). 

Hi everyone, this is Chef Stephanie with my first guest post! I’m Natalie’s younger sister and her baking partner when she’s home.

It's New Year’s Eve, and we're waiting to watch for the Ball to drop on TV.  All we needed was a shot (or two) of alcohol to celebrate the New Year. And since it’s New Year’s Eve, we also needed some caffeine to stay up later than usual... my caffeine of choice: coffee.

It's an understatement I'm obsessed with coffee. We just went to the city coffee festival not long after New Years and that was like heaven. I had waited over a year for this festival since I was working last festival in 2014; in 2015 it was rained out (to my great distress) and then it got rescheduled to early 2016.

This coffee cocktail recipe (from my Dessert Cocktail Swatchbook) is aptly called Dulce de Lovely.
Going back to the last day of 2015, in the end, the dessert cocktail did its thing. We stayed up past midnight…and crawled into bed around 2am New Year’s Day.  Happy New Year!

Dulce de Lovely*

Ingredients
Splash of half and half (or milk)
Dulce de leche (or caramel syrup)
½ cup of hot black coffee
2 oz kahlua
2 oz vodka
Whipped cream

*Makes 1 serving

Directions
In a saucepan over medium heat combine half and half and ducle de leche, stirring until combined. Stir in coffee, kahlua and vodka. Pour into warmed mug and garnish with whipped cream. Enjoy!

24 comments

  1. what a great introductory post! this drink has several of my favorite liquids in it... :)

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    1. Thanks. This combo is liquids is indeed foolproof

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  2. I'll take one of those! Yum!
    Kari
    www.sweetteasweetie.com

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  3. Love your guest post, Chef Stephanie (a.k.a. Sherbet)! Story behind the nickname? Do tell! These coffee dessert cocktails, so scrumptious, and the presentation is absolutely lovely. I adore both coffee and kahlua, so double check! ;) If you happen to have any beet recipes up your sleeve, I am always looking to feature beet posts. =)Natalie, best wishes with your move and congrats on your residency. You are a busy gal. Cheers to you both, fabulous sisters!

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    1. Hi Aarika! My sister's name came from our Chinese dielect's word for younger sister "Shobe" which my fiance misheard as "sherbet" and started calling her that haha. I do have one beet recipe here, although admittedly, beets are still foreign to me! Thank you for the well wishes :)

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  4. How lovely to have a sister who will post for you when life is crazy! This recipe looks amazing and as a cocktail lover (and cocktail maker) and a coffee lover and someone who lives in the freezing cold north, this is totally up my alley!

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    1. Thanks so much. My sister is a the coffee addict and loves cocktails / alcohol - funnily enough I don't drink much of either! It's fun to bounce recipes off each other though :)

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  5. This dulce de lovely looks utterly delightful! :)

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  6. I LOVE those cups....absolutely adorable and the drink sounds yummy too:)

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  7. Where did you get those adorable little coffee cups?!?!

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    1. I have no idea. They're my mother's passed down (ok I "borrowed" it lol). They're super small, only 2 oz each, but super cute!

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  8. Yes the recipe sounds good, but your photos are awesome. love the mugs. Love the lighting. Awesome.

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    1. Thanks. The day was very overcast but the lighting worked with the colors anyway :)

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  9. This dessert drink recipe sounds divine. And the cups are absolutely adorable!

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  10. This sounds wonderful and I love the serving cups, very unique.

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  11. That looks amazing and those are the CUTEST coffee cups ever!!

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  12. OMG the cutest cups EVER! I collect coffee/espresso wear so please tell me where you got these from! LOL

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    1. Alas, I have no idea where they came from - we've had them for a long time. They were my mother's and I think it was a gift to her.

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  13. This drink sounds phenomenal, thank you for sharing! About how much dulce de leche do you recommend? Happy New Year! :)

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    1. It depends on how sweet you want it - to taste. I don't like too much while my siblings like more sweetness :)

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  14. What type of camera do you use and do you take your own pictures?

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    1. Yes, I take all the photos here and I use a Nikon D5100 DSLR

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