The way to some women’s hearts is by gifting her a sparkling diamond. 💍 Some can be wooed with a beautiful bouquet of flowers. 💐 Some are ecstatic when they receive a heart shaped box of chocolates. 🍫 Others might find the perfect gift to be something a little more intimate. 👙 Now don’t get me wrong…these are all lovely gifts…ones which I’ve been lucky enough to have received! But now that I’ve gotten older, and I’d rather not have more “stuff” there is still a way to my heart that doesn’t involve a lot of money or even shopping for hours to find the perfect gift! The way to this girl’s heart is through her stomach, and anybody who knows me knows there are 2 sure-fire things that’ll have me gushing with thanks and adoration…COFFEE & CHOCOLATE!!! Throw in a shot of bourbon and I’m yours for life!
Valentine’s Day is less than 2 weeks away, and no matter whether you’re celebrating with a special someone, spending Galentine’s Day with your girlfriends, or whooping it up by treating yourself, if ever there was a holiday that deserves a splurge, it’s this one! I happened to be perusing (please don’t judge) the alcoholic beverage section of the grocery store a few weeks ago when I spotted this jug of Bourbon Cream! Be still my heart! What could possibly be better in my celebratory mug of coffee than bourbon cream?!? But then I thought…ya know…if we’re talking celebrating love and devotion and all things mooshy, then I sure as heck better add some chocolate to this 🗝 2 My ❤ ☕️!
I started by making some dark chocolate (cause it’s healthier) and milk chocolate (cause it’s milkier) spoons in my handy dandy silicone spoon mold. Once the spoons were set I drizzled them with melted white chocolate (cause it’s pretty) and sprinkled them with crushed dark chocolate covered espresso beans! These would also be fun for the kiddos by replacing the espresso beans with sprinkles and putting one in a cup of hot chocolate for their Valentine’s treat! Obviously the spoons are optional, but if you’ve got – or want to get – a spoon mold, then go for it! It’s a little touch that goes a long way toward the specialness of this drink!
The drink itself is super simple to put together….a shot (or two) of the Brown Jug Bourbon Cream in a pretty mug, fill to near the top with good strong coffee, top with a squirt of whipped cream, sprinkle with shaved dark chocolate or crushed espresso beans, and serve with a chocolate spoon! I know this is an indulgent coffee, and clearly not one I’d drink on a regular basis, but Valentine’s Day is most definitely a day to indulge and to share a little love with someone special! And for me…nothing says love like coffee and chocolate…except coffee, chocolate, and bourbon of course! 😉
Here’s wishing you all an especially indulgent Valentine’s Day surrounded by those whom you love the most! ❤️
- 2 cups strong brewed coffee
- 2 shots bourbon cream
- 2 squirts canned whipped topping
- 2 tbsp crushed chocolate coated espresso beans
- 2 tbsp shaved dark chocolate
- Chocolate spoons ~ optional
- Pour 1 shot of bourbon cream into each of two coffee mugs.
- Add 1 cup of coffee to each mug.
- Top with a swirl of whipped topping and crushed chocolate coated espresso beans or shaved chocolate.
- Serve with chocolate spoons if desired.
- Certainly add more or less bourbon cream as desired.
- If you prefer a sweeter drink, a drizzle of maple syrup is wonderful in this as well!