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Decaf After Dinner Digest Dessert Recipe WITH LAVENDER HONEY

After dinner, nothing beats sitting out on the deck and watching the sunset while sipping on this - one of the most delicious desserts I've ever experienced. 

In the Midwest, even the evenings are hot. Freshly brewed decaf is something that we often enjoy after dinner (which is why we designed an "after dinner decaf"), but in the summer, the desire to dial down the degrees seemed sensible.  Served over ice, this has become my every night comfort. 

I'll provide you with a quick version, and a more involved version that includes a from scratch lavender simple syrup that makes this recipe even more addicting.

You will need:

  • ice
  • 6-8 ounces of brewed Smart Owl Digest Blend coffee (Ideally room temp or refrigerated)
  • 1- 3 teaspoons honey or sweetener of choice (recipe for lavender infused honey below)
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream (or your choice of creamer)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • dash of cinnamon and nutmeg

Directions:

1. Fill a glass with ice

2. Add coffee, sweetener, and vanilla.

  Optional: If you're over 21 and feel so inclined, add 1     ounce of brandy, or bourbon

3. If you have a milk frother, froth milk until it's slightly thickened, then pour over the top

4. Dust the top with cinnamon and nutmeg

 5. Enjoy!


Recipe for lavender infused honey: (makes about 8 oz that can be stored in the fridge for up to 2 weeks in an airtight container)

 Ingredients:

  • 1 cup honey (or 1/2 cup honey and 1/2 cup stevia extract powder)
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 Tsp vanilla Extract
  • 1/4 cup dried lavender flowers Or 1/2 cup fresh lavender

Directions:

1. Gently heat the water and honey (and stevia if using) in a sauce pan over medium heat, stirring occasional until the honey is dissolved.

2. Add the vanilla and lavender flowers and steep for 5-8 minutes. Simmer but, don't let water boil.

3. Strain out the lavender flowers by pouring the mixture over a sieve and into a jar, or other container that you will be storing the syrup in.

4. Enjoy in your coffee, hot or cold.

This lavender syrup is also great in cocktails and adds an interesting dimension of flavor 

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