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SWEETS FOR COFFEE LOVERS, PART I!

Vietnamese Coffee Ice Pops Recip


A frozen-pop version of the classic iced coffee!








Difficulty: Easy | Total Time: 15 mins, plus at least 8 hrs chilling and freezing time | Makes:About 6 (4-ounce) ice pops
Like classic Vietnamese iced coffee, this frozen pop contains strong brewed coffee and sweetened condensed milk. It’s a caffeinated treat that’s not recommended for the kiddies!

Special equipment: You will need freezer pop molds for this recipe. We used these molds, but any kind will work. If yours don’t come with sticks that attach securely, you can buy wooden sticks and insert them about 1 1/2 hours into the freezing time.
This recipe was featured as part of our 7 Ice Pops That Break the Mold. INGREDIENTS 3/4 cup strong French roast coffee grounds, such as CafĂ© Du Monde, Cafe’de Paris, or Trung Nguyen2 cupswater1 (14-ounce) cansweetened condensed milk1 cup heavy cream

INSTRUCTIONS Brew the coffee with the measured water. You should have about 1 1/2 cups of brewed coffee.Place the hot coffee…

MUNICH'S STRONG BEER (STARKBIERZEIT) FESTIVAL!

Can you say Starkbierzeit? It's German for "strong beer festival", an event held every March in Munich. For two weeks, breweries bring out their most potent beverages, and beer halls throw noisy parties with a host of Bavarian entertainment and food. It's Oktoberfest without the tourists.
    The festival's roots go back to the Paulaner monks who, according to legend, began making an extra strength beer to sustain themselves during their Lenten fast. The beer, first brewed in the 17th century, gained a "word of mouth" following. The townspeople called it Salvator.












    Strong beer's popularity took off after Napoleon rode into town and sold the monasteries to local businessmen. Paulaner ended up in the hands of a entrepreneur named Franz Xavier Zacheri, who turned the monastery into a beer hall and mass produced the monks' beer. In an inspired bit of marketing, he promoted Salvator as a cure for the wintertime blues. Munchner's answered …

5 CATEGORIES OF TASTY CHOCOLATE TREATS TO DIE FOR!!

I know there are thousands, if not millions of chocolate lovers out there. I happen to be one of those people and have tried several different chocolate treats in my lifetime. So what do I consider to be the top chocolate treats? I find that there are several different chocolate treat categories and there are treats in each category that are better than the rest. This article will stick to foods you can buy in almost any grocery store. These chocolate treats are low in price but high in taste.













Candy bars: We've all tried several varieties of this chocolate treat, but which ones are the best? Throughout my life, my tastes have changed and I've had several different favorites. My favorites lean now to either the milky way bar , with it's chocolate and caramel, or a nice big snickers bar, with the chocolate and caramel and a little dose of peanuts to go with it.














Ice Cream: Let's face it, just plain old chocolate ice cream is wonderful. It's right up there with vani…