If you are a frequent visitor of Passions to Pastry, you are probably aware of my great love of espresso. I start off each and every morning with a strong, flavorful and rich cappuccino. This Espresso Ice is another wonderful way to enjoy coffee -- especially on a hot summer day. I top it off with freshly whipped cream that is sweetened with confectioners' sugar and a touch of brandy.
adapted from a recipe by Lee Bailey
• 3 cups of hot, freshly brewed, strong coffee
• 3 tablespoons sugar
• 5 strips of organic orange peel
In a medium bowl, combine the hot coffee with the 3 tablespoons sugar. Stir to combine. Add the strips of orange peel; cool. Cover the bowl and refrigerate until cold. Freeze in an ice cream machine. Serve with whipped cream that has been flavored with brandy, Grande Marnier, or Kahlua.