"Working Girl" Coffee Custard

By • April 20, 2011 • 16 Comments



Author Notes: Remember the scene in the wonderful Melanie Griffiths-Harrison Ford-Sigourney Weaver movie wherein Tess (Melanie Griffiths) is explaining to Mr. Trask how she (and not the evil Sigourney Weaver) came up with the idea to have Mr. Trask buy radio stations .... "See, this is Forbes. It's just your basic article about how you were looking to expand into broadcasting, right? Okay now, the same day, I'll never forget this. I'm reading page six of the Post, and there's this item on Bobby Stein, the radio talk show guy who does all those gross jokes about Ethiopia and the Betty Ford Center. Well, anyway, he's hosting this charity auction that night...real blue bloods, and won't that be funny? Now turn the page to Suzy, who does the society stuff, and there's this picture of your daughter ... see, nice picture. And she's helping to organize the charity ball. So I started to think, 'Trask, radio...Trask, radio.' And then I hooked up with Jack, and he came on board with Metro, and...and so now here we are." Well, having read saenyc's "Black Gold" recipe for cold-brewed New Orleans-style iced coffee, and then reading how chef Ferran Andria makes "ice cream" by pureeing frozen fruit with sugar and yogurt, I started to think cold-brewed coffee, yogurt, ice cream ... cold-brewed coffee,yogurt, ice cream .. and so now here we are. Sort of.

wssmom

Serves 2-3

  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/3 cup espresso beans, ground, but not too fine. In fact, pretty coarse.
  • 1 shot Kahlua
  • 2 tablespoons simple syrup, or more to taste
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • Toppings of choice: sweetened cocoa powder, toasted coconut, crumbled chocolate cookies
  1. Combine the ground espresso and the heavy cream; refrigerate overnight or at least eight hours. Stir once if you think about it.
  2. Strain through a really fine sieve into a medium bowl and add Kahlua and simple syrup. Whip until soft peaks form.
  3. Fold in yogurt, spoon into custard dishes and chill fior a couple of hours. About 20 minutes before serving, place in freezer to get nice and cold. Serve with any or all of the toppings.
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about 3 years ago drbabs

Barbara is a trusted source on General Cooking.

I missed this! Love it!

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about 3 years ago wssmom

Haha thanks drbabs!!

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over 3 years ago TiggyBee

I'm letting the Let the river run!!! : )

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over 3 years ago TiggyBee

oops...letting the river run!! : )

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over 3 years ago wssmom

Thumbs up to both!!

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over 3 years ago boulangere

Cynthia is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

lovelovelove your thought process. And its product!

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over 3 years ago wssmom

Great Minds Thinks Alike, no? LOL

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over 3 years ago boulangere

Cynthia is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

"How's life in the fast lane?" Replies Melanie, "It's....fast." I loved that movie. And seriously, your never-let-that-hamster-off-the-wheel thought process is just so much fun! This is a truly brilliant dessert.

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over 3 years ago fiveandspice

Emily is a trusted source on Scandinavian Cuisine.

Ok, I definitely want to spend more time in your mind! Excellent voyage of discover. Also, this sounds SO good!

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over 3 years ago wssmom

It would be a strange (yet interesting) journey haha!

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over 3 years ago mrslarkin

Mrs. Larkin is a trusted source on Baking.

LOVE THIS!

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over 3 years ago wssmom

Thanks mrslarkin!

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over 3 years ago Sagegreen

Great thinking!

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over 3 years ago wssmom

Haha - very non-linear, right?

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over 3 years ago hardlikearmour

hardlikearmour is a trusted home cook.

Love your inspiration!

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over 3 years ago wssmom

Harrison Ford is good for that kind of thing LOL!