Valhalla Coffee

By • December 23, 2010 • 6 Comments

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Author Notes: I just found this recipe in a set of my mom's old Norwegian recipes, and just had to try it. Wow! Aquavit is an intense caraway flavored liquor that we really only break out on Christmas and independence day. It adds a sweet spiciness to the coffee while the cream melts on top creating a frothy creamy layer. (Oh, and Valhalla is the home of the Norse gods, I figured they might drink coffee like this there!)fiveandspice

Serves 1

  • 8 ounces hot coffee
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1 ounce aquavit (Linie is the best brand)
  • sweetened whipped cream and chocolate shavings for topping
  1. Stir the brown sugar into the coffee until it melts. Then stir in the aquavit. Top with whipped cream and chocolate shavings.
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Tags: alcoholic, Aquavit, coffee, hot, Scandinavian

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over 3 years ago Sagegreen

I have some aquavit which I would not have thought to pair with coffee. Thanks for this recipe. We have no distilleries here, but if ever inf Portland...fun field trip!

Sausage2

over 3 years ago fiveandspice

Emily is a trusted source on Scandinavian Cuisine.

If you try it, let me know what you think!

Gator_cake

over 3 years ago hardlikearmour

hardlikearmour is a trusted home cook.

Portland has several distilleries, we even have a "distillery row" http://www.distilleryrowpdx... In addition we have the Clear Creek Distillery that does awesome eau de vie.

Sausage2

over 3 years ago fiveandspice

Emily is a trusted source on Scandinavian Cuisine.

That's so cool. I know what's on my agenda the next I get to travel to Portland!

Gator_cake

over 3 years ago hardlikearmour

hardlikearmour is a trusted home cook.

This sounds yummy. Portland has a local distillery that makes Krogstad Aquavit ( flavored with caraway and star anise) that I suspect would me great in this.

Sausage2

over 3 years ago fiveandspice

Emily is a trusted source on Scandinavian Cuisine.

Wow! I bet that would be awesome! I'm so jealous that you have a local distillery - that's fabulous.