This coffee drink really hit the spot. I was experimenting, trying to scratch an itch that began with a disappointment involving a new CoffeeMate creamer called Creme Brulee. I was not happy with it at all. But it left me with a taste for caramel. (For you mens... when you're PMSing, it's something like being preggers. If you have a craving, you'll move heaven and earth to satisfy it.) So, back to the store, I got myself some caramel topping.
Seeing as how I was going all-out decadent, in full throes of PMS-don't-mess-with-me self-indulgence, I pulled out the Kahlua, whipped some cream, and ensconced myself in a corner with an old movie. The hubs, needless to say, said nothing during this whole process, although I'm sure he was wondering when the chocolate would appear. That came later.
I had two of these last night. Decadence indeed! The second go-round was chilled over crushed ice, and a dollop of vanilla ice cream instead of whipped cream. I don't know which I liked better. They were both good. I can say with absolute authority that the concoction called Caramel Kahlua Coffee cools, calms and quells killer cramps. (What? Too much?)
Caramel topping (like for ice cream)
Espresso - single or double shot
1 jigger Kahlua
Whipped cream, lightly sweetened
Pour 1 - 2 tblsp caramel into bottom of cup. Add espresso and stir. Add Kahlua. (If you really want to get decadent, add another 1/2 shot of Amaretto.) Whip heavy cream till fluffy, add 1-2 tsp sugar if desired. I also mixed 1 tsp of the caramel topping into the whipped cream. Put a generous dollop on top, and then drizzle caramel over all.
If you're a Kahlua lover, check this page for more Kahlua drink recipes.