A popular phrase in my house during this time is "Babe, What do you want for Christmas?" I have to say that the KRUPS XP6040 Coffee and Expresso Machine may be one of the answers. I love coffee and now that we have a day of cold today in Florida, (brace yourself...it is 56 degrees today) its time to start decking the halls for the holiday season.
This holiday season, KRUPS, worldwide leader in kitchen appliances, has provided me with some fabulous recipes to share. These are simple recipes that will make you the most generous host!!
2 ½ cups freshly brewed coffee
1 cup eggnog
¼ teaspoon nutmeg
Brew coffee in Krup XP1500 Coffee and Espresso Machine. Warm eggnog in a pot over low heat and add the hot coffee and nutmeg. Serve immediately. Garnish with nutmeg.
Chocolate Mint Latte
2 fluid ounces espresso coffee
1/2 cup milk, steamed
1/8 cup frothed milk
¼ teaspoon peppermint extract
In a coffee mug, brew the espresso coffee. Add the peppermint extract and then pour in steamed milk and frothed milk. Top with whipped cream and chocolate shavings.
Coffee Hazelnut Milkshakes
1 cup chilled coffee
4 scoops coffee ice cream
¼ cup crushed hazelnuts
Crushed toffee or chocolate shavings
Blend coffee, ice cream and crushed hazelnuts in a blender until mixture becomes a smooth but thick consistency.
Pour into a coffee mug and top with whipped cream and sprinkle toffee pieces (or chocolate shavings).
KRUPS XP6040 – $299.99
Coffee Machine Features
• 10 cup capacity (55oz); One button electronic control
• Pause and serve feature lets you remove carafe at any time to serve
• Non-stick warming plate keeps coffee hot for hours
• Removable cone filter basket ; Auto shut-off after 2 hours Espresso | Cappuccino Machine Features
• Designed in Switzerland; 19 bar pump made in Italy.
• Electronic controls and Automatic Stop ( after 30 min)
• Thermoblock (Die-cast Aluminum with stainless steel tube)
• 50 oz. transparent, front access water tank sliding system
• 3 functions : Espresso , Hot Water, Frother
• Heating Cup Grid ; Option to raise drip tray for smaller cups
• Compatible with ground coffee (1 or 2 cups) and all types of pods