We Need Krispy Kreme’s Coffee Hazelnut Spread Now! (Photo)

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By Cooking Panda

If you’re a fan of Nutella, coffee and Krispy Kreme, this is basically your dream come true. It would be hard to find someone who doesn’t love at least two of those three things, so I’d say most people will be pretty pumped to know about the new Krispy Kreme coffee and hazelnut spread.

Metro reports that that Krispy Kreme has launched a Caramel Macchiato spread. It’s similar to Nutella, but has so much more to offer.

According to Tasting Table, the new spread is caffeinated. It’s made with real, premium Arabica coffee beans and hazelnuts. Basically, you can use it to spread your coffee onto your morning toast rather than drinking it from a mug. Personally, I’ll take my coffee hazelnut spread on toast along with a nice hot cup of coffee. Who doesn’t need a little extra jolt in the mornings? Especially on Mondays …

Unfortunately, if we want to believe that Instagram post by Junk Banter, the spread won’t be available until it hits Walmart shelves later this year. How late is later? I need to try it now!

If you’re like me and dying to try a caffeinated sweet spread with your breakfast (or any time, for that matter), Tasting Table has a pretty decent answer. It’s a homemade coffee butter recipe that is sure to hold you over. Who knows, maybe you can combine it with a jar of Nutella and make do?

Just use some finely ground coffee, 2 cups of heavy cream, 2 tablespoons of powdered sugar, a half teaspoon of kosher salt, cheesecloth and flaked salt if you want to get fancy and have a garnish.

Take the heavy cream and mix it with ground coffee and steep that overnight in the refrigerator. Strain your coffee mixture the next morning, pushing out as much milk fat is possible, and discard the ground coffee. Take your newly strained liquid and put it into a food processor with the sugar and kosher salt and spin it into a butter! The liquid will separate and you can transfer the mixture to cheesecloth and squeeze out the excess liquid. That’s that! Use your new butter (garnished if you’d like) right away or put it in the fridge for later.

The recipe makes a half cup of the yummy spread, so double up if you want to make extra for later. This should be enough to keep you satisfied until the new Krispy Kreme stuff hits the shelf. Get creative and add hazelnuts or Nutella and see what you can do in the meantime!

Sources: Metro, Tasting Table (2) / Photo Credit: A. Kniesel/Wikimedia Commons

Tags: caramel macchiato, coffee, Hazelnut Spread, krispy kreme
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Check Out These Three New McCafe Coffee Items!

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By Cooking Panda

If you are a coffee addict and you live in California, you’ve just hit the proverbial caffeinated jackpot, because several McDonald’s restaurants in Northern California are testing three brand spanking new McCafe espresso-based drinks.

Are you listening, residents of Sacramento, Stockton and Modesto?

Per Brand Eating, the three new flavors (which all sound droolworthy) will expand McDonald’s drink menu to sync with what Starbucks and Dunkin’ Donuts are offering in the espresso-drink category.

First is the Caramel Macchiato (available hot or iced), which is an espresso that is flavored with caramel syrup, and then layered with steamed, cozy milk and a drizzle of gooey and sweet caramel.

Next is the French Vanilla Cappuccino, which will feature, once again, espresso and steamed milk. The beverage is then flavored with vanilla syrup and finished off with a thick and creamy layer of foam.

Finally, the Americano is a take on the classic. It features espresso with the addition of some hot water. This is for the coffee lovers who aren’t playing around — they just want a blast of caffeine and to be on their way.

All of the restaurants that are offering the three new drinks have new and fancy espresso machines that are purportedly even better at steaming milk than their predecessors, which is pretty upscale for a fast food chain. Additionally, the new machines will aim to improve all of the McCafe beverages, which means even if you don’t want one of the new flavors, your McCafe latte, mocha and hot chocolate orders should be tasting extra great.

By the way, here’s one more perk: During the week of March 20-26, 2017, restaurants that are participating in the test are going to offer a $1 small cup of any of the new drinks to paying customers.

Are you excited to try any of these new beverages? And do you hope they’re a hit, so that your local McCafe upgrades its machines and starts serving a wider array of caffeinated creations as well?

Source: Brand Eating / Photo Credit: McDonald's via Brand Eating

Tags: americano, caramel macchiato, french vanilla cappuccino, McCafe, mcdonald's
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