Written by Lotus on Monday, 2 of September , 2013 at 5:19 pm
I recently had the opportunity to try Coffee-mate‘s new flavors inspired by Girl Scout Cookies. I tried the “Thin Mints” and “Coconut & Caramel” flavors. In partnering with the Girl Scouts, they’re also “scouting” for a Girl Scout to appear in their commericial. You can view the submissions here.
Here’s the thing though… I don’t drink coffee. Instead, I wanted to see if I could use them in new and unique ways.
The first idea I had was Palmiers. Don’t let the fancy French name fool you. If you use prepared pastry dough it’s super easy. After defrosting the dough in the freezer, I laid it out on the counter top. I mixed 1/2 cup of Coffee-mate’s Thin Mints and 1/4 cup of sugar in a small bowl. Then I brushed mixture on the dough. Then I rolled up the dough on the long sides until they met in the middle. Wrap the dough in wax paper and freeze for 30 minutes to make it easier to cut. Then cut in 1/4 inch slices and put on parchment paper-lined cookie sheet. Bake at 400 degrees for 12 minutes or until golden.
The second thing I made was Coconut Chicken Nuggets. I soaked chicken tenders in the Coconut & Caramel Coffee-mate for about an hour. Then I coated in egg and seasoned breadcrumbs. I fried them in some olive oil, but you could also bake them. The Coffee-mate added a little bit of sweetness, which made them so delicious. Kids would probably really dig them. Assuming the adults leave them any.
In addition to the above recipes I tried, I think either of the Coffee-mate varieties would be good in hot chocolate (or iced chocolate!), in protein shakes, or even “affogato”-style — a shot or so poured over gelato or ice cream. I hear you can also put it in coffee!
Last night I mixed 1 ounce of Smirnoff Kissed Caramel vodka and a splash (maybe 1-2 tablespoons) of Coffee-mate Caramel & Coconut. So good.
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