17/12/2013

Cooking Made Easy: Hot Beverages (Part II)


When it's cold outside, the snow is falling and you're sitting inside with some candles and a cosy blanket, is there anything better than a yummy hot beverage? Last week I've been sharing a white hot chocolate recipe with coconut rasps. Today it's still all about milk but it isn't a hot chocolate as we won't need chocolate for this one. I made a hint about a spread I would use for this recipe and now I can finally reveal the secret: it's speculoos spread... tadaaa! Okay if you are wondering: "What the heck is speculoos spread?!" I should probably tell you a little about what it's made of and about where you can get it. The speculoos spread is made of speculoos cookies which in the US might better be known under the name of "Biscoff cookies". Both are produced by the brand Lotus. The same brand sells the speculoos spread which in the US is sold as "European Cookie Spread". Then I also found the "Speculoos Crunchy Cookie Butter" by Trader Joe's which should be about the same. And finally for my German readers: if you don't find the Lotus spread you can simply buy the "Spekulatius Glück" by Rewe.

Ingredients (for 2 glasses):

500ml milk
3 tablespoons of speculoos spread
whipping cream
2 speculooks cookies

Directions:

1. Heat the milk in a pot.
2. Dissolve the speculoos spread in the milk.
3. Pour the milk into a glass and put cream on top.
4. Crumble one cookie and use it to decorate the drink and put the other cookies next to the glass.



Yummy! What do you think? Have you ever heard of anything like this? In fact I got the idea from a friend who some years ago created a speculoos milkshake to which she also added a ball of vanilla ice cream!

In case after all of my explanation you still couldn't find speculoos spread in your country you might also try the version with just the cookies which I found here. And in case you found the spread and don't know what else to do with it you might try these speculoos cupcakes (which are on my baking list, too)!

22 comments:

  1. Das sieht soooo lecker aus!!

    Liebe Grüße,
    Verena von www.whoismocca.com

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  3. Oh finally the secret is revealed!:) You know that I havent heard of this kind of spread so far, yum it sounds delicious and I'm super curious to try it. You have done a good recipe, it inspires me! Kisses Carmen! xo

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  4. I definitely have not heard anything quite like it, nor the cookies! But this post definitely made me want try out the recipe!! Yum!

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  5. So yummy!!! will have to try this one:)

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  6. looks delicious! :)
    xx

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  7. Yummy Yummy! I've got to make this! I love hot beverages this time of year. So comforting. So relaxing. Thanks for the recipe!!! :D
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  8. wow yummy..delicious..i want to try to make it..i'm curious
    kisses

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  9. I ADORE BISCOFF COOKIES AND NOW I NEED THIS SPREAD I KNOW EXACTLY WHERE IT IS IN THE STORE I KNOW NOW WHAT IT IS I NEED IT

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  10. Hört sich ebenfalls sehr gut an!

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  11. It's been so cold outside lately this recipe came at the perfect time! Gonna try this tonight - so yummy and perfect for warming yourself on a snowy night :]

    xo Deborah
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  12. This looks so delicious. I will try it at home to keep warm during this cold winter time.

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  13. OMG! I love those cookies! Did not know there was a spread ^^
    xoxo

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  14. Looks yummy! I've never had anything like this before! <3

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  15. yummy (; Reb, xoxo.

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  16. Hört sich unheimlich gut an. Muss ich unbedingt mal ausprobieren. :)

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  17. Woah, Carmen! Der Hammer! Das werde ich gleich mal meinem Freund ans Herz legen, der wird ausflippen, denn schließlich sind wir seit meinem Gent-Besuch bekennende Speculoos-Suchtis haha
    Viele liebe Grüße =)

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