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One of my all-time favorite hot drink recipes: The Hot Maple Walnut Coffee Float by @cookthestory

A Maple Chocolate Coffee Float for BrunchWeek

It’s Brunch Week here on Cook the Story and on 31 other blogs too. We’re celebrating with Brunch Recipes Galore Read about all the brunchtastic fun AND check out one of my all-time favorite hot drink recipes, The Hot Maple Walnut Coffee Float. Soooooo creamily sweetily caffeinily good. Click here to jump down to the recipe.

#BrunchWeek is bringing you over 100 delicious brunch recipes perfect for Mother's Day or any brunch, like this Hot Walnut Maple Coffee Float by @cookthestory

Here’s the thing. I’ve never (never!) had people over for brunch before. We’ve done at least one thousand eight hundred and forty-six dinner parties. We’ve had barbecues. We’ve had tons of people over for Thanksgivings. We’ve done lunches, appetizer parties, cocktail parties, a sparkling wine party. But for some reason we have never done brunch.

I think we’ve been missing out on a whole avenue of entertaining possibilities!

And so, when Terri from Love and Confections asked if I wanted to help her organize something called #BrunchWeek I jumped at the chance, jumped as high and as excitedly as a four-year-old on a trampoline!

I don’t think I had any idea what I was getting myself into. Seriously, this whole #BrunchWeek thing has become HUGE. We have 32 bloggers participating and 8 sponsors who have together donated enough prizes that we will have TWENTY winners. That’s pretty amazing, right? (This giveaway is now closed).

The best part is, I am going to have so many delicious brunch recipes to show off at our first ever brunch party! Let me tell you. Combined the bloggers have whipped up over one hundred brunch recipes. And they’ve been talking about these brunch recipes non-stop as I’ve been droolingly waiting to see the pictures.

I’m going to give you my first Brunch Week Recipe now. Head on down below it to see ALL of our amazing sponsors and prizes, to enter the giveaway and to get  links to today’s round of Brunch Recipes from the bloggers who are participating today.

One of my all-time favorite hot drink recipes:

#BrunchWeek is bringing you over 100 delicious brunch recipes perfect for Mother's Day or any brunch, like this Hot Walnut Maple Coffee Float by @cookthestory

My first Brunch Week Recipe is one of my all time favorite hot drink recipes. It’s for a Maple Walnut Coffee Float: Hot walnut flavored coffee sweetened with maple syrup and topped with a scoop of ice cream. Sit back and sip while the ice cream thickens the coffee with creaminess and makes you smile. What a way to start (or finish!) brunch, right?

If you don’t have walnut (or other nut) flavored coffee, don’t worry. Hot drink recipes are notoriously easy to switch up. Just use plain coffee and then put out a bowl of toasted walnuts for everyone to nibble on as they sip. It’s kind of amazing.

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Hot Maple Walnut Coffee Floats
 
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This is one of my all time favorite hot drink recipes. It’s a hot coffee treat that uses Walnut Flavored Coffee as its base. If you can’t find any, no worries. Just use regular coffee and then put out a bowl of toasted walnuts for people to munch on as they sip. Actually, even if you can find Walnut Flavored Coffee still put out the nuts. They go so darned well with this drink!
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Recipe type: beverage
Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 and ¼ cups of very hot walnut flavored coffee
  • 1 small scoop of ice cream (vanilla or chocolate)
Instructions
  1. Warm up a 10 oz coffee mug by filling it with boiling or hot tap water. Spill out the water. Measure in the maple syrup. Top with the coffee and stir for a moment.
  2. Gently drop in the scoop of ice cream. Don’t stir. Just sip (and maybe munch on some walnuts) while the ice cream slowly melts into the coffee.

 

Today’s Brunch Recipes From Participating BrunchWeekers

The first 16 brunch recipes for #BrunchWeek. Perfect for Mother's Day or any brunch occasion. Tons of giveaways too! Beverages

Blood Orange Mimosas by Love and Confections

Strawberry Mimosa by Jane’s Adventures in Dinner

Margarita for Mama by poet in the pantry

Candied Bacon Bloody Mary by Sarcastic Cooking

Eggs

Breakfast Won Ton Cups by Small Wallet Big Appetite

Meat Lover’s Quiche by Savory Sweet Eats

Chorizo and Garlic Frittata by {i love} my disorganized life

Meat, Poultry and Fish

Candied Bacon by Cravings of a Lunatic

Shrimp-Grapefruit Orchid Stirfry by Culinary Adventures with Camilla

Savory Treats

Hollandaise Sauce by Kokocooks

Tomato Basil Macarons by Vanilla Lemonade

Breads, Grains, Cereals and Pancake-type Yums

Apple Cinnamon Crepes by Sweet Remedy

Grain-free Apple Walnut Pancakes by Seasonal and Savory

Desserts

Biscoff Coffee Cake Muffins by White Lights on Wednesday

Bob’s Scottish Oat n’ Walnut Sticky Scones by The Vintage Cook

I am so hungry right now!!! O.K., let’s enter to win some cool giveaways!

Brunch Week Events:

TweetChat today (Sunday May 5th, 2013) at 2pm Eastern: Go to twitter and search for #BrunchWeek or use this handy Tweet Grid made for us by Julie from White Lights on Wednesday. Join in on the chat for a chance to win some cool prizes (see what’s up for grabs at the TweetChat under Prize #2 below).

PinChatLive on Saturday May 11th, 2013 at 2pm Eastern to announce all our Brunch Week Rafflecopter Prize Winners. All the live pinning action will be happening on the official Brunch Week Pinterest Board. You should already be following it because it rocks. But if you’re not, go do it NOW. There will be prizes during the PinChatLive (again, see under Prize #2 below)

Brunch Week Sponsors and AMAZING prizes:

We are so grateful to have such amazing sponsors for Brunch Week who have given us a fabulous bunch of incredible (INCREDIBLE!) prizes for our giveaway. (This giveaway is now closed).

From California Walnuts one lucky winner will receive a KitchenAid Artisan 5-Quart Stand Mixer and a Walnut Prize Pack.

From Lodge Cast Iron one lucky winner will receive a Lodge Cast Iron Skillet, three silicone pieces. In addition, one lucky participant from our TweetChat on Sunday May 5th from 2-3pm Eastern will also win a Lodge Cast Iron Skillet and the three silicone pieces. PLUS five lucky participants will get a set of the three silicone pieces. AND, everyone who comments in our PinChatLive on Saturday May 11th between 2-3pm Eastern will also be entered to win one prize of a Lodge Cast Iron Skillet and a set of three silicone pieces and 4 prizes that contain three silicone pieces each.

From Flavors of Summer one lucky winner will receive a Flavors of Summer Entertaining Package including a $100 gift card to Sur la Table and a variety of goodies including cookbooks, kitchen utensils, entertaining partyware like a chip and dip server, beverage container and more.

From Black Gold Farms one lucky winner will receive a Martha Stewart Collection Kitchen Prize Package including a 3 quart Enameled Cast Iron Casserole, Magnetic Spice Grinders, a Pot Clip, Cheese Grater and a Silicone Head Spatula.

From the Food and Wine Conference and #SundaySupper one full registration to the July 2013 conference in Orlando.

From Bob’s Red Mill one lucky winner will receive a Bob’s Red Mill Kitchen Prize Pack with $40 Bob’s Red Mill Gift Card.

From Whole Foods Orlando one lucky winner will receive the Whole Foods Orlando Breakfast In Bed Basket and another lucky winner will recieve the Whole Foods Flavorful Delights Basket

From Stonyfield Organic one lucky winner will receive a Stonyfield Kitchen Prize Pack.

 

Disclosure: I have not been given any monetary remuneration for posting about the above sponsors or the prizes. A few small samples and bits of promotional material have been given to me, not exceeding a value of $100 total.

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34 Responses to “A Maple Chocolate Coffee Float for BrunchWeek”
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  2. Michelle says:

    I love this roundup of brunch recipes as well as the giveaway. Thanks for doing this!
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  3. Michelle says:

    Your recipes and tweets have been killing me. I need a good brunch (complete with an alcoholic beverage!) stat!!
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    • Christine Pittman says:

      I’d say “let’s go for brunch!” but we keep saying and not planning. After that baby comes, then we’ll plan for sure. Promise!

  4. What fun! All these recipes make me miss cooking so much! (I’m currently cooking dinner once a week–eek!) Can’t wait to try some of these recipes out when I have time to get in the kitchen again. Cheers!
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  5. MMMMMM I could have gone for this Maple Walnut Coffee Float this morning! Love the photos and all of those giveaways!
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  6. Amanda says:

    This might be my new favorite way to have coffee. Yummo!
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  7. Katie says:

    Love this recipe and all the great giveaways! Thanks again for organizing everything!
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  8. Howell says:

    This sounds delicious. I’ll have to try it.

  9. Kim Beaulieu says:

    I can’t believe you have never hosted a brunch woman. That’s wild. We do brunch for family on holidays, so annually on New Years Day, Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas. We tend to do them when family visits too. But they are daunting, there’s so many foods to have ready at the same time and not many can be cooked ahead. I tend to over do it and do 10 things. It’s fun though. We’ll have to have brunch some day.

    What a great drink. My hubby would totally dig this. He’s a coffee guy big time.

    Thanks for hosting this week. Thrilled to be part of it.
    Kim Beaulieu recently posted: Candied Bacon #BrunchWeek #Giveaway

  10. Suzanne says:

    I’m not a coffee drinker, so I would never think to put some ice cream in it. That sounds wonderful! Thanks for hosting BrunchWeek.

  11. This looks amazingly delicious, Christine! Would never have thought of involving ice cream in a brunch dish, but why not!? :) Plus I absolutely love the flavors of both walnuts and coffee.
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  12. Kim C. says:

    I Love Coffee recipes!!! The coffee float sounds delicious. I’m definitely going to try this and maybe even experiment with other flavor combinations as well!! Thank you for this awesome idea :D

  13. This sounds like such an incredible hot drink treat for brunch.
    Laura | Small Wallet, Big Appetite recently posted: Breakfast Won Ton Cups #BrunchWeek

  14. This drink looks delicious, Christine. I love flavored coffee and ice cream. What a great combination!
    Rachel @ I Love My Disorganized Life recently posted: #BrunchWeek: Chorizo and Garlic Frittata

  15. This looks amazing! A hot float. I just had an alcoholic float for the first time yesterday. Nice pick for the #BrunchWeek kick-off. Thanks for organizing this amazing event.
    Camilla @ Culinary Adventures recently posted: #BrunchWeek: Shrimp-Grapefruit Orchid Stirfry + Day One Links

  16. What a neat idea! I’ve never heard of a hot float before, but now I want to try it (and I know just the walnuts to use!). :)
    Carrie @ poet in the pantry recently posted: #BrunchWeek: Margarita for Mama (& Lots of #Giveaways!) #ad

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