Giada De Laurentiis Amaretto Iced Coffee


Lately, I have been watching a lot of Food Network and have found that they make a lot of cocktails. Seriously, Semi Homemade with Sandra Lee makes a cocktail after every week, Guy Fieri makes a cocktail with every meal, and Bobby Flay makes a cocktail after every meal. It is sort of funny. Maybe with the economy, people need a little drink after work to relieve the stress. I am not sure. Anyhow, I decided to try one of these drink recipes last night and the one I chose was the one that I had ready in my cupboard because I did not want to go in my pajamas after dinner to the supermarket.

The recipe I chose was the one from Giada De Laurentiis. She made something called a Spiked Capucinno and it was pretty easy.I enjoyed it because it was a nice after dinner drink with a bit of coffee and a nice little touch of liquer. It was a nice not too sweet drink and I felt quite civilized. I had my after dinner dessert drink with a small biscotti.

Only warning I have is this: If you suffer from heartburn like I do – don’t have it at night. I suffered from hearburn after the decaf coffee I put in the recipe and I had to take 8 tums to get to bed.

Here is the recipe from Food Network’s site. Try it and let me know what you think.


  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • Crushed ice
  • 2 cups freshly brewed espresso, chilled
  • 6 tablespoons amaretto liqueur
  • 1 cup whole milk or whipping cream, chilled


Stir the sugar and water in a small saucepan over medium heat until the sugar dissolves, about 5 minutes. Cool the sugar syrup completely.

Fill 6 (8 to 12-ounce) glasses halfway with crushed ice. Pour the espresso over the ice, dividing equally. Pour 1 tablespoon of the sugar syrup and 1 tablespoon of amaretto into each glass. Stir to blend. Pour the milk into each and serve.


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