German Style Eiskaffee
Through history In Germany, the tradition is to eat many small meals. The tradition use to be 5 meals, although some qualify more as snacks.
All over Germany in the afternoon there are many people in homes and restaurant beer gardens or that enjoy a nice afternoon snack. My parents always have coffee and a pastry around 3:00 in the afternoon.
There are also many coffee shops called Kaffehaus. I have heard it told that they like their coffee brewed very strong. Stronger anyway than those in your average restaurants in the states.
One of the popular drinks is a
Start with good quality brewed coffee. Even the stuff left over from breakfast.
a scoop of vanilla ice cream, good quality
You can garnish it with
You can also make it as simple as vanilla sugar or vanillezucher
Add some Kirschwasser and pitted cherries and vanilla sugar.
Some people add Liquers to the coffee like Baileys. Be creative and serve in a tall fancy clear glass with a handle.
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