|I’ll admit it, I’m a complete and total java junkie. I love curling up with a good book and a cup of coffee. Around here, every time Coffee Butter has to be packed, there is a small race in the warehouse as soon as people realize that the Coffee Butter is up again. I don’t blame them. I love packing it myself just for the amazing scent.
Since I’m such a junkie, I thought I might as well share my addiction in a cream so yummy that I think it has been hanging out at the local coffee shop!
The things we will need to make this drool-worthy Coffee Butter Latte Cream are listed below. We are making the regular recipe and a light version of the recipe. The fun part of testing a recipe with slight changes is that we can compare finished products. It is amazing how much slight changes in formulation will cause major differences in the finished product. The original recipe is heavier and more like a durable gardening cream. The lighter version is smoother and silkier. Both look liked whipped cream in a jar! If the waxiness of the cream is too much and you want less of a gardening-type cream, reduce the Stearic Acid by up to half. Each reduction will cause changes in the final cream, and you will want a test batch of each to compare. We try for initial test batches of 100 grams if you want to do some playing. Above all, keep good notes for your comparison tests, you will find that slight changes can make a cream go from just okay to WOWIE-ZOWIE!
Place the beaker on the scale and then tare the scale. Measure all ingredients into the beaker except the Vitamin E Natural, Optiphen, and Chocolate Mousse Fragrance Oil. We will add these ingredients when the mixture has cooled. Microwave to heat the primary ingredients in the beaker. Using the immersion blender, pulse until mixture is emulsified. Once blended, let the mixture cool until it starts to thicken. Now we can add the Vitamin E Natural, Optiphen and Chocolate Mousse Fragrance Oil. After all ingredients are mixed, we can pour into the containers of our choice.
If you receive samples from this post, you will receive one sample of the regular batch and one sample of the light batch. Test to see which one you prefer, then send in your comments.
I did what?!
I made this batch a total of 5 times. The first time I made the original recipe to test my understanding of the project and used the experience to help write my blog text. The second time I made the original recipe with no changes, this was to get photos to be in the blog. The third time I made it, I was going to make the light version, but I followed the original recipe again! After that, I figured I’d be smart and just double the light version of the recipe for my fourth attempt. This would help me have an even number of samples. However, I made one tiny mistake when I forgot to check my math. I forgot to double my water! At this point I was very frustrated with myself, and I decided to write out the recipe step by step. Yippee! Success at last! The moral of this story is to check your math and make sure you don’t make silly mistakes. I will be sending samples of my half water – whoops version. You can laugh along with my mistake. Who knows! You might decide you like this version the best.
Need ideas for spa related gifts for yourself and your friends? Next week’s blog will focus on spa gifts you can make.
March 10, 2009 Edit: I’ve had some people sending me messages about the recipe for this cream, and since we seem to be having some issues with the link at the top I would add the the complete address here. http://www.thesage.com/recipes/recipes.php?.State=Display&id=190 I hope this works for you!
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