Ice Cream Parlor

One For The Kids # 4 – “Spaghetti Bolognese” (Spaghetti Eis)

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When  I posted  “Eiskaffee” a few days ago, one of my linkedin readers mentioned “Spaghetti Eis”, which reminded me of this, another childhood favorite of mine (of every kid?)
When I was very little, on special occasions my parents used to take my brother and I to the  “Eisdiele” (Ice Cream Parlor).
A few times, just when we were ready to order one of the ice cream wonders,  my dad dampened the excitement by declaring that because we did not yet have lunch, instead of ice cream he would have to order the only main course available, spaghetti.
This caused a short moment of bitter disappointment, only to be replaced with euphoric jubilation when THIS dish arrived. (Because I was so young, they were able to pull this off more than once 🙂
So there you have it, another happy childhood food-memory 🙂
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Bon Appétit !   Life is Good !
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One For The Kids # 4 - "Spaghetti Bolognese"    (Spaghetti Eis)

One For The Kids # 4 – “Spaghetti Bolognese” (Spaghetti Eis)

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One For The Kids # 4 - "Spaghetti Bolognese"    (Spaghetti Eis)

One For The Kids # 4 – “Spaghetti Bolognese” (Spaghetti Eis)

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Preparation :
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Eiskaffee

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During  the past few very hot and very humid weeks I went to a couple of different establishments to get a cooling drink which I have had a huge craving for lately – “Eiskaffee“.
Today, after numerous unsuccessful attempts, I finally ended-up making it myself at home, because I could not get it anywhere 😦
Maybe it’s because German “eiskaffee” translates into English “Iced Coffee”???
At different places I was served various things, none of it even close to a Eiskaffee. Most versions were simple coffee with ice cubes, some contained added cream or condensed milk, some of them cold brewed coffee with ice cubes (why waste your time and $ on cold-brewed coffee when you water it down with ice??) but none of them was the original I was craving for.
You see, Eiskaffee is usually served at a Café (coffee shop)Eiscafé or Eisdiele (Ice Cream Parlor) in Germany. There you can order a huge variety of “Eisbecher“, different concoctions of ice cream, fresh or canned fruit, whipped cream, liquors, sweet wafers, coffee, chocolate, sprinkles, etc, etc, etc……..and one of the traditional  Eisbecher  is  Eiskaffee. It’s simplicity is stunning, it’s wonderful taste and refreshingness even more so. Like all simple food and drinks, the secret in it’s greatness lies in the use of top-notch ingredients. Top of the line vanilla ice cream, best quality, double strength coffee, fresh-whipped heavy cream, great quality coco powder to sprinkle on top and, if used, good quality cognac or coffee liquor.
So simple! So Good !
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Bon Appétit !   Life is Good !
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Click here to see a large variety of  Eisbecher
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Click here to see what’s  NOT  Eiskaffee
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Below see the real McCoy.
Two different presentations, same ingredients :
Top of the line vanilla ice cream, best quality, double strength coffee, fresh-whipped heavy cream, great quality coco powder to sprinkle on top.
Optional : A shot of good quality cognac or coffee liquor.
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Eiskaffee

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