Hello, wonderful humans! 😊
I am back to explain the story of my next coffee!!
This is another coffee recipe that comes straight from the Ninja Quick Guide called "Maple Pecan Coffee." Only issue is, I don't own anything pecan-related, so this coffee has turned into 🍁Maple [Hazelnut] coffee!🍁
First off, I love anything maple. This may be because I live slightly south of Canada and when I went there on a mission trip in high school, I had a sweet maple candy that melted in my mouth and I became hooked. If it's not because of that reason, it's definitely because of the sweet smoothness maple is. I love it.
Just like the first coffee I made, I of course had to change the way the directions said to do things. Instead of a full carafe, I only wanted one glass. Problem is, new maker, new processes, different coffee strengths based on glass preference mixed with a beginner to coffee... what the heck are my measurements?! 😡
Using the guide, I decided to try three Ninja little scoops of [hazelnut] flavored coffee. Good choice because it was the best choice on the journey so far. Then, I simply followed the steps of the recipe.
(Quick Start Guide Recipe)
Size: single cup
3 Ninja Small Scoops (3 tbsp) of ground Hazelnut Coffee
1/4 cup heavy cream
2 tbsp maple syrup
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon, more for garnish
1 large cup
1 regular cup
Place 3 tbs ground Hazelnut coffee into the brew basket
Place the large cup in the brewing center
Select "single-serve" size; press the Classic Brew button
While coffee is brewing, whip heavy cream with maple syrup and cinnamon until soft peaks form in the regular cup
When brew is complete, put foam on top of large coffee
Reminder: this is the second coffee I have ever made with the Ninja Hot and Cold Brewed System. Simply put, any substitutions I make are all guesses.
As mentioned above, I LOVE maple. I decided to not only add maple syrup to the foam, but to the large cup as well (I used two tbsp of syrup as a sugar substitute). I think that was another good choice made with this recipe because the coffee actually had tones of maple - as we all know, that doesn't always happen with the ones we order. My only concern is the coffee itself was still black, which I am not a fan of.
Next, the frother was a lot easier with heavy whipping cream than it was with milk! For me, milk is a hit or miss. I particularly do not find warm milk appealing... so the cold heavy cream was extremely wonderful! Besides, I enjoyed sipping the maple-flavored foam with notes of cinnamon. HEAVENLY! 😇
Overall, I give this recipe a strong 3 stars. ⭐⭐⭐ Next time, I will definitely add half and half to the black coffee before putting on the foam. If you try this recipe at home, let me know how it goes!!