The Dodo

No, this is not a recipe intended for Dodo birds. This is not a recipe made out of the very last Dodo bird. Dodo birds are extinct. And it’s not because I stuffed the last one with Swiss chard and baked it. I didn’t, by the way. Now, what is this dodo that I’m babbling on about? Only the best coffee drink in the world.

INGREDIENTS

1 cup very strong espresso
1 cup cold milk
1 tablespoon vanilla
3-4 ice cubes

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When I first discovered espresso, I went through a whole box of it in a week. I was very hyper.
Spoon it into a cup,

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boil some water,

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and pour it over the coffee.

After it’s steeped to your preference, strain it out. Here’s the strained coffee:

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Silky. Smooth. Prettyful.

Here are the dregs:

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Not quite as silky, smooth, and prettyful.

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In a separate glass, pour in some milk

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Splash in some vanilla…

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Then wonder who you’re kidding and pour in a lot more.

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(I definitely don’t normally use this much vanilla, this was an accident)

Stir it up…

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Take a big swig. This is delicious on it’s own, by the way. Tastes almost exactly like whipped cream, without any of the fat or sugar.

Next, add in half the espresso. I like to
If I’m tired and need to wake up, drink the remaining espresso on the side
OR
2.) Save it for another Dodo in the evening.

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You can’t really see it because of all the vanilla, but if you add a bit less than me, it should turn the Dodo a nice light brown.

Give it all a stir, put in 3 or 4 ice cubes, and gaze at it in wonder. This is all I need to make me happy. Well, for five minutes, or so. It’s more milk than coffee, but the vanilla gives it such a great flavor. It doesn’t need any sugar or whipped cream, but if I’m feeling ornery, I’ll throw in a teaspoon of cocoa powder and make a mocha dodo!

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  1. THE OLDER CANADIAN says:

    BLESS THIS BEAUTY! if only I had this to get me through my exams! my insanity levels would have been considerably less.

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