Burt Baskin and Irv Robbins' idea to franchise their ice
cream stores for rapid growth was so inspired that the
company's former milk shake machine salesman, Ray Kroc,
adopted the technique to successfully expand his new chain
of McDonald's hamburger outlets.
Ice cream is this chain's staple. So this coffee drink,
unlike the Frappuccino made famous by Starbucks, requires
adding ice cream for a creamy texture and rich taste.
If you've got a blender you can clone either of the two
varieties of this refreshing coffee beverage. For
chocoholics bent on everything mocha, just add some
chocolate syrup to the mix.

1 cup double-strength coffee (see Tidbits)
1 cup milk
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 heaping cup vanilla ice cream
2 cups crushed ice or ice cubes

whipped cream

1. Combine the strong coffee, milk and sugar in a blender
and mix on medium speed for 15 seconds to dissolve sugar.
2. Add ice cream and ice then blend on high speed until smooth
and creamy.
3. Pour drink into two 16-ounce glasses. If desired, add
whipped cream to the top of each drink followed by a sprinkle
of cinnamon.
Makes 2 large drinks.

For this version, add 2 tablespoons of chocolate syrup to
the recipe above and prepare as described.

Make double-strength coffee in your coffee maker by adding
half the water suggested by the manufacturer. Allow coffee
to chill in the refrigerator before using it in this recipe.

Cinnabon Cinnamon Roll

Serving Size : 12
1/4 cup warm water, 1 cup milk -- room temperature
1 large egg -- beaten, 1/4 cup butter -- softened,
1 tablespoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt, 4 cups all purpose white flour
1/2 package instant vanilla pudding mix (3.4 oz box)
1 tablespoon bread machine yeast FILLING 1 cup brown sugar
-- packed 1 tablespoon cinnamon, 1/4 cup butter -- softened
4 ounces cream cheese -- softened, 1/4 cup butter -- softened
1/2 teaspoon vanilla, 1/2 tablespoon milk, 1 1/2 cups powdered
Preparation Instructions: Dough; (Add the dough ingredients,
in the order listed, to the bread machine and prepare using
the dough setting. On a lightly floured surface, roll out to an
18" by 30" rectangle. The dough can also be handmade. If you
use regular yeast, you may want to let the rolls proof for
15-30 minutes after assembly). Filling In a small bowl, mix
brown sugar and cinnamon. Spread the softened butter over the
dough and evenly sprinkle on the sugar and cinnamon mixture.
Starting at the long edge of the dough, roll up tightly. Mark
the roll every 2 inches. With a thread cut the roll by placing
the thread under the roll at your mark, crisscross over and
pull to cut. Place rolls into greased 8" or 9" baking pans 2"
apart. Cover and let rise in a warm, draft free place until
almost double, approximately 1 hour. After rising, rolls should
be touching each other and the sides of the pan. Bake at 350
degrees F. for 15 to 20 minutes, or until golden brown. Cream
Cheese Cinnamon Frosting In a small bowl, mix cream cheese,
butter, vanilla and milk. Add powdered sugar and cinnamon and
mix until smooth. Spread on warm rolls and serve immediately.
This recipe has been adjusted so that the dough can be prepared
in your bread machine. These will taste most like the originals
if you use Makara Cinnamon (available at the Cinnabon Stands)
instead of conventional powdered cinnamon from the supermarket.

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