Chicory was used in New Orleans during the Civil War to stretch limited coffee supplies. Over the years, blending the slightly bitter root with coffee beans became a local tradition.
Martha Stewart Living, June 2012
- Prep Time 10 minutes
- Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Yield Makes 5 3/4 cups
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4 cups strongly brewed coffee-chicory blend
6 tablespoons sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons whole milk
1/2 cup rum-based orange liqueur, such as Rhum Clement Creole Shrubb (astorwines.com)
Orange twists, for garnish
Combine coffee-chicory blend, milks, and liqueur, and stir to combine well. Refrigerate until well chilled, at least 1 1/2 hours. Serve over ice, garnished with orange twists.
For this recipe, try a coffee-chicory blend such as the one from Cafe Du Monde (cafedumonde.com) for the full effect, or use regular coffee for an equally delicious flavor.