Oh my goodness, everyone. Guess what? It’s warm here. I mean seriously warm. And sunny. And a little hazy too, but we’ll take it, right?
But of course in typical Minnesota fashion there really was no spring. One day the high was in the mid-forties. The next day it was in the upper seventies. It’s a little shocking to the body. It’s like I’ve forgotten that it still can, in fact, get warm out. Amazing! Of course there are also 40-50 mile per hour gusts of wind, but that’s Minnesota again. 😉
So now that it’s warm people are going to want to go out and do the outdoor things. You know, nature. With the camping, and the hiking, and the gardening, and the the kayaking, and the mosquitoes. So we’re going to want lots of energy in the morning. And we don’t want to spend much time making stuff, because the outdoors are calling!
So enter today’s non-recipe. A non-recipe sounds good, right? Here’s butter coffee, a concoction that may sound a little strange at first, but believe me, it definitely grows on you. Plus…COFFEE. Need I say more? 😄
Apparently people have been drinking butter coffee around the world for a long time. There are actually quite a few cool, funky coffee drinks like this. Check out my Scandinavian coffee that I posted last year. It has egg. If you can do egg, you can do butter, right?
So the basic idea behind butter coffee is that it’s supposed to give you lots of energy. It’s a natural alternative to energy drinks, I guess. I’m not sure if I feel more energized after I have a cup, or if that’s just the placebo effect. It can be hard to tell sometimes, right? 🙂
What I do know is that this is a drink that can be pretty addicting. I’ve heard of some people having this every morning. I might feel a little indulgent doing that…or not. Haha.
If you’re worried that it’s going to taste a little slick from the butter, never fear. I thought the same thing when I first tried it. But after being pulsed in the blender it comes out creamy and a little frothy. Delightful!
Hope you enjoy it!
- 12 oz hot coffee of your choice
- 1 tbsp butter (the higher the quality the better)
- Place coffee and butter in a blender. Blend until combined. Serve.