This is one of my most requested recipes for dinner parties or holidays.  But, it is just as delicious and comforting on a cold winters day.  It is supposed to get really cold and yucky weekend for most of the country so stock up on these ingredients and make this drink and I promise you will not regret it.  It does have alcohol in it, but you can easily leave it out for the kiddos.  My kids love this drink (non alcoholic of course unless I need them to sleep, just kidding) and request that I make it on hunting weekends for them to take in thermoses to keep warm while sitting around for hours in the wet and cold-doesn’t that sound fun? Yeah thats why I stay back at the house while they go “bring home the literal bacon”.

We have a single serving coffee maker, a Jura, that we love, and I know many people have single serve coffee makers as well, but if you are making a large batch of this you need a regular old fashioned coffee maker-nothing fancy. I keep one in the pantry for parties. However, many times when I make this drink I don’t want to make a large batch and in that case I will mix the powered ingredients together (keep extra in a tupperware container for future use) and just put 1 Tablespoon powdered mix in each mug along with 1 Tablespoon Bourbon and then add coffee.  And if you leave out the Bourbon it is a delicious weekday afternoon drink during the winter months that you can make for yourself and then go on about your day.
I hope you enjoy it and please send questions or comments about any recipe you see.

Cowboy Coffee

A perfect dessert drink to serve at the end of the night or while curled up on the couch on a cold day watching movies. Not too boozy, just right!

Servings 10


  • 12 Cups Brewed decaf coffee
  • 1/2 Cup Powdered non dairy creamer
  • 1/3 Cup Unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 Cup Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Cinnamon and extra or garnish
  • 1/8 teaspoon Cayenne 
  • Bourbon
  • Canned Whipped Cream


  1. In a small bowl mix together creamer, cocoa powder, sugar, cinnamon and cayenne.  

  2. In a carafe, whisk in dry ingredients with brewed coffee.  Pour into coffee mugs. 

  3. Add 1 Tablespoon Bourbon to each cup and top with whipped cream. Garnish with cinnamon. 

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