Have a Cup of Klah

klahFor those of you who are Anne McCaffrey fans, you know what I’m talking about. I’ve been meaning to post this recipe for a while, and what better time than in memory of a wonderful woman and in time for the holidays.


Ms. McCaffrey created a fabulous drink in her Dragonriders of Pern series called klah, a hot chocolate-type drink with a woodsy, spicy flavor and a caffeine kick. Her book A Dragonlover’s Guide to Pern has a great detailed recipe for the drink that I’ve made before (and had great response to) but I’m lazy-I mean, I’m busy. Busy with so many things that I just don’t have time to mix instant coffee, cocoa powder, nutmeg, cinnamon… Instead, I discovered this when I ran out of coffee creamer!


1 packet of hot chocolate mix

1 cup brewed coffee (or already-made instant coffee)

a few dashes of cinnamon


Voila! You have your own home-made klah! There you go, Pern fans. (And, for that matter, Starbucks fanatics who don’t have $20 to pay for coffee.)


Thank you, Anne, for such a wonderful drink! I hope I can do it honor.


About S. G. Ricketts

I am a dreamer. This page holds all of the dreams and desires and hopes and wishes of the first of my two dreams: to share my imagination with the world. For those of you who have read a book or written a book, these stories are not merely words on a page. They are living, breathing creatures, worlds so compellingly real that you can smell the sweat and feel the rain. This is what I want to share ...with all of you. Yes, becoming rich and famous would be fabulous. I won't deny that. However, it would be so much more satisfying to see my book in the hands of someone on the bus, hear my book talked about at a restaurant, see a cluster of fan-art. I want to inspire the mind to imagine different worlds and different situations. If I can achieve that, I will have achieved my dream.

Posted on November 25, 2011, in Musing and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Also known as a fine dose of chocolatey deliciousness. Nothing better for the cold winter months ahead…

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