Have a Cup of Klah
For 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.
Posted on November 25, 2011, in Musing and tagged Anne McCaffrey, hot cocoa, life, lost, love, musings, nerdliness, Pern, recipe, S. G. Ricketts, science fiction, Starbucks. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.