Recipe courtesy of Fred Thompson

Turkish-Style Mocha

This is a super-special coffee that can take the place of Irish coffee after dinner or at brunch owes its lingering flavor to an unexpected source, says creator Fred Thompson. "Cardamom is a spice that creeps into taste memory without being immediately recognized," says Thompson, a food stylist and author who divides his time between New York City and Raleigh, N.C.
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  • Yield: 4 servings
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3/4 cup ground dark roast coffee

1 Tbs. ground cardamom

6 cups water

2 cups whole milk or half-and-half

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 cup chocolate syrup


  1. Combine the coffee and cardamom in a coffee filter. Brew the coffee in a coffeemaker with the water. Meanwhile, heat the milk, sugar and chocolate syrup in a medium-size saucepan over medium heat. Stir the brewed coffee into the saucepan, pour the mixture into four cups and serve immediately.