Sip Charleston in 2020

Happy New Year friends and family of Sip Charleston Community, we are proud to be serving you and we want to share our big plans moving ahead this year.  This year has been off to a great start, and we hope you feel the same way!  In 2020, we have some big new to share with you, and we want to keep you in-the-know for all the new updates going on soon!

As many of you know, since we turned virtual, our Coffee Blog has been going bonkers!  This year, we plan to give the site a facelift (thanks to our new designer!) and we’re planning to open the new physical location, too.  After speaking with our Charleston real estate guide, we’re seeing that the new year may provide some new, exciting opportunities here again in the community!

More details about all of this will be released soon, but we are excited to announce that big opportunities are in the horizon.

High in the Low Country

Though we’re from the Low Country, we like to keep our spirits high.  For this reason, we’re preparing to release our own line of coffee products that are infused with cannabidiol (CBD).  While we await the response for regulators, we will be showcasing some of the variety of other products that we intend to showcase within our new shop.  Coffee and CBD– what could be better, right?

“Hi” in the Low Country

Don’t get us wrong, moving from a physical location to a virtual location to a physical location again has been a challenge for all of us.  Once our location has been determined, and the dotted line is signed, we can’t wait to say “Hi” to all of our old (and new) friends to serve you a cup of Joe in the only way we know how– with that good ole Southern hospitality!

Planned Promotions

We’ve been going back and forth about this for awhile.  Just because we’re a small business doesn’t mean we have to think (and act) small at all!  We’ve received final approval to start running promos and we’re so excited for what is in store.  We wanted to wait until after Valentine’s Day this year so now that the holiday is upon us, we’re ready to start rolling-out the promotions!  Stay-tuned to this blog because we have a lot of exciting promos in-the-works.

Amazing No Bake Coffee Cream Pie

I’m going to be making this amazing no bake coffee and cream pie and it’s going to be featuring coffee liqueur flavored syrup and it’s going to be so delicious and so easy. I know you’re going to want to make this for your next family dinner so let’s me tell you how this all comes together.

Alright i’m going to go over the ingredients that are going to go into this coffee and cream pie. This is a refrigerator pie, no bake and super delicious. We’re going to take some help from the grocery store and we’re going to get some pre made ingredients and some instant ingredients just because this is what makes the pie so easy and delicious. If you’re cooking for your next family meal it’s always nice to have a pie like this under your hat because you really don’t have to think about it too hard and you can just throw in the fridge.

So I’m going to start off with a 9 inch chocolate cookie crumb pie crust. This is just you know your standard, this is a Keebler chocolate pie crust and then we’re going to use two four serving size boxes of instant vanilla pudding mix. two cups of heavy cream (don’t substitute the heavy cream with half and half, it won’t have the same effect, we also need one cup of strong brewed coffee and a quarter of a cup or one shot of coffee liqueur flavored syrup and then I have one little packet of instant espresso powder right here that we’re going to put across the top as a decoration.

So this really couldn’t be any easier. I grab a large bowl and grab my hand mixer and I pour in the heavy cream, the coffee, and the coffee flavored liqueur syrup. This syrup tastes similar to Kahlua or other coffee liqueur syrup of some sort. I sprinkle my instant vanilla pudding across the top and then I have my hand mixer that’s fitted with the wire whips and I’m just gonna whip this up.

What you want is you want the filling to resemble a whipped filling. You don’t want to over beat it because if you do that you might run the risk of turning this into a butter pie and we don’t want that.

Pour the filling right into that pie shell. Now you can choose to put more whipped cream on the top of this pie, but I’m not going to because I really feel like there’s a lot going on in there. You can always serve whipped cream on the side if you want. Then what I’m going to do is take this little packet of instant espresso powder and sprinkle it generously on the top to give is that really pretty look.

There you go coffee and cream pie. Also, a big tip, you know when you get those store bought pie crusts and they have those little circle shields? Hopefully you don’t throw those away because I didn’t know this until I was an adult but those shields can be used to protect your pie!

I put this pie in the fridge for a couple of hours I’ll bring it back out right when it’s time to slice. That way it can get firmed up and delicious.

There you have it, a coffee and cream refrigerator pie no bake full of coffee liqueur and full of coffee goodness. Listen, if you don’t have the coffee liqueur flavored syrup don’t worry, make this anyway, it won’t even matter. The liqueur just boosts the coffee flavor. If you want to forgo the syrup you can just add a full espresso packet and mix it up with the cream and go from there. It’s all going to be fine.

So I want to thank you so much for reading today. I hope that you try this pie and I hope that you love it. I mean how could you not unless of course you don’t like coffee, but if you do like coffee you’re going to want to try this.