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Frosted cafe royale

Frosted cafe royale

1/2 gallon (8 cups) double-strength freshly brewed coffee

2 cups sugar

2 cups brandy

1 quart half and half

2 cups milk

1/2 gallon vanilla ice cream

Makes 20 servings.

In a gallon-size container combine coffee and sugar. Stir to dissolve. Add brandy. Bring to room temperature, then cover and refrigerate until thoroughly chilled. Add half and half and milk. Serve over ice cream that has been cut into 1-inch cubes. Recipe halves easily for smaller gatherings.

Note: To make a Frosted Mocha Royale, simply substitute 2 cups chocolate milk (for the milk) and use chocolate ice cream instead of vanilla.