So Starbucks has this drink, and you know I had to recreate it at home. This drink uses espresso shots, delicious brown sugar and cinnamon, and then topped off with some foamed milk. It is so so good and has a fall vibe to it. Here’s how I make it at home!
What you need :
– 2-3 shots of espresso (or really strong coffee)
– 2 tsp brown sugar
– 1/4 tsp cinnamon
– 1/4 cup milk (any kind of milk or milk sub works)
Brew your espresso shots into a mason jar, and while it is still warm, add in your brown sugar and cinnamon, and give it a good shake. Mine got really foamy.
Pour it in a cup over ice. It already looks so good!
Now froth up your milk! You can use a hand mixer if you don’t have one of these little frothers. This thing comes in so handy!
Pour over your espresso and there you go! This drink is so good. It tastes better than the Starbucks version in my opinion.
If you love seasonal drinks at Starbucks, chances are you have tried or heard of the Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew. Not to be confused with the ever-so-popular Pumpkin Spice Latte, the Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew is where it’s AT.
I really do not go to Starbucks very often, it’s pretty expensive and I HATE drinking my calories. Usually when I go, I get iced coffee w nonfat milk, BUT in the fall I always treat myself to a Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew because it is just so delicious. I’ve been trying different recipes to make a dupe for it at home, and I’ve finally found the perfect way that is better than Starbucks!
What you need:
Let’s make the cream first.
– 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
– 2 tbsp vanilla syrup
– 1 tbsp pumpkin purée
Mix all of this up with a frother. If you don’t have one of these, you can use a hand mixer/blender/food processor, but this frother comes in so handy.
It is so thick and creamy and tastes SO GOOD.
Now, fill up your cup with ice and pour your cold brew over. I do not sweeten this cold brew or add anything to it, because the foam is sweet enough.
Top with all that delicious cream.
Add a little sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice to the top.
I was out of pumpkin pie spice, so I made my own using a very simple recipe.
– 3 tsp cinnamon
– 1 1/2 tsp ginger
– 1/2 tsp allspice
– 1/2 tsp nutmeg
Mix up and you’ll have enough to save for next time!
This drink is like pumpkin pie in a cup. It is SO GOOD.
Have you tried this? What is your favorite fall drink?
It’s Friday!!! Friday is so much more exciting to me now that my girls are in school. No waiting in drop off/pick up lines and no tennis practice on the weekend, whoo hoo!!! I also just really love when my girls are home with me. I look forward to the weekends now.
Today I am sharing a super quick and easy little dessert. If you have ever been to Disneyworld, chances are you have tried Dole Whip. Dole Whip is a pineapple dessert that is basically just pineapple soft serve. They now make it in a bunch of flavors, but my favorite is the classic pineapple. It is such a delicious cold and creamy treat, perfect for a hot summer day!
Here’s how we make it at home! (And pretend we are at Aloha Isle in Magic Kingdom) 🙂
What you need:
• 2 cups frozen pineapple chunks
• 2 large scoops of vanilla ice cream
• 4 oz pineapple juice
Just throw all of this into a blender and mix it up! I use this little personal size Ninja Blender for EVERYTHING!!!
Spoon it into little cups, and serve! This makes two small servings. My girls absolutely love this. It has the sweet vanilla flavor of the ice cream with the tartness of the pineapple. It is so good!
I’m back today with another healthy recipe! Haha. I saw this recipe on TikTok and I HAD to try it out. Snickers has been my favorite candy bar since I was a child…I mean, chocolate, caramel, and peanuts? How could you not love it?! This is a cake version that seemed so simple to make!
Here’s how I made it:
What you need:
A box of chocolate cake mix
A jar of caramel
Semi sweet chocolate chips
Make your cake according to the directions on the package.
Pour half of the cake batter into a greased 9×13 pan.
Bake this at 350 degrees for 10 minutes and remove from oven.
Add your chocolate chips and peanuts on top of the cake and spread around evenly. I only used half of this container of peanuts, because in the video she used a smaller container.
Add your caramel sauce on top. HOW GOOD DOES THIS LOOK?!
Next, add the remaining cake batter on top and spread evenly. Make sure to cover up all of the peanuts and caramel.
Bake it at 250 degrees for 20 minutes, and then at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.
Here is the finished cake! You should smell my kitchen. It smells exactly like Snickers!
This cake was one of the best desserts I’ve ever made, and I can’t get over how simple and easy it was to make!!! The cake is super moist and chocolatey, and the peanuts give it a nice crunch.
There is nothing like a cool slice of key lime pie on a warm spring day! This key lime pie is one of my favorite desserts to eat – the cool and tart filling mixed with the sweet and crunchy graham cracker crust is perfection!
Here’s how I make it!
What you need:
For the crust:
– 1 sleeve graham crackers
– 6 tbsp melted butter
– 1/3 cup sugar
For the filling :
– 3 egg yolks
– 1 tsp lime zest
– 1 can (14oz) sweetened condensed milk
– 2/3 cup key lime juice
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Place grahams, butter, and sugar in the food processor. Pulse until combined.
Once all combined, press evenly into your pie pan. How easy is that crust?!
Bake for 5 – 7 minutes, or until slightly browned.
Now for the filling! Enlist some helpers for this part here. You are gonna have to juice about 25 key limes. And NOOO, store bought lime juice ain’t it. We want fresh juice and zest, it makes all the difference.
With a mixer, beat your egg yolks and lime zest on high for 5 minutes until it becomes thick.
Add in the sweet condensed milk and beat for another 3-4 minutes. Lower your speed and then add in all of that delicious lime juice!
Pour the mixture into the crust, and bake for 10 minutes or until set. You’ll know when it’s set because if you try to jiggle it, you’ll see that it’s not liquid anymore. Let cool and refrigerate.