Caramel Latte easily made in a mason jar with freshly brewed coffee, delicious caramel sauce and almond milk.
It’s no secret that I love coffee. Although, I do have an espresso machine that makes lattes and various coffee drinks, I still frequently make my lattes in a mason jar. It’s just easy and always tastes delicious!
To make this Caramel Latte, begin by brewing some of your favorite coffee. Make sure the brew is strong or you can use a shot of espresso if you have that option. As the coffee is brewing, place milk, caramel and sugar into a mason jar and place into microwave for 2 minutes. Extra sugar is optional! The caramel is enough sugar for me but sometimes I am just in the mood for something extra sweet so a teaspoon or so of granulated sugar can be added in.
The mason jar gets HOT in the microwave so be careful handling it. I just grab a dish towel to use as a barrier so my hands don’t get harmed. Pour your freshly brewed coffee into the mason jar and tightly screw lid on. Now, shake, shake, shake. Shake the mason jar for about 20 seconds to mix ingredients and build up a froth.
Pour your Caramel Latte into a coffee mug and top with whipped cream and extra caramel drizzle. The whipped cream and extra caramel is optional, just as the added sugar is. There is just something about a dollop of whipped cream on top of a latte that is so delicious!
Follow the recipe instructions below mamas and enjoy a warm, comforting Caramel Latte at home.
Pumpkin Chai Latte made with coffee, pumpkin puree and chai tea. Sprinkle with cinnamon for a delicious fall favorite.
I love pumpkin spice everything! I also love my chai tea and coffee so why not combine all together in this Pumpkin Chai Latte.
We are going to be using a large mason jar to create this latte. Pour your milk into mason jar with pumpkin spice, pumpkin puree, and maple syrup. If you like your lattes extra sweet, sprinkle in some sugar. Cook in the microwave for 2 minutes. This will be hot so use a kitchen towel as a barrier as you remove the latte from microwave.
As the milk and spices cook in the microwave, brew your favorite coffee extra strong. When the mason jar comes out of the microwave, pour 1/2 cup of coffee into the jar and place the lid on making sure it is tight.
Shake the mason jar! The latte will begin to froth.
Pour into a coffee mug and place a chai tea bag inside to let steep. You can sprinkle with cinnamon like I did today. After a few minutes, remove tea bag and stir well. Whipped cream can be added on top if you like.
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My kids are officially on summer vacation and after 2 weeks spent in Orlando, we are back in the real world. Two kids against one stressed out and tired mommy. Moms, I don’t want you curled up on your closet floor in the dark to escape the chaos. The countdown to the first day of school has begun but I have tips for you today on how to survive your kids summer vacation!
Needless to say, my #1 tip is coffee! I found a fantastic new product available at Walmart from Starbucks® called Starbucks® Nariño 70 Cold Brew pitcher packs and I have a great recipe for a Coconut Cold Brew Coffee that you can easily make at home.
Visit Walmart online for summer cold brew recipe ideas and more! Click HERE.
How to Survive Your Kids Summer Vacation
Create a sippable moment daily. What does this mean? Take a moment for to pour yourself a Starbucks® Nariño 70 Cold Brew and sip your coffee in peace. Even if you can only make 5 minutes a day for yourself. Get up a few minutes early if you have to so you can just sit on porch and drink your coffee before the hectic day offically begins. Maybe your kids still take naps and you can get your sippable moment during naptime. P.S. I am sincerely jealous if your children take naps!
Keep your kids busy with activities. Activities don’t have to be expensive or grand. Here are a few ideas to fill in those Summer days:
Parks, lakes, creeks, nature trails or anything outdoors. Find an outdoor space where the kids can run around and explore the outdoors. We like to go to the creek to catch frogs and get messy.
Zoo or Aquarium. Get a membership to at least one and make sure to get a schedule of events. Many Zoos host member events like outdoor concerts.
The movies. Cool off in air conditioning and let the kids pick a movie at the theater. My local theater has a free movie played every Tuesday and Wednesday morning. Check your local theaters to see what events are taking place.
Amusement Parks. I understand not everyone lives near an Amusement Park but if you do, it is worth the annual fees to spend a few hours during the week riding roller coasters and running around.
Museums. History, Aviation, Art, Science… the possibilities are endless. Museums are great because most are air conditioned and it is educational. If you are on a tight budget, many museums offer free days so check your local museums to see what they offer.
Let the kids create a piece of artwork on your driveway with chalk.
The pool. What kid does not love the pool? Sunscreen everyone up and head out to the neighborhood pool. Bonus is that swimming is tiring! Pool day equals daytime naptime. Fingers crossed.
Arts and craft projects. Go to your local hobby store. Let the kids pick out some crafts to do over the summer.
Let the kids build a fort inside the house with blankets.
Walk or ride bikes around the neighborhood.
Take time for yourself weekly. Get a babysitter so you can relax at the spa with a pedicure, grab dinner with a friend, browse the mall, or whatever you enjoy doing to take at least an hour every week without the kids to recharge. Sometimes even just having the husband take care of the kids while I go grocery shopping with a coffee in hand seems like a mini vacation. You deserve at least an hour every single week to clear your head with a little bit of quiet time.
Schedule your life. During the school year, we are on a tight schedule. Kids actually respond very well to a set schedule. Continue to wake everyone up by a certain time, eat breakfast together, have bath time at a set time, read every night before bed and so on. Create a schedule that works for your family and stick to it. I have found it helps to also schedule the daily activities so Monday is craft day, Tuesday is spent at the pool, Wednesday is movies, Thursday is outdoor fun and Friday the kids spend half a day at the babysitter so I can unwind. You can only hear, “what are we doing today?” so many times before you want to rip your hair out. Just being honest. Write the schedule down weekly on a big board where everyone can see it. You will still hear “what are we doing today?” at least 5 times a day still but it is better than 40 times.
Coconut Cold Brew
Let’s get back to what’s really important : COFFEE.
I am making a delicious Coconut Cold Brew with Starbucks® Nariño 70 Cold Brew. Keep an eye out for these pitcher packs at your local Walmart so you can make some fantastic cold brew at home.
You will find Starbucks® Nariño 70 Cold Brew on the coffee aisle in a simple brown box. Inside will be a foil packet with 2 pitcher packets. Drop both the packets into 4 cups of water, let steep for 24 hours, add in another 3 cups of water and pour over ice with our homemade coconut creamer. Don’t forget to remove the pitcher packs. Easy peasy. Now, time to find your sippable moment and seize the summer!
The coconut creamer is really simple to make. Make a batch when you make your cold brew pitcher and you will have Coconut Cold Brew ready for the week. In a sealable container, add one can of coconut milk, 4 tablespoons of honey and 1 tablespoon vanilla extract. Give a good mix and set into fridge to use as needed. Shake well before each use. You may also add a pinch of sugar if you like your coffee extra sweet.
Coconut Cold Brew Coffee Recipe
Recipe Type: Drinks
Starbucks® Nariño 70 Cold Brew pitcher pack
toasted coconut to garnish
13 ounce can coconut milk, unsweetened (sweetened would work as well)
4 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
Brew your Starbucks® Nariño 70 Cold Brew pitcher packs : In a pitcher, add 4 cups water, open one foil pouch, drop in both pitcher packs, cover, set in fridge for 24 hours. Remove pitcher packs. Add 3 cups cold water after 24 hour steep time.
Mix the coconut creamer. In a container, add one can coconut milk, 4 tablespoons honey and 1 tablespoon vanilla extract. Mix well.
Garnish a glass with toasted coconut. I used a little bit of honey of the rim and dipped it in the coconut.
Add ice, Fill 3/4 full of Starbucks® Nariño 70 Cold Brew, top with desired amount of coconut creamer. You can add a pinch of sugar if you like it sweet.
Find your sippable moment!
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