Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Starbucks' New Cold Brew! And Homemade Creamer Recipe!

Hello, friends! Today was the big unveiling of Starbucks' newest beverage called, Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Brew. So of course, I had to run to my nearest Starbucks to give it a try. It seemed especially appropriate to share my opinion with all of you! So, I am enjoying it by the
pool while my kids swim! I have to say, it's pretty good! I got a tall with 2 pumps of vanilla syrup rather than the usual 3. It was a tiny bit bitter, but the aftertaste was good! I am attempting to cut back on sugar. I am admittedly, not very good at it, but I try to cut back where I can.
Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Brew
On a side note, isn't that a fun watermelon pool raft in the background? I got it on AmazonSmile after we saw it during a commercial break for Nickelodeon's Henry Danger.  I thought it was really cute, and my kids are obsessed with it! You can find it here:  And yes, Amazon Smile. You use it like regular Amazon, but it donates a portion of your purchases to the organization of your choice. Sounds like a win-win to me!
My 2 youngest having a moment on the watermelon raft!

Look at the fun pattern a wet one makes on the side!
I make my own cold brew coffee at home. (Recipe to follow another time!) I make it for my son and I (no judgements, please!!). We like to enjoy a cup of cold brew together when he comes home from school sometimes. I also make my own homemade creamer. I use the creamer for both hot and cold coffee. It is so easy and good! Here is how I do it:

Homemade Coffee Creamer
1 can of condensed milk
4 cups of milk (I use whole milk, but any milk would be fine)

Heat both in a saucepan until the condensed milk is incorporated. Watch it carefully, so it does not burn or scald. Use a funnel to pour it into your desired container(s). Store in the refrigerator. Simple as that! You can add different flavors to vary it any way you like, but that is the basic recipe. 

I hope you enjoy it!!

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