Gingerbread Latte

Gingerbread Latte

Every winter there is a sprinkling of cold bitter days where we’re forced to become hermits. I mean, who wants to leave the warmth of their cozy home when it’s dipping below zero degrees outside?! No one!

Gingerbread Latte

On these days, the last thing you want to do is drive across town to get your coffee fix. So leave your frost covered car in your driveway, throw on your slipper boots and pull out the ingredients to make this Gingerbread Latte at home!

Gingerbread Latte

After a few minutes of whisking, your home will smell like a bakery and you will wonder why you ever overpaid for such a simple drink! After pouring the latte in a mug, you are ready to settle into your daily routine to sip your shivers away.

Gingerbread Latte

Ingredients:

  • 2 C. milk
  • 1.5 C. black coffee
  • 3 Tbs. maple syrup
  • 1 tsp. ginger
  • 1 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • Whipped cream

Directions:

  1. In a small pan, simmer the milk, maple syrup and spices for 2 minutes
  2. Remove from heat and stir in the coffee
  3. Pour into a mug and top with whipped cream

Mulled Apple Cider

Mulled Cider

Hosting Thanksgiving dinner? Surprise your guests with this warm mulled cider cocktail! It’s a simple recipe, and if that wasn’t a big enough bonus, it also leaves your house smelling of warm spices.

Mulled Cider

Want to make this kid-friendly? Simply skip the rum! The rich flavors of the mulled spices will still make this warm beverage a family favorite. Next on the list to try – mulled wine! I have a feeling that may make an appearance at our Christmas party!

Mulled Cider

Mulled Apple Cider

Ingredients:

  • 1 gallon apple cider
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 3 whole cloves
  • 1 orange, sliced
  • 1 C. rum

Directions:

  1. Place all of the ingredients in a large pot on the stove
  2. Simmer for 45-60 minutes
  3. Remove from heat and strain out the cinnamon sticks, cloves and orange slices
  4. Serve warm or cold!

Blackberry Ice Cream Float

Blackberry Ice Cream Float

We all have people in our lives that are known for their signature dishes. Whether it be a delicious chip dip, fruit salad, or dessert – there is an unspoken agreement that they will bring this creation to each family gathering or party.

Blackberry Ice Cream Float

For my father, his signature dessert is a root beer float. We enjoyed them on many hot summer nights as a family, and ogled as my dad created a mini assembly line to produce enough root beer floats to feed guests at our family reunion (there were over 90 people!)

Blackberry Ice Cream Float

While you can’t get much better than a classic root beer float, I was curious about playing around with different flavors. Ian had a few Izzy drinks laying around in the fridge so I opted to try a Blackberry Ice Cream Float! It was a refreshing twist on the classic dessert drink and I think you could have a lot of fun playing around with other flavor comibations!

Blackberry Ice Cream Float

Ingredients:

  • 1 can Izzy blackberry soda
  • 2 scoops vanilla ice cream
  • Fresh blackberries
  • Mint leaf

Recipe

  • Place two scoops of vanilla ice cream into a glass
  • Top with Izzy blackberry soda
  • Garnish with blackberries and a mint leaf (*optional)
  • Serve immediately and enjoy!