Recently, my family bought a new Ninja coffee maker, and it conveniently came with a guide book of a few coffee and tea recipes. After flipping through it, I found one that was quick, easy, and also tasty (these were necessities since this was my first time making coffee). But, even though I was sure this recipe was going to taste nice on its own, I decided to spice it up a little bit, and add my own special twist.
- 3 tablespoons of ground coffee
- whipped cream
- caramel drizzle
As you set your coffee to begin brewing, you first, put your desired amount of ice cubes into your cup. Then, fill your cup about halfway with milk of any kind (I used whole milk). Once your coffee is finished, then pour it directly into your cup, and mix it altogether. Once you finish making the base of your coffee, it’s time to add in all the extras to make your coffee look (and taste) extra yummy! First, I added in a few teaspoons of sugar. The amount of sugar can vary based on how sweet you want it to be. Once that’s all mixed in, I proceed to make a nice whipped cream swirl on the top, and then drizzle the caramel drizzle on the whipped cream. Lastly, just for kicks, I sprinkled some sprinkles on the whipped cream to make it look Instagram-worthy. Once you’re done admiring how great your iced coffee looks, it’s finally time to drink it! You could simply just stick a straw in it, and start drinking it, or you could do what I do: mix in the whipped cream just so that all the yummy whipped cream and caramel get infused into the coffee, giving you that sweet sugar rush.
AKT Rating: 4 WOWS!!!
While I was on my shopping spree at the Athens, Greece mall, my aunt and I went to Flocafe to get a quick drink. At this pristine coffee shoppe, I ordered a sparkling lemonade slushie. This delicious slushie was a quick drink (since I do happen to have a slushie obsession). This refreshing drink was minty and sweet, and made the perfect thing for a hot and sunny day. Having a sip out of my mom’s coffee, it was delicious. And as a kid, I don’t like coffee at all. This drinks were absolutely perfect, but what about the place itself? The place was clean and nice, and had a modern touch to it. It was kind of dark, but the fact that there was no set door made it feel bright and open. Additionally, as a small little appetizer, they gave out little cookies that really eased you into your meal or drink.
AKT Rating: 4 WOWS!
Everyone likes Starbucks, right? Whether you’re young or old, there’s something there for everyone. Another thing Starbucks happens to include is drinks without caffeine. If you’re looking for one of these types of drinks, I have one to offer. The Double Chocolate Chip.
This decaf Double Chocolate Chip one of the tastier drinks at Starbucks in my opinion. And for a kid that just loves coffee but is quite underage (like me), this is just the substitute. It has chunks of chocolate in the drink that make it sweeter by the second! But, as delicious as this treat is, it doesn’t quite hit the spot as your thirst quencher. It’s too sweet to diminish any thirst cravings of yours.
If you’re just looking for a sweet drink to enjoy, though, I would highly recommend this.