Recipe: Caramel Iced Coffee

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.

Ingredients:

  • 3 tablespoons of ground coffee
  • milk
  • ice
  • sugar
  • whipped cream
  • caramel drizzle

Recipe:

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.

Review: Cold Stone

AKT Rating: 4 WOWS!

I recently went to Cold Stone. An amazing ice cream place with fancy cones. Last time I went, I ordered a 30th anniversary cone with mint and strawberry ice cream. I was amazing. But, for somebody with a few loose teeth of her own, like me, it was a bit of a hassle trying to bite through it without having a stream of blood come out of my mouth. It was also really filling. So, I stopped eating mid way. As amazing as it was, please try to get something way smaller than what I got. Unless you have a huge sweet tooth, and gigantic stomach that can hold it all.

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Recipe: Cake Batter Pops

AKT Rating: 4 WOWS!

I found these super yummy and super yummy-looking cake batter pops at: www.delish.com.

They are my favorite thing since the cake pops at Starbucks. If you think these taste as good as they look, here’s the recipe:

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 box of Funfetti cake mix
  • 2 1/4 cups of whole milk
  • 1/4 cups of whipped topping
  • 1/4 cups of rainbow sprinkles (but, there are never enough sprinkles, so, just go ahead and splurge on them if you’d like)

DIRECTIONS:

  • In a large bowl, whisk together cake mix and milk together until smooth. Add the whipped topping and whisk until just combined. (if you couldn’t tell, use a whisk)
  • Add a pinch of sprinkles to the bottom of each pop mold. Divide the mixture between the pop molds. Then insert the popsicle sticks, and place this yumminess in freezer until they are frozen. If they aren’t frozen in 6 hours, leave them overnight.

Again, these look and taste so good. Kudos to whoever came up with this!

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