10 for 10::part 3

This project shows a bit of Keturah’s and my work together. We had fun taking pictures of drinks while I was home for Easter. I make drinks, she takes pictures, and we both edit pictures. Sometimes you see her finished product and other times I put the final touches on a picture. We’ve had fun comparing pictures and editing styles. And I hope you’ve enjoyed the drinks! As promised, I’m sharing two more recipes this week. Next week we’ll have an espresso truffle latte and white hot chocolate!

White Chocolate Mocha

Ingredients

6 cups prepared strong-brewed coffee 
2 cups milk 
1 cup white chocolate chips

Directions

Heat the milk in a small saucepan over medium heat until small bubbles start to form around the edges of the milk.  Remove from the heat and whisk in the white chocolate chips until smooth; this makes the syrup.  To make the quick version of the drink add 1/2 cup of the syrup to 12 ounces of coffee and top with whipped cream.  To make the latte version, pour 1/2 cup of the syrup and 12 ounces of the coffee into a blender and blend on medium/high until frothy, about 1 minute. Pour into a big mug and top with whipped cream and a few coffee beans!

Caramel Macchiato

Ingredients

1/2 cup double strength coffee
3/4 cup milk
2-3 tbsp vanilla syrup
about 1 tbsp caramel syrup

Directions

Microwave milk until almost boiling, then froth. I use the little frother I mentioned in the last post–it’s only a few dollars on Ebay and really handy. You can also use a blender, or pour it into a pint jar and use your muscles to shake it up before heating it  Add coffee and about 2 tbsp of vanilla syrup (recipe following).  Drizzle with a thick dessert-style caramel syrup such as Hershey’s or Smucker’s and stir.

Simple Vanilla Syrup

1 cups water
1 cups sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract 

Combine water and sugar in a saucepan and boil.  Reduce and simmer for a few minutes, stirring until sugar is dissolved.  Add vanilla and stir. Remove from heat and allow to cool before storing.

I love this recipe! It’s so easy and versatile and economical.

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2 thoughts on “10 for 10::part 3

  1. This morning I stopped by from TT and have been here for a while enjoying your blog! Your photos of mugs filled with hot drinks are fantastic!! Love the texture and tones you’ve added, along with these awesome recipes for drinks! Now, when winter comes, I’ll try a few of these. That drizzled caramel looks divine! Thanks ladies.

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