Iced Latte at Home

latte before I stirred.  

latte before I stirred.  

Practice what you preach....Well I am doing just that. Everyone enjoys going out for a bite to eat, a cocktail or every ones morning favorite...COFFEE! 

The top two comments I hear are 1). Yes, it's an expensive habit to buy 1-2 times a day 2). I enjoy the wonderful tasting coffee and the awesome tasting specialty drinks coffee shops create which I can't make at home. Yes you can.

I too, go out and enjoy many local roasters' coffee and espresso based drinks. It's nice to get out and treat yourself. However, I am a bit of a penny pincher and don't want to do this every single day. So, I ensure I have what it takes to make great coffee at home. Yesterday afternoon...I was in the mood for an iced latte. 

Moka pot  

Moka pot  

It starts with wonderful fresh roasted coffee like Johnny Lolita's (shameless plug) a Moka Pot, milk and you're favorite flavor syrup.  

I recently posted a blog regarding using my Moka Pot (Moka Pot & Homemade Whipped Cream Sept 2) Its very easy to use and you can enjoy a very strong espresso style coffee. Although I have a commercial grade espresso machine, I wanted to show you that using a Moka Pot works just as well.

I have a 6 cup Moka Pot (this is 6 espresso cups) that I use. That way I have extra espresso to freeze into cubes for drinks. I made a full pot and I let the espresso cool down since I am making an iced latte. 

I used a 20 OZ plastic cup and added a shot (yes, I use a simple shot glass) of flavor syrup. Today, I used a homemade caramel sauce. Next, pour your cooled espresso over the sauce and stir. Fill with ice and add your milk. I used 2%...however, use whole milk, skim, soy or any milk you'd like. 

Lastly....Enjoy your wonderful homemade creation in the comfort of your home. I don't know about you...but I think it tastes even better when I make it! 

Lolita 💋

Stressed??? Well Stressed Spelled Backwards Is DESSERTS!

I love a little sweet with my coffee...is that so bad? (wink wink smiley face)

A "sea..(sea salt) of caramels  

A "sea..(sea salt) of caramels  

I've always had a sweet tooth and I've always loved to bake and make candy. While John and I have been eating a lot healthier and watching the calorie intake, we've been very successful in losing weight. I will say that I don't deprive myself of something a little sweet every now and then. For me, I have been able to lose weight and still enjoy some tasty treats along the way. Everything in moderation, right?  

One of my favorite sweets to make is salted caramels. It is quite a process...not that it's a difficult recipe...you just need time and patience. And...during the heat of the summer in Arizona, I am able to ship out unlike our chocolate confections,  

Example of our favors with salted caramels  

Example of our favors with salted caramels  

I've been doing more and more favors for weddings, showers and other corporate events utilizing our coffee beans and now we are creating amazing favors/gifts with our confections. It's a special way to offer a wonderful handmade memorable gift to give to your wedding guests, party goers, corporate employees or customers. 

If you're feeling a "sweet tooth" coming on and need something delivered locally or shipped.....or have a special event you would like to discuss....I'm happy to make something special for you. 

Lolita💋