Hope you all are enjoying your weekend!
Hope you all are enjoying your weekend!
First, brew a strong, bold coffee flavor of your choice . This recipe typically calls for espresso (about 2 shots) but most people do not own an espresso machine so it is perfectly fine to sub it with coffee. It’s important to pick a bold flavor of coffee so that it can counter act the creamy-pumpkin goodness we top it off with.
Next, you need to heat up your milk and pumpkin puree mixture, but only to a simmer (don’t let it get to a boil). You can always substitute cow’s milk for coconut, soy, cashew or almond milk if that is your preference. Add in 3 tablespoons of the pumpkin puree and mix it thoroughly. After this mixture comes to a simmer take it off the stove top and mix in your spices and sugar. You can always substitute organic raw sugar for stevia if you are looking for an even healthier option. If so add in about 3-4 drops of stevia. Mix quickly and thoroughly so that it is well incorporated and doesn’t clump together.
For those of you who love froth pick up your blender or frother (seriously who owns one of these?) and whip up your pumpkin mixture. Pour your coffee ( 3/4 of the way into your mug) and top it with your frothed or un-frothed dreamy pumpkin mixture.
You can always add whipped cream and sprinkle of cinnamon on top.
You get a delicious fall drink for a fraction of the cost, with NO caramel coloring level IV (which has been linked to cancer & is used in the Starbucks recipe ) & REAL pumpkin.
Don’t be afraid to modify this recipe. There are a lot of variations that suit different people’s diets and preferences. This one is my favorite. Let me know what you think!
Our teacher gave us two different Illinois teaching standard quizzes, which included standards 4, 5, 6, and 9. The quiz for 9 has 17 questions… and they all need essay format answers. I just need to power through it.
Excited to post my PSL recipe tomorrow! It’s a much healthier and more affordable version that uses actual pumpkin puree. The PSLs at Starbucks don’t actually incorporate any pumpkin in its own version of the latte. This recipe also contains zero caramel coloring level IV which is used in the recipe at Starbucks, and has been linked to cancer .
One way you can take advantage of these health benefits :
DIY Salt Sole : “Sole (pronounced Solay) is essentially water that has been fully saturated with a natural salt.” (Wellness Mama).
(picture credit : not-nerdy.blogspot.com).
I am going to be starting fresh and posting daily! I want to create a positive community where we can share ideas and inspiration about a little bit of everything (Lifestyle, DIY, Food, Mindfulness). After all we need eachotter. So let’s help each other make our lives a little brighter.
Craving ice cream? You can find The Brown Cow Ice Cream Parlor tucked away on Madison Street in Forest Park, IL.
Forest Park, IL boasts an assortment of restaurants, antiquing, and specialty stores dotting it’s main street so it’s actually pretty easy to miss The Brown Cow. The exterior is a little nondescript but upon closer inspection you note the cow, the words ice cream..and that’s enough really.
What’s special about this place is their extensive menu. They’ve got ice cream, pies, ice cream pies, sundaes, cakes, cupcakes, shakes, floats, and malts. Flavors include everything from rainbow sherbet, chocolate chip, bubblegum, blueberry granola yogurt, pralines n’ cream and a lot of their classic flavors (chocolate, vanilla, butter pecan, strawberry, coffee, mint chip, pistachio, etc.) are homemade, which YES. Just YES.
It does look like they rotate flavors, because more flavors and ice cream diversity is everything and I WILL be going back in the fall for some pumpkin pie and vanilla ice cream. I was stalking Yelp and saw someone ordered that and I just wish I had the foresight to order it today.
The aesthetic of the Brown Cow follows an old fashioned parlor design scheme and reminded me a lot of the ice cream parlor they have at the Museum of Science and Industry.
They do let you sample and the staff was very attentive.
This is a great #sweetspot located in the suburbs of Chicago. I highly recommend stopping by and next summer don’t forget to take part in their ice cream trough eating contest because you just missed it (7.15.16).