When we go out to eat, I tend to always order the same thing. I’m what I like to call a “create of habit.” I’ll patiently sit while everyone looks over the menu deciding what they want to eat or drink. Not me. I know going in what I want. [Heck, I know before we go in what I want.] Local pizza place? The Jack special, please. Italian food? Bowtie pasta with white sauce, artichokes and sun dried tomatoes. [Please and thank you.] Starbucks? Iced caramel macchiato. And as much as I love indulging every once and I while, I decided to create my own. So ya know, I can have it at home. All the time.
I think we’ve established that I am a lover of coffee. I like it in my ice cream and my pancakes, and I even like it plain. [And by plain you know I mean with lots of creamer right? Cool.] Both of the kids know what coffee is and are just as excited for a Starbucks run as mama. I get coffee, they get pink lollipops. [Or birthday cake pops as most people call them.]
I have to warn you though – once you find out how easy this is to make you may never want to buy one again. [Seriously.] And its so quick to make too. I can whip one up in under a minute now. My kids are starting to wonder if they will ever have another pink lollipop. [Maybe I should figure out how to make those too?!]
Here is the ingredient list to make your own:
I linked to the espresso and the syrup to share the brand that I used. You can use any kind, or if you have an espresso maker – use that! So gather up all your ingredients and let the magic begin. Or as I call it “going to my happy place”. No waiting for others to decide what they want required!
- 1 teaspoon instant espresso
- 1/4 cup of cool water
- 1 tablespoon vanilla syrup
- 1 cup of milk (of choice)
- 1 cup of ice
- caramel for drizzle
- Layer the drink from the bottom up as follows -
- vanilla syrup
- expresso + water mixture
- Mix all together.
- Add caramel on top.
- If you want to get fancy, drizzle the caramel down the side of the cup first.
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