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Coconut Mocha

Homemade Coconut Mocha Coffee Drink

Chocolate and coconut is one of my favorite combinations – after chocolate and coffee, of course. Starbucks and other coffee chains tend to put coconut on their spring and summer menus, when consumers are in the mood for a cold beverage with a tropical flair. While I enjoy coconut mocha frappuccinos, I also enjoy hot coconut mochas. Fortunately, they’re easy to make at home, so ... Read More »

Pumpkin Spice Milk Punch

Pumpkin Spice Milk Punch

Milk punch is an old fashioned cocktail that originated sometime in the 17th century. Fans of eggnog will note that it is similar to the classic holiday drink, but it doesn’t include any eggs. It uses brandy (or bourbon or rum), a bit of sugar and milk to make a cocktail that is rich and creamy without being too heavy. Since it is such a ... Read More »

Pumpkin Spice Latte with Pumpkin Spice Whipped Cream

Pumpkin Spice Latte with Pumpkin Spice Whipped Cream

Pumpkin spice lattes are so popular during the fall – whether you are drinking them at Starbucks or one of the many other coffee shops that offers a similar flavor – that, for many, their appearance on menu boards is what officially kicks off the season. As a pumpkin pie fan, I do enjoy the drinks and, this year, I made my own Pumpkin Spice ... Read More »

Milk Chocolate Cinnamon Mocha

Milk Chocolate Cinnamon Mocha

Pumpkin spice lattes get a lot of press during the fall. As a liquid stand-in for pumpkin pie, it is not surprising that they get so much press! That said, adding pumpkin-flavoring to a beverage isn’t the only way to warm it up for fall. This Milk Chocolate Cinnamon Mocha is a very easy-to-make drink that is sure to satisfy your seasonal drink cravings. The ... Read More »

Blueberry Drinking Shrub

How to Make a Blueberry Shrub - and a delicious homemade soda recipe

The next time you have a surplus of fruit in your kitchen, consider putting the extras to use in a batch of homemade shrub. Shrubs are an old fashioned way of preserving summer fruit for the off season by combining the fruit with vinegar and sugar. The combination is sweet, tart and tangy – and much, much more delicious than a drink made primarily with ... Read More »

Lychee Limeade

Lychee Limeade

Lychees are delicious fruits to have around. I typically eat them as-is, since that is when you can really taste their perfumy melon flavor the best, or chop them up and pile them onto homemade frozen yogurt and shaved ice. The fruits don’t gain much additional flavor after cooking, so they are rarely used in recipes. As a fan of lychee, a drink or cocktail ... Read More »

Red, White and Blue Sangria

Red, White and Blue Sangria from Baking Bites!

Sangria is a fantastic entertaining drink in the summer. It’s a combination of fruit juices and wine that, together, make a sweet and refreshing beverage. You can make sangria with all kinds of different fruits and can use either red or white whine for the base. You can also make them in large batches ahead of a party, so you don’t need to worry about ... Read More »

S’mores Oreo Mocha Ice Blendeds

S'mores Oreo Mocha Ice Blended

I definitely have a sweet tooth for s’mores and s’mores-inspired goodies. The combination of toasted marshmallow, melting chocolate and nutty graham crackers is simply too delicious to resist! While the classic campfire s’more will always be my favorite, I am always on the lookout for new ways to enjoy this treat. Recently, I picked up a package of the limited edition Oreo S’mores. These sandwich ... Read More »

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