Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Homemade Holiday Drinks

I'm a Huge coffee drinker and usually get the same few types of coffee unless its around the Holidays and there's a few more choices . So just a few weeks ago I decided to get the Caramel Apple Spice . I haven't had It since last year and completely forgot about it and Katrina has never had it, when she had a sip of my she loved it. So it quickly became a big deal at Chic Little House lol . As I was waiting in line I happen to glance over and got a chance to see how simple it was to make at home. I double checked with the Barista to make sure I had it right and now I'm sharing it online lol .


Caramel Apple Spice 


You Will Need


1. Cinnamon Dolce syrup - we use the Starbucks brand
2. Apple Juice
3. Cinnamon and sugar
4. Whip Cream
5. Caramel


In a coffee mug or glass depending on how warm you like your drink first add 1 pump of syrup for every 4oz of apple juice .Then add steamed apple juice (I like to stir the syrup and Apple juice at this point but I think it taste just as good if you don't ) ,whip cream on top then caramel , cinnamon and sugar .And that it .If you have had this drink or try it please let us know what you think .




Katrina likes caramel on in the inside of the of the cup (this is optional) I think its too sweet.








Katrina's cup of Caramel Apple Spice - lots of Caramel



My cup less Caramel, but still good!


Another holiday favorite is the classic EGGNOG . Even before I had "REAL" EGGNOG I loved it but I always just bought it from the store and drank it plain and SOMETIMES added Brandy lol. One day I had a few friends over and one noticed the carton of eggnog I had in the refrigerator . He told me that He makes his own and showed me how, so now I make it every year. 


Classic Eggnog


You Will Need 


4 eggs
1 table spoon of vanilla extract
3/4 cup of sugar
Nutmeg
Pint of milk
2 cups whip cream
1/4 cup rum
1 cup brandy


Stir egg and sugar together in a large saucepan; gradually stir in milk. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, for 18 to 20 minutes or until mixture thickens and coats the spoon this is to make sure there's no bacteria from the eggs I heard the alcohol kills the bacteria but I'm over cautious lol . Remove from heat then stir in brandy, rum, and vanilla. Cover and chill for approximately 8 hours. Final step - beat whipping cream at high speed with an electric mixer until soft peaks form; fold into the chilled egg mixture. Garnish with nutmeg or more whip cream (if desired). This should make about 8 cups




Please share with us your favorite Holiday drinks and/or even your recipes for these same drinks. We would love to hear.

Hasani



12 comments:

  1. I don't like coffee, but I love the smell of it! And I haven't had eggnog for years, but I think it would so cool to make it. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Simple and E-A-S-Y - I really like these recipes! While I am not a fan of coffee or egg nog, I plan to have friends over during the holidays and just may give these recipes a try! I will let you know how they turn out. My favorite drink is steaming hot apple cider during the holidays.

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  3. Wow, that eggnog looks delicious! I may have to try it out.

    Myers Maison

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  4. Summer, I think you'll really enjoy the Caramel Apple Spice since its a fun spin the traditional Apple Cider.

    The Caramel Apple Spice is so GOOD! :)

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  5. I love the caramel apple spice drink from Starbucks too. Most nights, I just drink a mug of hot apple cider(the powdered kind, in a pack- LOL!).

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  6. Mr. & Mrs. Chic

    Thanks for sharing! I will be off to the store in a little while!!!

    ~Mrs. Delightful
    ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

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  7. Brandi, I'm hooked on the Caramel Apple Spice! After I tasted Hasani's drink, I kept asking for another taste, then another so glad he came home with the recipe! lol

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  8. YUM!!! I love the Caramel apple spice. I just may have to try it at home too =)

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  9. I love coffee as well! I will try this.

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  10. It looks delicious, thanks for sharing the recipe.

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  11. Thanks for sharing!!! Looks wonderful and I'm def going to try!

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  12. Easy way to make it.Want to taste it wheather getting a chance.

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