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Daily Archives: 06/05/2016

Crockpot Vanilla Latte

Lol, I will confess to you I’m a huge coffee fanatic. And it’s not a joke either. Here is how serious I am; I’m a member of the Starbucks rewards program, and I have my personal coffeemaker in my room with a stash of coffees and galore. That’s just proof to you that I am addicted to coffee. Haha! ๐Ÿ˜€

I of course seldom enjoy drinking the specialty coffee drinks from Starbucks. Since they are expensive, usually very high in calories and sugars. However, I thankfully found this ridiculously easy Crock Pot Vanilla Latte on Pinterest and it saved the day lol. I use a Vanilla Coffee Syrup, milk, and coffee. And perhaps a little bit of whipped cream, if I feel like being unusually self-indulgent. And โ€ฆ thatโ€™s it. Haha!!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

Crock Pot coffee drinks are perfect for the lazy and rainy afternoons, busy holiday mornings or weekend brunches. So…let’s go through this checklist together; do you have your Crock Pot? Check. Hot coffee? Check. Easy? Delightful? Cheaper? Check check. Check. What on earth are you waiting for? Hop out of that couch and get busy. Have fun!!!!

Are you a coffee enthusiast?

Crockpot Vanilla Latte

INGREDIENTS:

4 cups milk (I used 2%, but whole is, of course, also delicious)
2 cups very strong brewed coffee
1/2 cup Vanilla Coffee Syrup
Whipped cream (optional)

DIRECTIONS:

Combine the milk, coffee, and vanilla coffee syrup into a four-quart Crock Pot. Stir. Cook on high for two hours or until it heated through.
Make sure it doesn’t boil! You may also keep your crockpot on low, but it will take a little longer to heat up. Turn Crock Pot to warm setting to keep latte warm for 2 – 3 hours. You can use low to keep it warm if your slow cooker doesn’t have a warm setting, but keep an eye on it. Stir occasionally to make sure it doesn’t scald. Scoop by the ladleful into individual mugs. Top with whipped cream if desired. Enjoy!

Kitchen Treaty

Coming up next week

Buffalo Chicken Burgers

Salmon Cake Sandwiches Side Dish ?????

Crockpot Frito Pie

Thank you so much for reading! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Vanilla Syrup [Starbucks Copycat]

Since I try to do my very best to be frugal with my spending, I do not buy Starbucks or any other coffee syrup bottles regularly. But I do admit that it can be very tempting when they start calling my name and wanting me to answer it’s cry lol. As you can tell, I prefer to add a little sweetener to my coffee drinks. ๐Ÿ™‚ย So, if you’re the same as me, and you’re attempting to be more thrifty, then may I suggest you try this vanilla syrup in your coffee and or latte in the comfort of your own home. You will be shocked how easily syrups can be made with only a few everyday ingredients in your own kitchen.

This homemade vanilla syrup has a rich vanilla flavor, golden brown color, and perfect syrupy taste. Now savor your cup of espresso or coffee with homemade vanilla syrup with a hint of caramel flavor.

* This is a copycat clone, not a Starbucks Fontana exclusive recipe.

Vanilla Syrup

Makes about 1 1/3 cups

INGREDIENTS

1 C. water
2/3 C. granulated sugar
1/3 C. brown sugar
1/8 tsp. of salt
2 tsp. vanilla extract

DIRECTIONS

In a medium sized saucepan, add granulated sugar, brown sugar, salt, and water. Over medium-high heat, slowly stir until the sugar is completely dissolved. You can make syrup only with granulated sugar and water, but brown sugar and pinch of salt will give a richer flavor for the final result. When the syrup reaches a full boil with big bubbles, just let it cook for about five minutes. Reducing the syrup by boiling will make the syrup thicker. Then remove the pan from the heat and put the saucepan in the refrigerator for about half an hour or until itโ€™s sufficiently cooled. Finally, add 2 teaspoons of pure vanilla extract and stir until combined.
Recipe adapted fromย Eugenie Kitchen