It’s supposed to be thunder and hail storms here today, and it’s been raining pretty steadily all night, which by the way I love.
Today is one of my home days, so it’s the perfect day for thunderstorms… and hail!
I feel like I have been through every recipe on Pinterest looking for a good homemade Starbucks knockoff drink, and have yet to find anything really good. I don’t like the frothiness of the blended drinks and the others never tasted quite right. A couple of weeks ago, I was thinking about what actually went into Starbucks drinks.
Their frappacinos have a specific frappacino base, that I can’t really replicate, so I didn’t want to attempt that. Their mochas however, are a little easier. Mocha syrup, steamed milk and espresso and the iced mocha is the same with just cold milk instead of steamed. I don’t have a milk steamer, or an espresso machine, but I do have milk and I do have coffee. So I decided to attempt an iced mocha and actually really liked the results!
First a spoonful of instant coffee, or if you have leftover coffee you can stick it in the fridge until its cool.
Next, chocolate syrup- it tastes pretty much the same. I didn’t know that until Starbucks had messed up my drink one day and hubby (who used to be a barista) fixed it quickly with a couple tablespoons of chocolate syrup and I couldn’t taste the difference! So throw a couple of heaping tablespoons of chocolate syrup in there, more or less depending on how you like it.
Add a scoop of ice
Fill with milk- I prefer non-fat.
Stir and you’re done! That’s it, so easy and really quite yummy!
After I finish my breakfast, I plan on cleaning up a bit, getting ready while E goes down for her morning nap, heading to Target for a couple of organization items (I am working on the master closet and turning our coat closet into another pantry), and this afternoon we will head over to visit a friend with a new baby!
Our weekend will consist of a girls night with rockstar toes and cocktails, just for me, not the hubby 🙂 and church- actually a pretty quiet weekend for us! YAY!
What are your plans for the weekend? How’s the weather where you are? If you are in Oklahoma, Kansas, or Texas I pray that you stay safe and dry this weekend!