Monday, February 28, 2011

Starbucks Knock Off

ooh, they are TASTY!!
mmm, mmm, good!

and here's how you can make your own without paying $4+ every time you want one!
(and let's be honest, once you try it, you'll want another one)

you will need: apple juice (MOTTS is the best), cinnamon syrup (my best friend got it for me from starbucks), cocomotion (or cocolatte or just heat up the juice on the stove or in the microwave), whip cream (the canned kind is easy but homemade would be awesome!) and caramel syrup (i LOVE this butterscotch caramel... SO good!)

pour one cup (8 oz) of apple juice into your cocomotion
(it works so well for this as well as hot chocolate or my favorite, spiced chai)
there are other machines out there that do basically the same thing, you just need to heat up the juice.

add 2 tablespoons of the cinnamon syrup
(there has to be a way to MAKE this syrup, i just haven't taken the time to look for a recipe)

turn it on and watch her go!
the great thing about the cocomotion is that it heats and froths the liquid.
for me, it's perfect because it makes it "sipping" temperature.
you know when it's just barely too hot that you have to sip your drink?
that's just how i like it. :)

i got this milk frother at IKEA for $4-5 i think.
pretty sure it would do the same thing after the juice was heated either on the stove or in the microwave.
just a thought.

while you've got the juice heating, gether the other yummies together and a cup.
i got this kind of disposable cups with lids at target for $4ish bucks. 32 of them. not to bad.

when it's ready, the machine turns off and it looks like this.
look at that awesome foam!!
and ooh, if only your screen were a scratch-and-sniff... it smells heavenly!

pour into your cup/mug of choice and top with whip cream.
(i love when they ask you at the cafe, "do you want whip cream on that?" is that a serious question??? OF COURSE i want whip cream!)
top that baby off with a drizzle of caramel sauce!
or in my case, butterscotch caramel, and i'm tellin ya - AWESOME!

add a lid and you've got one delicious drink ready to go, keeping your insides warm and happy!

enjoy!! :)
(i know i do! almost every night...)


Brittany@Love Stitched said...

yum! I'll be home ALL day feel free to deliver any time :) heheheh

Ashley said...

I LOVE the starbucks hot apple cider and I love my cocomotion...would have never thought of making this before. You're amazing!!!