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Delicious At-Home Coffee Recipes

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For coffee lovers, every morning starts with a hot cup of joe. And if you are anything like that, maybe coffee is enjoyed throughout the day. Whether you brew your own at home or love to go to your favorite cafe, those mighty beans help keep us going and working towards our dreams.

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But sometimes, we need to spice up our go-to order. It can get redundant making the same old coffee with cream and sugar three times a day, seven days a week (okay, maybe that’s an exaggeration but you get the point.). Luckily, we’ve got you covered and have compiled some delicious coffee recipes that will be sure to perk you right up!

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Whipped Coffee

Eat This, Not That

Whipped coffee, AKA, dalgona coffee took the world by storm during the early months of quarantine. The drink is named “dalgona,” which translates to honeycomb toffee in Korean, but it inspired by Indian “beaten coffee.” In fact, the drink became insanely popular on the short video sharing app, TikTok.

Here’s What You’ll Need to Create Your Own Whipped Coffee

  • Hot Water
  • Instant Coffee
  • Sugar
  • Milk
  • Ice

Let’s Get Started

  • In a bowl, combine equal parts of hot water, instant coffee, and sugar. We recommend using 2-3 tablespoons of each!
  • Mix by hand or using an electric mixer until the consistency is thick and creamy!
  • In a cup, add ice and desired amount of milk or creamer. Top with the whipped coffee and drink!

Protein Iced Coffee

Eat This Much

With the new year just commencing, many of us are trying to stay on track with our fitness goals. For coffee fanatics, we know how quickly the calories and sugar can add up in our favorite drinks! Luckily there is a way to keep the calories and carbs low and the protein contents of your iced coffee high! Here’s how to do it!

Here’s What You’ll Need to Create Your Own

  • Iced coffee, or 2 shots of espresso over ice
  • Caramel protein shake like this one from Premier Protein

Let’s Get Started

  • In a large cup, pour your iced coffee over ice about 1/4 of the way.
  • Add one protein shake into the cup and stir until blended well.

Mocha Iced Coffee

Feathers in Our Nest

You don’t need to be a seasoned barista to create some beautifully tasty iced mochas! Iced mochas are like the perfect blend of coffee and chocolate milk, and are great for those days when you’re having a little bit of a sweet tooth.

Here’s What You’ll Need to Create Your Own

  • 8 oz of cold brew coffee
  • 1 tbsp of chocolate sauce
  • Milk of choice
  • Whipped cream

Let’s Get Started

  • Pour your cold brew over ice. Your cold brew can be made by refrigerating your own coffee, or you can buy it in the refrigerated section of the grocery store. Your call.
  • Add 1 tbsp of chocolate sauce, or if you’re feeling extra, pour some more! Treat yourself.
  • If you desire to, add milk of your liking to lighten it up a bit and make it creamy.
  • Garnish with whipped cream and some more chocolate sauce.

Nutella Hot Coffee

Lifetime Vibes

Okay but seriously, who doesn’t like Nutella. Whether you love to eat it on toast, or straight out of the jar, the chocolate hazelnut spread is a timeless classic. Even better, you can mix it with coffee to create a sweet treat!

Here’s What You’ll Need to Create Your Own

  • 1/2 cup coffee, or 2 shots of espresso
  • 1.5 cups milk of choice
  • 2 tsp Nutella

Let’s Get Started

  • In a small sauce pan, heat the milk and Nutella until warm and creamy. Whisk until steamy.
  • Pour the mixture of milk and Nutella over your favorite freshly brewed coffee or espresso.

Cheers!

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6 Starbucks Iced Coffee Recipes to Recreate At Home

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Let’s face it. For many of us, Iced coffee is way better than hot coffee, especially during these hot summer months. However, making Iced coffee at home never tastes the same and buying coffee everyday can really hurt your wallet in the end. But this does not have to be the case anymore! We have found 6 at home Iced coffee recipes to try right now! Delicious, easy and affordable. Now that is what we are talking about!

Let’s get energized

Regular Iced Coffee

A classic, this OG drink will have you feeling refreshed during a hot summer day!

Ingredients:

• Coffee

• Ice

• Simple Syrup

• Half & Half

Directions:

fill a glass with half ice and half coffee, stir in 2 tablespoons of simple syrup and splash in some milk.

Iced Caramel Macchiato

This sweet and delicious iced coffee will make you look forward to mornings.

Ingredients:

•Espresso

•Ice

•Caramel sauce

•Vanilla syrup

•2% milk

Directions:

Add together â…” cups of vanilla syrup, 1 cup of milk and half a glass of ice together. Top mixture with a single espresso shot. Drizzle caramel sauce on top.

Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew

The seasonal special is always a huge hit. If you’re a pumpkin fan, you definitely need to try this delicious recipe.

Ingredients:

•Coffee

•Ice

•Half & Half

•Pumpkin Spice Syrup

• You also need a french press to make this recipe!!

Directions:

Add half a cup of half & half and pumpkin spice syrup into a french press and pump a few times. In another glass, mix pumpkin spice syrup into 8 oz of coffee. Then pour the coffee over a glass filled half with ice and top with foam from the french press.

Iced Mocha

Rich and chocolatey goodness mixed with coffee. Sign us up! This recipe will be your new favorite drink.

Ingredients:

•Coffee

•Milk

•Ice

•Chocolate syrup

Directions:

Shake 8 oz of Coffee and 2 tablespoons of chocolate syrup in a cocktail shaker or airtight tupperware. Pour concoction over glass that is filled halfway with ice and a splash of milk

Salted Caramel Cold Brew with Cold Foam

This is for the at home barista that loves to go above and beyond.

Ingredients:

•Cold brew coffee

•Ice

•Half & Half

•Sea salt

•Caramel sauce

•Simple syrup

•You also need a french press for this recipe !!

Directions:

Add â…” cup of half & half and two tablespoons of simple syrup in french press and pump a few times. In a cocktail shaker or airtight tupperware, add together 8 oz of cold brew, three teaspoons caramel sauce, and two pinches of sea salt. Shake these together until evenly mixed. Pour coffee over a glass filled halfway with ice. Top with caramel cold foa

Iced Brown Sugar Coffee

A new addition to the starbucks menu and your new favorite to make at home. Try out this Iced Brown sugar for a delicious and refreshing drink.

Ingredients:

•Coffee

•Milk

•Brown sugar

•Ice

Directions: Boil water. Once water is boiling, add brown sugar and mix. Quickly set aside to cool. Once a little cooler, add simple syrup to the glass. Then add ice to the glass with milk. Top the drink with coffee. You should be able to see three different layers in the glass!

Which Coffee recipe will you try out first?

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4 Plant-Based Energy Sources

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A cup of caffeine is almost necessary in the morning, but too much can cause jitters or a crash. One way to fight these symptoms is to utilize plant-based energy sources. These sources will give you energy that will last all day meaning you can get through your 3:30 meeting without the crash from your second cup of coffee!

Let’s get energized

Masala Chai

Masala chai is a hot beverage that is not only good on a cold winter’s night but also has some serious benefits. The brew is made by boiling together black tea, water, milk, aromatic herbs and spices. The tea originated in India but has gained serious popularity worldwide. When following a traditional Masala Chai recipe, this beverage averages around 240 calories. Besides the tea providing energy, it also boosts immunity, aids in digestion, contains antioxidants, prevents cancer, and more. The list of benefits is never ending! Definitely add this drink to your daily routine ASAP.

Chaga

Chaga is a mushroom that grows on birch trees. The fungus has gained popularity in recent years due to its benefits including lowering blood sugar, alleviating arthritis, reducing blood pressure and lowering inflammation. It is also rich in vitamins and minerals including vitamin D, magnesium, potassium, calcium and more. The mushroom is typically sold as a coffee alternative in powdered form and can be mixed with milk or put into your coffee brewer as if it were coffee beans. They also sell k-cups for those who have a keurig.

Cacao

For centuries, cacao has been used in traditional ceremonies, as chocolate alternatives or as caffeine alternatives. Cacao grows on the tropical american evergreen tree and can be roasted and fermented to make coco, cocoa butter and chocolate. These seeds are primarily grown in West Africa because of the tropical climate. The dark bitter powder can be boiled with milk to create a beverage similar to hot-chocolate. Packed with flavonoids, some benefits include improving blood flow to the brain and heart, reducing risk of diabetes, preventing blood clots and lowering blood pressure. Between all the antioxidants and minerals packed in this drink, your body will be thanking you for making the caffeine switch to cacao.

Tumeric

Turmeric is a plant that grows in Asia and is a popular spice used in various asian cuisines. The spice is part of the ginger family and has been around for thousands of years. If you are a fan of curry, you are very familiar with the turmeric spice because it is the main spice used in a curry recipe. The bright orange hue adds brightness to condiments and dairy products, but also has a handful of benefits including prevention of alzheimers, prevention of cancer, promotion of weight-loss, reducing inflammation, and helping with skin health. It is packed with antioxidants which will protect your body from free radicals. Try a tumeric latte the next time you are at your local coffee shop!

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Must Try NJ Breweries

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If you are 21 and over, summertime is an exciting season to sit outdoors, relax with friends and sip on a cold beer. New Jersey is a hot spot for craft beer breweries and even if you are not from the state, it is definitely worth the trip to check out these local bars. We have found the top 4 breweries that are worth trying out this summer.

Let’s take a look

Fort Nonsense Brewing Company, Denville, NJ

This spot specializes in a nanobrewery brewed with local ingredients. The company emphasizes a relaxed community where they encourage bringing your own entertainment such as “Bringing food, playing board games, reading books, attending trivia night or participating in yoga class.” Fort Nonsense is so passionate about their brews that they want to educate those that come in through taste tests and tours. Their beer garden and taproom are open 10 on Saturdays and Sundays. For more about Fort Nonsense, subscribe to their newsletter on their website!

Brix City Brewing, Little Ferry, NJ

A funky joint with bold tap beers in a friendly atmosphere. Though they are famously known for their New England IPA’s however, they have a great selection of experimental sours, traditional Pilsners, and Barrel-Aged Stouts. The name Brix City comes from an equation that the company created. The Brix is the symbol for sugar content in a water solution. The City portion commermates the 50 Newark breweries in the city that were alive during the prohibition period. Thus creating the name Brix City. Check out their to-go menu to get beers on tap to go!

Wet Ticket Brewing, Rahway, NJ

The brewery where “nothing is prohibited.” The name is in reference to the individuals who went to court to stand against prohibition. Wet Ticket Brewing wants to continue the “for-the-people-attitude” that the Wet Party candidates had. This is more than just a brewing company but a spot that honors history, education and travel. With funky beer flavors, like Pineapple hopper (New England IPA) and Coconut Barrel Aged Oatmeal Stout, you will have a traditional but different tasting room experience.

Jersey Shore Brewing, Hackettstown, NJ

The 5 Year old beer stop prides itself on its successful expansion in a short period of time. Located in a 10,000 square foot space, the company has a 30 barrel brewing system meaning one barrel produces 31 gallons of beer. Due to the large space, 75 people can be in the vicinity enjoying Jersey Shore Brews at one time. All grains are carefully inspected to create a delicious craft beer experience. Some famous beers include “Wisdom and Witchcraft,” a citrusy Belgian Wit and “Elder Magic,” a fruity Hefeweizen made with Elderberry and Lemon. It is safe to say these beers are packed with bold flavor.

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