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This one is for the moms (and dads!) out there.
Last week, I shared a recipe for Frozen Hot Chocolate, which is the perfect after-school snack for upcoming hot and humid days. But what about us moms? I don’t know about you, but I’m usually desperate for a cup of caffeine around 3 pm every day. Only now, here in Toronto, it’s far too hot to indulge in a steaming cup of something, so I’ve switched out for my favourite teas in favour of some cold-pressed beverages.
Why cold-pressed? Experts state that while you could easily make a pot of coffee (or tea) and cool it over a glass of ice, the cold-brewed version (steeping coffee grounds in cold water for 12 hours) has lower acidity and less bitterness than warm-brewed coffee. Plus, it takes no special equipment to do it this way, making the process incredibly simple.
Oh, and last weekend when I hit up my local coffee shop for a large iced coffee and medium iced tea and I paid a whopping $7 for the two. The at-home version is pennies per glass and can be customized with your favourite flavours.
What are you drinking to stay cool these days?
Find the full printable recipe here: Cold-Pressed Iced Coffee
I don’t like coffee, but you can bet that if I did I would be a regular consumer of fall’s most popular drink: the pumpkin spice latte. Made popular by Starbucks, I’ve seen variations of this hot beverage popping up in every cafe across the city, not to mention the home kitchens of most of my friends.
At five to six dollars a pop, most budgets don’t allow for one of these daily drink indulgences, but that’s okay, because making them at home is pretty easy. I like to start with a simple pumpkin syrup which can be poured into coffee, espresso, tea and hot chocolate or even infused into a mug of warm milk. The flavour combinations are endless, but the results are the same: a homemade pumpkin spice drink that will cost you only pennies to make.
Find the full printable recipe here: Pumpkin Spice Syrup