I love a good craft party. I recently invited my friends over to paint some wood beads and make necklaces. It turned out to be such a lovely day! Crafting with friends is one of my favorite ways to spend a Sunday afternoon. For this party I bought a bunch of wood beads from Collage (a local Portland craft stop), lots of colorful acrylic paint, and bakers twine for the necklace part. I provided a ton of paintbrushes and they went to town.
It was fun! We ate some lunch and had some yummy milkshakes for dessert (just in case you’re curious, I shared the milkshake recipe below). As a thank you to my friends for coming to play, I gave them each a little goody bag. They had three Starbucks Discoveries Iced Café Favorites™ coupons, pretty nail stickers (those things are so awesome), poppy seeds, a pin from my shop, and some caramel from Rose City Sweets.
If you want to make your own coffee milkshake for the warm weather check out the recipes below. In addition to the milkshake, we also made our own whip cream. It’s not really needed, but I recommend trying it out (yum).
Coffee Milkshake Recipe made with Starbucks® Discoveries Iced Café Favorites™
- 4 scoops of vanilla ice cream
- 1/2 cup Starbucks® Discoveries Iced Café Favorites™ – Vanilla Latte
- 1 punch of salt
- Optional: Umbrella Drink Stirrers (free printable here)
Directions for Milkshake:
– Blend ingredients in a blender or stand mixer just until it’s all blended. Don’t blend for too long or the ice cream will melt.
– Optional: it does help to put the milkshake in the freezer for about five minutes before serving.
Coffee Whip Cream made with Starbucks® Discoveries Iced Café Favorites™
- 1/2 cup whipping cream
- 1/4 cup Starbucks® Discoveries Iced Café Favorites™ – Caramel Macchiato
- 1 1/2 tsp milk powder (this helps stabilize the whip cream)
- 1 tiny pinch of salt
- Optional: chocolate syrup
Directions for whip cream:
– Put all the ingredients in a stand mixer.
– Blend on medium to high speed. Blend until the whip cream has stiff peaks. Your whip cream is done here, or you can keep it in the freezer for a few minutes while you make the milkshake (see next step).
– Optional: place the whip cream in a plastic bag and seal. Put the bag in the freezer for about 10 minutes. When you’re ready for the whip cream, cut the tip off one of the plastic bag corners. Squeeze the coffee whip onto the milkshake and maybe top that off with chocolate syrup!
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Tags: coffee, milkshake, sweets
Categories: drinks for every season, food
My favorite beverage is lemonade.
My favorite beverage is hot chocolate.
mine would have to be water.
It's a toss between coffee and tea. I drink both everyday more than I should!
I'm crazy about smoothies, I have one every morning.
In the morning my favorite beverage is coffee, but the rest of the day – it's iced tea.
My fav beverage of ALL time is my mom's homemade sangria!!! Yummm! LOVE this giveaway, thanks a bunch!
It depends what time of year. Iced coffee in the summer and coffee in the winter.
I really like chai tea latte!
I like soda (coke) or water!
I like coffee and Tea (black teas).
My favorite drink is an almond Americano!
I like cherry limeade during the summer. Yum!
my go to drink is hot green tea
cute!!! great giveaway!
My favorite drink other than water is coffee 🙂
My favorite drink from Starbucks is the iced caramel coffee!
My favorite drink in general is strawberry lemonade!
I drink mostly tea, hot or cold. But it's got to be coffee in the morning!
My favorite is peach iced tea.
my latest fave is making italian sodas at home. plus it's still rhubarb season (yay!) so i made a rhubarb, strawberry syrup and use that. mmmmmmm, yummy. you should totally do a rhubarb recipe before the season is up!
good old water. Usually with a splash of lemon or lime.
I'm going to be super lame and say my favorite drink is water. My favorite summer drink is Starbucks' sweetened passion tea – light ice! (:
I LOVE water.
My favorite changes, but in winter, it's super rich dark hot chocolate in a heavy mug.
Hmmmmm my favorite beverage has got to be sweet, milky chai tea. Either iced or hot it's yummy!
Vanilla soy latte!
My favorite beverage is Raspberry Lemonade
I love chocolate chai tea lattes! Thanks for the giveaway!
That looks so good! Will have to try. Thanks for sharing 🙂
My favorite beverage is hot chocolate.
Oh and my favorite beverage is a caramel iced coffee! yum!
A crafting party sounds so neat! I am no crafter but this looked simple enough. 🙂
Yum. This looks like a new favorite drink in our house.
Starbucks Mocha Frappuccino is the greatest.
I'm a soda drinker, I love an ice cold Coke. However a chocolate milkshake is my favorite dessert drink.
my favorite coffee beverage is a grande raspberry mocha latte from starbucks
my favorite non-coffee beverage is coca cola
I coffee for sure!
Mmm! These look so yummy! Personally, I love a good lemonade in the Summer or an iced coffee!
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I'm all about coffee, all the time!
I really love peppermint tea. All day, every day! But I occasionally indulge in a coffee drink when I got to B&N with my mom.