Drink Recipes

French Hot Chocolate

French Hot Chocolate

I started taking French in fifth grade, and I’m fairly certain it was right around that same time I first heard tales of le chocolat chaud from my French teacher. Hyped as a thick, decadent mug of melted chocolate, it was when I was sixteen and sitting at a little café in Paris that I first truly understood those tales. The hype was absolutely every bit legit. French hot chocolate is about as delicious a thing that has ever been created. It’s more …

12 Must-Try Iced Coffee Recipes

12 Must-Try Iced Coffee Recipes

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I’ve been an iced coffee fanatic since before iced coffee was cool. (Pun intended.) In all seriousness, I remember being obsessed with the stuff long before most of my friends who even try it, and now it is a full on cultural phenomenon. I still feel like a lot of people don’t make their own iced coffee at home though, as if coffee shop iced coffee is the end all be all holy grail of coffee. Which, maybe it is. Or, …

Strawberries and Cream White Hot Chocolate + Printables

Strawberries and Cream White Hot Chocolate + Printables

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Last year around Valentine’s Day, I teamed up with my friends at Lindt to bring you some super cute printables inspired by my undying love for my favorite Lindt LINDOR milk chocolate truffles. (Can’t stop, won’t stop, guys. The love affair is real.) Needless to say, me and my sweet tooth were more than happy to jump on board when they asked me to share a little …

10 Scrumptiously Sweet Coffee Recipes

10 Scrumptiously Sweet Coffee Recipes

I’m pretty sure it’s not going to be any big shocker to anyone here, but coffee seriously seems to be taking over the world lately. Am I complaining? Consider that a big fat, emphatic no. I am a coffee lover at heart, any time, day or night. Add in a killer sweet tooth and you might be getting an inkling as to why we’re talking about all things coffee today. Specifically, the yummiest dessert-inspired coffee recipes you’ve ever tasted. Milkshakes, …

Chocolate Chip Cookie Iced Coffee Float

Chocolate Chip Cookie Iced Coffee Float

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In addition to the company they’ve owned for going on thirty-five years, my parents owned an ice cream shop with a mini golf course for a handful of years while I was a kid. There was nowhere else I wanted to be on a summer afternoon! I’d help take care of the flowers, plunge quarters into the …

10 Best Summer Mocktails

10 Best Summer Mocktails

I make no secret of the fact that I love a good cocktail, but as it turns out I’m also terribly fond of yummy, refreshing mocktails, too. You know how sometimes during the hot summer months you just need something fruity and delicious that goes beyond basic lemonade or iced tea? That’s what I’m talking about. Also, I know there’s plenty of you out there who probably don’t drink at all, so today is my little salute to you. We’re …

Nutella Hot Chocolate with Cinnamon Whipped Cream

Nutella Hot Chocolate with Cinnamon Whipped Cream

Did you guys know I’m now contributing over at Momtastic? Each month I’ll be sharing inspiration for home and entertaining along with a handful of original DIY tutorials and recipes. Today I’m sharing my favorite Nutella hot chocolate! Topped with cinnamon whipped cream it’s seriously some kind of heaven. In a mug. Perfect for winter! Because the 10″ of snow we’ve gotten today tell me it’s still very much winter around these parts. Pop over to Momtastic for the recipe!

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10 Best Hot Chocolate Recipes

10 Best Hot Chocolate Recipes

Confession time! Despite all my best intentions to freshen and lighten things up in the New Year now that the holidays are passed, I’ve got hot chocolate on the brain in a major way this week. I’m blaming it on the blizzard. We’ve been getting positively hammered with snow since Monday night and it’s supposed to continue all the way through today. (They’re saying as much as six feet before it’s all done!) Following the icestorm that had us out …

Nutella Hot Chocolate + Cinnamon Whipped Cream

Nutella Hot Chocolate + Cinnamon Whipped Cream

I’ve never pretended to be a food blogger and there’s a pretty good reason why, my friends. That’s one heck of a tough job taking those impeccably styled and beautiful photos all the while trying to make sure your cocoa isn’t too cold and you don’t have whipped cream flying all over the place! On that note, I won’t lie. While putting together this post there was a bit of an explosion of chocolate and melting whipped cream in my …

Root Beer Floats with Hot Fudge

Root Beer Floats with Hot Fudge

Root beer floats are about as classic as it gets. They remind me of being a kid when my parents owned an ice cream stand. We loved going there on the weekends and “helping out” in exchange for quarters for rounds of pinball and oversized root beer floats which we giddily slurped down. Maybe that’s why these root beer floats with homemade hot fudge just sound so good to me. They’re nostalgic and a reminder of carefree childhood days, but …

Lavender Ice Cream Floats

Lavender Ice Cream Floats

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Hi! It’s Jenny from Hank + Hunt with a yummy grown-up version of an ice cream float, lavender floats. They are easy, and with just a hint of lavender flavor, a perfect late summer treat. All you will need to get started is some vanilla ice cream and Lavender DRY Soda.

Fill your glass half way with the lavender soda, add two scoops of ice cream, and garnish with a fresh lavender sprig. Instant summer ambience…and you have instant sweet simpicity. Delicious.

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