Christmas is very close and it is time for recipe Number 3: delicious and festive Toffee Nut Truffles! Today’s recipe is inspired by Starbucks’ ‘Toffee Nut Latte’, a long-time favorite of mine! Although it has received some serious competition by the delicious ‘Chestnut Praline Latte’ I had for the first time in New York this year. Another festive drink Starbucks has deprived us of in Austria!
It is time for Christmas recipe Number 2! This year Starbucks has brought a new Red Cup flavor: Honey & Almond Hot Chocolate. It is an indulgent drink that will definitely satisfy your chocolate craving and is also a bit more festive for the holiday season. If you would rather eat this chocolate treat than sip it, I have an easy recipe for you! ;)
Maybe you have already guessed from my previous post what this year’s Christmas recipes could be? Starbucks brought back four Christmas beverages this season and I wanted to create a cake recipe for each Red Cup flavor. To make it more fun and festive, I created a cake ball recipe so you can eat and enjoy your favorite Starbucks flavor with your coffee at home.
The idea for a Spiced Mocha Latte came to me as I was reading that Nespresso is hosting a contest. Last week the ingredient of choice was chocolate, along coffee and milk. Instead of a regular mocha, I wanted to created an aromatic, spice-infused version that will warm you up from the inside. My spices of choice were cardamon, cloves and cinnamon, making my home smell like Christmas! In my opionion it’s never too early for that ;)
My new favorite drink at Starbucks is the Vanilla Spice Latte. Usually I find Starbucks’ signature drinks overly sweet but with the Vanilla Spice Latte I was pleasantly surprised. The spices-infused syrup adds a nice contrast to the sweetness of the vanilla. It is a tasty treat on a cold winter day and the spices will warm you up from the inside.