As you may have guessed by now, I'm sort of a coffee person. Anytime I'm making plans I always add it in : Getting out of bed for early cold morning walks are so much easier when envision the steaming coffee in my thermos. I love going to Target just so I can get a latte while I shop (and Emma can have a "lollipop" aka cakepop) and browse. There are not many activities that the thought of a hot cup of coffee or creamy cappucinno doesn't make better - everything seems a little more cozy and comforting when I'm clutching my coffee.
Actually, now that I write this, it sounds a little nuts - is anyone else relating to this? It is not that crazy... right? I guess Starbucks' success answers that question.
To further my point, I said to Mike just yesterday, "I think the Nespresso is my favorite gift of all time." (This is not a sponsored post.)
Maybe I am nuts.
Or maybe it is because I've been adding Vanilla Bean Sugar to the milk pre-frothing in my Aeroncinno and it whips it up so frothy, it is almost like hot vanilla bean whipped cream?
The best part of this "recipe" is that it is not really a recipe at all. It takes seconds to make.
I used to make it by scraping vanilla beans, but my new favorite way is to add vanilla bean paste to sugar in the food processor (or blender or mixer) and mix until combined. You can add as little or as much as you like.
I put it in these Kraft "Coffee" Bags to give as gifts. Literally the easiest gift to make.
It is ready to be added to coffee or used for baking. As I said, I add a good tablespoon or two to my pre-frothed milk for my lattes.
Or for Vanilla Bean Scones...
You can see how frothy the milk is and laced with the tiny vanilla beans from the Vanilla Bean Paste.
Supplies Needed :
Kraft Coffee Bags (set of 20), $10-12
Vanilla Bean Paste, $12
Vanilla Sugar Labels, On Sale $4
Rosy Lip Gloss Pink Ribbons, $8-20
Vermont Red Ribbons, $8-20
Rosy Lip Gloss Pink Bakers' Twine, $14
Vermont Red Bakers' Twine, $14
Emma's Room Pink Celebration Candles :
6" Celebration Candles, $5.50
15" Celebration Candles, $12.00
Don't forget- I have $5 Shipping on any order : )