In Momma Must Have, Recipes on October 16, 2013 at 8:34 am
I shared my Spice Island Latte already but for those of you that can’t do without your Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte here is the best copycat recipe out there. I’ve tried quite a few and they’ve always been missing something or had too much of something else. This one is by far the best I’ve tasted, even if I am a bit biased with it being my own recipe.
Pumpkin Spice Latte
5 T. (or 1/3 c.) Whole Milk, Steamed
4 oz. (or about 3 shots) French Press Coffee
1 1/2 T. Pumpkin Spice Syrup
Whipped Cream and Cinnamon for topping
Steam milk then add coffee and syrup. Add whipped cream and cinnamon if desired. You can also do a bit of caramel syrup on top as well. Yum.
In Momma Must Have on September 30, 2013 at 2:47 pm
I love good body scrubs. I always feel amazing once i’ve been scrubbed clean. I use to work for Origins and while I worked there they came out with a body scrub called spice odyssey. It was amazing! It smelled like fall in a jar. Now that’s it’s time for fall I wanted to enjoy it again and of course, they no longer carry the product. So I decided to make my own.
As I was researching the scrub I found that it’s made with seven herbs and spices and 20 essential oils. I couldn’t find all of them but I did my best to recreate the scent and I think that I did pretty well! I stayed with spices that I had in the pantry. I like to be able to make something when I need it and not have to run to the store to pick up ingredients.
Spice Island Body Scrub
1/2 c. Cocunut oil
4 T. Sugar
4 T. Fine Sea Salt
4 T. Course Sea Salt
2 t. Cloves
1/2 t. All-spice
1/2 t. Nutmeg
1/2 t. Ginger
1/2 t. Cinnamon
14 t. Black Pepper
Hint of Orange Spice
Mix together and store in an air tight container. Use body scrub anywhere on your body, except your face. It’s a little too intense for the face.
In Momma Must Have, Recipes on September 26, 2013 at 11:32 am
Oh yum. I am getting thirsty just typing about this wonderful drink! I talked briefly about trying a Treasure Spice Island drink when I posted the pumpkin spice syrup recipe. I have been able to replicate it *almost* perfectly, thus the name change. It is still wonderful though and the Hubs and I have been enjoying one nearly every night this week!
Spice Island Latte
2/3 c. Water
1/3 c. Whole Milk
1 Chai Teabag (or 1 1/2 t. loose chai tea)
1 1/2 T. Pumpkin Spice Syrup
1/2 t. Vanilla Extract
The best way to make chai tea is to mix all ingredients in a small sauce pan and stir occasionally, taking care not to let the tea boil. The flavors are much richer this way. Once tea is heated through pour into desired mug (if you used loose tea be sure to run through a mesh strainer to get all of the spice bits out of your tea) and top with a dollop of whipped cream and cinnamon, if desired.
Serve and savor! This really has become my new favorite fall flavor!