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How to make whipped coffee

How to make whipped coffee

“Whipped coffee” or “Dalgona” is all the rage these days and the latest coffee trend. Obviously your homegirl and fellow coffee junkie had to whip one up for herself to give it a try and report back.  Since you can’t go out to your local coffee joint and get your fave fancy drink, do yourself a favor and make one of these for yourself. It will instantly make your morning, afternoon or whatever a little bit brighter. Below I’m sharing my easy recipe for how to make whipped coffee.

How to make whipped coffee

 

Easy Whipped Coffee Recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp instant coffee
  • 2 Tbsp hot water
  • 2 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • Milk (any kind)

Directions:

  1. In a bowl whip together instant coffee (I used 2 packets of Folgers instant coffee), granulated sugar and water for about 5 minutes until mixture is thick and foamy.How to make whipped coffee
  2. In a cup pour milk of your choice. (I chose almond milk)
  3. Add ice if you’d like an iced version.
  4. Using a spatula, scrape foamy coffee mixture out of the bowl and spoon on top.
  5. Gently stir to combine and enjoy!

I used the entire whipped coffee mixture to make 1 cup but if you don’t like a strong coffee, separate it into two batches.

If you happen to try the recipe be sure to leave a comment below or message me on Instagram and let me know how you liked it!

 

For more coffee recipes check out

Copycat Starbucks Irish Cream Cold Brew

Keto Pumpkin Spice Latte

 

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1 In DIY/ kids/ Uncategorized

How to make homemade edible playdough

How to make homemade edible playdough

This morning I was looking for a fun sensory activity that would occupy both a baby and a toddler. Let me first of all preface this by saying that not every day of quarantine has been like this morning. Some days we get crafty and have little projects but mostly I’ve been perfectly ok with the kids having screen time. (Hey whatever works right?) This morning though I was feeling all “pinteresty” and we made homemade edible playdough.

I’m sharing my recipe below on how to make homemade edible playdough using ingredients we already had on hand.

How to make homemade edible playdough

How to make homemade edible playdough

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of canned frosting
  • 2 3/4 cups of confectioners sugar
  • Sprinkles (optional)

Directions

  1. In a mixing bowl mix together the frosting and confectioners sugar until dough becomes crumbly and slightly lumpy. (This is how the dough will look)How to make homemade edible playdough
  2. Add in sprinkles if you want to make it a little more colorful
  3. Roll into balls and play!

Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for a few days.

For more ideas on how to occupy your little ones at home check out

15 things to do with your kids while you’re social distancing

 

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Chocolate chip peanut butter bars

chocolate chip peanut butter bars

This past week that I’ve been home I’ve found myself baking ALOT, anyone else? (STRESSED spelled backwards is DESSERTS am I right?) Yesterday I was craving something sweet and gooey to comfort my soul. I can’t think of anything that’s more comforting than peanut butter and chocolate so I got to work. These chocolate chip peanut butter bars quickly became a family favorite in our house and you most likely have all of the ingredients on hand.

Chocolate chip peanut butter bars

Ingredients :

  • 2 sticks of salted butter
  • 2/3 cups of brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup of granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsps of vanilla extract
  • 2 1/4 cups of flour
  • 1 tsp of baking soda
  • 3 cups of chocolate chips
  • 1 cup of peanut butter

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease your baking dish (I used a 9×9).
  2. In a large mixing bowl, cream together butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar.
  3. Add eggs one at a time and beat until combined. Stir in vanilla.
  4. Add in flour and baking soda mixing well. Fold in the chocolate chips.
  5. Pour 1/2 of the batter into your prepared baking dish.
  6. Dollop the peanut butter on top and swirl into the dough.
  7. Pour the remaining dough on top and spread evenly.
  8. Bake in oven for about 22-25 minutes (until you can insert a knife in the center and it comes out clean).
  9. Let cool before cutting.

I personally think these are best when they are warm and all melty in the middle with a nice cold glass of milk enjoyed by my lonesome curled up on the couch with a comfy blanket for all the feels.

chocolate chip peanut butter bars

If you do make these, be sure to leave a comment below and let me know how they came out!

 

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For more comforting sweets check out my recipe for

The best banana bread

 

3 In decor/ DIY

DIY beaded wreath tutorial

DIY beaded wreath tutorial

Happy Wednesday friends! By popular vote from my Instagram stories last week I’m bringing you my DIY beaded wreath tutorial to brighten your day. (If you don’t follow along on Instagram, follow me here!)

This DIY was incredibly easy and super cute for spring! So grab a glass of wine or a mug of your favorite hot beverage and have some fun crafting! I’m showing you how you can make one of your own and where to get all the supplies!

Supplies:

DIY beaded wreath tutorial

Directions:

  1. Using your hot glue gun, glue the split wooden balls around the wreath hoop leaving the bottom part empty. (For reference, I used 28 wooden balls. You can use more or less depending on how many flowers you want to add).
  2. Next, use your floral wire to attach your greenery and flowers. You can also hot glue them if easier. I chose to use floral wire so that I could easily switch out the florals with the change of seasons.
  3. Optional – if you want, tie a ribbon on the top to add a little more pizazz!

And that’s it! Seriously looks like something you would get off of Etsy! Super easy, cute for spring and easily interchangeable for every season!

Share a picture of your wreath and tag me on Instagram @ourtiny_nest so that I can reshare!

DIY beaded wreath tutorial

Check out some of my other DIYs

Dropcloth curtain tutorial

DIY engineer prints

Whitewashed brick fireplace

 

DIY beaded wreath tutorial