Quick and Easy Iced Latte At Home – Just A Few Ingredients!

Iced Latte At Home – Fraction of The Price Compared to Coffee Shops! iced latte at home

Here is a super quick and easy iced latte recipe for you all to try at home! I am not a big coffee drinker but when I do decide to indulge I love latte’s, fraps, etc. My husband on the other hand loves straight up coffee, he is not into all the added deliciousness like me!

clayWith a new baby, let’s just say I still am not getting a ton of sleep, so this really helps give me the boost of energy I need! This is a really quick and easy recipe, that has minimal ingredients! I don’t have a lot of time, so quick and easy is a must these days! Plus you all know I like to save money and I found a great price on my capsules that are compatible with my Nespresso Machine! 


I own a Nespresso Inissia Espresso Maker, and that is what I use to brew, it is so quick and simple to use. I have found that the Gourmesso Capsules are compatible with my Nespresso machine and save me a ton of money! Gourmesso is a New York based startup company offering quality coffee priced 30% less than Nespresso. With 20 blends, we have the larger variety of capsules under all alternatives, most of which are Fair-Trade certified.You all know I love a good deal!

gourmesso capsules

The Brasile Blend Dolce is my favorite flavor that I have tried of the capsules! It works perfect in my iced latte recipe, but you can truly use any espresso or strong coffee that you prefer!

How to Make Your Own Iced Latte At Home 


Quick and Easy Iced Latte


  • 1 Brew of Espresso or Strong Coffee (I used Gourmesso Brasile Blend
  • Ice (I used 4-6 cubes)
  • 1/4 Cup Milk
  • 1/4 Cup Half & Half
  • 2 tbs Sugar or Honey (whichever you prefer)
  • Flavored Syrups (OPTIONAL)


  1. Brew your Espresso.
  2. Pour your Espresso over the ice in your cup.
  3. Then pour in your milk, half and half, and then sugar.
  4. If you want to add more flavor you can add in your syrup to taste.
  5. Stir and Enjoy!!

how to make iced latte

I whipped this up really quick and was able to enjoy it in minutes! Adding in flavored syrups can be a lot of fun! I like the caramel flavor the most. Put as much or as little as you want. You can do any flavor or flavors you want! Feel free to play around and create a delicious creation!

What is your favorite pick me up drink?


Pina Colada Smoothie – Refreshing and Delicious!

pina colada smoothieI love a good smoothie, and with Spring and Summer upon us, why not step out of the basic berry smoothies and try a Pina Colada Smoothie! This is a very refreshing and delicious smoothie, great for all you pineapple and coconut lovers out there!

Doesn’t take to many ingredients and really pretty easy to whip up!

Pina Colada Smoothie Ingredients
Makes two 14 oz smoothies.

2 cups fresh pineapple, diced

2/3 cup coconut milk (I used light)

1/4 cup coconut water

1 banana, frozen

1/3 cup vanilla yogurt

Sweetener or Sugar of your choice, if desired

Pina Colada Smoothie


1. Add all the ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth and frothy.

2. Taste and add sweetener, if desired.

3. Serve immediately or store, covered in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours. Shake well before serving.

Notes: To intensify the coconut flavor, you can use all coconut milk in place of the coconut water. If you like a thicker or colder smoothie, you can add some ice when you blend it.

Pina Colada Smoothie

Like I had shared they are super easy to whip up. I am a huge fan of pineapple, and right now they are really fresh and ripe and perfect time to eat them! The other day our store had them for just $0.99, which was a really sweet deal. Another great idea is buying a Pineapple Easy Slicer and De-Corer, which makes coring it super easy and fast!

Hope you all enjoy this delicious recipe! I would love to hear what you think if you make it! Happy Thursday!

What if your favorite smoothie flavor you make or buy?! 

McCafé Coffee Is Now In The Grocery Aisle + Easy Iced Coffee Recipe #McCafeMyWay

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Lunchbox and its advertisers. All opinions below are 100% my own! #McCafeMyWayMcCafé Coffee

Adam loves his coffee black with some cinnamon sprinkled on top of it. I on the other hand love iced coffee, or lots of creamer and some sugar! I make this really easy iced coffee that is really simple to whip up, and is super tasty. I use the extra coffee and make ice cubes, so when they start to melt it adds even more of a coffee flavor! It is really fun and a great way to use up the coffee we didn’t drink.

I recently went to Walmart and picked up a bag of the McCafé Coffee, from their new line! 8 amazing flavors to choose from, as well as ground, whole bean, kcups and more. Harvested from the rich soils and mountainous regions of the foremost coffee-growing areas of the world! McCafé Coffee is made with 100% Arabica Beans, for premium coffee quality! 

8 flavors to choose from

  • Ground – 12 oz bags: Premium Roast, Breakfast Blend, French Roast, Columbian, Premium Roast Decaf, and French Vanilla, Hazelnut
  • Whole Bean – 12 oz bag: Bean French Roast
  • Pods – 18 pack: Premium Roast, French Roast, and Premium Roast Deca
  • Premium bags and K-cups available (flexible options on how to brew it) – Please refer to K-Cups as Pods


#McCafeMyWaySo I will share my recipe on how to create this easy iced coffee! Depending on how rich you like your coffee and the milk to coffee ratio, just adjust to your liking! Just adjust things to fit your taste buds! You can also use creamer to add some flavor if you want!

Coffee Ingredients: 


Ice Cubes ( I do coffee iced cubes)

Milk (you can use half and half, creamer, or milk)

1 tsp sugar

How to Make: 

1. First off brew some coffee. You can use grounds, kcups, pods, or whole bean! It is whatever you prefer. I did 3 scoops to 8 cups coffee, to make it a little stronger. I used ground coffee.

Iced Coffee 2. Once your coffee is brewed, I pour a bit into my mug and add a teaspoon of sugar and let it dissolve and cool down. If you don’t like to add the sugar you can skip this step.

Easy Iced Coffee 3. Next add your milk. I just eye ball it to make it look nice and creamy! Feel free to use creamer, half and half, or milk like me.

Coffee Ice Cubes 4. Lastly toss in some ice cubes! You can take coffee you didn’t drink pour into ice cubes and freeze, and use to add extra flavor to your coffee. Or just use plain ice, whatever you have on hand works!

Then you can enjoy your sweet drink! Like I said I prefer it to have lots of milk in it, but it is totally your preference on how you enjoy your coffee!

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Shop: Make sure to stop at your local Walmart and pick up some McCafé Coffee for you to enjoy! We have tried a few different ones so far, and have loved all of them!


How do you enjoy your coffee? #McCafeMyWay

3 Ingredient Apple Cider Bourbon & Ginger Ale Drink

Apple Cider Bourbon & Ginger Ale Drink

We have had a few really cold days here. The other night it got down into the 40’s in the middle of the night, needless to say we had to turn on the heater. I am so ready for Fall to get here, I noticed the other day the leaves are starting to change colors, the weather is beginning to get cooler and cooler, and it is smelling like Fall! I love to wear big sweaters, hoodies, wool socks, and anything that is nice and cozy. I also am a huge blanket lover, so it gives me a great excuse to snuggle up and keep warm and watch some good shows!

Apple Cider Bourbon & Ginger Ale Drink

Here is a fun adult beverage you could enjoy to heat you up as well. It is an Apple Cider Bourbon & Ginger Ale Drink , great combo of flavors and super easy to make!  Feel free to opt-out of the bourbon and make it a virgin drink as well! I am a huge fan of apple cider, it is super tasty, and I love drinking it hot. My husband, prefers to drink it cold. I had never heard of anyone doing that until I married him! I tried it once and it wasn’t to bad! 

So if you are interested in trying this drink, it is super easy to make, and it just takes 3 ingredients! I love recipes like this, that are very easy to make, and can give you something to look forward to after a long day at work!

Apple Cider Bourbon Ginger Ale Ingredients ­

4 oz. apple cider
2 oz. ginger ale
1­2 oz. of bourbon, any brand

Directions ­

1. Mix the bourbon and cider together and refrigerate for 30­45 minutes allowing the flavors to
2. Pour over ice and add in the ginger ale.

*Makes 1 serving


Quick and Easy Mocha Coffee Recipe


Mocha Coffee

Here is a really simple Mocha Coffee recipe! It is super quick to whip up, and you can make it for just one person. You don’t have to do a whole batch, so if it is just you wanting to enjoy this tasty drink, that is totally fine! Now feel free to use whatever brand of coffee you prefer. In our house we normally have Dunkin’ Donuts Whole Beans on hand, and we have a grinder we use. It is one of Adams, favorite brands of coffee. I find that whole beans tend to give it a more fresh taste, instead of pre-bought grounds. I actually won our coffee bean grinder around a year ago, and we have been using it since!

2 cups of prepared coffee 
4 tablespoons of sugar 
1/4 cup of milk
2 table spoons of chocolate syrup 
Chocolate shavings (Topping) we used Hershey’s bar 
Mocha Coffee
How to Make: 
First start by brewing two cups of coffee. Then add in your sugar and stir around, allowing sugar to dissolve. Now you want to add in your chocolate syrup and mix that well. Now slowly pour in your milk. Give that a stir. You can let it cool in the fridge for a few hours. Or feel free to toss in a few ice cubes for an iced drink! Then pour into your glass and sprinkle with some chocolate shavings. Sit back, relax, and enjoy! 
Mocha Coffee Recipe
As you can see this is a super quick recipe, and mighty tasty! You can serve in a fun glass, or just toss it in a coffee mug. Do whatever your heart desires!
What is your favorite way to drink coffee?