Last week I was out and about doing errands and I did the drive-through at Starbucks.
I had a hard time choosing my drink because I wanted something sweet, but I didn't want a mocha and I didn't feel like pumpkin spice or vanilla. What I wanted was a cupcake, because I had made some that morning.
I ended up with my normal Skinny Vanilla Latte, but as cravings usually go, I wasn't totally satisfied. It got me to wondering why Starbucks hasn't invented the Cupcake Latte yet. I mean cupcakes are all the rage and it's not like them to be behind the times.
Then the light bulb went on over my head. I could make a cup of cupcake coffee at home - by making my own coffee creamer.
So I did.
I tried to make my own sweetened condensed milk from this
recipe, but I couldn't get past the dry milk taste. So I went to my cabinet and pulled out a can of the stuff. Worked like a charm. The mixture itself tastes like a liquid cupcake. Poured into coffee it's delightfully sweet. It rivals my must-have morning elixir, Italian Sweet Cream
Cupcakes and coffee, BFFs forever!
Cake Batter Coffee
6-7 ounces sweetened-condensed milk (about ½ of a 14 ounce
¾ cup milk (nonfat is fine)
4 tablespoons cake mix (the powder)
Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
Alternately, you can use an immersion blender. Store in a sealed container in
Yield: about 1 ½ cups
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