Monday, January 28, 2013

Recreate: Almond Joy Lattes

A couple weekends ago I went out for an afternoon with a friend and our journey started at one of our favorite coffee hangouts, Port City Java. 

Ever since I have been introduced to Port City, it has quickly risen to the top of my list for coffee go-to's and has far surpassed my love for Starbucks, gasp! But Starbucks will always have my heart when it comes to pumpkin spice and eggnog one does those like Starbucks.

Normally, I am just a large coffee, cream and sugar girl but my friend told me I had to try a drink called the Almond Joy. Oh yum. Let me tell you, one of the best lattes I have ever had. The downside, they are almost $5 a pop. That didn't stop me though. For almost a week, I stopped by and got one. I loved them so much I even instagrammed them, another one of my guilty pleasures.

Once I realized I had spent over $30 on these, I knew I had to find another way to fulfill this craving. So I started experimenting and came up with one of the best knock-offs I have ever created. 

Here is what you need:

  • 1/4 oz almond syrup
  • 1/4 oz chocolate syrup
  • 1/4 oz coconut syrup
  • Espresso (as little or as much as you want)
  • milk
  • whipped cream

Measure out the 3 different syrups and pour into your mug.
Add espresso.
Fill the mug the rest of the way with warm, steamy milk...leaving room for whipped cream.

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