I received product samples from sponsor companies to aid in the creation of the #BacktoSchoolTreats week recipes. All opinions are mine alone.
Summer is winding down, and we are celebrating with #BacktoSchoolTreats hosted by Terri from Love and Confections and Christie from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures. All week-long 30 bloggers will be sharing 100+ fantastic recipes for both parents and kids, with breakfasts, snacks, desserts, and drinks to get you back in the school routine. Thank you sponsors for providing the prize packages. Don’t forget to enter the giveaway below!
Can you believe it’s already time for a Back to School week? This week we are sharing our favorite Back to School Treats. Since today is my birthday and I am a teacher I thought that it was appropriate that the first recipe I share be for parents or teachers. After all, I am going back to school myself and I think I deserve a little treat as well!
The thing that gets me at the beginning of every school year is getting ready early in the morning. I don’t mind getting up early as we are up by 6:30 on a daily basis thanks to J. Of course before J came along our summer wake up time was before 7 so we are definitely early birds. My problem is that in the summer I can stay in my pajamas until 8:30 or 9 until I need to get dressed. It’s so nice to lounge around but it makes getting up and getting ready at the beginning of the school year tough.
That’s why I decided that my Back to School treat would be coffee related. I definitely need my morning cup of coffee to get me moving in the morning but I wanted to make something that would get me motivated as well. In the winter I make myself caramel lattes a lot but since it’s the end of summer and it’s hot I made an Iced Salted Caramel Latte.
I first made this a few weeks ago when my husband and I were dragging and it was 85 degrees outside with a heat index of 97. We needed something to keep us going but we didn’t want anything that was hot because of the temperature. I went in the kitchen, looked in the cupboards, and in a few minutes we each had a glass of Iced Salted Caramel Lattes.
The base of the latte is simply cold milk and either strong brewed coffee or espresso. I added flavor by using Torani Salted Caramel Syrup . Then, because I was making myself a treat, I topped the latte off with whipped cream, a drizzle of Torani Caramel Sauce, and a sprinkle of sea salt. The resulting beverage was pure bliss in a glass.
This beverage is slightly sweet, has a great salted caramel flavor, and is served on ice. We liked it so much that I’ve been making it several times a week since we tried it! I know I’ll be ready to go back to school as long as I have one of these Iced Salted Caramel Lattes in the morning before I leave for work.
- 2 t. Torani Salted Caramel syrup
- ¾ c. milk
- 2 shots of espresso OR 2 ounces of strong brewed coffee
- whipped cream
- Torani Caramel Sauce
- sea salt
- Fill a glass with ice. Add the salted caramel syrup and milk and stir. Set aside.
- Make the espresso or strong brewed coffee in a large mug.
- Pour the iced milk into the cup with the coffee or espresso (this will keep the glass from cracking due to the hot and cold liquids meeting). Give it a stir then pour the entire thing back into the glass.
- Top with whipped cream, a drizzle of caramel sauce, and a sprinkle of sea salt.
- Add a straw and enjoy!
Check out these #BacktoSchoolTreats recipes from our Bloggers:
Back to School Breakfasts:
Baked Funfetti Doughnuts from Tara’s Multicultural Table
Bakery Style Blueberry Muffins from Comfortably Domestic
Breakfast Cookies from Home Sweet Homestead
Brioche Bread Pudding from Simply Healthyish
Chocolate Chip Maple Pecan Granola from Family Around the Table
Coconut Oatmeal Breakfast Bars from The Beard and The Baker
Homemade Honey Buns from The Domestic Kitchen
Nutella Waffles with Strawberry Syrup from The Redhead Baker
Oatmeal Pear Bars from Karen’s Kitchen Stories
PB&J Overnight Oats from Jolene’s Recipe Journal
Peaches and Maple Crunch Breakfast Jars from My Sweet Zepol
Peanut Butter & Jelly Muffins from The Spiffy Cookie
Triple Berry Overnight French Toast from The Nifty Foodie
Back to School Desserts:
‘Ah! Sunflower’ Cupcakes from Culinary Adventures with Camilla
Almond Joy Cupcakes from Daily Dish Recipes
Back-to-School Sundae from Our Good Life
Caramel Apple Back to School Cupcakes from Big Bear’s Wife
Caramel Apple Dip from The Mandatory Mooch
Chocolate Cupcakes with PB Fluff Buttercream from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures
Easy Chocolate No Bake Cookies from Jen Around the World
Oatmeal Cream Pie Layer Cake from Love and Confections
Vanilla Bean Pudding Pops from Hardly A Goddess
Back to School Drinks:
Apple Pie Smoothie from Frugal & Fit
Caramel Apple Iced Tea from For the Love of Food
Chocolate Malt from A Day in the Life on the Farm
Color-Changing Lemonade Slushies from Girl Abroad
Iced Apple Ginger Ale from Kelly Lynns Sweets and Treats
Iced Salted Caramel Latte from Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
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Thank you to #BacktoSchoolTreats Sponsors: Dixie Crystals, Sweets & Treats, Torani, Taylor & Colledge, and Flahavan’s for providing the prizes free of charge. These companies also provided the bloggers with samples and product to use for #BacktoSchoolTreats recipes. All opinions are my own. The #BacktoSchoolTreats giveaway is open to U.S. residents, age 18 & up. All entries for the winner will be checked and verified. By entering you give the right to use your name and likeness. The number of entries received determines the odds of winning.
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