• Butterfly Pea Jasmine Lime Iced Tea Recipe

    September 23, 2021Van

    One of my favorite drinks is Jasmine Lime Iced Tea, it’s super refreshing and delicious – it’s the upgraded version of an Arnold Palmer!  I recently tried blue butterfly pea powder to naturally color some desserts and after finding out about the health benefits such as being rich in antioxidants and mood enhancer I wanted…

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  • Iced Mango Matcha Latte Recipe

    September 8, 2021Van

    I love matcha, and have it some form almost everyday – desserts, drinks, I even love matcha soba! If you’re a matcha fan and looking for the most refreshing, delicious & BEAUTIFUL matcha drink, try this Iced Mango Matcha Latte. It’s inspired by the mango matcha latte served at TeaZenTea boba shop in Brentwood, CA…

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  • Trader Joe’s Iced Horchata Coffee Recipe

    August 30, 2021Van

    This is a super quick and simple recipe for Horchata Coffee (aka Dirty Horchata). Horchata is a traditional Mexican drink that’s made with rice soaked in water, then flavored with cinnamon and sugar – it usually takes about 6+ hours to make, but I’m using a shortcut with Trader Joe’s Rice Drink. You typically wouldn’t…

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  • Trader Joe’s Strawberry Crunch Cake Milkshake Recipe

    August 17, 2021Van

    I received my gift card prize along with the sweetest message  from winning Trader Joe’s Instagram #TJsMilkshakeContest Guess what I spent it on??? I got supplies to make another crazy milkshake. There’s a reason why Trader Joe’s set a 5 item limit for the contest, so the recipes wouldn’t get out of control like this one …

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  • Ube Horchata Recipe

    August 9, 2021Van

    Ube Horchata, a delicious fusion of Asian & Mexican flavors 💜 this is super quick and simple version of horchata since I’m using carton Almond & Rice or Coconut Milk + Ube Flavoring which gives it that gorgeous purple color. Horchata is traditional Mexican drink made from rice soaked in water, after the rice is…

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  • Homemade Chamoy Recipe

    July 28, 2021Van

    Growing up in Santa Ana, CA chamoy was a very popular condiment. Local street vendors or Mexican snacks shops would use them on fruit cups (recipe here), chips, gummy candies, pork rinds or chamoyadas. The chamoy everyone uses is a bright vibrant red syrup that comes out of a big bottle – it has a sweet,…

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  • Trader Joe’s Mocha Crunch Cake Milkshake Recipe (#TJsMilkshakeContest Winner)

    July 26, 2021Van

    Mocha Crunch Cake Milkshake, selected unanimously by Trader Joe’s panel as the Grand Prize Winner for Trader Joe’s Instagram #TJsMilkshakeContest 🍨 The goal was to use five or fewer Trader Joe’s ingredients to make a unique milkshake,  so I took a fun trip to my local Trader Joe’s in Austin and grabbed a few of my favorite…

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  • Disneyland’s Tiki Room Pineapple Dole Whip Float Recipe

    July 19, 2021Van

    Today is national Dole Whip Day (🥳 yes this really a thing) I only found out about it on Instagram a few hours ago, luckily I’m crazy over Dole Whips so I already had the stuff to make a Pineapple Dole Whip on hand. This is EXACTLY like the one you’d get at the Enchanted…

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  • Philz Iced Mint Mojito Coffee Recipe using Trader Joe’s Instant Cold Brew

    June 18, 2021Van

    Philz is one of the best coffee shops in the country specializing in single-cup, pour-over coffee drinks. They started in the San Fransisco area and have been so successful in the last two decades, they started to expand in Southern California as well. My favorite location was at Pacific City in Huntington Beach, you could…

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  • Mocha Frappuccino Recipe using Trader Joe’s Instant Cold Brew Coffee

    April 21, 2021Van

    Super easy recipe for a Mocha Frappuccino using Trader Joe’s Instant Cold Brew Coffee and Midnight Moo Chocolate Syrup – have a delicious pick-me-up drink ready in 3 minutes! This recipe makes an XL frappe, so feel free to cut the recipe in half.

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