• 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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  • Vietnamese Iced Coffee Hack Recipe using Trader Joe’s Instant Cold Brew Coffee

    April 17, 2021Van

    The only sweetened coffee drink I enjoy is Vietnamese Iced Coffee, it’s extra strong coffee with sweetened condensed milk – creating the perfect balance of bitter and sweet, the flavor reminds me of coffee gelato ☕ Traditionally it’s made with a Vietnamese phin coffee press (recipe here), but this short cut version using Trader Joe’s Instant…

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  • Champagne & Strawberry Snow Cocktail Recipe

    February 15, 2021Van

    Just a fun drink made on a whim, we had very thick layer freshly fallen snow and I took advantage of it by making a Champagne & Strawberry Snow Cocktail – it’s an adult slushie!  I was inspired by the snow cocktails Chef José Andrés was making on his Instagram last week.  To make the freeze…

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  • Trader Joe’s Mocha Dalgona Coffee Recipe

    February 12, 2021Van

    My version of the coffee drink that went viral on TikTok & Instagram, Mocha Dalgona Coffee. The coffee fluff is made by whisking instant coffee, sugar and water together until it looks like marshmallow fluff, then you add it to your choice of milk. It’s also delicious as a topping for vanilla or chocolate ice…

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  • Trader Joe’s Sparkling Giggle Juice Cocktail Recipe

    December 29, 2020Van

    Easy and delicious cocktail made with Moscato, Sparkling Pink Lemonade, Limeade, Vodka and Strawberry Slices. Perfect for a party (or party of 1 LOL), but I’ll be enjoying these on New Years Eve! Find all the ingredients at Trader Joe’s

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  • Homemade Matcha Marshmallows Recipe

    December 18, 2020Van

    I was trying to think of culinary treats that had a good shelf life, would travel well  for gift giving and homemade marshmallows fit the bill. I adapted Alton Brown’s trusty marshmallow recipe to include matcha powder.  These chewy, bouncy Matcha Marshmallows are the ultimate treat for anyone who loves matcha like I do! Marshmallows…

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  • Vietnamese Drip Coffee Recipe (cà phê sữa nóng)

    August 7, 2020Van

    Vietnamese Drip Coffee is made with a phin drip coffee filter – the coffee is brewed quite strong and mixed with sweetened condensed milk for the perfect balance of bitter + sweet. You’ll need an 8 oz Vietnamese Phin Drip Coffee Filter, Trung Nguyen Ground Coffee or French Roast Coffee Grounds, and Sweetened Condensed Milk

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  • Instant Pot Boba Pearls Recipe + Bubble Milk Tea

    July 23, 2020Van

    Simple way to cook Boba Pearls using the the Instant Pot to get them perfectly soft and chewy – I’ve also included an easy recipe for Classic Bubble Milk Tea. Check out my recipes for Matcha Bubble Tea here & Strawberry Milk Boba here (caffeine free) You can find vacuum sealed bags of uncooked tapioca…

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