Have you ever had a Cranberry Bliss Bar from Starbucks? I used to work for Starbucks, back in the day, and I always looked forward to Christmas time when they would bring out their best selling dessert. I used to see customers come in and buy up all the bars we had left so they could take them to their coworkers or friends. People even asked us to pre-order extras for their office parties! Folks, they are sinfully delicious. If you haven’t tried one, don’t. You’ll be dreaming of them until next Christmas. But with this copycat recipe, you can have them all year long! [Read more…] about Copycat Starbucks White Chocolate Cranberry Bliss Bars
How much do you love Iced Coffee? I’m not going to lie, I pretty much live on it during the summer months. Come mid-April I’m ready to trade my hot caramel macchiato for an iced coffee until about October when I can resist the pull of a pumpkin spiced latte no longer. But let’s be real, I can’t afford to go to Starbucks everyday. So I set out to find a cheaper way to have my favorite drink. Since I used to work at Starbucks, I can honestly tell you that this tastes like the real thing for a fraction of the price. You need a whooping 3 ingredients for this dream come true, so hold onto your hats while I show you how amazing this is.
I used to work at Starbucks. It was a great job that saw me through college and my first few years as a newlywed. I quickly became addicted to coffee and, on the hotter days, iced tea. As a barista, we had to try all the different recipes (no complaint here!) so we could describe them to the customers. My favorites were the java chip frappuccino, a plain coffee frappuccino with two shots affogato style (one can get a bit prissy about coffee when working there), a hazelnut americano, and my staple: a venti iced black tea lemonade! I can still smell the tea brewing and hear the sound of the ice in the tea shaker. Those were the days! When I quit because I got my first teaching job, I lost the awesome discount us employees received. But alas, I could make these recipes in my sleep so I quickly learned how to make cheaper copycat versions at home. [Read more…] about Copycat Starbucks Iced Black Tea Lemonade