Cookie Butter White Chocolate Mocha – Folgers instant coffee, cookie butter, melted white chocolate, milk and cream. This coffee drink is so easy to make thanks to Instant coffee and is a way to spoil yourself without having to feel guilty.
What do you do for your “me” time?
I’ve gotten in the habit of getting up about 5:15 or so in the mornings before everyone else is up. The dog and I spend some quiet time together, spend about 15 minutes on my computer, do my work-out and then enjoy my morning cup of coffee.
This morning, I changed my “me” time routine, but just for today. I hadn’t set my alarm because we’d gone to bed a little later after watching some TV, but I actually woke up at 6:30, so everyone was still asleep. I was psyched about that because some mornings I’ll walk into the living room and our son is already up, watching ESPN and getting ready to take the dog for a walk. This morning, the sun was rising and the house was quiet. The past week or so, Cameron (our son) has been coloring in his sister’s book. They’ve been talking turns with the pictures and I’ve been silently yearning to participate. So, I decided to bag my work-out, not open up my computer or check my phone and color. Just color.
Our kitchen cabinets back right up to one of our master bedroom walls. Consequently, if there’s too much noise on the counters, cabinet doors are not shut gently or even if someone starts the coffee machine, Kurt (Mr. 365) and I tend to wake up. This morning I wanted to be quiet as a mouse to prevent that from happening, so I made a cup of coffee with Folgers instant coffee. I was able to enjoy my “me” time while drinking my coffee and coloring while everyone stayed snug in their beds. Ahhhhhh….
Using those different colored pens and filling in those empty spaces brought me back to when the kids were little and we’d spend hours with their stack of coloring books. There’s just something soothing about it and I was able to really just forget about things and lose myself in the picture while enjoying my coffee. I love peaceful mornings like that. It soothes the mind and quiets the soul.
Later today I decided I wanted a special treat. I wanted a cup of coffee and was going to head out to a coffee shop, but decided to go the creative route here at home and it was Instant coffee once again to the rescue! I think I’ve found my new favorite coffee drink in this Cookie Butter White Chocolate Mocha. It was the perfect afternoon pick-me-up and so delicious. I can’t wait to make one for my coffee-loving daughters. It was so easy and didn’t take long to make at all because I didn’t have to wait for the coffee to brew. That right there was a time saver. A little time on the stove and my drink was good to go.
- 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon cookie butter
- 1/3 cup white chocolate chips
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 tablespoon Folgers Instant Coffee
- 1 1/4 cups whole milk
- 1/4 cup heavy cream
- whipped cream for topping if desired
Combine the cookie butter, white chocolate chips and vanilla in a small saucepan over low heat. Stir until everything begins to melt together.
Place the milk and heavy cream in a measuring cup. Increase the heat to medium low and add 1/4 of the liquid to the saucepan. Whisk until smooth and creamy. Add the Folgers Instant Coffee and stir until completely dissolved.
Pour remaining liquid into the saucepan and heat to desired temperature.
Pour into one or two coffee mugs and top with whipped cream, if desired.
Be sure to check out these Folgers Recipes and enjoy some “me” time yourself in the morning or afternoons.
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