How To Make 2-Ingredient “Adult Capri Suns”

How To Make 2-Ingredient “Adult Capri Suns”

You can make Adult Capri Suns that are perfect for summer and they only require 2 simple ingredients.

To get started, all you need is wine and frozen fruit.

You can choose the flavor of wine and the type of fruit to suit your preferences, but many people prefer sweet wines like The Pacific Fruit Vineyard wine from Aldi. It comes in different fruity flavors, like blueberry, pineapple, watermelon, and peach which makes it easy to choose a complimentary frozen fruit to pair with.

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All you have to do to create the cold treat is pour a bottle of wine into the frozen fruit and let it sit for a few minutes in the fridge. The frozen fruit will absorb some of the wine, creating a boozy, fruity drink with yummy fruit chunks.

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You can keep it in the frozen bag and drink it directly from there, or pour it into smaller bags or cups for easier access.
Enjoy!

Starbucks Launched New Non-Dairy Menu Items Nationwide Including Oatly

Starbucks Launched New Non-Dairy Menu Items Nationwide Including Oatly

As part of its dominant shift towards a plant-based menu, Starbucks just announced the launch of Oatly nationwide. In addition to adding the non-dairy milk option to its menu, they also announced the release of new menu items featuring plant-based milks.

Starbucks announced the release of Oatly nationwide in a post on Instagram. They said, “So we heard you wanted oatmilk… Oatly is available at Starbucks starting March 2—add it to all of your favorite drinks!”

Photo courtesy of Starbucks via Instagram

As if that weren’t great enough, in a separate Instagram post, Starbucks shared that it’s now offering an Iced Chocolate Almondmilk Shaken Espresso and the Iced Brown Sugar Oatmilk Shaken Espresso. The drinks are described as “Layers of rich flavor and nondairy milk,” and each grande-sized beverage has under 200 calories.

Photo courtesy of Starbucks via Instagram

According to Starbucks’ website, the Iced Brown Sugar Oatmilk Shaken Espresso is a blonde espresso shaken with brown sugar and cinnamon. The mixture is then topped with Oatly oatmilk.

The Iced Chocolate Almondmilk Shaken Espresso is also a blonde espresso base, but it’s shaken with cocoa and a hint of malt. The beverage is topped with almonmilk for a finished taste.

Starbucks Going Plant-Based

Starbucks has been gradually shifting towards a plant-based menu in recent years. They’ve introduced various meat-substitutes, like a Beyond Meat breakfast sandwich and a vegan beef.

As the demand increases for plant-based options, it seems Starbucks is willing to step up and make changes as needed.

New Shamrock Tea From Starbucks Secret Menu Is Vegan

New Shamrock Tea From Starbucks Secret Menu Is Vegan

The latest Starbucks secret menu item is a bright green Shamrock Tea for St. Patrick’s Day. The best part about it? It’s vegan!

For those who aren’t aware, the Starbucks secret menu is a way to order off-menu drinks. However, you can’t just ask for the name of the drink (i.e., the Shamrock Tea). Instead, you have to provide the barista with a set of directions to make one of their current menu items into something totally new!

To order the Shamrock Tea, ask for an Iced Venti Green Tea Latte made with coconut milk. Then, ask them to add in a splash of lemonade and 2 scoops of vanilla bean powder. That’s all it takes!

If you’re not interested in a cold drink, you can order the Shamrock Tea hot as well.

Watch the TikTok below for full instructions on ordering:

Starbucks Shifting Towards Veganism

In the past few years, Starbucks has made a shift towards plant-based and vegan menu items. Due to the demand for non-dairy milk and plant-based food items, Starbucks has been adding more plant-based items to its menus.

Back in Spring, Starbucks’ Featured Menu included multiple vegan and vegetarian items, including a drink made with coconut milk and a vegetarian wrap. More recently, they’ve introduced a plant-based beef product to some locations as well.

We can’t wait to see even more vegan options coming in future years!

Dalgona Coffee Recipe (Whipped Coffee)

Dalgona Coffee Recipe (Whipped Coffee)

This easy dalgona coffee recipe creates a rich, whipped espresso with (non-dairy) milk. You’ve probably seen photos and videos of dalgona coffee circulating the internet – it recently went viral on Tik Tok and for good reason! It’s super simple and creates a beverage you might think could only be purchased from a coffee shop.

All you’ll need is instant coffee, granulated sugar, hot water, non-dairy milk, and a whisk or electric beater.

dalgona coffee recipe
Instant Coffee

Granulated Sugar

Water

The directions are super simple. Combine equal parts instant coffee, sugar, and hot water and whisk until stiff peaks are formed. Pour over cold or warm milk, take all your Insta photos, and then lightly mix the whipped coffee into the milk so the first few drinks aren’t too strong.

That’s it! It’s easy to customize too. You can add as much sugar, coffee, and water as desired, making it stronger or lighter to your preference. You can even make a giant batch and impress company (once this whole social isolation thing blows over, of course).

Dalgona Coffee Recipe

Ingredients:
2 Tablespoons Instant Coffee
2 Tablespoons Granulated Sugar
2 Tablespoons Hot Water
1 Glass Non-dairy milk of choice

Directions:
Combine all ingredients and whip/beat until stiff peaks form. If you’re doing this by hand, it takes around 400 whisks and is a bit cumbersome. If it’s not stiffening, just keep beating! It’ll get there. Using an electric mixer/beater is highly recommended. Also note: the water doesn’t have to be boiling, just hot from the tap will do.

Vegan “Wine Floats” Are A Thing And They’re Perfect For Quarantine

Vegan “Wine Floats” Are A Thing And They’re Perfect For Quarantine

We could all use a little something-something to brighten these days of self-isolation and coronavirus quarantine. Not only may many of us feel stressed or agitated about money, loved ones, summer plans, or the state of the world, but also we’re feeling a little bored. Being confined to a house for weeks (or months?!) on end sounds grueling.

Thankfully, there’s a lot to do to pass the time. Board games, baking, cooking, learning new skills, deep cleaning, staring at the wall, and trying every DIY craft available are just a few ideas. But, once you’ve completed all that, you may be left wondering, “what else is there to do?”

In quarantine, every hour is happy hour. All you’ll need is two simple ingredients: wine and non-dairy ice cream. A delicious cocktail is in your future and it’s called a wine float.

The directions are equally simple: add a few scoops of non-dairy ice cream to a glass. Pour wine over the ice cream, similar to the way you’d make a root beer float. The resulting cocktail is creamy, tangy, decadent, and absolutely delicious.

It’s so simple, you could whip it up any time and any day 🙂

The trend actually started with wine and dairy-based ice cream, but the vegan version is even better! The trend is growing on Instagram, if you want to share your creation #winefloat and #veganwinefloat – And check out these wine floats for inspiration!

Did you know White Claw finally released lemon flavor? Read about it here!

Easy Vegan Latte

Easy Vegan Latte

I love a good coffee. But, even more than coffee, I love a good latte. With the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s more important than ever to do our part and stay home, wash our hands, hand sanitize, and avoid unnecessary trips to town. A daily coffee run is (arguably) unnecessary, but if you’re like me you may not want black coffee at home every day.

Maybe you don’t have a home espresso machine, but you still want your daily latte. I’m going to share just how to make a super simple, vegan version at home with basic ingredients and supplies 🙂

Latte means “milk” in Italian – a latte is simply a cup of warm milk over espresso, topped with foam. Without a milk frother, we won’t get the foamy top at home. Without an espresso machine (or an AeroPress), we won’t get proper espresso either. However, this easy vegan latte is still delicious and the perfect drink for a rainy quarantine day!

How to Make an Easy Vegan Latte at Home

Ingredients
Non-dairy milk (I highly recommend Silk Vanilla Soymilk)
Instant Coffee (you can also brew extra-strong regular coffee, but it’s extra steps)

Directions
– Heat milk on the stove, stirring occasionally to prevent burning. If a slimy film forms on the top of the milk, it got too hot!
– Add instant coffee to a mug (I enjoy a little less than 2 TBSP/16oz, but it’s totally up to you how much you add! Remember to add more than the amount suggested to make *coffee* because we want it extra strong to mimic espresso).
– Pour hot milk over the instant coffee and stir until it dissolves.
– Enjoy!!