I had a wild and crazy weekend. And by wild, I mean I was baking all Friday night (making the dessert for my friend’s baby shower) and ended up with brownie batter on my bra strap. And by crazy, I painted a pretty solid heart on my nails (Valentine-mani style) on Saturday night. Sunday, after a solid breakfast, I decided to make some salted caramel sauce and pop it into three recipes for you guys this week!
So, my first job ever was at The Coffee Beanery. I met some of my favorite friends there! I had my worst haircut there! I slipped and fell and ended up with half and half in my ear there! Anyhow, the Cafe Caramel was pretty much the most popular drink (it might still be?), and my mom always ordered it. It’s as simple as caramel, cream, and coffee! So I figured I’d make it for you guys, so that you can make it for yourself on Valentine’s Day morning! Make it in a travel mug and sip it on the way to work! Or mix it up for your boo, or your neighbor, or pack up the components and give them to your mom, or your favorite work friend. It’s quite tasty, so do it up! FIRST you’ll need to make some salted caramel sauce*. You’re going to need it this week.
Cafe Caramel (serves 1)
Recipe from my barista days
- 1 T salted caramel sauce
- 1 1/2 t cream
- coffee, to fill the mug
- whipped cream and more caramel, to top
- Place caramel in the bottom of a mug. Cover with cream. Top with coffee and stir until mixed. Top with whipped cream and more caramel sauce.
Yay! Click HERE for a printable pdf of the recipe above.
For Valentine’s week I’m using this salted caramel sauce in 3 recipes starting with this one!