I have the worst relationship with coffee. And by “worst”, I mean, it’s the best worst kind of relationship. It’s the worst because I like my coffee sweet, sweet like candy. Which is fine if you’re not watching your calories, not so fine otherwise. It’s the best, because, well, you get it- it satisfies my sweet tooth!
I’ve talked about my love affair with coffee before, namely the way I like it cafe au lait style; lots of milk (or creamer) and sugar. I’m not sure if I’m a weirdo, or if other people only drink hot coffee in the cooler months and iced coffee in the warmer months, but I do exactly that.
When the temperatures are chilly, I MUST have a hot cup of coffee first thing in the morning. As it heats up, though? I can do without it in the morning but will crave it for the pick me up later in the day. It’s the strangest thing.
My go to drink when whipping through the drive-through is a 4 pump grande Caramel Macchiato with extra whip. Yes, 4 pumps rather than the 3 it comes with and yes I like extra whipped cream on it, too. I don’t even want to know how many calories are in that thing, so if you know, don’t you dare tell me.
I was cruising the coffee creamer/iced coffee area the other day while grocery shopping and I spotted the International Delight Caramel Macchiato Iced Coffee. Coming in at only 150 calories per cup, I thought surely it would disappoint.
I ran home and poured myself a sip.
Nice on its own, but I thought “if you’re going to do it, you might as well DO IT. Why not turn it into an Iced Salted Caramel Macchiato”?
So I whipped up some homemade whipped cream, drizzled on a little caramel sauce, and added a few sprinkles of sea salt.
Oh. My. Word.
It’s like my favorite Fall drink reincarnated and it took literally less than 10 minutes AND it eliminated waiting in a long car line of honking soccer moms and all those angry folks who are likely late to business meetings.
I dare say it’s a bit of sweet summer treat heaven.
I propped up my feet, sipped slowly, and perused every single page of the new issue of Better Homes & Gardens magazine. Sometimes you just need a little “me” time, you know?
And while we’re talking about International Delight, have you SEEN all the new flavors they have lately? They make my flavored coffee heart very happy!
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This conversation is sponsored by International Delight. The opinions and text are all mine.