Nutella Iced Coffee

It’s that in between time, not quite cold enough for hot cocoa yet the iced coffee that I love needed a little boost – in comes Nutella iced coffee. Smooth, chocolatey, creamy goodness in a glass-perfect for this rainy-turned-sunny day. Enjoy!

  • 16 oz. iced coffee
  • 2 heaping tablespoons Nutella
  • ice
  • creamer of your choice

Take about half a cup of the iced coffee and warm over low heat, whisk in the Nutella until well combined. Stir into the rest of the iced coffee. Divide among two glasses filled with ice. Top with your favorite creamer. Serves 2.


Iced Chamomile Tea

It doesn’t sound too special but once it comes from a farm and was picked by hand, it turns extraordinary. With all of the farmer’s markets opening up this time of year, do yourself a favor and find a bunch of chamomile and make yourself a cup of fresh chamomile tea. It will be one of the best cups of tea you’ll have and the tiny bouquets are so pretty and long lasting, before you pick them for tea making. Have a great weekend and enjoy!

  • a heaping spoonful of fresh or dried chamomile
  • 8 oz. boiling water
  • ice

You want to pick the tiny flowers off and allow them to dry out. I set them out on a small paper bag and let them air dry for a few days. I don’t think they were completely dried out yet when I made my tea but that’s okay, you can steep your tea with the fresh flowers also, no need to wait.)

Take a heaping spoonful of chamomile and place it in a tea baller per 8 oz. of boiling water. Allow to steep until it naturally cools. Enjoy over ice.

Rose Water Spritzer

I absolutely love hot days! Mainly because I love the heat. In the middle of winter I fantasize of going away somewhere hot and finally the days have arrived, temperatures nearing ninety degrees. I get such a spurt of energy once the weather warms up. And the other reason (maybe the reason, lol) is I lose my appetite!  I could have a large salad and be satisfied. So, on days like this it’s really important to stay hydrated and water just isn’t that exciting. I usually cool down with iced teas and sparkling waters flavored with something and today rose water was that little something making the sparkling water extra special. It’s a nice drink to have in the evening. Enjoy!

  • 8 oz. sparkling water
  • 1/4 teaspoon rose water
  • pinch sea salt
  • handful of crushed ice

Mix the water, rose water and the pinch of sea salt. Adjust the seasoning as needed. Add in the ice. Serves one.