We’re coffee drinkers at our house.
Though sadly, I’m not a very *ahem* grown-up coffee drinker. I need chocolate syrup and whipped cream and a whole lot of dairy to make the coffee beans go down. And since my at-home attempts have thus far fallen short of my fru-fru coffee needs, I’m on a first-name basis with most of the coffee shops in Franklin. They know my order. They know my kids’ names. And it’s no surprise to them if I camp out at a corner table for half a day working, or turn the community table into a homeschool classroom with my two blondes.
We love coffee. But we also love coffee shops.
We love being around people – especially the folks in our town. We love bumping into all of the familiar faces and meeting new friends. Coffee shops are a part of our life – they are part of our community!
But (in case you’re wondering), our kids do not drink coffee (though I’ve heard some interesting arguments for caffeine being a surprising remedy to hyperactivity in some children! True?). So for all the time we spend in coffee shops, we’ve had to learn a few tasty, healthy, cost-effective tricks so we can include our little people in our social beverage consumption habits.
1 bottle Evolution orange juice
blended with VENTI ice
into TWO GRANDE cups
add: 1 scoop VANILLA BEAN powder
YIELD: 2 healthy drinks that taste like a dreamsicle! (or an Orange Julius!)
COST: 5-ish dollars for TWO drinks.
(Yes, it’s no steal. But it’s delicious and 100% juice, and adding the ice makes it super sharable!)
Now it’s time to share your favorite, secret coffee-shop recipes!
What do your kids like to order when they’re out with you?