Two Cheap Starbucks Drinks that are Lo-Cal and Delish!

Cheap Starbucks drink

Have you ever gone shopping and the store is blasting the AC and it’s cold outside???  Come on that sucks right?  Yesterday that happened to me.  So as I’m checking out, I saw that magical Starbucks staring at me, calling me to come to it for a hot drink!  Since I already had my coffee/caffeine for the day, I thought I’d try something new! Here ya go:

Decaf americano tall

Americano Coffee
Steamed half & half
1 pump of sugar free mocha
Sprinkle of some cinnamon


2 plus dollars later, a delicious drink appeared that tasted like a cinnamon hot chocolate.  It warmed me right up and made me feel happy that I had come up with this cheap, little mixture of goodness!

Thought I would share this with you all in case you’re ever freezing your ass off while shopping!  What’s up with that anyway??

And, since we’re having an Indian Summer in the Midwest, here’s a cheap, cold, lo-cal Starbucks drink that is just as awesome:

Cold Brew Chocolate Awesomeness on Ice

Cold Brew
Heavy Cream
Pump of Mocha


Image of Ashlee with Cheap, Lo-cal Starbucks Drink

Try it and let us know what you think. And, while we’re at it, please share your fun Starbucks drinks with us so we can try something new too!

Best Milk Frother

I’m in love with my milk frother, the Nespresso Aerocino3!  I know, so crazy but I can have a fancy coffee right in my own home whenever I want.  Plus, my kids get fancy flavored steamers all the time without an expensive trip to Starbucks!

All you need is your favorite milk/cream or non-milk product, your milk frother, a mug, some flavored syrup and some good coffee. It literally takes absolutely no time at all.

Seriously, get one today and you may even be able to enjoy one for the end of the weekend. Here’s a video that shows you just how easy it is:

Click here to purchase your Nespresso Aerocino3 – it’s a purchase you won’t regret 🙂  Already have one?  Let others know what you think.  Comment below.

Chocolate Coconut Cold Brew Iced Coffee Drink

After a not-so-great night of sleep, this Coconut Cold Brew Iced Coffee Concentrate helped make the perfect pick-me-up, afternoon treat.

I’m more of a coffee purist in the mornings, but this afternoon, I went so far as to add a little splash of Hershey’s Syrup to add a little decadence to this already great combo.  The result – yum!  Caffeine, chocolate, coconut – all for 55 calories – I’m sold!

Lo-Cal Chocolate Coconut Iced Coffee:

  • 1 part Trader Joe’s Coconut Cold Brew Coffee Concentrate (The bottle has 4 servings)
  • 2 parts water (you can use milk if you don’t mind the extra 100 or so calories)
  • Tbsp of Hershey’s Chocolate Syrup
  • Add ice

Stir ingredients for a wonderful lo-cal drink!  This can also be served hot by skipping the ice and warming it in the microwave or on the stovetop.