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Almond Joy Iced Coffee #BrunchWeek

Almond Joy Iced CoffeeThis post is sponsored in conjunction with #BrunchWeek. I received product samples from sponsor companies to aid in the creation of the #Brunchweek recipes. All opinions are mine alone.

Welcome to the fifth annual #BrunchWeek hosted by Terri from Love and Confections and Christie from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures. It is Day #4 here on H.A.G. and I need some caffeine! Brunch always needs a signature drink, and this iced-coffee is sure to please on a hot day!

Almond Joy Iced Coffee


1 1/2 cups cold coffee
1 tsp. almond extract (I used and love extracts from Neilsen-Massey extracts)
1 drizzle homemade chocolate syrup (or store bought)
coconut-milk creamer


In a large glass, drizzle in the chocolate over the sides and bottom
Add your ice 1/2 way full
Add the cold coffee
Add the almond extract
Top with coconut creamer
Stir and enjoy!

*You can also blend this together in a blender to make a ridiculously good Almond Joy Coffee Frappe. ummm. Yes, please!

Almond Joy Iced Coffee

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Take a look at what the #BrunchWeek Bloggers are creating today!

BrunchWeek Beverages:
Almond Joy Iced Coffee from Hardly A Goddess
Rose Water & St. Germain Champagne Cocktail from The Barbee Housewife

BrunchWeek Egg Dishes:
Asparagus Topped Eggs with Hats from That Skinny Chick Can Bake
Huevos Gratinados from Palatable Pastime

BrunchWeek Breads, Grains and Pastries:
Apple Banana Streusel Bread from Family Around the Table
Crispy Apple Cheesecake Danish from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures
Gooey Lemon Blueberry Pull-Apart Bread from Girl Abroad
German Apple Pancake from Sew You Think You Can Cook
Overnight Raspberry French Toast from Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
Peach Custard Tart from The Redhead Baker
Pecan Gingerbread Buns from Jane’s Adventures in Dinner
Pineapple Sweet Rolls from Cooking with Carlee
Raspberry and Chocolate Grilled Cheese from Brunch-n-Bites
Cinnamon Apple Sourdough Waffles from My Catholic Kitchen
Southwestern Style Farro Breakfast Bowl from Cooking in Stilettos

BrunchWeek Main Dishes:
Apple, Grape, and Walnut Chicken Salad from Love and Confections

BrunchWeek Fruits, Vegetables and Sides:
Apple & Grape Breakfast Salad from The Chef Next Door
Cheddar Broccoli Soup from Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
Fully Loaded Stuffed Potatoes from A Day in the Life on the Farm

BrunchWeek Desserts:
Champagne Pound Cake with Rose Water Frosting from Sweet Beginnings
Lemon Cheesecake Parfaits from Cookaholic Wife
Lemon No Bake Cheesecake from Feeding Big

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Easy 1-Minute Iced Mocha: National Coffee Day!

Hi there my friends! (do I sound jumpy?) It is National Coffee Day today, which is weird, because it’s like a birthday for a drink that you love every single morning, but you need to recognize once a year, so that you can have more of it…in Iced Mocha form?! Okay. Well…Recognize!

One-minute easy DIY iced-mocha

Yup. You know I love my coffee and coffee flavored anything, so here is the drink that my lucky husband gets to enjoy on the daily: for a mid-day pick me up or as a pre-soccer-practice-watching necessity! Best part? It takes one minute. You’re welcome.

1-minute Iced Mocha

Yield: 2 servings

So easy and delicious, you won't ever want to spend the $$$ on a coffee-shop iced mocha again!


  • 1 cup of cold coffee
  • 1 cup of milk (your choice)
  • 2 Tbsp of chocolate syrup
  • Ice


  1. Fill your glass 3/4 full with ice.
  2. Add the coffee.
  3. Add the milk.
  4. Add the chocolate.
  5. Stir and serve!
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Isn’t that easy?! Just add coffee, add milk, add the chocolate, stir and go!

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Enjoy your coffee today!

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Lemony White Sangria #FoodieExtravaganza

Every time I make Sangria, I do it a little bit differently. It is a  very forgiving beverage to make for a crowd, I must say. And summertime lends itself to a less potent type of drink…so Lemonade-Sangria, or sometimes like today, I like to act fancy, so we’re calling it Lemony White Sangria. That way, you know it’s the white wine we’re after…not the red one…which we also love.

Lemony White Sangria

This is so, so easy, and each time I make it, no one is very impressed, but they manage to drink it all (!) and then ask me for the recipe! Then they just keep drinking it up. I always make a huge batch and then say that I will make a double batch the next time. Agh, well.

Here it is: Lemony White Sangria


One 12oz can of frozen lemonade (either pink or white)
1 small bag of frozen berries (either raspberries or strawberries)
1 lemon, sliced into rounds
1 large bottle (1.5L) of Savingon Blanc or Pinot Grigio (NOT sweet, white wine)
1 1/2 cups of vodka (or just fill up the empty lemonade can)
2 cans of berry flavored seltzer, reserve until serving


In a large pitcher, add the lemonade and the wine, stirring until the lemonade is dissolved. Add the berries, lemon, and vodka and stir. Refrigerate for at least one hour. Just before serving, add the 2 cans of seltzer, stir, and then serve cold.

Lemony White Sangria

Do you love lemon flavored anything? Do you love lemonade? I love it! There are some goodies in the Foodie Extravaganza line-up that I think you will love, hosted by Lauren of Sew You Think You Can Cook


Foodie Extravaganza

Posting day is always the first Wednesday of each month. If you are a blogger and would like to join our group and blog along with us, come join our Facebook page Foodie Extravaganza. We would love to have you! If you’re a spectator looking for delicious tid-bits check out our Foodie Extravaganza Pinterest Board! Looking for our previous parties? Check them out HERE.