Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Mocha!!!

Howdy Crafters - Another one of my favorite coffee sentiments on this card.

This is my pottery coffee cup in which I enjoy my morning brew - it is over 45 years old. Love it ~a gift from a dentist.

Years ago when I was a working gal,  I got hooked on Tim Horton's Cafe' Mocha's --then I discovered the calorie count of those Mocha's.  so I tried an alternative in my kitchen. Now, I enjoy my home-created Mocha every morning. I can hardly drink a Tim H Mocha as it is way too sweet for me now. I am glad that it is - I have saved money and calories! Below is my Recipe  with calorie count [beats the high calorie coffees out there and the price is right - just saying] - thank you for dropping by, blessings, Gail

Gail's Home-Created Mocha-Recipe
1 cup of your favorite coffee - I make my coffee through my Keurig machine [zero calories]
1 cup unsweetened Vanilla Milk Non-GMO by Silk [30 calories Silk Milk]
1 Tablespoon of Hershey Cocoa[10 calories]
1 Package of Sweet Leaf Organic Stevia Sweetener [0 calories]

Heat the milk, Cocoa, Stevia on the stove - to desired temperature - pour in the hot coffee - stir - enjoy these two delicious cups.  Not sweet enough? It's gonna cost ya in Calories but add 1 Tablespoon Simply 5 Hershey Syrup - stir - 45 calories]  If you add whip cream - that is adding more calories - just saying.
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CALORIE INFORMATION for TH and STARBUCKS
Tim Horton's Mocha Calorie  - 15 ounces - 240 Calories
Starbucks Mocha Calories  - 16 ounces - 290 Calories - 2 percent milk
Starbucks Mocha - Almond Milk - 16 ounce 220 Calories
Starbucks Mocha - Non-Fat Milk - 16 ounces 250 ---- WHAT??? Compare Almond Milk to Non-fat Milk calorie count

Starbucks 16 ounce Hot Chocolate - 400 calories - they wrote it - do your own search
Tim Horton's Hot Chocolate - 10 ounces - 240 Calories
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Card Recipe
White cardstock for base of card
White Cardstock Mat 1
Black Cardstock Mat 2
Light Brown Cardstock Mat 3
Spellbinders Rectangle Die for all mats
TH Coffee Stencil - Brushed Corduroy ink
Black Cardstock - White Cardstock - Stencil added to lower portion of Card
Bakers Twine in a bow
Micron Ink Pen for writing 

It would be an honor to share with:
Simon Says Wednesday AG #5
Simon Says Monday Stencils  #5
Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop


12 comments:

  1. Such a fun card design, love these coffee rings you used!

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  2. Another pretty card! And what a wonderful cup!

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  3. Gorgeous card and even more gorgeous mug. I collect handmade pottery mugs so this really caught my eye. Love that you've had it for a long time. The perfect gift!

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  4. I like how you used the TH coffee stencil. Like the mug. It's great how some things like mugs can stand the test of time. Seems I break a juice glass or some such glass in my cupboard every yr and fortunately not broken any mugs.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  5. Fun card with all those coffee rings on the design.

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  6. What a great card and such an awesome mug.
    Your recipe sounds delish. I splurged on calories this week by having Almond Milk lattes 3x this week at work. I appreciate your low cal recipe!

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  7. Gail, your card is adorable. That's a great recipe.

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  8. Such a fun card!!! Love the coffee stains!! Yummi for coffee!!!
    Thank you for playing along with us over Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! We hope to see you again next week!
    x Zoey

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It is always and honor & blessing to have you stop by - may your day be filled with Joy & Happiness - God Bless you today & Always - ~ Gail ~