October 7, 2016

Pumpkin Pie Spice French Toast recipe

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Pumpkin Spice French Toast

I’ve seen a lot of pumpkin flavored french toast recipes. Most call for pumpkin puree. But this recipe. . . it trumps them all because you get the pumpkin flavor without the extra hassle of canned puree.

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This Pumpkin Spice French Toast recipe uses International Delight Pumpkin Pie Spice Creamer in place of the milk or cream. The creamer gives it the perfect pumpkin pie flavor (not over-the-top) and it could not get easier to make. And I love the way the creamer creates a caramelized effect on the bread – it really is perfect for this.

And for those of you who are lactose-intolerant using International Delight creamers for recipes in replace of the milk is a great option!

INGREDIENTS

Bread, thick cut

1 Cup International Delight Pumpkin Pie Spice Creamer (also available in sugar free)

3 large eggs

1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

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HOW TO PREPARE

1.) In a large bowl whisk together your eggs, creamer, nutmeg and ground cinnamon

2.) Pre-heat a griddle or skillet and add non-stick spray or butter.

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3.) Pour batter into a low edged bowl, big enough for a slice of bread. Soak bread in egg mixture. Flip to soak from the other side.

4.) Place slice of bread into pre-heated skillet and cook on both sides until golden brown.

5.) Serve hot with maple syrup, fresh fruit, powdered sugar or whatever you prefer. I think it tastes good enough to eat plain!

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December 8, 2013

Crispy French Vanilla Sugar Cookie recipe, with Peppermint Mocha Ganache #DelightInTheSeason

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French Vanilla Sugar Cookie Recipe

Sugar cookies are a holiday staple. There are a TON of sugar cookie recipes out there – but I like this one because they are easy to make, crispy and you can pick any flavor International Delight creamer you like to add lots of flavor. I used French Vanilla International Delight. As crunchy cookies they are great with a hot cup of coffee, too.

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INGREDIENTS

Sugar Cookies

1 Cup butter, softened

2 Cups sugar

2 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

5 Cups all-purpose flour

1.5 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 Cup French Vanilla International Delight (or your favorite flavor!)

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Chocolate Ganache

1 Cup International Delight creamer, your favorite flavor – I used Peppermint Mocha creamer and it went great with the flavor of the chocolate and French Vanilla sugar cookies!

2 Cups Chocolate Chips or any type of chocolate. The nicer the chocolate – the better the flavor!

HOW TO PREPARE

  1. Mix together your butter and sugar until blended. Add your eggs, vanilla and International Delight.  In another bowl combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Mix together the dry and wet ingredients. Cover and refrigerate for 15 – 30 minutes, until it’s easy to handle.
  2. On a floured surface, roll dough out to 1/8 inch thickness. Cut out shapes using your favorite cookie cutters.
  3. Place on greased baking sheet (or use non-stick baking mats like these)
  4. Bake at 350 degrees for about 10 minutes, until edges are slightly brown. Remove from pan and place on cooling racks.

To make chocolate ganache:

1.) Using a double boiler get your water boiling in the bottom part of the pan.

2.) Pour 1 Cup International Delight into top pan or bowl. Once it’s warmed up, add your chocolate chips. Whisk regularly until creamy. DO NOT OVERHEAT the chocolate will separate and you’ll have a big mess. I’m no chocolatier, but basically you want a low consistent heat to get your chocolate sauce.

3.) Remove from heat. Continue to whisk. Wait until chocolate ganache thickens just slightly and dip your cookies! I dipped half of mine. You can get creative and decorate them with the ganache which ever way you like. You can drizzle ganache over cookies using your whisk or a spoon. If you want sprinkles or crushed candy canes, add them while the chocolate ganache is still warm.

4.) Lay cookies out on wax paper until the chocolate has completely hardened. Since it’s so cold right now, I put them outside to cool down and harden since my kids were waiting to try them.

5.) Enjoy!

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Did you know you can use International Delight in replace of milk or water in most recipes?This is especially great for those of you who have dairy allergies!

Here are other International Delight recipes that I’ve posted:

This recipe is proudly sponsored by International Delight! As a valued partner of International Delight I am compensated for posts such as these. All content, photos, opinions and recipe ideas are solely mine. I’ll be posting recipes throughout the holiday season as a way to #DelightInTheSeason

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(Recipe adapted from Taste of Home Crisp Sugar Cookies Recipe)

November 22, 2013

Salted Caramel Mocha cupcakes with buttercream frosting, homemade caramel sauce #DelightInTheSeason

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Cupcakes. Everyone loves them, right? Add some salted caramel and chocolate to the mix and you really can’t go wrong. Thanks to International Delight Salted Caramel Mocha creamer I was able to whip up a quick batch of cupcakes – with lots of flavor. Then made some homemade buttercream frosting and some homemade caramel sauce (which, by the way, is easier to make then you think!!!). The whole thing came together beautifully and I think this recipe would be perfect to serve at any holiday gathering!

Salted Caramel Mocha Cupcakes

Chocolate cake mix
I used Super Moist Chocolate Fudge

1 1/4 Cups International Delight Salted Caramel Mocha creamer
Basically I substituted this delicious creamer for the water in the cake mix directions, check your cake mix to see exactly how much liquid should be added

1/2 Cup Vegetable oil
Per the cake mix

3 eggs
Per the cake mix

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How to Prepare Cupcakes

Basically you’re going to make your cupcakes based on the cake mix instructions, but instead of water or milk, you will use International Salted Caramel Mocha creamer!

Follow instructions on your cake mix for exact baking times. I baked my cupcakes for 18 minutes at 350 degrees until a a toothpick came out clean from the middle.

Buttercream Frosting

3 Cups powdered sugar

1 Cup butter

1 teaspoon Vanilla extract

2 Tablespoons whipping cream

How to Prepare Buttercream Frosting

1.) In your mixer, using the whisk attachment, mix together your sugar and softened butter. Mix on low speed until it’s all mixed together, then increase to medium and beat for another three minutes.

2.) Add vanilla and cream and continue to beat on medium for about a minute, until it’s the consistency you like!

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Salted Caramel sauce

1 Cup brown sugar (packed)

1/2 cup half-and-half

4 Tablespoons butter

a pinch of salt

1 Tablespoon Vanillla extract

How to Prepare Caramel Sauce

1.) Mix brown sugar, half-and-half, butter and salt in a saucepan over medium-low heat.

2.) Cook while whisking gently for 5 to 7 minutes until it gets thicker

3.) Add vanilla and cook another minute to cook further.

4.) Turn off the heat, cool slightly and pour the sauce into a jar. Refrigerate until cold.

5.) Drizzle over your cupcakes!

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Professional cupcake decorator I am not. But with these cupcakes, I’m not sure anyone really cares just how perfect they look, since they taste so good. I think these will be a hit at any holiday gathering, what do you think?

Did you know you can use International Delight in replace of milk or water in most recipes?This is especially great for those of you who have dairy allergies!

Here are other International Delight recipes that I’ve posted:

This recipe is proudly sponsored by International Delight! As a valued partner of International Delight I am compensated for posts such as these. All content, photos, opinions and recipe ideas are solely mine. I’ll be posting a recipe every Friday in November as a way to #DelightInTheSeason

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(Thanks to the Food Network for the buttercream frosting and easy caramel sauce recipes!)

November 15, 2013

Peppermint Mocha Homemade Brownie recipe #DelightInTheSeason

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Peppermint Mocha Brownie recipe, homemade

I had never made homemade brownies before this week. And of course I couldn’t make any ordinary homemade brownies, I went for Peppermint Mocha.

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Thanks to International Delight Peppermint Mocha creamer these were incredibly easy to whip up and the flavor is amazing! There is an over-the-top peppermint flavor, just enough to make you go, “mmmmmm.”

They had just the right fudge-like dense consistency that I like in a brownie – it can’t be too much like cake, because then, why wouldn’t you just make a cake?

INGREDIENTS

2 Cups flour

2 Cups sugar

3/4 Cup unsweetened cocoa powder

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 Cup International Delight Peppermint Mocha Creamer

1 Cup vegetable oil

2 eggs

optional: 1/2 Cup chocolate chips

optional: if you really like a minty flavor you could try and add 1/2 tsp – 1 tsp of peppermint extract to batter.  And even consider using mint chips instead of chocolate chips!

HOW TO PREPARE

1.) Preheat oven to 350 degrees

2.) Take a 13 x 9 inch baking pan and grease it with some vegetable oil, make sure it is well oiled or they will stick.

3.) In a large bowl combine all your dry ingredients – flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, salt. Whisk it together.

4.) In another bowl whisk together your wet ingredients – International Delight Peppermint Mocha Creamer, vegetable oil and eggs

5.) Combine both wet and ry ingredients

6.) Pour into your greased baking pan. Spread out evenly.

7.) Top with about 1/2 Cup chocolate chips

8.) Pop it into the oven and bake for 30 – 40 minutes. You want a toothpick to come out clean from the middle. For me it was right around 35 minutes.

9.) Remove from oven and cool for 30 minutes before cutting

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Did you know you can use International Delight in replace of milk or water in most recipes?This is especially great for those of you who have dairy allergies!

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Here are other International Delight recipes that I’ve posted:

This recipe is proudly sponsored by International Delight! As a valued partner of International Delight I am compensated for posts such as these. All content, photos, opinions and recipe ideas are solely mine. I’ll be posting a recipe every Friday in November as a way to #DelightInTheSeason

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November 10, 2013

#DelightInTheSeason Twitter Party – November 11 at 9 a.m. PST

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Tomorrow morning, November 11,  at 9 a.m. PST join me on Twitter with International Delight.

We’ll be talking all things holiday and giving thanks, at the hashtag #DelightinTheSeason

International Delight will be giving away special International Delight Holiday packs! Follow International Delight on Twitter here and follow Queen Bee Coupons on Twitter here. You can head over to the International Delight Facebook page and RSVP, if you’d like.

See you on Twitter!

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November 8, 2013

Pumpkin Pie Spice Mini Cheesecakes, no bake recipe

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Pumpkin Pie Spice Mini Cheesecakes

When it comes to the holidays, my main mantra is keep it simple. To complicate and overthink the holidays is just asking for a package full of stress. No thank you.  I try to stick to a simple meal plan with a few simple splurges so I can spend more time with my family instead of slaving over the stove or trying to master the perfect dessert.

And as far as desserts go – cheesecake is probably at the top of my list. I prefer it over pie or cake. But making it from scratch hasn’t worked so great for me. It usually ends up with the wrong consistency or with a huge crack through the middle of the cake.

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So this recipe for Pumpkin Pie Spice Mini Cheesecakes are the perfect solution. They are SIMPLE (less than 4 total ingredients) and so flavorful. It took me under 20 minutes to mix them together and pop them in the fridge – and that includes the time to fill mini muffin cups!

INGREDIENTS

One box of no-bake cheesecake mix
Found in the cake mix aisle at your local grocery store. Look for one that calls for milk as the main filling ingredient.

International Delight Pumpkin Pie Spice Creamer, 1.5 Cups
Basically I follow the instructions on the no-bake cheesecake mix and substitute International Delight Pumpkin Pie Spice Creamer for the milk! So your quantity might vary slightly.

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Melted butter, 5 Tablespoons
Follow the instructions on the no-bake cheesecake mix for the exact quantity

Sugar, 2 Tablespoons
Follow the instructions on the no-bake cheesecake mix for the exact quantity.

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July 29, 2013

International Delight – Enter to win an iced coffee tumbler (2,000 given away!)

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International Delight is giving away 2,000 tumblers between July 10 – 31. You have a couple more days to enter!

To enter to win an Iced Coffee Tumbler:

  1. Head over to the International Delight Facebook page, like the page
  2. Click on the Win ID Iced Coffee Tumbler tab.
  3. Enter your information in the entry form as directed.

Limit one entry per Facebook user per day, during the sweepstakes period. Winners will be emailed August 8, 2013 and tumblers will be delivered four to six weeks later! There will 2,000 tumblers given away, each retailed at $5.

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Have you tried International Delight’s Iced Coffee?  Try this International Delight Mocha Iced Coffee Ice Cream Float, for a special treat. Or this easy Iced Coffee Smoothie with Banana and Oatmeal for easy afternoon pick-up or breakfast on the go! Or t

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July 24, 2013

International Delight Iced Coffee Ice Cream Float

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International Delight Mocha Iced Coffee Float

Summers can be hectic. Trying to fit in as much fun as possible while juggling work, kids, a household – whatever it might be that’s on your plate. Well here’s something for your glass. Something to help you sit back, relax and treat yourself. A creative twist on a summer time favorite this International Delight Mocha Iced Coffee float is easy and it’s adaptable – International Delight Iced Coffee is available in mocha, vanilla, caramel, light and original – so pick the flavor that suites you best.

INGREDIENTS

International Delight Iced Coffee
Find it in your local grocery’s refrigerator section

Ice cream, a couple small scoops
I used vanilla, but go with ever “floats” your boat

Whipped cream

Sprinkles

HOW TO PREPARE

1.) Find a nice tall glass.

2.) Add 2-3 small scoops of ice cream

3.) Pour cold International Delight Iced Coffee over your ice cream

4.) Add whipped cream and sprinkles

5.) Find a comfortable chair in the sun.

6.) Sip with a straw or eat with a spoon

This recipe can also be blended if you prefer more of a mocha coffee milkshake. 

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Check out my other recipes using International Delight products:

Have you tried the new International Delight Iced Coffee?  What’s your favorite flavor – mocha, vanilla, caramel, light and original? 

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This post is sponsored by International Delight. Whether it’s creamer in your morning coffee or a nice cold cup of iced coffee in the afternoon, International Delight is an affordable treat in your busy day. International Delight is a sponsor of Queen Bee Coupons and as a sponsor, I am compensated for my posts.

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