If you love coffee as much as I do, I’ve got some fun news to share with you! Coffee-mate has three Sweet Throwback flavors – Toll House® Chocolate Chip Cookie, Caramel Macchiato and Classic Vanilla – that evoke delicious memories and emotions of the past. Today I’m sharing how I incorporate my favorite Sweet Throwback flavor, Classic Vanilla, into my daily routine – along with one of my favorite coffee recipes!
Coffee is a pretty big part of my life. I start every morning with a nice big mug of coffee before I do anything else – even my toddler knows that mama needs her coffee first thing! I usually enjoy my first cup of coffee while my youngest daughter plays and crawls around before her morning nap. Each day is different for me depending on what’s on the agenda for that particular week. Today my morning plans include working on my to do list for the rest of the week, writing some thank you notes, and doing some business planning for OSBP. Coffee is absolutely in order!
My dad is a coffee drinker, and since I’m pretty much a carbon copy of my dad it comes as no surprise that I inherited his love of coffee. So many of my childhood memories involve slow weekend mornings sitting on the couch with my dad listening to music or reading while he finished his morning coffee. My dad and I also made frequent after-dinner trips to our local ice cream parlor. My dad always ordered chocolate, and I always ordered vanilla. We’re both creatures of habit. The Coffee-Mate Classic Vanilla flavored creamer takes me right back to those ice cream evenings with my dad!
Me and my dad circa early 1982
Illustration by Nathalie Ouederni for Oh So Beautiful Paper
Now that I’m an adult and my tastes are a bit more sophisticated, I still love classic vanilla – but with a twist! Vanilla and rose water is one of my very favorite combinations, and it tastes amazing in coffee! Luckily it’s also a super easy recipe to create at home, so you can enjoy it on a daily basis. Win win!
To make your Rose Water Vanilla Coffee, start by brewing a cup or two of your favorite (unflavored) coffee. Then add a dash of rose water to the Coffee-Mate Classic Vanilla flavored creamer – about 1/4 tsp of rose water per 2 ounces of flavored creamer. A little rose water goes a long way! Stir the rose water into the creamer then add the Rose Water Vanilla mixture to your coffee. Enjoy!
All photos by Nole Garey for Oh So Beautiful Paper