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Watermelon Lemonade made by kids #kidsinthekitchen

After our tropical vacation last week Shae came home craving refreshing and exotic drinks with umbrellas and whipped cream. We compromised with this Watermelon Lemonade Drink Recipe because it was easy to create and we had all the ingredients on hand.Watermelon Lemonade made by kids #kidsinthekitchen #cookingwithkids

Easy might for us might not be for you. The hardest part of the whole process was making watermelon juice. This required a blender and straining out the pulp and seeds to get a smooth liquid. it just took minutes but depending on your own child this could be boring or too cumbersome for them.Watermelon Lemonade made by kids #kidsinthekitchen #cookingwithkids

Watermelon Lemonade

1 Part Watermelon Juice
2 Parts Prepared Lemonade (from scratch or mix)
Ice, Pitcher, Stirrer, Strainer, Blender

Start with putting your cut watermelon into a blender and process till smooth. Work that mixture through a strainer to end up with a smooth liquid suitable for drinking.

Mix together 1 part of your watermelon juice with 2 parts lemonade. Be aware that as this mixture sits it will separate making for something not very pretty to look at. Simple stir again and your lemonade is perfect.Watermelon Lemonade made by kids #kidsinthekitchen #cookingwithkidsShae did all the work again. She’s really getting more and more comfortable in the kitchen as each day goes by. She helps with many meals when it comes with prep, mixing, cooking or even serving. Honestly I really really enjoyed this Shae and I drank 6 cups worth in one day.

Watermelon Lemonade made by kids #kidsinthekitchen #cookingwithkids

Watermelon Lemonade made by kids #kidsinthekitchen #cookingwithkids Encourage your own children to work in the kitchen with you. This opens their eyes to new ingredients and dishes and hopefully less stressful mealtimes. Ask your child what they would like to prepare for the next meal and get them elbows deep in the work?

What kind of dishes would your kids enjoy making?

Come join me and my co-hosts, Sarah of Play to Learn with Sarah, Paula at Frosted Fingers and Sara at Sensibly Sara, each week linking up a post, new or old, that feature the theme Kids in the Kitchen. It doesn’t matter what you are doing as long as you are doing it together, enjoying it and learning something along the way.

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Latte Macchiato Cocktails – Add Zing to Your Cup of Coffee

Creamy and frothy, Latte Macchiato is definitely a favorite among coffee lovers, especially those who

prefer smoking hot beverages. The perfect layering of latte macchiato and the creamy froth that adorns

the top is a wonderful delight, especially when you need some lifting up after a long day. However,

there is definitely one way you can make this already wonderful beverage even more delectable; by

adding a dash of liquor to it. To help you with that, here are some simple recipes using which you can

incorporate liquor with your latte macchiato.

Mozart Latte Macchiato

Marzipan cream liqueur is a luxury spirit that brings together some of the most divine flavors to treat

your taste buds; marzipan, cream and almond. A delightful color and a creamy concoction, this amazing

liqueur adds an overwhelmingly exotic flavor to beverages. Using this together with espresso to form a

macchiato gives you one of the most refreshing spring drinks.

If you have ever tasted the famous Salzburg’s Mozart Balls, you may have an idea of how this drink is

going to taste. If not, you are definitely in for a wonderful surprise!


• Espresso

• Milk foam

• Chocolate sauce

• Marzipan cream liqueur

(You can use the ingredients according to the size of your serving glass and your own taste)


1. Take a long glass for serving and pour in chocolate sauce. On top of it, add marzipan cream

liqueur. Now slowly add heated milk foam into the glass.

2. At last, add espresso to the glass creating a perfectly layered latte macchiato. Make sure you use

a transparent glass so that you can clearly see the wonderful and colorful layers of this beverage

when enjoying it.


Baileys Cream Coffee

Baileys is one of the most popular Irish liqueurs known for its rich and creamy flavor. It combines a rich

and creamy texture with a flavor of chocolate and Irish whiskey. It has a very luxurious and smooth

taste that, when mixed with the strong taste of espresso and milk foam, forms a delightful concoction,

layering up to form a great latte macchiato.

A perfect combination of chocolate, cream, whiskey and espresso, this latte macchiato is another

refreshing beverage that is going to taste heavenly once you try it.


• Chocolate sauce

• Baileys cream liqueur

• Espresso

• Milk foam

(You can use the ingredients according to the size of your serving glass and your own taste.)


1. In a tall glass, pour chocolate sauce at the bottom and then add the Baileys on top of it. Next

add the milk foam on top.

2. Slowly pour in the espresso and fill until the glass is full. Use a transparent glass so that you can

see the amazing layers you have just created with this latte macchiato.


Vanilla Latte Macchiato Cocktail

Combining together the rich and smooth taste of a cream liqueur with two different things, this cocktail

is one of the most unique flavors you will try. The addition of Absolut Vanilia Vodka and strong espresso

to the delightful cream liqueur creates a strong, refreshing and energizing drink that is ideal to freshen

you up after a long and tiring day, getting you into a party mood right away.

If you want something stronger, this macchiato with a dash of vodka is just what you need.


• Cream liqueur

• Absolut Vanilia Vodka

• Milk foam

• Espresso

(You can use the ingredients according to the size of your serving glass and your own taste.)


1. Take a tall glass and pour in the cream liqueur. Next add the vodka to the glass. Add milk foam

slowly. In the end, slowly add espresso to the glass. Your macchiato cocktail is all set to go!

If you want the best flavors for your beverages, you should try the Dolce Gusto Espresso flavors, which

will give a wonderful flavor to your drinks. As a part of their promotion for spring, you can currently get

a free Capsule Carousel with three boxes of coffee, so it’s definitely the perfect time to pick your coffee

from the Nescafe Dolce Gusto selection.
guest post via Samantha c/o Nescafe Dolce Gusto