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If you’ve been reading this blog for any amount of time, you might know that coffee is my rocket fuel. It’s how I accomplish all of my to-do lists, endless list of chores and miscellaneous writing projects without immediately falling prey to the allure of a good 3 hour long nap. Sometimes it happens, but I’ve been very good about staying properly caffeinated. 🙂
When I heard about the new Starbucks® Caffè Latte K-Cup® pods, I may have let out a yelp of excitement. Yes, this blog does have a post on how to make a caramel latte without an espresso machine, but it involves a few steps. These Starbucks® Caffè Latte K-Cup® pods are perfect for when you really don’t feel like doing all the work or all the dishes (P.S. this is all the time in our house.)
The best part about these Starbucks® Caffè Latte K-Cup® pods? How darn simple it is to make your own at home. You don’t even need to get out of your pajamas on the weekend because you can whip up your own tasty coffee drink from the comfort of your own home with your Keurig.
So I was sent a box of caramel along with one packet of vanilla and mocha, but I also picked up a pack of pumpkin spice because I just couldn’t help myself! I’m also really looking forward to trying the Peppermint Mocha seasonal flavor when it comes out.
Making this tasty drink goes down a little something like this:
1) pour flavor packet into your favorite mug.
2) brew the Starbucks® Caffe Blend K-Cup® in your Keurig and stir.
That’s it! It pretty much blew my mind. I also love that these lattes are made from milk and have no artificial flavors. A tasty latte at home is a perfect way to start off the weekend.
However, today we aren’t having just any regular latte. We’re going to dress up our lattes for a fancy celebratory occasion! To celebrate the launch of these new Starbucks® Caffè Latte K-Cup® pods, we’re going to be making our own latte stencils. If you’ve ever seen those fun patterns of sprinkled cinnamon or espresso powder and wondered how you could make your own at home - today’s your lucky day!
How to Make Your Own Latte Stencil
What you’ll need:
- a piece of thick paper or sheet of plastic
- Cutting mat or thick magazine as a cutting surface (optional)
- Xacto knife or scissors
- An awesome latte stencil printable, provided by yours truly
- Gather all of your materials and set up a clear workstation. If you have an exacto knife, align the paper or plastic that will become your latte stencil underneath the printable pattern. If you don’t have a cutting mat (can be found at most craft stores), a thick piece of cardboard will suffice as your base cutting surface. If you chose to use scissors, the cutting mat won’t be necessary.
- Cut along the black outlines, being careful with either your scissors or exacto knife. Once all outlines have been cut out, shake to remove any excess paper or plastic.
- Brew according to the package. For extra foaminess, we gave the latte a little whir with our milk frother.
- Place your latte stencil over top of the mug, being careful to not get the stencil wet with foam.
- Gently sprinkle espresso powder or cinnamon (depending on your tastes) over the stencil, allowing the pattern to come through onto the foam.
And there you have it - your own personal little latte art stencil for fancy lattes at home. Making your own adorable latte at home couldn’t be easier. Bonus points: when made with plastic, these stencils are easily washed and can double as cupcake or cake stencils to strategically apply sprinkles. Celebrations all around!
Click to download the ---> FREE PRINTABLE! If you try this tutorial, snap a photo and tag me on Instagram @citrusblossombliss, I'd love to see!
What flavor of Starbucks® Caffè Latte K-Cup® pods would you love to try? Let me know in the comments!
Have the caffeine fever? Check out my other favorite coffee recipes on the blog!
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Simple thing is the best!! Always love making things at home <3
I agree! Homemade is so much fun and always more thoughtful than store-bought.
I love coffee art so I think being able to do it at home is awesome! What a great post!
Thank you!!! I'm no artist (nor do I pretend to be, lol) - but I love coffee and pretty designs so I just couldn't help myself!
This is such a great idea. I want to try this with drinks at Christmas.
That sounds like an awesome idea! I would love to make little Christmas tree or candy cane stencils!
Dawn - Girl Heart Food
I loves me some coffee too!! Like, a little too much, lol 😀 This stencil trick is super cute and so perfect, especially this time of year when the holidays are coming up! Such a great little way to impress friends and family when they are over. Love it 🙂
I'm going to have to remember these for when we have people over this holiday season 🙂 maybe I'll even whip up winter-appropriate holiday stencils!!
Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary
Lol! Coffee is definitely my rocket fuel as well! And obviously Starbucks is where it's at when it comes to coffee!! LOVE these stencils! SO cute AND easy to make your own fancy lil lattes! Great idea, girlie! Cheers!
Thanks, Cheyanne! Some mornings coffee is the one thing that keeps me from hitting snooze like, 7-15 times 🙂
Chloe of beyond blessed
This is seriously the cutest!! Love the stencils! Absolutely doing this!!
Thanks, Chloe! Let me know if you make them!!
Stacey | The Sugar Coated Cottage
How cool! I live 40 minutes from the closest starbucks so I make a lot of cappuccino's at home and this stencil would just make the experience so much more fancy and fun! Very cool, thanks! Take care.
OMG, 40 minutes?! That's so far! Making your own at home is quite fun and can be a real treat with a fun design on it. Thanks for stopping by, Stacey!
Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust
What a great idea!! I'm totally going to do this from now on.
Yessss, you totally should!! We had a blast making them. Thanks for popping by, Dorothy!!
Now this is lifelong learning at its best!!! Perfect for entertaining!
Thank you!! If there's any way I can make artistic things easier for the artistically challenged (like myself) I'm all about sharing the knowledge 🙂 my mom is going to love a fancy coffee drink with heart eye emojis!
Kathy @ Beyond the Chicken Coop
So fun! Makes having coffee at home extra special!
Thanks, Kathy! That's what I thought, too.
Coffee is my rocket fuel too -- I can't function without it in the morning! I love this stencil idea -- this is so much fun!
Thanks, Marcie! Coffee is what keeps me from crumbling into a helpless puddle on the floor 🙂
How adorable! I never make my drinks fancy at home but now I wanna do it!
Thanks, Sharon!! I used to save fancy drinks for the weekends, but now I can have a fancy coffee drink any day of the week!
I had no idea it was so simple to get the awesome coffee art designs! That is brilliant! -client
Thank you, Amber! It was really simple to make these stencils!