• Amanda Vanderbeek

    Amanda Vanderbeek

    Class of 2012
    Ely, MN
    Elementary education

    Amanda's Bio:
    I grew up in the Twin Cities, but now live up in Ely, MN near the BWCA, where my family has been for the last 7 years. I have three brothers, who I adore, and I enjoy fishing, playing basketball, and rough housing with them whenever I can. My mom has been a daycare provider since I was born, which served as inspiration for me to pursue a degree in Elementary education. I also love to paint, draw, and DANCE! I have been dancing for twenty years and am a dance instructor in Superior, WI....I can't imagine a life without it!

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Fall Flavor!

As most of you know about me already, I love coffee.  I drink it all day, everyday, and I can’t imagine life without it!  However, something you might not know about me is that my favorite season is fall (and not for the reasons that most people enjoy it).  Aside from the fact that my birthday is in fall and Halloween is my favorite holiday, I adore fall because of the wonderful coffee flavors inspired by the season!  Kind of goofy, huh?  Well, don’t be too surprised!  I could not resist sharing some of the most exciting coffee drink concoctions I love for this time of year.  Here they are:

Inspired by the ingredient: Cinnamon

Honey coffee: Simply add honey, a splash of vanilla extract, and a cinnamon stick to your coffee to enjoy a sweet spin to the classic black

Cinnamon mocha:  Add 2 tablespoons of hot cocoa mix, a dash of ground cinnamon, and a cinnamon stick.  Chocolatey heaven with a touch of fall flavor!

Cinnamon spice frapp: In a blender, mix a cup of cold coffee (or a shot of espresso), 1 scoop of vanilla ice cream, 1 cup of ice, a dash of cinnamon, and a splash of milk.  Blend together, top with whip, and top with a cinnamon stick

Inspired by the ingredient: Apple

Apple cider coffee: You will think this is insane, but it’s actually quite delicious!  Take a regular cup of black coffee and add one packet of instant apple cider mix.  Top with cinnamon or whipped cream.  Oh. my. gosh.

Apple butter frapp: Heard of apply butter before?  Well, it’s kind of like apple jelly, except much more thick, spiced, and concentrated.  It can be purchased right off the shelf at the grocery store in the jelly aisle.  For this recipe, follow the cinnamon spice frapp recipe above, but instead of the cinnamon, use apple butter.  

 Inspired by the ingredient: Maple

Maple coffee: Simple.  Take a regular cup of coffee, and instead of sweetening it with sugar or honey, use pure maple syrup.  Takes the flavor in a whole new direction!

Maple nut latte: To a regular cup of coffee, add milk, maple syrup, and just a splash of walnut or almond extract.  Top with whip.

Inspired by the ingredient: Pumpkin

Pumpkin spice frapp: Follow the directions for the other frapp recipes, but substitute the cinnamon/apple butter with a 1/4 cup of pumpkin pie filling.  This one is irresistible!

Pumpkin latte: Take a cup of coffee and add milk and pumpkin-flavored syrup (can be purchased in the coffee aisle at the grocery store) or use pumpkin pie spice instead.

And the best part about these recipes?  They taste like they are from a coffee shop…but you made them at home…for half the price!

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