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How To Make Delicious Caffe Latte at Home (First we have a treat…then we craft!)How-to make delicious caffe latte at home. www.cupcakesandcrinoline.com

First off, we’re going to make some delicious Starbucks® Caffè Latte at home using a K-Cup®.  When we’re done with that, I’ll show you how to make some super cute votive lights with the used K-Cup® pod.  Not only do you get a delicious treat but you get to recycle and have a cute craft.  Box of Keurig Hot - Starbucks Caramel Caffe Latte. www.cupcakesandcrinoline.com

I always have my eye on the coffee aisle at my local grocery store…always, and when I see something new I get so excited to try it.  This time, I got to try the new Caffè Latte K-Cup® pods with delicious flavors from Starbucks® .  They’re made from milk with NO artificial flavors and they come in 3 great Starbucks® signature flavors: Caramel, Mocha, and Vanilla.  Today, I’m trying the Caramel but I’ll also be buying the Starbucks® seasonal flavors Pumpkin Spice and Peppermint Mocha (available for a limited time) closer to the holidays.  Starbucks Caffe Latte at home - box.

The process is so simple, just 2 steps!

Starbucks Caffe Latte - Step 1, pour packet into mug. www.cupcakesandcrinoline.comStep 1:

Pour the flavor packet into the mug. 

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Step 2:

Place the Starbucks® Caffe Blend K-Cup® pod in your Keurig® brewer, choose 8 ounces, brew, stir and enjoy!

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Check out all of the fabulous flavors on the Starbucks® page.

Now, for the tutorial!

Recyle K-Cup® Pods Into Cute Votive Lights

Recycled K-Cup® Pod Votive Light. www.cupcakesandcrinoline.comThis is such a simple recycle and the results are so cute!

K-Cup Pod marked with a Sharpie for hole placement. Recycled K-Cup Pod votive lights from www.cupcakesandcrinoline.com

First, allow the K-Cup® to cool off.  You don’t want to get burnt! Once it has cooled off remove the foil lid (I use an exacto to do this – be CAREFUL!).  After removing the lid, dump out the coffee grounds. I recycle mine in the garden.  Remove the inner paper filter (recycle as well!). Rinse and dry K-Cup® .

Use a Sharpie or other fine point permanent marker to mark dots evenly across the empty K-Cup® . 

Use a t-pin to make holes through the K-Cup Pod using the dots made with your Sharpie as a guide. Go all the way through cleanly. www.cupcakesandcrinoline.com

Use a t-pin to make holes through the K-Cup® Pod using the dots made with your Sharpie as a guide.  Go all the way through cleanly.  

Place the K-Cup® Votive Light over a BATTERY-OPERATED candle…NOT a real one! Enjoy the glow.  

*You could also spray paint the K-Cups® to match the occasion – Pink or Blue for a Baby Shower, Silver or Gold for a Wedding….the possibilities are endless!

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