While we’re known around town for our delicious baked goods, we know that no snack is complete without something to sip while you savor. We already offer a wide variety of drinks for the summer. Our hibiscus iced tea and Texas Coffee Traders iced coffee are perfect for the Texas heat. But, to get you through these terrible Texas winters (hah hah!) we decided we needed an upgrade. We’ve started making our own Hot Chai Latte and Mexican Hot Chocolate Blends.
Coming up with our own blends started out as a bit of a challenge. We like our hot drinks to have a strong flavor profile and a creamy finish. We tasted each blend with water, skim milk, whole and soy milk. We had to make sure that every option we had would balance. We went through 12 different versions of just the hot chocolate alone. By the end we were very full of milk- But it was totally worth it!
Now if you’re a regular reader of our blog then you know we couldn’t stop with just new drinks. We took it one… or two… steps further. Our first step was to add a homemade marshmallow topping! Homemade marshmallows can be very involved and incredibly sticky but eating just one made the whole process worth it. A homemade marshmallow is lighter, more flavorful and way more addicting compared to a store-bought marshmallow. And the way it melts on top of a hot chocolate is nothing short of luxurious.
The final touch for a hot drink is a bite to go with it. Now, our Hot Chocolate and Chai cupcakes are amazing by themselves. But, flavor variety is important too. We went shopping this week and found the most exciting cookie cutters of all time. We’re now able to make your favorite cookies in shapes that transport perfectly. We’re inspired to try these shapes out in so many cookie flavors. Watch our tweets for our weekly updates!