Love the creamy goodness of an Iced White Chocolate Mocha Coffee from Starbucks – but not the price? Making your own at home is simple and oh-so inexpensive! Don’t worry – no fancy machines needed!
Here I’ll detail how you can make your own Starbucks Iced White Chocolate Mocha at home! The measurements below are approximate based on a Grande size drink. Adjust accordingly if you’ll be making a different size.
If you have an espresso machine, that’s great! If you don’t, no worries. Though I really want one, I currently do not own one and everything still works out deliciously.
Grab your cute iced coffee, coffee cup and fill it with ice – almost 3/4ths of the way full. Keep in mind that some of the ice is going to melt.
Add 4 tablespoons of white chocolate sauce to your cup of ice. I think adding this before the milk helps the chocolate to make its way down through the drink much better than when done after adding milk.
Add one cup of milk to ice and chocolate. If your cup isn’t large enough for ice and this amount of milk (and then coffee) – adjust your measurements or grab a larger cup. I like this one.
If you have an espresso machine, make two shots of espresso. If you do not have an espresso machine then make two ounces of strongly brewed coffee. For this, I double the amount of coffee grounds that I would use for a regular cup of coffee in my single serve maker.
Pour your espresso/coffee into the ice/milk/chocolate mixture – and mix together.
I absolutely love any version of chicken pot pie that I can get my hands on. I have made a wide variety of the favored pie – including casseroles. I have to be honest – my FAVORITE chicken pot pie is a traditional and completely homemade pie, from crust to filling. However, I don’t always have the time to make that flaky, creamy, and mouth-watering dish.
The Easy Homemade Chicken Pot Pie Casserole is one of my personal favorites. So when you don’t have time to prepare a crust – this casserole version is a great meal option for those busier days. Switch out any of the veggies that I used in this casserole for your favorites – and make it your own! You can’t go wrong with this easy baking option.
Today, I’ve collaborated with Riverbend Home to bring you this yummy, easy homemade chicken pot pie casserole recipe! They sent over the gorgeous Berghoff Essentials Cutlery Set (15 piece including block) that I used throughout the video. I had recently been on the search for a new set, and this fit perfectly with my needs. I love this set so much, that you are likely to see it pop up in future recipe videos for the next few years.
As I mentioned in my Instant Pot Cheesy Chicken and Rice recipe, I had forgotten what a good cutlery set felt like. I had my previous block for over a decade and it wasn’t the best nor had I sharpened them properly. I feel so spoiled with these knives and vow to care for them as they should be.
This 15-piece knife set is made from high-quality stainless steel with black, riveted handles for a safe, comfortable grip and anti-skid effect are very ergonomically. The blade is hand-sharpened and provided with a quality label. The stylish wooden block features a stable anti-skid base. The set includes a 3. 25″ paring knife, six 4. 75″ steak knives, a 5″ utility knife, a 6″ boning knife, a 7. 5″ multi=purpose knife, an 8″ bread knife, an 8″ chef’s knife, an 8″ sharpener, and a 9. 75″ pair of poultry shears in a stylish wooden block.
What I love about this recipe is that it’s hard to mess up or go wrong. You can literally switch out everything I’ve used for your preferred ingredient – and it will be amazing. I believe that in the video I state that I used buttermilk biscuits, but they are clearly the flaky version. You could even use croissants. For that, you would want to refrain from tolling them, and just lay them flat on top of the filling.
Trade out the veggies that I used for your favorites. A lot of people like potatoes, corn, green beans – so many choices! If you’d prefer a gravy rather than the cream of chicken soup that I used, feel free to make or purchase some for the creamy ingredient. You really can not mess this up!
I do want to show off this serrated knife from the Berghoff Essentials Cutlery Set for a moment! I’ve never been overly impressed with serrated knives. They aren’t the most used cutlery item in this kitchen – and it’s just a knife, right? But this one is a boss! I’ve even opted to begin using it on foods that you don’t typically use a serrated knife on. Example, the onion in this video. I know, I know – it’s not used for onions! But I just love how it grips the onion and keeps it from being so slippery for me. But, you do you and use whatever knife you want when dicing your onions. No judgment!
Check out the video above for complete instructions on making this casserole. The recipe is also listed below!
Easy Homemade Chicken Pot Pie Casserole Bake
4 – 6 tbsp butter, divided
3 large chicken breasts
4 -6 fresh carrots, sliced
1 medium onion, diced
3 – 4 celery stalks, diced
1 bag frozen peas or 1 can peas
1 can cream of chicken soup (family size, 22.6 oz)
2 cups chicken broth
1 package refrigerated bixcuits
1 egg yolk
1 tsp water
Preheat oven to 400 (Your can of biscuits may call for a lower temp, it’s fine to use that temp)
Melt 2 – 3 tbsp butter in medium skillet
Cook chicken, turning when needed, until thoroughly cooked
Dice carrots, celery, and onion
Remove cooked chicken from skillet, wipe down skillet.
Melt 2 – 3 tbsp butter in skillet, then add diced vegetables.
Allow to cook down until soft.
Add cream of chicken, and chicken broth.
Add chicken to vegetable mixture.
Once cooked, add filling to casserole dish.
Mix egg yolk and water for egg wash
Top with biscuits, slightly flattening biscuits to cover filling.
Brush egg wash over biscuits.
Bake, uncovered for length of time indicated on biscuit can. (approximately 13 – 15 minutes depending on type)
I had thought that I would start this article off with a walk down memory lane – and remind you of how neat it was to be a kid and have something with your name on it. Do you remember buying pencils or keychains with your name? As a kid, I loved that.
But I’ll be honest – as an adult – I still love it. I’m putting my name, our last name or initials all over the place! So in reality, who doesn’t love it at any age?
It’s still fun to find items in a store that has my name or my children’s name on it – but I think it’s even more fun and quite useful to put our name on whatever I want!
Sticker Kid sent over the cutest labels – and I got to do just that. They have so many sticker shapes, sizes, uses — they even have posters!
I spent the weekend labeling-up the kid’s stuff and a few things of my own.
You know what I love the most about Sticker Kid labels – other than the fun, personalization factor? The fact that it helps the kiddos (and me) keep track of their items. There used to be a time when I knew exactly which pencil and eraser belonged to my child. I also knew exactly how many items I sent with them out of the house. But, my brain is a little more frazzled and I need a little help remembering what I’ve purchased and sent with them. So, Sticker Kid can help me keep all of that in order.
Is that the backpack I bought for you, Joey? Yep! It has your name tag on it. Savannah, did I really buy you that water bottle? Yep! It has our name label on it.
Please tell me that I’m not the only one with a perpetual case of “mom brain”?
I had been worried that the labels and tags would be easily removable to the point where they could just fall off and be lost. But they are securely on each item.
You may be tempted to solely use the labels on the typical items such as school supplies, and shoes. But I think they’re going to work very well when the kids head to camp and go on day-adventures.
I plan to label items such as hair dryers, safety kids, flashlights, combs, leave-in conditioners, sunblock, pool toys, bite cream, and the list goes on. What else would you label?
I was excited to see their collection of kitchen labels and home decor items. Having just revamped one of my brands, I wanted to pay homage to it. These kitchen labels were the perfect item to keep it close.
I plan to use these to organize not only spices, but my espresso, flours, sugars, and oats.
So, the poster is probably my most favorite item of all. Because I love putting our names everywhere! Right now, I’m attaching it to this old calendar board I thrifted last year.
I painted the frame white, added wood to the inner portion and covered it with chalk paint. This will hang in our kitchen – but I may rotate the poster throughout the house.
I’d love to hear what your ideas on labeling are! What should I label next? Which item are you going to order or which one should I order next?
I love being creative but I’d love your suggestions as well. What would you use these labels on?
Here’s a list of some of their different label options:
Iron-on name labels for clothes
“Preschool Super Pack” of 154 labels
Kindergarten pack with 150 name labels – perfect for toddlers