I’ve developed a morning ritual over the past couple of months of getting up early and having a cup of coffee while blogging before Fern wakes up. It’s been a great time for me to get work done and has also given me a nice little bit of “me time”, even if I am working. I love the peaceful calm of the mornings and now that fall has settled in and it’s dark and chilly in the mornings I savor this time even more. Something about it is so perfect and cozy, even for a “non-morning person” like myself.
But lately I’ve been wanting to upgrade my morning beverage for something a little more fall’ish and festive. Something caramel-y and apple-y but not quite as sweet as cider sounded like just the thing, so I came up with a little recipe and it hit the spot for my morning “me time”, although I’m pretty sure it would be equally cozy and delicious at any time of day!
Check out the recipe after the jump!
Homemade Caramel Apple Spice Tea For One Recipe
(You can multiply this recipe if you’re making it for more people)
-Package of Werther’s Chewy Caramels
-Milk (I used whole, but you could use anything from skim to evaporated depending on the consistency you’re going for)
-Packet of mulling spices (I used K.W. Knudsen Organic Mulling Spices)
-Cinnamon sticks (optional)
*Heat 4 Werther’s Chewy Caramels with 1/2 cup whole milk and warm in a sauce pan over medium/low heat until combined
Apple Spice Tea:
*Add a packet of mulling spices to your water and let the bag steep for 5 minutes (or really however long you can wait – I’m super impatient!)
When you’re done pour caramel mixture into your tea, stir with a cinnamon stick (optional, but extra festive) and enjoy this simple little taste of fall heaven!
Lauren Hartmann is the founder of The Little Things We Do, a blog about life and adventures in Portland Oregon. Follow her on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram or catch up on all of her posts here on Babble.
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