Quick Ways to Perk Up Your Day: Make Your Own Mochas and Lattes

Let's face it, between work deadlines, shuttling the kids back and forth to school and activities, and household chores, sometimes those to-do lists can be overwhelming. Here are a few quick tips to keep you moving throughout the day.

Take time for a snack: A good assortment of snacks can help keep you going between meals. Keep a stash of easy, on-the-go items on hand so you don't need to hit the vending machine or fast food drive through. Some ideas include whole fruits like bananas, apples, oranges or blueberries; yogurt; whole grain crackers and your favorite peanut butter; veggie sticks and hummus.

Enjoy a cup of coffee: A short coffee break is a great way to help break up the day. Quick and convenient coffees, such as Folgers®Instant Coffee Crystals, in a newly redesigned ergonomic jar with an easy to open flip-top lid, make it even easier for coffee lovers to enjoy the rich, flavorful taste and aroma of Folgers Coffee no matter what the occasion. If you have a little more time during your coffee break, you can also enjoy an Iced Mocha Latte or Triple Berry Café Mocha – these recipes let you make a cool treat in just minutes.

Take a breather: Whether you work at an office or are busy at home, plan a 5- or 10-minute break a few times a day. Put down what you're doing and stretch, or take a stroll around the house or office. You'll be able to clear your head and reprioritize – which will make it easier for you to conquer the next thing on your list.

Iced Mocha Latte

Yield: 5 cups

1/2 cup cold water

2  tablespoons Folgers Classic Roast®Instant Coffee Crystals

1 14-ounce can Eagle Brand®Sweetened Condensed Milk, chilled

2 tablespoons Smucker's(r) Sundae Syrup™Chocolate Flavored Syrup, Ice cubes

COMBINE water, coffee crystals, sweetened condensed milk, and chocolate flavored syrup in blender container until crystals are dissolved. Process until smooth. POUR over ice in tall glasses. Serve immediately.

Triple Berry Café Mocha

Yield: 1 serving

1  1-ounce package hot chocolate mix

1   tablespoon Folgers Classic Roast Instant Coffee Crystals

1   cup boiling water

2   tablespoons Smucker's Triple Berry Syrup

 Whipped cream

COMBINE hot chocolate mix and instant coffee in large mug. Carefully pour boiling water into mug and stir until dissolved. Stir in fruit syrup. GARNISH with whipped cream, if desired. Serve immediately.

To learn more about creating instant coffee to your liking, visit www.folgers.com

©/®The Folger Coffee Company.  Smucker's, Sundae Syrup and Eagle Brand are trademarks of The J.M. Smucker Company. 

Source: Folgers Coffee



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