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As we transition to fall, thoughts turn to something rich and warming: how about a mug of Murchie’s Best coffee topped with luscious pumpkin spice cream? It’s made by whipping cream, pumpkin purée, Murchie’s Ginger Chai Masala and vanilla together until silky smooth and still somewhat pourable, and ladling it atop a freshly brewed coffee.

Arnold PalmerIndulge in the perfect balance of sweet and tangy with our Arnold Palmer recipe.

Iced Tea Shaved IceBring back fond memories of childhood summers with our Sweet Tea Shaved Ice recipe.

I've been collecting lots of beautiful tea blends as the weather’s been warming up, both for cold brewing in a water bottle and kept in the fridge for my own personal enjoyment, and for whipping up a quick brew method in a big pitcher for when guests come by. Today I’m sharing my favourite blends for iced tea right now.

On the days before Mother’s Day, we are getting inspired to make the mom in our lives a delicious new drink to serve with brunch. Not just the days, actually, all year we’re dreaming of fun drinks to create! I recently got my hands on my MILs copy of the Joy of Cooking cookbook and have been poring over the cocktail section. A Peach Brandy, Queen Elizabeth Cocktail or a Rum Collins anyone? I’ve yet to make any of the recipes from it, which include a “Cherry Bounce” that calls for 5 pounds each of sugar and fresh cherries. Yikes! I did come across a limeade recipe and also a recipe for homemade condensed milk, which got me thinking about a traditional Brazilian lemonade made with sweetened condensed milk (don’t worry, the condensed milk is from a tin).

Murchie’s new Sunrise Yuzu herbal tea is on repeat at my house, so I knew I wanted to incorporate it into a refreshing treat for mom. It’s got a mouthwatering sweet/tart/bitter thing going on that is simply perfect for this limeade recipe made with sweetened condensed milk and ice that gets all buzzed up with a hand mixer to frothy goodness. This recipe is a winner because it’s simple to make, uses simple ingredients and is big on flavour. It can also be easily tweaked - use orange instead of lime (or both), double the recipe for a larger batch or add a splash of white rum.

I have to wonder how many moms out there actually tackled any of the labour intensive cocktail recipes from Joy of Cooking. The reality is, most moms are likely too busy juggling work and family life. If you need an excuse to treat mom to a special drink for brunch, that would be it.

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