Last spring, I started having issues with my teeth and gums. My mouth was sore on a constant basis, and it started affecting things I ate. For instance, I couldn’t eat certain chips because they were too crunchy and sharp. I nursed it at home as long as I could, but finally went to the dentist. I felt bad complaining about this, but I could tell it wasn’t the first time my hygienist had heard about sensitive teeth. They suggested I switch to a prescription toothpaste and I went with that. I have to say, it did help, but the sticker shock was incredible. It was more than a lunch date for hubs and I. For a tiny small tube. Once that little tube was gone, I knew I needed to find something else because I’m really cheap. I switched to Colgate Sensitive toothpaste and noticed a lot of my issues had gone away. There were only a few things I couldn’t enjoy as much as before—all cold items. Things like ice cream sandwiches, or my favorite—iced coffee drinks.
Would you want to spend your whole summer without fabulous drinks like this???
Then I learned about the Colgate Sensitive Toothbrush and Sensitivity Pen. This is the niftiest little pen ever. I made up this little graphic to show you exactly how to use it:
After brushing your teeth with the toothbrush, you will use the Sensitivity Relief Pen. Simply remove the cap, twist the bottom knob and bring gel up. “Paint" on the tooth that is bothering you for about 1 minute. When you are done, you don’t have to worry about rinsing. My favorite part? The pen fits inside of the toothbrush. I think this is so clever! It makes it so convenient, and reminds me to do it when I’m brushing my teeth.
I found my Colgate Sensitive Toothbrush & Built-In Sensitivity Relief Pen at my local Krogers. Be sure to check your local store website because they might have a digital coupon for it! It’s in the oral care aisle, over by the speciality whiteners. Mine was on the top shelf above the toothpaste.
While I was at Kroger, I was able to pick up the ingredients for this lovely recipe!
Yes, this is how you make an entire pitcher of lattes. You can use this at your next brunch or party.
I chose vanilla, but if you prefer Caramel or toffee, those work too.
So how do you make this delicious drink? It’s so easy!
Iced Vanilla Lattes For A Crowd
- 4 cups strongly brewed dark roast coffee, cooled
- 3 1/2 cups milk (I use 2% because that is what we have stocked in the fridge)
- 1/2 cup Heavy Whipping Cream (liquid form—not whipped yet!)
- 1/2 cup Vanilla Flavoring Syrup (I use Torani, these glass bottles are usually found in the coffee aisle)
- whipped cream for garnish if desired.
2. Store in a pitcher or glass jug for an hour or 2 before serving. I wouldn’t recommend storing for longer than 24 hours, because of the dairy. Remember to keep it in the refrigerator since it has milk in it (not shelf stable!).
3. Enjoy! Especially since this probably saved a lot of money compared to the pre-made bottles!
What summer drinks are you looking forward to? Do you have foods that you avoid? I’d love to hear what you think about the pen if you try one, or what you think of the drink recipe!