Iced Vanilla Lattes For a Crowd & how to prepare sensitive teeth for cold summer snacks - Major Hoff Takes A Wife

Iced Vanilla Lattes For a Crowd & how to prepare sensitive teeth for cold summer snacks

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Iced Vanilla Lattes For a Crowd.

Prepare your teeth for cold summer drinks. Just in time for those fun, cold drinks- Colgate Sensitive Toothbrush & Built-in Sensitivity  pen. Includes a recipe for Vanilla Lattes for a crowd.

    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.

Iced coffee drinks for a crowd.

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:
Colgate Toothbrush  Sensitivity Relief pen is easy to use.
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.  The Actis Enamel Pen blocks sensitivity at the source of pain. Simply: Brush, Apply, Go. The best part? It only takes 3 days to start working. And once you are in the habit of using it on a continual basis, it works 24/7. It will even build up and form a barrier so your teeth are less prone to being sensitive. I’m so happy that I was able to find relief, and without the sticker shock!
Where to buy Colgate Sensitivity Pen.

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.

Easy to make at home lattes.

I chose vanilla, but if you prefer Caramel or toffee, those work too.

Homemade Lattes for Brunch.

Save money making your own lattes

Vanilla Iced Coffee Recipe
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. 
1. Mix together the brewed coffee and the vanilla flavored syrup. Add in the milk, and then the heavy whipping cream. The whipping cream is in liquid form. This is what gives that thick, almost like a melted milk shake flavor to coffee house style drinks.
 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!

Iced Vanilla Lattes For a Crowd.

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  1. These look great! Nothing quite like a chilled drink in the summertime!

  2. I am so happy that Colgate helps us enjoy our favorite cold treats! Mine is Dr. Pepper :) #client

  3. I love this! :) What a perfect drink for parties and get-togethers (and for me - the coffee addict!!) Absolutely love!


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