Milkshakes and Old Movies//Girls Night In Party

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SipIndulgence #CollectiveBiasScreen Shot 2016-03-04 at 11.41.11 PMScreen Shot 2016-03-04 at 11.46.35 PM For a non-coffee drinker, you’d think I’d have no use for coffee creamer. But truth be told, I love using NESTLÉ® COFFEE-MATE® Liquid Coffee Creamer in recipes and as a flavor additive for coffee substitute, hot chocolate or milkshakes. Its really good, and so much flavor can be added to drinks and baked goods from just one bottle! In an effort to do something different than the typical girls night out, I decided to throw a little “Milkshakes and Old Movies” girls night in, A: Because we just finished our basement (YAY!) and B: To try the newest flavors from the NESTLÉ® COFFEE-MATE® Chocolate Boutique that I found at Walmart. You will die, when you try one of these milkshakes (look for the recipe below), and they are so easy to make!

Because I regularly have/go to girls nights, I thought it would be nice to have a basket for each of the ladies to take home for their sweethearts, plus it would be a fun activity to do at the party. I set up a cute “Date Night” basket-making station, for each of the ladies to recreate this fun party at their home. Going with the black and white movie theme, I asked my guests to wear black and white patterns (and of course they are the best, and went above and beyond to humor me). I still can’t believe how perfect we all look, considering no one coordinated clothing beforehand. Okay, let me take you through each step, so you can take your favorite ideas and recreate this party in your home.
Screen Shot 2016-03-07 at 7.39.05 PMMaking Milkshakes

Because the party was setup in the basement (no kitchen), I had the milkshake making start upstairs in the kitchen. We were able to play around with flavors and garnishes, and come up with some very yummy combinations. The indulgent flavors from the new Chocolate Boutique collection were the perfect flavor profiles for my create-your-own milkshakes station, because of how dynamic the flavors were in each bottle. It would have taken a lot more ingredients to create similar flavors without the COFFEE-MATE® . Out of the three flavors (NESTLÉ® COFFEE-MATE® Liquid Coffee Creamer in Salted Caramel, Creamer Toffee and Café Mocha) my favorite was: Salted Caramel. Honestly every flavor I tasted was amazing, and I will definately be indulging in the other flavors to make my hot and cold beverages a decadent treat. Screen Shot 2016-03-07 at 7.39.30 PMNESTLÉ® COFFEE-MATE® Liquid Coffee Creamer Chocolate Boutique Milkshakes

INGREDIENTS:

Milkshakes

  • 1/2 cup (your choice) NESTLÉ® COFFEE-MATE® Liquid Coffee Creamer Salted Caramel 16 oz, NESTLÉ® COFFEE-MATE® Liquid Coffee Creamer Toffee 16 oz or NESTLÉ® COFFEE-MATE® Liquid Coffee Creamer Café Mocha 16 oz
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 scoops (tennis ball sized) vanilla ice cream

Screen Shot 2016-03-07 at 7.38.19 PMScreen Shot 2016-03-07 at 7.38.39 PMGarnishes

  • Whipped cream
  • Sprinkles
  • Chocolate syrup
  • Maraschino cherries
  • Paper straws

INSTRUCTIONS:

In a blender combine NESTLÉ® COFFEE-MATE® Liquid Coffee Creamer, milk and ice cream. Blend until fully incorporated.Screen Shot 2016-03-07 at 7.39.20 PMPour into a glass and garnish with your choice of whipped cream, chocolate syrup, sprinkles, a maraschino cherry and a paper straw.

Watching Old Movies

We started out by watching an old movie, then ten minutes in we were just talking about everything but… go figure. But it did make for great background noise for us to enjoy the party, eat some treats and start making our date night baskets.Screen Shot 2016-03-07 at 7.40.59 PM

Black and White Party

Initially, the plan was to have only black and white as the theme for this party, but then I went inside the craft store and felt compelled to buy all of their beautiful and bright spring blooms. So black, white and bright became the new theme, which is quite alright because it ended up a bit more cheery with a pop of color.
Screen Shot 2016-03-04 at 11.44.50 PM Screen Shot 2016-03-04 at 11.41.11 PMScreen Shot 2016-03-04 at 11.45.50 PMDate Night Baskets

What’s a party without an activity? For these create your own date-night in baskets, I wanted to send my guests with the main staples to recreate everything at home plus a few treats. The contents included everything needed to create the milkshakes from above, their choice of NESTLÉ® COFFEE-MATE® Liquid Coffee Creamer, clear plastic cups, cute paper straws, rainbow sprinkles, an ice-cream scoop, popcorn, chocolate candies and a printout (FREE printable here) of 20 questions to ask your partner. We wrapped them in cellophane and they turned out to be the biggest hit of the whole night.Screen Shot 2016-03-07 at 7.40.24 PM Screen Shot 2016-03-07 at 7.41.20 PMScreen Shot 2016-03-07 at 7.42.08 PMScreen Shot 2016-03-07 at 7.41.47 PM Screen Shot 2016-03-07 at 7.41.57 PMDo you ever have those moments when things turned out better than how you planned it in your mind? This was one of those times! It was SO. MUCH. FUN. All of the girls really got into it and our baskets turned out too cute!
Screen Shot 2016-03-07 at 7.42.54 PM Screen Shot 2016-03-07 at 7.43.20 PM Screen Shot 2016-03-07 at 9.52.43 PM As I mentioned earlier, I used NESTLÉ® COFFEE-MATE® Liquid Coffee Creamer in the cupcake batter and frosting and it took my basic box mix cupcakes to a whole new level. If you thought those milkshakes sounded good, just wait until you try these cupcakes! They’re so easy to make and full of flavor!

NESTLÉ® COFFEE-MATE® Liquid Coffee Creamer Chocolate Toffee Truffle CupcakesScreen Shot 2016-03-07 at 1.52.56 PMINGREDIENTS:

Cupcakes

  • 1 box of vanilla cake mix
  • 1 cup NESTLÉ® COFFEE-MATE® Liquid Coffee Creamer Toffee 16 oz
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 butter, melted

Frosting

  • 2 cups butter, softened
  • 6-8 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tbs NESTLÉ® COFFEE-MATE® Liquid Coffee Creamer Salted Caramel
  • desired food coloring

Screen Shot 2016-03-07 at 1.50.46 PM

INSTRUCTIONS:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine all ingredients into a large bowl.
Screen Shot 2016-03-07 at 1.49.51 PMMix with a whisk until fully incorporated, a few small lumps are okay.Screen Shot 2016-03-07 at 1.50.18 PMUsing an ice cream scoop, evenly portion cupcake batter into lined a cupcake tin.
Screen Shot 2016-03-07 at 1.49.09 PMBake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes. Cupcakes should be slightly darker around the edges. Allow 20-30 minutes to cool, remove from cupcake tin. While they are cooling, make frosting by combining butter, NESTLÉ® COFFEE-MATE® Liquid Coffee Creamer Salted Caramel, and powdered sugar with a hand mixer. Add in the powdered sugar one cup at a time until the frosting is the desired sweetness and consistency. Add your choice of food coloring, and place into a piping bag.
Screen Shot 2016-03-07 at 1.53.56 PMPipe a small circle in the center of each cupcake.Screen Shot 2016-03-07 at 1.54.34 PMFinish by piping (in a square motion) the rest of the frosting, starting from the outside and ending in the middle. Top with a paper flower to garnish.Screen Shot 2016-03-07 at 1.55.30 PM

The next time you’re in the refrigerated section at Walmart, make sure to pick up a few of these NESTLÉ® COFFEE-MATE® Liquid Coffee Creamer’s. But before you do, print off this coupon so you can also earn $.75 from Ibotta! Do you love NESTLÉ® COFFEE-MATE® Liquid Coffee Creamer? What’s your favorite flavor?