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Ninja Coffee Bar: Recipe + Giveaway!

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This post was created in partnership with Ninja Coffee Bar® System. I received complimentary products and compensation to facilitate my review, but all opinions within are my own.

There are things in life that are a given. The sun will rise with the new day. The wind will rustle the fallen leaves. You will be in dire need of caffeine on Christmas morning. The things that no one questions. So relish in this eternal knowledge by making that cup of caffeine the best, most lavish cup you’ve ever had. How will you accomplish this, you ask? With the new Ninja Coffee Bar® System, my friends. I’ve teamed up with the brand to bring you a unique Christmas morning drink recipe and a fabulous giveaway below.

The harsh realities of Christmas morning do not rear their ugly head until it’s too late. Memories of the day are filled with giggling children, thoughtful presents, and feasts fit for royalty. No one actually remembers the searing headache as little Susie tries out her new drum set. Or the shrill laugh of your mother-in-law who ‘accidentally’ showed up to the holiday party 5 hours too early.  Or the tireless morning you spent slaving over a toy’s instruction manual (is it a tricycle or a torture device?!). Oh, yes it’s all flooding back like a nightmarish tsunami, isn’t it? Take a deep breath and say it with me: caffeine. Again. Caffeine.

Sure a regular old coffee machine could technically do the job in this inevitable scenario. But wouldn’t you rather have the incomparable capabilities of the talented love-child of a barista and a ninja?! I was able to get my hands on the Ninja Coffee Bar® System and I am never letting go. This little countertop wizard includes a built-in hot and cold frother, six easily configured brew sizes, and five brew types. It even comes with a setting for the Ninja-exclusive Café Forte brew. This brew amplifies the natural flavors of the coffee and probably even sprinkles some magical fairy dust in the cup during the process. All of this is laid out on it’s easy-to-use appliance console, so that you don’t actually have to have previous experience as a barista… or a caffeine-obsessed ninja. Out of all these amazing features, my favorite one is actually the removeable water tank – you can wash it and fill it directly in the sink to avoid countertop spills. I know, I am easy to please.

Now that I have sold you on gifting yourself this delightful appliance for the holidays, let’s get back to your Christmas morning caffeine dilemma. The solution? Salted Honey Espresso Shooter, my friends. With the help of Ninja, it is a super easy, delicious, and powerful holiday drink that would even perk up old Mr. Claus the morning after his international joy-ride. Grab the recipe card or follow along below.

SALTED HONEY ESPRESSO SHOOTERS

INGREDIENTS

  1. 4 big Ninja scoops of espresso
  2. 1/2 cup of whole milk
  3. 1 teaspoon of honey
  4. 1/4 teaspoon of salt

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Scoop the espresso into the Ninja Coffee Bar® System’s brew basket and fill the water tank.
  2. Set a mug in place to brew and press the Cafe Forte button.
  3. When the brew is complete, divide the drink between 4 espresso glasses.
  4. Place the milk in a mug and heat in the microwave for 45 seconds. Then, using the Ninja’s integrated frother, froth the milk for approximately 30 seconds.
  5. Top with the milk froth and then garnish with drizzled honey and salt. Enjoy!

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Place 4 big scoops of espresso into the Ninja Coffee Bar® System’s brew basket and fill the water tank.

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Set a mug in place to brew and press the Cafe Forte button.

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When the brew is complete, divide the drink between 4 espresso glasses.

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Place 1/2 cup of milk in a mug and heat in the microwave for 45 seconds. Then, using the Ninja’s integrated frother, froth the milk for approximately 30 seconds.

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Top the espresso with the milk froth and then garnish with drizzled honey and salt.

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As an extra special treat, top the espresso shooters with a delicious cookie. Enjoy!

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Now let’s get to the cherry on top! We’re giving one of these little beauties away to a reader. Make sure to enter below for your chance to win…

Giveaway:

Ninja Coffee Bar® System (ARV $200)

Deadline to enter:

December 18, 2016

Rules:

Contest entrants are only eligible to win once per sweepstake, per household as a part of a campaign sponsored by Influence Central and must reside in the United States. Ninja Coffee Bar® System giveaway is the same product as the review product

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Fabulous giveaway, check! Delectable recipe, check! Alright, I have done all I can to help make your Christmas morning delightful. So visit ninjacoffeebar.com to get your own Ninja Coffee Bar® System and bring out your inner barista. Once you’ve done that, make sure to follow along on social media with #NinjaBarista for great tips and recipe inspiration. Now if you don’t mind me, I am going to go make myself a Cappuccino and relish in the fact that I am still in my pajamas.

Sam Temsah-Deniskin

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