Cozy summer nights.

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When we think about summer we definetly think about warm sunny days, fun at the beach or lake time, delicious  picnics, cool summer drinks, outdooring ( I’ll come back on that term later ) and long nights on the terrasse, backyards.

Living in Canada means that when warmer temperatures arrives, we really put ourselves in relax and let’s make the most of summer mode and we want to enjoy it as most as possible since summer is usually so short ( yes we have spring and fall but not warm enough to avoid wearing coat or chunky knits ).

Outdooring is a term that was invented in the province of Quebec, Canada a few years ago, 2010 to be more specific.

Surprisingly, the idea for outdooring can be traced to a surplus of unsold backyard gazebos from a pool and garden furniture retailer. Outdooring is creating a lounge-style outdoor living space, so you can enjoy your outdoor space a bit longer in the season in your garden, by designing your space that is available as an extension of indoor space, and by furnishing it with the same attention to comfort as you would decorate your living room per say.

Success to enjoy those long summer nights totally means that you need to get comfy pillows, chunky throws, candles, lounge music, maybe some snacks and of course yummy drinks.

My drink of the summer is definitely Nespresso iced coffee. Before falling in love with iced coffees, I always had in mind that it would taste the same as a “was hot and drinkable half an hour ago and still drinking it because I’m a mom”. But it is so far from that. Believe me, totally!!! It’s so good.

If you haven’t get to taste the Nespresso Intenso on Ice and Leggero on Ice, you need to. They are sooo GOOD. My favorite of their summer limited edition is  the Leggero on Ice, a mild, fruity, balanced coffee specifically designed to provide a delicate and refreshing iced beverage at home.

I shared last week with you some of my favorite Nespresso Iced coffee recipes but here is another one for you to try while hopefully enjoying long nights in your outdoor, cozy spaces. I am using the Nespresso Citiz & milk  and I need to admit that with our crazy busy life, this machine helped me a lot on time saving, because we all know that every minutes counts as a mom. That #momlife !!!

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I’ve linked my machine below:

Milk and Spice Iced Coffee Recipe

An iced milk foam with spices combined with an intense and powerful Grand Cru.


•1 capsule of either Leggero on Ice on or Intenso on Ice  (to produce 80 ml,3 oz of Nespresso coffee)

•tablespoons of crushed ice

•150 ml, 5 oz of cold milk

•Ground cinnamon, nutmeg or chocolate shavings


• Prepare the Nespresso (80 ml,3 oz) in a cappuccino cup and add sugar if desired

• Pour the preparation into a 350 ml,12 oz glass with the crushed ice

• Prepare 150 ml,5 oz of cold milk froth

• Add the milk to the iced coffee and top with a few spoonfuls of froth

• Sprinkle with cinnamon, nutmeg or chocolate shavings to finish

  • Serve immediately

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Go check Nespresso’s web site for the limited Nespresso Intenso on Ice and Leggero on Ice summer editions and for much MORE YUMMY RECIPES!

et voilà, enjoy you summer!

Stephanie x.

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