Category: DIY

DIYSpring Dessert – Raspberry Coconut Truffles

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Spring Dessert – Raspberry Coconut Truffles – Lighten up with a fresh dessert for spring like these refreshing (and healthy!) raspberry coconut truffles. Perfect for snacking on during the work week and cute enough to bring to your friend’s weekend get-together, these bite-size treats will cure your sweet tooth in no time. Starting with just a few base ingredients, you can spin the flavors any way you’d like by using your favorite fruit combos. For this batch we chose raspberry and lemon since they’re a match made in heaven – but feel free to get creative!

 

Ingredients (makes 24 servings)

1 1/2 cups coconut butter (room temperature)

1/3 cup vanilla almond milk

1/4 cup coconut oil (room temperature)

4 tablespoons maple syrup

3 tablespoons lemon juice

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 cup roughly chopped raspberries or other fruit (plus another 1/2  cup for garnish)

 

Directions

-Combine all ingredients except for fruit in a food processor

-Process until a smooth, creamy mixture is formed

-Spoon mixture into a mini muffin tin lined with baking cups

-Smooth tops with a spoon and garnish with raspberry

-Refrigerate for 10-15 minutes, or until mixture is firm

-Serve and enjoy!

 

Store in the fridge and enjoy for up to seven days.

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DIYLa Fleurette Cocktail

La Fleurette Cocktail

Sweet, bubbly, and floral, our La Fleurette cocktail will have you dreaming of spring. We took bubbly champagne and tonic water and mixed it with the floral flavors of St. Germain and a dash of rose water, making for an efflorescent cocktail that is light and refreshing. Whether it’s movie night with your girlfriends or a date night in with your sweetheart, this is a drink that is worth sharing. With just a few ingredients and some lovely blooms, you’ll have the perfect beverage for all of your spring affairs. Read on for the full recipe on how to create this blooming concoction.

 

Ingredients (makes one cocktail)

– 3 oz. Champagne or sparkling wine

– 1 oz. St. Germain

– 1 oz. Tonic water

– 5-6 drops rose water

– 1 drop pink food coloring (optional)

– Flowers for garnish

 

Combine the champagne, St. Germain, tonic water, rose water, and food coloring into a shaker filled with ice. Shake well, strain mixture into glass, and top with a few small flowers or petals. Serve and enjoy immediately!

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What type of flowers will you top your cocktail with?

 

DIYHappy New Year from LuLu*s!

Happy New Year

Where will you be this New Year’s Eve? Whether you’re hosting a party, hitting the town, or staying cozy at home, we wish you a happy new year and prosperous 2016!

Looking for some NYE cocktail inspiration? We’ve got you covered!

From left to right: 1. Blackberry Bramble 2. Aquamarine Martini 3. Strawberry Mint Mojito 4. The Bradshaw 5. White Chocolate Snowflake Martini 6. Kir Royale 7. Sparkling Apple Crisp

DIYNew Year, New You!

With 2016 so close at hand, why not get a head start on making your New Year’s resolutions!? We’ve rounded up five of our favorite DIY posts to assure a new you is easy to accomplish. Treat yourself to a little lovin’ and start your year off on the right (perfectly-pampered) foot!

New You

Take some time to check out the featured blog posts by clicking the links below!

Clockwise from top left:

1. At Home Spa Treatments

2. Coconut Coffee Scrub Cubes

3. Makeup Remover

4. Coconut Rose Body Scrub

5. Lavender Coconut Whipped Body Butter

DIYWhite Chocolate Snowflake Martini

We’ve been dreaming of a winter wonderland this year, and although we may not get actual snow here in sunny California, we’ll have just as much fun with the perfect winter cocktail – the White Chocolate Snowflake Martini! It’s the perfect blend of sweet and creamy that will have you feeling the holiday cheer in no time. Check out the recipe below to whip up this refreshment!

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Ingredients (makes one drink)

2 oz. vanilla vodka
2 oz. Godiva white chocolate liqueur
1 oz. white creme de cacao
1 oz.  half and half
Lemon wedge
Sanding sugar

 

Directions

Cut a half-inch slit into the lemon wedge and rub it around the rim of the glass. Pour sanding sugar into a shallow dish then dip the rim in the sugar to coat evenly. Gently shake off excess sugar. Add the vodka, chocolate liqueur, creme de cacao, and half and half into a shaker filled with ice. Shake well and strain mixture into glass.

Serve immediately, and enjoy with your favorite seasonal tunes next to a toasty fireplace!

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