Cheers! Two years ago today, Jonathan and I got married. Happy anniversary, hon!
That week, we spontaneously drove to Desert Hot Springs to camp and hike around Joshua Tree for a few days. On the morning of January 3rd, my mom called to see where we were, and to tell us that in Mandarin, 1/3/13 is pronounced yi-san-yi-san, which she thought was cute because it means “twinkle twinkle” (like the little stars).
Maybe I was still delirious from the lack of sleep from the previous week (why would anyone want to close a deal between Christmas and New Year’s and make junior lawyers work through the holidays??), but it seemed like too good of a date to let it go unused.
We had no rings with us, no dress, no vows written, but we drove to the closest county clerk’s office, filled out some forms, grabbed a witness (thank you stranger grandma), and got married! We were still in our hiking gear, but luckily I had tossed a mascara in my bag before we left home. The officiant literally wrote our names on a post-it note, put a black robe over her normal clothes, and was done in 5 minutes. It was that kind of wedding.
Later that month, we went to Norway for a husky safari around the Arctic Circle, where we exchanged rings under the Northern Lights. And then a few months after that we celebrated our union with friends and family.
We woke up this morning to celebrate our “cotton” anniversary with cotton candy coffee. We poured hot espresso over cotton candy and cold milk to make a sweetened iced latte. It is a beautiful drink. I absolutely loved watching the cotton candy melt under the hot coffee, and the espresso swirl together with the milk.
In fact, it was so much fun watching it happen that I made cotton candy coffee into a little animated gif for you! Ah just watch that fluffy piece of cotton candy melt right into the coffee!
Whew, it has been a busy few weeks for us with Christmas, my birthday, New Years and now our anniversary. Thanks for joining along and for all the well wishes! Cheers to all!
- 2 shots of espresso (I used a Nespresso capsule)
- ½ a glass of milk (or any dairy-free milk alternative for vegan option)
- a few ice cubes
- a handful of cotton candy
- Pour the milk into an 8oz or 12oz glass with ice cubes. If you like your coffee stronger, use the 8oz glass.
- Gently shape the cotton candy so it forms a ball just a bit bigger than than the top of the glass you are using. Stick a skewer through the center of the ball and rest the cotton candy on the glass.
- Slowly pour the hot espresso over the cotton candy.
- Mix and serve.
If you love to pin, here’s a strip of the cotton candy coffee!