We get asked all the time, how do you think of your projects? Well, this one has a great story! We found Starbuck’s Frappuccino at the supermarket. The coffee drink was delicious, but better than that, the bottles look like milk bottles! We knew we had to reuse them for a milk bath. Then we took it one step further – Cappuccino Milk Bath!
Of course, we had to make a label, so ours is a nod to Starbuck’s. And you can download it and use it if you want. Just right click to download.
This Cappuccino Milk Bath required a little R&D. We figured out that we needed to crush the instant coffee and the powdered milk. Even though they come “granulated”, we just wanted them a little more powdered. So we made a video showing a special trick to crush these ingredients more. We used a rolling pin!
Watch us make the Cappuccino Milk Bath then use the instructions below to make your own!
How To Make Cappuccino Milk Bath
Instant Dry Milk (Powdered Milk)
Instant Espresso or Coffee
Vanilla Essential Oil
Container or Bottle (9.5 ounce Starbuck’s Frappuccino bottle)
Ivory Spray Paint
Label (above, right-click to download and print out)
Other Supplies You May Have Already
Nail Polish Remover Pad (optional)
Steps To Make The Cappuccino Milk Bath
1. Start by washing the bottle and removing the label. The label on our Frappuccino bottle came off with soap and water. If your bottle is recycled and has a sell-by date stamped on it, remove it with a nail polish remover pad. Let your bottle dry completely.
2. Next, make the milk bath. Here’s the recipe:
Cappuccino Milk Bath Recipe
8 Tbsp. Powdered Milk
4 Tbsp. Corn Starch
4 Tbsp. Baking Soda
4 Tbsp. Instant Coffee
5 Drops Vanilla Essential Oil
Place 4 tablespoons of powdered milk on the cutting board. To make the powdered milk more powdery, roll the powdered milk with a rolling pin. (This is amazingly fun! It crushes so easily.) Brush the crushed powdered milk into the mixing bowl. Repeat with another 4 tablespoons. (You’ll need 8 tablespoons total, but we think it’s hard to crush that much at one time, so we did it in two batches.)
3. Add 4 tablespoons of corn starch and 4 tablespoons of baking soda to the mixing bowl.
4. Place 4 tablespoons of instant coffee on the cutting board. Crush the instant coffee like you did the powdered milk to make it more powdery. Just roll over it with the rolling pin and then brush into mixing bowl.
5. Add 5 or 6 drops of vanilla essential oil to the mixture in the mixing bowl. Stir together.
6. Spoon the cappuccino milk bath into the bottle. Fill the bottle, but leave 1” below the lid. Fill this last 1” with uncrushed powdered milk. It kind of looks like foam on top!
7. Paint the bottle lid with the ivory spray paint. Let the lid dry, then place it on top of bottle.
8. Download the label and print it out. Cut the label out. Set the label down face up. Cut a 6” piece of clear packing tape. Pick the label up with the center of the tape. Lay the bottle down on it’s side and attach the label to the front of the jar. Wrap the tape around the sides of the jar.
Cute, right? It’s the bottle! We love looking for fun containers like this to use for spa crafts. We browse the aisles of Big Lots and Dollar Tree just to look for interesting shaped jars and bottles. We’ve purchased preserved cherries, fig marmalade, and orange honey just to reuse the containers. And we got to sample some pretty interesting tastes at the same time!
Jennifer & Kitty
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