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12.18.13

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto. I received product samples to facilitate my review as well as a thank me for my participation.

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Finally, after years of waiting, I have my very own single-serve coffee machine. I was given a Nescafe Dolce Gusto Genio to try out and I’m thrilled to be able to keep it.

NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto is the only machine that truly delivers delicious, coffee house quality creations every time with patented smart capsule technology delivering up to 15 bars of professional pressure and espresso technology. Which means every time I brew a cup of coffee it will be a great cup.

I not ashamed to admit that I drink a lot of coffee. I’ll make a pot of coffee in the morning and drink it throughout the day. Of course, this means I usually reheat it in the microwave. It’s not a perfect system, but has worked up to this point. However, now that I have the Nescafe Dolce Gusto I no longer have to drink coffee that has been sitting in the pot half the day. I get to enjoy a fresh cup of coffee every.single.time.

Of course, there are lots of options beyond coffee. Nescafe offers a wide variety of coffee capsules including:

o Cappuccino Ice
o Cappuccino
o Carmel Latte Macchiato
o Americano
o Skinny Cappuccino
o Nestea Peach Iced Tea
o Skinny Latte
o Latte Macchiato
o Chococino
o Mocha
o Chai Tea Latte
o Espresso
o Caffe Lungo
o Caffe Lungo Decaf
o A Dark Roast
o Morning Blend
o Espresso Intenso

The drinks can be brewed hot or cold and are ready in under a minute. That is some serious technology that can provide me with a hot cup of coffee in less than 60 seconds. Plus, the Dolce Gusto allows me to decide how strong I want my coffee using the dial at the top of the machine.

This is a must for having friends over for coffee. Everyone can have exactly what they like without a bunch of fuss. I plan on setting up a little coffee bar and letting everyone create their own personalized drink. Because the machine is so quick in under 5 minutes we can all be siting down enjoying our coffee and chatting.

Of course, why stop at just having a beverage when you can use the Nescafe Dolce Gusto to create an indulgent treat. Spiked Hot Cocoa is my favorite. Easy to make and everyone loves it.

spiked hot cocoa

SPIKED HOT COCOA RECIPE

INGREDIENTS
1 1/2 ounces of Bailey’s Irish Cream
Nescafe Dolce Gusto Chococino
Whipped Cream
Cinnamon

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Pour Bailey Irish Cream into your coffee cup.

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Make chococino in cup starting with dark capsule.

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Then make white capsule in cup.

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When it is done brewing use a small whisk to blend Baileys Irish Cream and Chococino together.

Spiked Hot Cocoa

Top with whipped cream, a sprinkle of cinnamon and a cinnamon stick. Enjoy!

20% OFF COUPON

Save 20% off on your purchase of the Nescafe Dolce Gusto by using coupon code: GustoGift! (with an exclamation point)

GIVEAWAY

You can win your very own Nescafe Dolce Gusto by entering using the Rafflecopter form below. Open to U.S. only, end December 29th.

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133 Comments

  1. Jessie C.
    Posted December 18, 2013 at 10:08 pm | Permalink

    A photo from Thanksgiving party.

  2. rod jackson
    Posted December 19, 2013 at 7:18 am | Permalink

    An old family photo of Grandma.

  3. Desiree H
    Posted December 19, 2013 at 10:26 pm | Permalink

    A caramel latte!!!

  4. tammy shelton
    Posted December 21, 2013 at 10:58 am | Permalink

    Caramel Macchiato is my favorite

  5. kim burnett
    Posted December 21, 2013 at 4:29 pm | Permalink

    I like hot apple cider!

  6. cyndi br
    Posted December 21, 2013 at 4:51 pm | Permalink

    hoy chocolate is a favorite

  7. Posted December 21, 2013 at 4:59 pm | Permalink

    I love a good flavored coffee and I’m not afraid to try new flavors. My hubby and I once tried a peanut butter coffee and it was sooo good

  8. molli vandehey
    Posted December 21, 2013 at 7:02 pm | Permalink

    a hazelnut macchiato!

  9. Mandala
    Posted December 21, 2013 at 11:37 pm | Permalink

    I like white mocha and mocha coffee

  10. Denise Konkel
    Posted December 22, 2013 at 12:43 am | Permalink

    Peppermint mochas!

  11. Terry Cover
    Posted December 22, 2013 at 5:48 am | Permalink

    Cappuccino

  12. Ann Fantom
    Posted December 22, 2013 at 7:05 am | Permalink

    My favorite hot beverage is cappuccino

  13. D Schmidt
    Posted December 22, 2013 at 10:47 am | Permalink

    My favorite hot drink is vanilla latte.

  14. christina moore
    Posted December 22, 2013 at 11:40 am | Permalink

    I like apple cider and hot chocolate

  15. Pam Gurganus
    Posted December 22, 2013 at 11:52 am | Permalink

    My favorite hot beverage drink is coffee!

  16. Maura S
    Posted December 22, 2013 at 12:06 pm | Permalink

    I love hot coco, but the Spiked hot cocoa sounds delicious :)

  17. Lisa Kerr
    Posted December 22, 2013 at 12:34 pm | Permalink

    My favorite hot beverage is coffee!

  18. christine burd
    Posted December 22, 2013 at 2:48 pm | Permalink

    My favorite hot beverage is tea

  19. Don D
    Posted December 22, 2013 at 3:39 pm | Permalink

    My favorite is simply coffee.

  20. Kathy Luman
    Posted December 22, 2013 at 5:39 pm | Permalink

    Hot Chocolate

  21. Tom Bellamy
    Posted December 22, 2013 at 9:04 pm | Permalink

    Hot chocolate.

  22. Elena
    Posted December 22, 2013 at 10:32 pm | Permalink

    My favorite is coffee

  23. Linda Kish
    Posted December 22, 2013 at 10:39 pm | Permalink

    Hot coffee

  24. Ronald Clark
    Posted December 23, 2013 at 12:39 am | Permalink

    love coffee and cocoa

  25. Colleen Boudreau
    Posted December 23, 2013 at 2:13 am | Permalink

    Hot chocolate.

  26. charlene canfield
    Posted December 23, 2013 at 8:52 am | Permalink

    hot chocolate

  27. Cynthia Cover
    Posted December 23, 2013 at 2:10 pm | Permalink

    A hot Earl Grey Tea and then of course Hot Cocoa.

  28. Mary Beth Elderton
    Posted December 23, 2013 at 3:01 pm | Permalink

    I’m a coffee drinker. I like a bit of real cream and sugar.

  29. PAIGE CHANDLER
    Posted December 23, 2013 at 4:25 pm | Permalink

    I like French Vanilla cappuccino.

  30. Linda Lansford
    Posted December 23, 2013 at 5:07 pm | Permalink

    fave is coffee

  31. Posted December 23, 2013 at 5:08 pm | Permalink

    Maple flavored coffee with a little bit of hazelnut creamer!

  32. Jessica
    Posted December 23, 2013 at 7:50 pm | Permalink

    I like French Vanilla coffee.

  33. Alexia
    Posted December 23, 2013 at 8:19 pm | Permalink

    My favorite hot drink is caramel apple cider! Sooooo yummy!

  34. Sandy Cain
    Posted December 23, 2013 at 10:07 pm | Permalink

    I love good hot coffee with a little hazelnut flavor in it! Yummy!

  35. Mya Murphy
    Posted December 24, 2013 at 12:43 am | Permalink

    Caramel latte!

  36. Jonathan Barton
    Posted December 24, 2013 at 1:47 am | Permalink

    Hot Chocolate all the way!

  37. Katie J
    Posted December 24, 2013 at 2:25 am | Permalink

    I love peppermint coffees

  38. Sallee Crummel Glickler
    Posted December 24, 2013 at 3:08 am | Permalink

    Spiced Chai Latte

  39. Stephanie L.
    Posted December 24, 2013 at 10:22 am | Permalink

    peppermint mocha

  40. Candice
    Posted December 24, 2013 at 2:40 pm | Permalink

    I love vanilla lattes, iced and hot.

  41. Michelle Hamilton
    Posted December 24, 2013 at 3:26 pm | Permalink

    My favorite hot beverage drink is french vanilla coffee.

  42. Athena S
    Posted December 24, 2013 at 10:55 pm | Permalink

    Caramel Machiatto

  43. Christina Swenson
    Posted December 25, 2013 at 3:35 am | Permalink

    I love hot chocolate!

  44. Posted December 25, 2013 at 9:09 am | Permalink

    I like no LOVE lattes !

  45. MH SCHMIDT
    Posted December 25, 2013 at 2:06 pm | Permalink

    I love a good old fashioned hot cocoa….no whip cream please!

  46. richelle bowers
    Posted December 25, 2013 at 3:06 pm | Permalink

    I love white chocolate mochas

  47. M.Clark
    Posted December 25, 2013 at 5:40 pm | Permalink

    My favorite hot beverage is hot chocolate.

  48. Michele Animali
    Posted December 25, 2013 at 8:05 pm | Permalink

    Hot chocolate with a touch of cinnamon.

  49. Eloise C
    Posted December 25, 2013 at 8:55 pm | Permalink

    I love hot chocolate! Thanks so much for hosting this giveaway!

    furygirl3132[at]comcast[dot]net

  50. Tara Woods
    Posted December 25, 2013 at 9:54 pm | Permalink

    I love hot chocolate with mini marshmallows.

  51. Ivana Jankovic
    Posted December 25, 2013 at 10:00 pm | Permalink

    Cappuccino is my favorite :)

  52. jennay green
    Posted December 25, 2013 at 11:05 pm | Permalink

    i love german coffees! they are sooooo gooodddd!

  53. Tracie Trump
    Posted December 25, 2013 at 11:05 pm | Permalink

    Love hot chocolate

  54. Jennifer Rogers
    Posted December 26, 2013 at 7:45 am | Permalink

    My favorite Hot drink is any kind or type of coffee!

  55. April J
    Posted December 26, 2013 at 9:45 am | Permalink

    Hot chocolate is my favorite.

  56. Karen
    Posted December 26, 2013 at 1:22 pm | Permalink

    I love Chai Tea with cream and sugar

  57. Linda G.
    Posted December 26, 2013 at 3:43 pm | Permalink

    My favorite is a cup of hot chocolate with whip cream on top!

  58. tina
    Posted December 26, 2013 at 3:50 pm | Permalink

    Love coffee always have and this machine looks awesome. I could really get into some serious drinks! ;-)

  59. Melody C.
    Posted December 26, 2013 at 5:33 pm | Permalink

    Peppermint coffee is the best!!!

  60. Marissa M
    Posted December 26, 2013 at 5:33 pm | Permalink

    Coffee!!

  61. M.Clark
    Posted December 26, 2013 at 6:49 pm | Permalink

    Hot Cocoa is my favorite hot beverage.

  62. Lisa
    Posted December 26, 2013 at 7:07 pm | Permalink

    I love french vanilla cappuccino!

  63. heather
    Posted December 26, 2013 at 9:37 pm | Permalink

    Hot mocha with whipped cream is my fav.

  64. Allison Downes
    Posted December 26, 2013 at 10:34 pm | Permalink

    I like Caramel Lattes

    Thank you for the chance to win!

  65. rickel bart
    Posted December 27, 2013 at 12:01 am | Permalink

    mulled wine

  66. Lorayne Gothard
    Posted December 27, 2013 at 1:35 am | Permalink

    My favorite hot beverage drink is hot chocolate!!

  67. Jeanna
    Posted December 27, 2013 at 2:42 am | Permalink

    Vanilla cappuccino is my favorite!

  68. latanya
    Posted December 27, 2013 at 1:54 pm | Permalink

    hot cocoa

  69. Sarah Cool
    Posted December 27, 2013 at 5:09 pm | Permalink

    Hot chocolate

  70. Jackee
    Posted December 27, 2013 at 5:26 pm | Permalink

    I like cocoa with a peppermint stick in it.

  71. Lesley M
    Posted December 27, 2013 at 5:59 pm | Permalink

    Caramel Latte’s!!

  72. Daniel M
    Posted December 27, 2013 at 6:04 pm | Permalink

    hot chocolate

  73. Bertha Wilson
    Posted December 27, 2013 at 11:03 pm | Permalink

    I love cappuccino’s… any flavor!

  74. Sky Sparkle
    Posted December 28, 2013 at 2:07 am | Permalink

    I love hot coco

  75. Michelle
    Posted December 28, 2013 at 2:08 am | Permalink

    Peppermint Mocha

  76. Marty Harris
    Posted December 28, 2013 at 3:56 am | Permalink

    Hot Coco

  77. Deb C
    Posted December 28, 2013 at 4:23 am | Permalink

    My favorite is rich hot chocolate made with dark cocoa and milk.

  78. Janet
    Posted December 28, 2013 at 9:32 am | Permalink

    I like apple cider

  79. Mary Gardner
    Posted December 28, 2013 at 10:32 am | Permalink

    I love hot chocolate!

  80. Dana West
    Posted December 28, 2013 at 12:10 pm | Permalink

    I love a good mocha!

  81. Jill Myrick
    Posted December 28, 2013 at 12:18 pm | Permalink

    My favorite hot beverage is hot chocolate with whipped cream.

    jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com

  82. Kortney Nelson
    Posted December 28, 2013 at 12:39 pm | Permalink

    My favorite hot beverage is hot chocolate!

  83. kathy pease
    Posted December 28, 2013 at 12:52 pm | Permalink

    I love my coffee the most :)

  84. Anna E.
    Posted December 28, 2013 at 2:02 pm | Permalink

    Hot Chocolate!

  85. Diana Stanhope
    Posted December 28, 2013 at 4:43 pm | Permalink

    Mine is coffee. I really do love my coffee.

  86. katie k
    Posted December 28, 2013 at 5:34 pm | Permalink

    I love chai tea…and regular herbal tea, and coffee and hot cocoa too!! :)

  87. s riches
    Posted December 28, 2013 at 5:39 pm | Permalink

    My favorite is hot chocolate

  88. Cheryl Abdelnour
    Posted December 28, 2013 at 6:05 pm | Permalink

    I LOVE FLAVORED COFFEE.

  89. Alicia Thibadeau
    Posted December 28, 2013 at 6:10 pm | Permalink

    Hot dark chocolate

  90. amy deeter
    Posted December 28, 2013 at 6:30 pm | Permalink

    caramel latte!

  91. Allison
    Posted December 28, 2013 at 6:44 pm | Permalink

    I absolutely love hot cider!

  92. Michelle S
    Posted December 28, 2013 at 8:20 pm | Permalink

    Hot cocoa.

  93. Nikki
    Posted December 28, 2013 at 8:26 pm | Permalink

    My favorite hot beverage drink is green tea with lemon.

  94. susan smoaks
    Posted December 28, 2013 at 8:28 pm | Permalink

    i like hot black espresso

  95. Tanya White
    Posted December 28, 2013 at 9:38 pm | Permalink

    Flavored hot coffee is my favorite.

  96. Randi
    Posted December 28, 2013 at 10:08 pm | Permalink

    Hot cocoa or hot apple cider. YUM

  97. Tara Liebing
    Posted December 28, 2013 at 11:02 pm | Permalink

    I love Hot Chocolate with Whipped Cream!!

  98. liz l
    Posted December 28, 2013 at 11:10 pm | Permalink

    Any decaf coffee

  99. Patricia Edwards
    Posted December 28, 2013 at 11:21 pm | Permalink

    I love to drink lattes!

  100. Posted December 28, 2013 at 11:25 pm | Permalink

    I add a package of Hot Cocoa Mix to my mug, then pour hot coffee over it for a very chocolate-y coffee!

    Terri P
    pr4gatheringroses AT gmail DOT com

  101. Sue J.
    Posted December 29, 2013 at 12:23 am | Permalink

    Hot chocolate with baby marshmallows!

  102. Gianna
    Posted December 29, 2013 at 12:31 am | Permalink

    Hot cocoa.

  103. Lisa
    Posted December 29, 2013 at 12:44 am | Permalink

    Good ol’ cuppa joe…I luv coffee!

  104. Posted December 29, 2013 at 1:31 am | Permalink

    Hot coffee!

  105. Kati
    Posted December 29, 2013 at 2:34 am | Permalink

    Earl Gray Tea

  106. Alexandra Roach
    Posted December 29, 2013 at 3:39 am | Permalink

    I love coffee!

  107. Carla Macias
    Posted December 29, 2013 at 4:58 am | Permalink

    I drink nescafe and i’d love to have this! Thanks for the sweepstake!

  108. Amy L.
    Posted December 29, 2013 at 6:44 am | Permalink

    Hot cocoa is my favorite!

  109. Chris Reid
    Posted December 29, 2013 at 7:07 am | Permalink

    In winter its hot chocolate :)

  110. Barb Stenby
    Posted December 29, 2013 at 7:21 am | Permalink

    I like all sorts of coffee drinks both hot & cold

  111. Renee Richardson
    Posted December 29, 2013 at 9:22 am | Permalink

    I love hot cocoa. Thanks for the awesome giveaway :)

    Renee
    fattybumpkins at yahoo dot com

  112. Michael Peacock
    Posted December 29, 2013 at 9:27 am | Permalink

    I can’t wait to try it out!!!!

  113. Teresa Thompson
    Posted December 29, 2013 at 9:32 am | Permalink

    I love caramel flavored coffee.

  114. Ashley Fryer
    Posted December 29, 2013 at 11:14 am | Permalink

    My favorite is French Vanilla Coffee.

  115. Kat Emerick
    Posted December 29, 2013 at 11:33 am | Permalink

    I love Cappuccino.

  116. Buddy Garrett
    Posted December 29, 2013 at 11:41 am | Permalink

    Hot cocoa is my favorite.

  117. Candie L
    Posted December 29, 2013 at 12:04 pm | Permalink

    I love French Vanilla Capiccino. Thank you

  118. Barbara Butler
    Posted December 29, 2013 at 2:26 pm | Permalink

    I also like the hot chocolate with a tad bit of pepperment

  119. jessica schueler
    Posted December 29, 2013 at 3:27 pm | Permalink

    hot cocoa

  120. Laurie Emerson
    Posted December 29, 2013 at 5:21 pm | Permalink

    My favorite hot beverage is hot chocolate.

  121. Ellie W
    Posted December 29, 2013 at 6:30 pm | Permalink

    Hot chocolate is my favorite hot beverage.

  122. Daphne
    Posted December 29, 2013 at 6:31 pm | Permalink

    SKPM: Skinny Peppermint Mocha!

  123. Richard Hicks
    Posted December 29, 2013 at 6:33 pm | Permalink

    Fav drink is hot chocolate with marshmallows

  124. cheryl s
    Posted December 29, 2013 at 6:59 pm | Permalink

    mine would be hot chocolate with a splash of peppermint

  125. Melissa Malland-Erwin
    Posted December 29, 2013 at 7:30 pm | Permalink

    Chai-Tea Latte

  126. Tonya Trummer
    Posted December 29, 2013 at 7:46 pm | Permalink

    Who doesn’t love a good cup of cocoa?

  127. kelly mcgrew
    Posted December 29, 2013 at 8:43 pm | Permalink

    my favorite hot beverage drink is hot apple cider!

  128. lisa
    Posted December 29, 2013 at 8:56 pm | Permalink

    vanilla latte

  129. natasha tucker
    Posted December 29, 2013 at 9:23 pm | Permalink

    white hot chocolate from starbucks yum!

  130. rebecca day
    Posted December 29, 2013 at 9:52 pm | Permalink

    hot chocolate

  131. Tabathia B
    Posted December 29, 2013 at 9:53 pm | Permalink

    hot chocolate

  132. Teresa
    Posted December 29, 2013 at 11:06 pm | Permalink

    I like hot chocolate with extra marshmallows.

  133. Rosanne
    Posted December 29, 2013 at 11:25 pm | Permalink

    Coffee is my favorite hot drink