SAVE MONEY & YOUR SANITY
Who doesn't love going to the cafe? It's fun to people watch, chat with friends and just be outside among the crowds.
But then, sometimes, it's not.
For those days when money or your patience for other people is running short, this easy at-home latte recipe will come in handy.
You only need a few things.
- Strong brewed coffee
- 2% or nonfat milk
- Jar with lid
MAKE A LATTE
Now comes the fun part. Let's make a latte.
Make strongly brewed coffee: Use strongly brewed coffee from an Aeropress or another at-home process.
Frothing the milk: Grab a jar with a lid. Pour the milk into the jar. Fill halfway. Screw the lid on tight. Shake the jar as hard as you can until the milk is frothy - 30 to 60 seconds.
Microwave the milk: Take the lid off the jar. Microwave uncovered for 30 seconds. The foam will rise to the top of the milk.
Pour warm milk into the espresso: Pour the coffee into your cup. Use a large spoon to hold back the milk foam, and pour as much warm milk as you would like into the espresso.
Add foam: Spoon as much milk foam as you would like onto your latte. Garnish, if desired, with a sprinkle of cocoa powder or nutmeg on top of the foam. Sip immediately!
If you want to sweeten or flavor your latte, stir in some flavoring syrup with the warm milk, before adding the foam. You can also add a teaspoon of vanilla or almond extract.
Want to see if you are cut out to be a barista? Try making some latte art. Heart, leaf, panda bear. Share your results in the comments.
You're going to have latte fun!