Wednesday, December 23, 2015

How To Make A Latte - At Home!


Y'all I spend way to much on coffee at Starbucks, Peet's, and just about every other coffee shop out there #caffeinaddict. And apart from the seasonal fancy-drink (I'm looking at you PSL), I typically just order a plain latte which is really just espresso and milk. Cheaper than many options, yes, but still overpriced and those cups add up!

I was talking about this to a friend of mine and she told me a secret that has since blown my mind and saved me money. You can make a latte at home - without a fancy machine! And it is incredibly easy!


Begin by brewing your espresso - or really strong coffee if you're like me and don't have an espresso maker (though then it's technically a cafe au lait with a lot of foam...)

To make the hot milk and foam, you will need a tall, microwaveable container with a lid. This could be a mason jar (you'll remove the cap) or even a plastic Tupperware.

Pour the desired amount of milk into the container, but be sure to leave a good amount of room for the foam to expand. Put on the lid and shake until you notice it's becoming foamy - roughly a minute. Then remove the lid and microwave the milk for about 45 seconds. Once it's done you will have a good amount of foam and some nice hot milk.

Next, fill your mug with the desired amount of espresso/coffee. Hold back the foam with a spoon as you add the amount of hot milk you would like. Then use the spoon to add your desired amount of foam and voila!


(If you want to get fancy, you can also sprinkle on a topping like cinnamon or cocoa. Yum.)

And there you have it. A quick, simple way to drink your coffee at home and save some extra cash.

Are there any other caffein addicts out there who've tried this method or know of any others?

Peace,
Sarah

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12 comments:

  1. awesome! thanks for this! I don't even have a coffee maker so this is helpful!

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    1. No problem! Thanks for reading! (And sorry for such a late response!)
      Peace, Sarah

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  2. I haven't tried to brew my own coffee, because I don't have a machine. This sounds like a great idea! I will hopefully try it soon!

    Mikayla | A Seersucker State of Mind.

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    1. Let me know what you think if you give it a try, Mikayla! Thanks for reading and sorry for such a late response!
      Peace, Sarah

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  3. I really need to buy my own coffee maker. This would just be perfect on the weekends

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    1. It's an excellent way to save on money if you're a coffee drinker! Thanks for reading!
      Peace, Sarah

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  4. Brilliant! I can't wait to try it. My other tip is using a dark roast coffee on the Strong setting on my Keurig ... gets it almost as strong as espresso.

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    1. I LOVE strong coffee and pretending it's espresso - though I am thinking about getting a stove-top espresso maker so my lattes are actually lattes haha Thanks for reading, Christa!
      Peace, Sarah

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  5. Oh nice! Thanks for the recipe!

    Roxi - www.goldenpolkadots.blogspot.com

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    1. No problem, Roxi! Hope it serves you well!
      Peace, Sarah

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  6. I am obsessed with lattes. Thanks for sharing! Can you do this with almond milk instead?

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    1. Honestly, I am not sure about the almond milk. If it is able to bubble like regular milk I think it would work. Let me know if you try it! I'd love to hear the results!
      Peace, Sarah

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