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Sunday, October 2, 2011

Easy Latte Recipe from Home

I'm so excited to share this with you guys. I had mentioned back in this post that we don't have a coffee maker, and sometimes I just can't get motivated to leave the house to run to Starbucks. One of my lovely readers suggested making lattes at home. It made me have a "why didn't I think of that?" moment.
This is seriously the easiest way to make a delicious, foamy latte from home. You don't need a coffee maker. You don't need a milk frother. The only thing you need to create this frothy treat is a common blender!

Ingredients
Milk
Instant Coffee
Sugar/Vanilla Extract
Blender

I used Starbucks Ready Brew in Mocha. Use two packets instead of the one that it calls for to create an extra strong coffee. Heat up about 1 1/4 cups of milk on the stove or in the microwave (I used the microwave). Pour the heated milk into a blender and blend for about a minute. My blender actually had the setting "aerate" which is exactly what you want (putting air into the milk to create the bubbles). Heavier milk will foam better. I used 2%. Pour the foamed milk into the cup of coffee, add vanilla or sugar for taste, and that's it! I added a dash of cocoa powder on top of mine to bring out the mocha flavor of the coffee. It was delicious and so easy, I couldn't even believe it. Looks like we don't need an espresso machine anymore. ;]

13 comments:

  1. GET. OUT. Seriously?!?!? I will so need to try this. All we have is the family Keurig which we LOVE, but ya know, can't really "brew" a pot of coffee, etc.

    Thank you for posting this!!!

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  2. This is a great idea! Sometimes I'm not motivated to drive across town for starbucks either.

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  3. Love!!!

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  4. Oh nice! Clever idea. Wouldn't have even though of using a blender to froth milk!

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  5. Great idea! Thanks for sharing!! :)

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  6. Yum! Thanks for sharing :)

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  7. wow looks great! Thanks for sharing!♥

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  8. This is awesome.

    Now if you had one of those magic bullets you could put the coffee right into your foamy milk.

    When I get desperate and want something slightly fancy for my coffee - I grab my milk container and shake it like a mad woman until it gets a little foamy and top my coffee with it.

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  9. My trick to foam the milk (since I don't have the right machine/tool for it) is:

    Pour 1-2 finger of milk on a french press, pump it a little, and voila! Foamy success.

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  10. Wonderful idea! Your recipe is the perfect reason to pull out that blender I rarely use. ;D

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  11. Anonymous5:01 PM

    I always do milk on the stove, and a splash of coffeemate creamer in the milk... high heat, and just keep whipping for a minute or so. not so scientific but totally delish and doable :)

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