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!
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. ;]