I pretty much consider coffee to be one of life’s greatest simple pleasures, and over the past year, that’s evolved from a love of coffee in general to a love of lattes in particular.
My husband surprised me with an inexpensive latte maker last year, and while it makes a tasty espresso, the milk steamer/frother is just meh. (And I actually just replaced the latte maker, but more on that another day!)
For a while I tried just adding cold milk to my espresso, but lukewarm lattes aren’t quite as tasty as their hot counterparts, and I began looking into alternatives for steaming and frothing my milk.
However, the reviews on pretty much every device out there are iffy, and I just couldn’t bring myself to add one more kitchen gadget to my cabinets, so I started heating my milk in a saucepan.
I then realized I didn’t even have to sacrifice my froth. It turns out that you can get milk pretty frothy with a good ol’ fashioned whisk, and while it may not be perfect coffee house froth, it’s definitely good enough to serve at home.
Every afternoon I sit and sip one of these cinnamon lattes…with extra foam, please!
- 8 oz. coffee or espresso
- 6 oz. milk
- 1 cinnamon stick
- sugar or stevia to taste
Add cinnamon stick and sweetener to your favorite mug. Brew your coffee or espresso and immediately pour into the mug.
In a small saucepan, heat milk over medium low until steaming. Whisk briskly and then pour over coffee.
Optional: If you prefer, heat your milk in the microwave instead of the stovetop.
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