Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Homemade "Starbucks"

We're moderate coffee drinkers in this house. We can't compete with Seth's 19 cups a day (maybe I'm exaggerating...) but we enjoy the taste and the benefits of a cup of joe or two every day. Since Dre used to work at Starbucks and since we both enjoy a little specialness to our daily coffee I thought we'd enjoy this frugal tip I found on the kitchn blog.

make Milk Foam without a foamer or any special tools...
1. Fill a jar with a lid with as much milk as you usually put in your coffee.
2. With the lid on shake the jar for all you're worth for about 30 seconds or until the milk has doubled in size.
3. Remove the lid and microwave for 30 seconds.
4. Pour the milk into the coffee, hold the foam (on top) back while you pour, and then top with foam.

And boy do we enjoy this! So fun and so real. It's like having Starbucks without paying a penny. Try it for yourself!

(Another idea from the same blog is this make-your-own pumpkin spice latte for those who have the hankering outside of when Starbucks has it on their menu board.)

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