Learn how to make your favorite coffee shop drinks at home with one simple trick to make frothed milk! (No latte machine required!)
Do you remember the days when Facebook was fun? The days when the feed was just status updates and new pictures, aka, the only things I care about seeing. The days when you could decorate your page, and you could send people ‘bumper stickers’ and ‘graffiti.’
I miss those days.
Now all I see is a bunch of ads and political posts and weird articles. Meh.
I also miss the days when lattes didn’t cost an obscene amount. I mean, honestly, should brewed coffee and steamed milk cost nearly 5 bucks? It’s practically extortion.
The word you all are probably looking for is ‘anyway,’ so, let’s learn how to make a latte at home without a fancy schmancy latte machine! It’s really easy, guys. I even have a video to prove it!
Did you know that you can froth your milk with a french press??? Because this was brand new information to me after I saw Bobby Flay do it on TV.
Before, whenever I’d make a latte at home, I would heat the milk on the stove, and whisk it vigorously by hand. While I would get a little frothed milk, as my favorite part of the latte, I wouldn’t get nearly as much as I wanted.
The french press is a total game changer. Frothy milk for days.
Just look at this video!
- 2/3 cups brewed espresso or any strong coffee
- 2 cups milk
- 2-4 Tbsp of flavored creamer
- In the microwave, heat your milk for 30-45 seconds, or until the milk is warmed (but not boiling hot). With a French press, push the plunger up and down quickly until the milk froths.
- In two mugs (mine held about 12 oz of liquid), if using creamer, pour 1-2 Tbsp of creamer (depending upon how sweet you want your latte) in each.
- Add 1/3 cup of brewed espresso to each.
- Evenly divide the frothed milk between the two lattes.
My favorite product used in this post:
Here are some other latte recipes I love: