Wednesday, September 19, 2012

This will do you a Latte Good!

It is the time of year when every coffee shop around has some kind of tempting autumn treat. Lattes in flavors like pumpkin-spice and maple evoke images of brightly colored leaves and watching football games on cold nights. Unfortunaley, indulgent coffee drinks can also pack a punch on the waist-line and the wallet.
A simple, inexpensive way to get the same sort of flavor without adding lots of  calories is to add flavorings to your regular coffee. A bit of pumpkin pie spice or cinnamon spooned right into the coffee basket before you brew will add a nice flavor and a wonderful fragrance. A few drops of maple syrup or vanilla extract blended into your brewed coffee will lend a special kind of sweetness.
If you like a froth of milk on top, skim milk that had been heated in the microwave will whip up into a nice foam. You can do it by hand, with a small whisk; or with some type of electric blender.
Try it. You'll like it a latte!     

1 comment:

Marian Allen said...

Awesome! I wonder if almond milk will whip....

Marian Allen
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