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. ;]
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GET. OUT. Seriously?!?!? I will so need to try this. All we have is the family Keurig which we LOVE, but ya know, can’t really “brew” a pot of coffee, etc.
Thank you for posting this!!!
This is a great idea! Sometimes I’m not motivated to drive across town for starbucks either.
Oh nice! Clever idea. Wouldn’t have even though of using a blender to froth milk!
Great idea! Thanks for sharing!! 🙂
Yum! Thanks for sharing 🙂
wow looks great! Thanks for sharing!♥
This is awesome.
Now if you had one of those magic bullets you could put the coffee right into your foamy milk.
When I get desperate and want something slightly fancy for my coffee – I grab my milk container and shake it like a mad woman until it gets a little foamy and top my coffee with it.
My trick to foam the milk (since I don’t have the right machine/tool for it) is:
Pour 1-2 finger of milk on a french press, pump it a little, and voila! Foamy success.
Wonderful idea! Your recipe is the perfect reason to pull out that blender I rarely use. ;D
I always do milk on the stove, and a splash of coffeemate creamer in the milk… high heat, and just keep whipping for a minute or so. not so scientific but totally delish and doable 🙂