Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Milk foam tutorial!

How do you like your coffee? My hubby likes his, get this, 1/3 of his mug filled with french vanilla creamer, 1/3 coffee, 1/3 whipped cream and then a drizzle of caramel and a sprinkle of cinnamon. whoa. sugar overload!!! I am more of a simple milk and sugar kinda girl... 3/4 coffee, 1/4 milk and then a little sugar (as of lately Truvia actually) Sometimes I got for a teeny tiny glug of the french vanilla stuff. I am also a big fan of foam. We don't have a fancy schmancy machine to make our fancy schmancy coffees so we get creative over at our house. I don't know where I first saw this but this is how I make my milk foam:

1. I grab a jar... shorter ones work best but I had this tall little guy hanging around so I grabbed him. Pour some milk in. (make sure your jar is big enough so that you can put your milk in and still have about 1/2 of the jar empty) I spilled some milk... don't worry, I didn't cry. :)

2. Put the lid on the jar and shake VIGOROUSLY for 30-40 seconds. Ya gotta shake it good so that it foams up.

3. Take off the lid and put the jar in the microwave for 30 seconds.... see it in there? see the foam rising up? that's the ticket! (side note- if you are doing this and taking pictures for your blog, this would be the time where you would get embarrassed and realize you need to clean your microwave, like, now!)

4. The foam will deflate a little bit but it'll still be there!

5. Grab a spoon and scoop it out. Plop it on your coffee and voila! I usually put my coffee and sugar in my mug and stir it up while the jar is in the microwave, scoop the foam out on top of my coffee and then gently pour the milk in.

When I really want to make my coffee special I take my hubby's caramel and make a swirl on top of the foam, take a tooth pick and pull from the middle out to the edges of the mug making a sort of web design. Fun right?

So, that's how I make my morning coffee into a fancy schmancy coffee house latte with a few household items!


Chiara said...

Hey, Amanda! I just gave you the Stylish Blogging Award. : ) Go to my blog and you can copy the award and see what you have to do to pick it up. You are chalk full of great ideas!

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