Cool, crisp days. Big, cozy sweaters, Trees turning all shades of orange and red. And delicious, foamy lattes. These are just a few of the things I love about fall!
One of my past roommates used to make the best homemade lattes. She was amazing. I was spoiled by them. Sadly however, I could never master the art of the moka pot. Whatever I did it would always come out burnt tasting, weak, or I’d just make a huge mess. But last fall Matt and I got a Tassimo and it saved the day! I know if you’re an espresso aficionado you probably hate that I use a Tassimo to make it, but it still tastes like Starbucks to me and I pretty much can’t mess it up. Oh, I also realize that Tassimo makes latte pods you can buy, but I found they all had a really weird artificial taste to them that I didn’t like. So this is what I do instead…
What you need:
– Espresso. I use Tassimo Nabob espresso. I would guess that Keurig has something similar, or you can always brave it and use a moka pot. Let me know if you have any tips or tricks with that one!
– Vanilla syrup (Starbucks $9.95)
Optional: Milk frother (Davids Tea $19.95)
What to do:
Make 1 regular size espresso
While thats brewing, fill a mug 3/4 with milk and heat. You can heat it on the stove, stirring constantly over low heat until hot. Or you can simply microwave the milk for 30 seconds at a time until hot.
When your milk is ready use a whisk or one of these amazing frother gadgets to make as much foam as you like.
Pour in the espresso, add 2 pumps of vanilla, and stir gently. If you stir too much the foam will disappear.
If carmel is your thing, then use carmel syrup instead of vanilla and top with carmel sauce (like the kind you use on ice cream).
Now go grab a blanket, book, and curl up on the couch to enjoy your latte!