|What my best-thus-far homemade latte looked like.|
Note: espresso is highly compressed beans and this recipe merely imitates it so if you want, you can get espresso beans and just replace instead.
Basic Ingredients & Equipment:
-ground coffee beans (or espresso beans)
-milk (preferably nonfat or 2%)
-coffee maker with filter
There are 3 different steps to this:
A. Making the "espresso"-esque coffee:
-Put enough ground coffee in the filter for the number of cups you want. (See your coffee maker's instructions)
-Pour water into the reservoir, but actually less than what the instructions say. Supposedly, this will imitate the espresso by making more "compressed".
|Pics from my 2nd trial.|
-Shake the milk that you have as hard as you can in whatever container that you want (recommended- the original carton so you have a handle and don't spill).
-As fast as possible, pour it into a microwavable cup without covering it and microwave it for about 30 seconds to stabilize the foam.
|I used a bottle my 1st trial; do not use just some cup with a lid.|
-Pour a portion of the finished coffee (baristas usually make it about 1/4 espresso, 3/4 milk+milk foam).
-Hold back the foam with a spoon and pour the liquid milk into the coffee, mix it, and then scoop the foam on top of the drink!
-If you have some syrup, you can add it before the milk, but that will be it. Enjoy!
|I've had much more successful attempts in 2015 when I got a milk frother!|
|My latest 2015 trial with a milk frother.|
*Note: pictures from various trials.