Friday, April 20, 2012

Café Latte(without the machine!)

One Side Note: I've got so many emails also admiring my vacation pictuers. I have over 500 pictures so it was not an easy task to choose a few. I will try to incorporate other pictures that I love in my future posts. And we have booked cruise # 10 also for next year! So looking forward to it! Sounds silly?! Well, that's us!

I remember my first café latte in San Marco Piazza(St.Mark's Square), Venice during our trip to Europe in 2003. Since then, I have developed a particular fondness for this delish, steamed milk coffee. Every time I see the fancy machine, I am so very tempted to buy it. But where am I going to keep it, I ask myself this question! Yes, I have absolutely no counter space for this fancy machine. So after a few trial and error, I came up with this trick to make a perfect cup of café latte without the use of fancy, expensive machine. I am not sure I am totally over the idea of buying it still. It is on the back of my mind. Will see what happens in the future, but for now, enjoy a hot cup of café latte and warm yourself up from inside out!

Café Latte
1 cup strongly brewed coffee
1/2 cup cold milk, 2% is the best
Sugar to taste
Cocoa powder/cinnamon powder to garnish, optional

How to:
Fill up a clean mason jar with cold milk, place the lid back on.
Shake the jar vigorously for about 60 seconds so that foam forms on top.
Carefully remove the lid, microwave the jar with milk for about 45 seconds. This heat will stabilize the foam.
Pour coffee in two glass mugs.
Add sugar if required.
Push the foam back gently with spoon, pour milk on coffee.
Spoon the foam on top of the hot milk, enjoy!

and now, the award. Got this from Julie. She has done such tremendous job of compiling all the recipes, over 100 of them, categorized them and awarded them. Thanks so much dear.


  1. Perfect Refreshing one,at first I thought,reached a restaurant,lol..its comes up so well:-)
    Congrats on your award too..

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  2. hmmm....looks so refreshing !!!Congrats on ur award too !!!

  3. wow, looks just like the machine latte..looks perfect n yummy :)

  4. Feel like having this incredible cafe latte, stunning..Congrats on ur award..