Homemade Starbucks Latte

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Raining ice in April?  Really??  Since we learned how to make Homemade Green Tea Latte last week on the BAM blog, it’s probably time we give all our coffee loving friends equal time.  Today would be a great day, after all, for a little Starbucks if only we were willing to dodge the pellets.  Here’s a better idea, let’s figure out how to make your own homemade Starbucks latte.  Cheaper and less painful on the noggin ;), why not?!

Homemade Starbucks Latte

  • 3/4 c. milk
  • 1/8 t. vanilla
  • 2 t. sugar
  • 2 oz. extra strong brewed hot coffee
  • Optional whipped cream and toppings

Warm the milk on the stove or in a microwave until it is hot. Be careful not to scald it. Put everything except the coffee into a blender. Blend until it gets nice and frothy, like a latte.

Immediately pour the contents of the blender into a large coffee mug. Add the hot coffee.

Top your Homemade Starbucks Latte with whipped cream if you like. You can also sprinkle cinnamon, nutmeg, cocoa, ginger, apple pie spice or pumpkin spice on top.  Yum!

Feeling creative?  Try these ideas:

  • Sprinkle sugar on top instead of putting in the blender.  Very pretty, especially if you have some raw sugar on hand.
  • Add the whipped cream to the blender with the rest of the ingredients instead of adding to the top of the drink.
  • Add a piece of dark chocolate to the cup and let it melt before drinking.  Yummm!
  • Use peppermint or almond extract or flavor of your choice instead of vanilla.

Gotta run.  I NEED one.

Stay warm.

Shani

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» Lisa Holcomb said: { Apr 11, 2013 - 09:04:03 }

Ok, this could become seriously addicting! Yum!!

» Karee
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said: { Apr 11, 2013 - 10:04:47 }

Totally agree!



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