A Latte Love

Beat the chill of winter with a warm drink, perfect for your valentine or anytime!

A Latte Love

Golden Milk

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Serves 2
Golden Milk

Ingredients

2 cups almond milk
1-inch piece unpeeled ginger, thinly sliced
1/3 cinnamon stick
1 teaspoon turmeric
8 peppercorns
1 tablespoon honey, or to taste

Directions

In a small saucepan, heat the almond milk, ginger, cinnamon, turmeric and peppercorns to a simmer. Remove from the heat, place a lid on the saucepan and steep for 10 minutes. Poor through a wire strainer and sweeten with honey to taste.




Chai Tea Latte

Serves 2
Chai Tea Latte

Ingredients

2 1/2 cups whole milk
1-inch piece of fresh ginger, thinly sliced
6 green cardamom pods, cracked open
2 star anise
8 black peppercorns
1/2 tablespoon cloves
1/2 cinnamon stick
2 tablespoons black tea leaves
2 tablespoons honey, or to taste

Directions

 

Heat the milk, ginger and spices in a medium saucepan over medium heat, until the milk begins to simmer. Turn off the heat, place a lid on the saucepan, and allow the mixture to steep for 10 minutes. Add the tea leaves and bring the milk back to a simmer. Turn the heat off, place a lid on the saucepan, and allow the tea to steep for 4 minutes. Strain the mixture through a wire sieve. Stir in honey to taste. Serve hot. 

 




White Hot Chocolate

Serves 2
White Hot Chocolate

Ingredients

2 cups whole milk
1/2 cup white chocolate chips
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Pinch of salt
1 drop red food coloring, optional
Whipped cream for garnish
Marshmallows for garnish
Sprinkles for garnish

Directions

 

Heat the milk in a small saucepan over medium heat. Once the milk begins to steam, turn off the heat; add the white chocolate, vanilla and salt and stir until chocolate is melted. If desired, add a drop of food coloring to tint the hot chocolate pink. Garnish with whipped cream, marshmallows and sprinkles. 

 




Red Hot Latte

Serves 2
Red Hot Latte

Ingredients

1 cup espresso or coffee brewed double strength
1/2 cup milk
2 tablespoons cinnamon simple syrup (see recipe below)
Whipped cream for garnish
Cinnamon for garnish
Red hots for garnish

Directions

Brew the coffee. Place milk into a small canning jar with lid. Shake for 1 minute to create froth. Remove lid. Heat in the microwave for 45 seconds. To assemble lattes, divide simple syrup between 2 mugs. Add coffee and stir. Pour half of the milk into each of the mugs. Top with whipped cream, sprinkle with cinnamon, and garnish with red hots. 

For the cinammon syple syrup:

Yields about 3/4 cup

1 cup water
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cinnamon stick

Add water, sugar and cinnamon stick to small saucepan. Boil. Reduce heat and simmer 30 minutes. Pour through wire sieve to remove cinnamon sticks.

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