Today, September 29th, is National Coffee Day and there’s no better way to celebrate than by enjoying a delicious coffee treat!
“Why did the hipster burn his tongue? Because he drank his coffee before it was cool.” – Barista Life
This is my version of a caramel latte. Three ingredients and that’s it!
- Strong Coffee
- Caramel Sauce (or chocolate syrup for “Mocha Latte”)
- Steamed and Frothed Milk
Traditional lattes call for Espresso but I just use really strong coffee. 🙂
How to steam/froth milk in the microwave.
- Fill a mason jar about 1/3 full of milk.
- Place the lid on the jar and shake vigorously until the milk becomes foamy, about 60 seconds.
- Remove the lid and microwave in 30 second intervals until the milk is hot with a frothy layer on top (make sure the froth doesn’t foam over the top)!
- Use a larger jar if you’re making multiple lattes. 🙂
Here are the ingredients ready to assemble…
Fill cup about 1/2 full of coffee…
Pour 2-3 tablespoons of caramel sauce in the coffee. If you like it on the sweeter side, go for 3 tablespoons…
Pour in the steamed milk…
Take the leftover froth from the steamed milk and spoon it on top…
Drizzle with caramel sauce…
Serve it with a GIANT DANISH big enough to fill you up through dinnertime.
- 6-8 ounces Strong Coffee
- 4-6 tablespoons Quick Caramel Sauce
- (^^you can also use chocolate syrup to make a mocha version)
- 1-1 1/2 cups Steamed and Frothed Milk
Fill a mason jar about 1/3 full of milk. Place the lid on the jar and shake vigorously until the milk becomes foamy, about 60 seconds. Remove the lid and microwave in 30 second intervals until the milk is hot with a frothy layer on top, about 45-60 seconds. Make sure the froth doesn’t foam over the top! Use a larger jar (still 1/3 full) if you’re making multiple lattes.
Next, mix 2-3 tablespoons of caramel sauce (use less if using chocolate syrup) into 1/2 cup of hot coffee.
Pour the steamed milk from the mason jar into the coffee. Spoon the froth on top and drizzle with caramel sauce. Enjoy!