Friday, November 21, 2008

Homemade Vanilla Latte

In an effort to enjoy delicious coffee drinks at home and without breaking the bank, I've come up with my own delicious concoction...

First, instead of buying expensive syrup, I make my own. It's so easy, quick and very inexpensive. I heat up one cup of water with one cup of sugar and cook it until it's disolved. Then, I stir in two teaspoons of Trader Joe's Pure Bourbon Vanilla Extract (it's realllly good!). I can store it in a jar in the refrigerator.

I use a small, electric espresso maker to make the coffee. I don't think it makes the coffee strong enough to be true espresso like in a coffee shop but it's stonger than regular coffee. I mix four ounces of the espresso with 2/3 cup of hot milk and just over one ounce of hot vanilla syrup. It's sooooo good!!!

1 comment:

Sel and Poivre said...

I sounds soooo good! I saw a recipe the other day for making your own vanilla extract - basically soaking vanilla beans in bourbon or vodka - I haven't tried it yet and you have to let it steep for a while before its ready but your do it yourself latte is inspiring me!