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The Perfect Homemade Latte

I'm so, so excited about this.
We are making world-class lattes at home!

Some amazing genius put a milk frother in my husband's stocking. Okay, okay, it was me. This is basically a way of justifying December purchases to yourself ... buy it, then gift it to your husband, then start using it yourself.

I bought this milk frother for a few dollars at World Market. Online they are selling them in 3-packs, so if you don't have a World Market close by or if you just prefer to buy in bulk, here's the link. They are selling 3 for $8.97 -- a total steal!




Making a latte using these is so easy. And at 6:45am, easy is good.

We start out by pouring about 1" of milk in our mug. (If you want to add sugar, you can do so before microwaving.) Heat in the microwave for one minute, until steaming hot but not boiling. Using frother, touch tip to the top of the steamed milk, then turn on for about 5-10 seconds to create the frothed milk. Then, just pour your hot coffee right on top of it -- we have a Keurig so we just brew a small mug size right on top of the milk.


There are certainly many "fancy" brands of frothers out there, maybe some that will outlast this one, but so far it's been awesome. It's battery powered so not good for the dishwasher but is cleaned with a simple rinse of the metal part in the sink.

  

We've been loving our weekend lattes, and the past two mornings I've made a chai tea latte with the frother, some milk, and the boxed Oregon Chai latte mix. Delicious!

It's not too early to purchase stocking stuffers for next year ... would this be a hit in your house?

22 comments:

  1. Oh I love lattes!!! And all the money you'll be saving making them at home is just an added bonus!! I would love to have one of these one day -thankfully my office has a pretty intense coffee maker that puts out lattes as well, so I haven't been to a Starbucks in months!!

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  2. I'm off to buy that little gadget this instant!

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  3. I have a frother that I'm obsessed with. It's from IKEA and oh so handy!

    Sarah
    aroseinthecity0.blogspot.com

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  4. just bought the three pack! You can never have too many of a beautiful thing, right!?

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  5. What a handy tool! Those lattes look absolutely amazing!

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  6. We actually have a name for that type of gift in my family - we call it a "Red Wagon." When my dad was a little boy, my grandfather asked him what he wanted to get my grandmother as a gift. My dad told him "A red wagon" - because that's what he wanted. So that's what my grandfather bought as a gift for my grandma, from my dad. Ever since, a gift you buy for someone else because you really want it is a red wagon. I do it to my husband all the time. It's practically tradition.

    Enjoy those lattes! They look delish.

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  7. Holy moly. I'm usually simply a coffee lady, but this simplicity just might convert me!!!

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  8. Love this! I think I may have to "splurge" on the three-fer deal at World Market…what a delicious way to start my day at 5 am!

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  9. We own the same little gadget and I've dubbed my husband my personal barista :) He adds a little sugar free caramel syrup to mine and it's delicious!!

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  10. That sounds so simple! I always order a latte at Starbucks but have never considered making one at home!

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  11. omg omg I love love love lattes. Do you add anything other than the milk and the coffee?

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  12. Love this! I will have to give it a try! :)

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  13. I've always wondered what those little gadgets are for..HA HA!

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  14. I have one too and I love it!! I have also seen them at Ikea, they are such a genius idea. Wish I thought of it ha!

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  15. I bought a similar one at Ikea last year on a whim and I love it! Nothing like making your own coffee instead of spending copious amounts of money at Starbucks. But they still do a better job then me :)

    Samantha
    AModernNavyWife.com

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  16. What?! I had no idea you could get one for so cheap! Must look for one next time I'm at WM (which let's be honest, I visit at least once a month!).

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  17. Thanks for the gift idea! These look divine!

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  18. I posted about this not long ago. I got one from ikea. and it was the BEST $2.50 I have ever spent! I love it!!!!

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  19. Hehe I do the same thing with Cameron's stocking..this year I bought "him" a travel charger for "his" phone when an outlet isn't available. I put a frother on our wedding registry but didn't receive it. However we did receive two wedding gifts in the mail yesterday (love late and unexpected wedding gifts!) that I'll probably be taking back..and purchasing a frother instead! :)

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  20. I had no idea you could find a frother so cheap! I'm definitely going to have to pick one of these up for my house :)

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  21. love to make lattes at home. I went through a phase where i made them everyday. i made the espresso in a bialletti over the stove and used a frother just like that one. you reminded me to get back to it!
    www.wearflowersinyourhair.com

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  22. How did I not know it was so easy to make a latte at home?! Must get myself a frother!

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