Drink of the Week: Pancake Breakfast Latte

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Happy February!!! Or Snow Storm Monday…if you’re in the Midwest.

I wanted to start this week off by introducing my new Drink of the Week series where I will be sharing recipes from a different range of genres like cafe drinks to alcoholic party beverages. Now this came about after a combination of budgeting and trying to keep my dinner parties fresh. I’m not going to lie, going over my budget and seeing how much I had been spending on coffee was a little frightening last year…damn you LATTES! So, I decided to come up with some drinks that we can all enjoy at home and allow us to save some money in 2015.

Today, I wanted to start off with something simple that literally tastes like you’re drinking a big ‘ol plate of pancakes and in no way is that depressing. For my lattes, I use my Bialetti stovetop espresso maker and an Epica milk frother/heater carafe (links also in shop). However, the really important thing to get is an espresso maker because you can easily get some hot foamy milk goodness by whisking it via stovetop. Let’s get caffeinated!!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of milk
  • 1 tsp pure maple syrup
  • Approx. 3 ounces of espresso
  • A dash of cinnamon
  • homemade whipped cream

Whipped Cream Ingredients

  • 1 cup of heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tbsp of sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Directions

1.  Using espresso grade coffee, make approximately 3 ounces of espresso and heat one cup of milk. (Note: Just use the indicated line if using the Epica).

2. Add the espresso, maple syrup and cinnamon to your coffee mug, stir to integrate the flavors. Then add your heated milk and whipped cream to top it off. If you love cinnamon like I do, you should definitely sprinkle more on top of your latte. Now enjoy!

I hoped you all enjoyed this super simple and budget friendly latte. Next week I will post something of the alcoholic persuasion so stay tuned for the Drink of the Week next time.

~Tia

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