The Simple Guide to Frothing Milk
Your favorite latte from the café down the street may be worth it but try frothing your own milk at home to save some money this season! Achieving creamy, steamy, foamy milk is not too difficult, and it is even better paired with your favorite Split Rock Coffee.
If you have an espresso machine at home, use the steamer to create a delicious creamy coffee drink. If you do not own an espresso machine, do not worry! All you will need is a mason jar and some milk. Simply pour your favorite milk into the mason jar, filling no more than ¾ of the way full. Microwave the mason jar without the lid for 60-90 seconds. Then, quickly place the lid on the mason jar and shake vigorously for 30 seconds to create the froth. You now have some beautifully crafted latte or cappuccino foam, made in minutes from the comfort of your kitchen!
Pour the frothed milk over espresso or coffee, adding any additional flavors or sugar for your personal taste. Use a knife or spoon to hold back the foam while you begin to pour the milk, lifting the utensil when you want to top your drink with foam. The outcome may not be as silky as milk frothed in a professional machine, but this cost-effective method still delivers a delicious coffee drink!
Here is a new winter coffee recipe that you can make at home for family and friends this year!
6 Oz. milk
1 Oz. chocolate syrup
1 Oz. mint syrup
2-4 Oz. strong Split Rock Coffee
To make the mint syrup:
Mix 1 cup of water and 1 cup of sugar in a small pot, then bring to a simmer.
Add a bunch of fresh mint leaves or 1 tablespoon of mint extract.
Simmer the liquid until thick and syrupy.
Mix coffee, chocolate syrup, and mint syrup in a mug. Froth the milk with the instructions provided above. Add half of the steamed milk and stir before adding the rest of the milk. Top your decadent drink with whipped cream, fresh mint, and crushed candy canes!
Prefer gingerbread over mint? Switch out the chocolate and mint syrup for 1 tablespoon of gingerbread syrup to make a Gingerbread Latte!
Mix 1 cup of water and 1 cup of sugar, then bring to a simmer in a small pot. Stir in 1 cinnamon stick, 1 tablespoon honey, ½ teaspoon allspice, ½ teaspoon clove, ½ teaspoon nutmeg, and ½ teaspoon ginger. Simmer on low heat for 10 minutes, then strain.
Mix 1 tablespoon of your homemade syrup into your hot coffee, add the frothed milk, and enjoy!
2020 has been a year of uncertainty and change. Create some happy memories with your loved ones this holiday season through the shared love of coffee. Tell us about your favorite holiday traditions in the comments!