Monday, 9 September 2013

Vanilla Latte and Vanilla Syrup

It's coming up to that time of year again with smallest comfort of a yummy hot drink brings a smile to your face :)
Who said you have to go to Starbucks for a good hot drink?
With just a handful of Ingredients you can make this delicious Vanilla Latte at home without any effort at all.
Give this a try, you won't regret I promise you :)

Any good Instant or percolated coffee (brewed) I made a cup full and used as needed) Espresso is usually used in Lattes but I didn't have any so I used percolated coffee and it tasted fab :)
Vanilla syrup ( 1Tbs per mug)
 1 cup of milk per mug (boiled)
Cinnamon powder to sprinkle on froth.

Method and Preparation:

If using a coffee machine Like I did, set it to prepare the coffee.

Now Put the milk on the hob to boil.
Add 1 Tbs of Vanilla syrup per mug or Glass.

Now Add The coffee to the Glass. 4 table spoons per Glass. ( or as desired)

Now comes the fun part ;)
If you have a frother or milk steamer you can use it now but as I have neither , I used a hand held blender and put it straight into the boiled milk to create the froth. :) (It worked woohoo) Please be careful as the milk may splash and scold you.

Now carefully add the milk to the glasses/mugs and spoon the froth on top :)

Finally for the finishing touches Sprinkle some Cinnamon powder on the froth.

Enjoy :)

For those Wanting to make homemade Vanilla Syrup Here's how to make it :)

1 cup water
1 cup granulated sugar
3 Tbs Good Vanilla Extract ( I used my home made one :))

Method and preparation:
Add The water and sugar to a pan and bring to a boil.

Once the sugar has completely dissolved remove the pan from the heat and let the syrup cool down completely.

Once the syrup is cooled down add the Vanilla Extract and stir well.

This syrup is now ready to use in drinks etc. 

This syrup can be refrigerated or kept out in room temp for a week :)
I hope you try this.

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