Valentine’s Day is around the corner, and what better way to celebrate it than with good ol’ Mr. Cuppa Joe.
Here’s how to make a beautiful Valentine’s latte.
Note: If you don’t have a frother, you can use a french press, but I’ve linked an inexpensive hand-held, easy-to-use frother from Amazon.
What you will need:
- Freshly brewed espresso (or dark roast coffee)
- Starbucks Caramel Syrup or Vanilla extract
- Pink and/or red crystals for garnish (if you want to make it fancy)
- Whipped cream (again, fancy factor)
- Red food coloring (actually important)
- Clear coffee mug (fancy factor AND important)
Measure liquids. You’re only going to use 1/3 of your coffee mug for brewed coffee, and the rest is milk. Set your coffee aside in something you can pour with later, preferably with a spout. Place the milk in a sauce pan.
Add 3 pumps of Starbucks Caramel Syrup and 3 drops of red food coloring. Slowly mix and heat the mixture, BUT NOT TO BOIL!
Once the milk mixsture is hot, pour it in a french press (if you have a frother, you can use the frother in the saucepan). Swiftly pump up and down with the plunger for about 30 seconds. You will notice the milk mixture start to foam.
Once you have frothed the milk mixture, REMOVE FRENCH PRESS LID (so you don’t separate the foam) and pour it in your coffee mug.
Pour the coffee SLOWLY in the coffee mug. Use the round end of the spoon to help pour it slowly.
Whip out that whipped cream and garnish with the pink sugar crystals!