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One Minute Latte

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This is the easiest way to make a one minute latte in the comfort of your own home. Under the assumption that you do not already have a full coffee shop set up in your kitchen. Yes, I did a stint as a barista at two different establishments back in the day.

Save glass jars with lids. I like Mason jars. I have a good supply of them and the deer decimated our tomato crop so I am not expecting to do a whole lot of canning any time soon.

Photo by Brett Sayles

Microwave milk. This is very important: WITHOUT THE LID. Do not microwave metal unless your intent is to ruin your microwave and start a fire in one fell swoop.

Shake jar. This is also very important: WITH THE LID.

Obviously, if you want to buy another kitchen gadget, the “real” way to froth the milk, is with a milk frother.

Add coffee or espresso or cocoa or tea and maple syrup or agave or cinnamon or nutmeg or other flavorings to taste. Drink hot or pour over a generous amount of ice. If you are going to pour over ice, you want to make your coffee/espresso/cocoa/tea at least twice as concentrated.

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I think this would work with any milk substitute with a decently high fat content. I like it with regular milk, coconut milk, or cashew milk. Skim milk or almond milk works and will taste fine, but is not going to froth nearly as well.

Fresh whipped cream is an ideal topping. Pure heavy whipping cream in a jar WITH THE LID ON and shake until it is whipped. Set aside and then top the latte. Any extra will go perfectly with some fresh berries. Easy.

So nice. I hope you enjoy the one minute latte and find your best personal combination.

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