Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Caramel Steamed Milk

One of my favorite treats is a caramel creme from Starbucks. It's a great little pick-me-up on a cold day, but dropping by a coffee shop every time I need to beat a chill would get pretty expensive, so I learned how to make my own.

Here's what you'll need:

Warm your milk up to a comfortable drinking temperature (or a little hotter, but not boiling). To do this, you can use a microwave or heat it over the stove top. When your milk is nice and warm, add your caramel syrup (to your taste) and stir. I add lots of caramel because it's delicious and I pay my own dental bills.

If you want to, you can froth the milk at the top using a frother (that's what I do). You can also add some whipped cream to the top and a little bit of caramel drizzle.

It's a simple drink, but that's what I like about it. One bit of advice though: don't make your warm beverage, take a buttload of pictures of it, and expect the drink to be warm when you're done. It won't be. You'll be drinking cold caramel milk with frothies on top.

If you want to be super fancy, you can make your own caramel syrup/sauce using this recipe. Just don't cook it for as long. You can then keep the sauce in the fridge until the next time you want some.

Oh! And if you want a snack with your nice warm drink, whip up a batch of these. They are super quick to make and they are delicious.

Hugs and poops,