If you are a fan of Starbucks coffee, but not their sky-high prices, you might want to consider making your own fancy coffee at home, for a fraction of the price. It really isn’t that difficult to do and if you have a fridge, a blender and a microwave, there is no reason you can’t do it just as quickly.
You can use instant coffee, but properly brewed always tastes better. What most people don’t know is that you can chill brewed coffee and then just reheat it later. This is ideal if you are on your own and can’t finish a whole pot by yourself, but it is also means you can have instantly cold coffee for a refreshing frappachino!
Keep a jug of coffee in the fridge and just reheat or use in a recipe as needed. You will also want to have cocoa or chocolate syrup, sugar and milk on hand, as well as cinnamon. With these few ingredients, you have the makings of a truly great coffee. Heck, go out and buy the funky cups, too, if you want, or just save a bunch of the cardboard kind from your last few Starbucks runs.
Blend one cup of cold coffee with a handful of ice cubes, a quarter cup of milk and sugar to taste. Delicious.
Follow the steps as given above, but add a tablespoon of chocolate syrup. Top with whipped cream, if you like.
Heat a cup of coffee in the microwave and stir in a tablespoon of chocolate syrup. Stir in a tablespoon of milk. Add sugar and top with whipped cream if desired.
Heat a cup of coffee. Take a cup of chilled milk and use a mixer to froth the milk. Take a spoon and lay it on the edge of the coffee cup, with the back of the spoon up, the tip in the coffee. Gently pour the frothed milk over the back of the spoon to top up the cup. Sprinkle with cinnamon powder.
Heat a cup of coffee. Heat a cup of milk until hot, but not boiling. Use a mixer to froth the milk, and then pour it into the latte, using a spoon to keep the foam back. Finish the coffee off with a spoonful of foam.
You can also buy flavorings such as vanilla, almond, and orange and add a capful of the extract to any of the above to create your own unique flavors. Experiment until you find the coffee you enjoy most.