Posts tagged ‘French Press’

February 18, 2010

Foam At Home

[I apologize for not having the loveliest foam. This was the first latte I made with my french press. Practice makes pretty lattes.]

Lattes are one of the many ways that I love to obtain my coffee. The foam alone thrills me. Which is why I decided that I should try creating one at home. But how will I ever create one without one of those breathtaking espresso machines? That is where the french press comes in handy…

Homemade Latte

  • 1-2 shots of espresso (or 1-3 tsp. of instant espresso)
  • 1 cup of milk
  • a french press
  • 1-2 tbsp. of your preferred coffee syrup (completely optional)

In a coffee mug, or tumbler, pour your espresso and syrup into the bottom. Next heat your milk in either a microwave or on your stove top. Do not bring it to a boil. Once milk is heated, pour into your french press. Put the top (plunger part) on and start pumping the milk. Continue to pump your milk until you have reached your desired amount of foam.

Remove the the plunger part from the press. Now use a large spoon to hold back the foam while you pour the milk into your mug (or tumbler). Once all of the milk has been dispensed into your mug, spoon the foam on top. Feel free to sprinkle chocolate shavings, cinnamon, nutmeg, sprinkles, caramel sauce, or chocolate sauce on top. Enjoy!

You can use any type of coffee syrup if you like. Or you can use honey, chocolate syrup, or caramel syrup (the type you use on ice cream). If you like sugar in your lattes, make sure you add it when you add in your espresso. And this foaming method can also be used in hot cocoa.