what you could also use is condensed milk. I want to remind you that all that crap star bucks coffee is just coffee with sugar syrup and flavors.
The specialty coffees I make are basically coffee with natural desert syrup mixed into the milk. I buy natural fruit syrup for like ice cream. NO CORN
I will give you some recipes I use in my place I came up with. They sell pretty well.
Since you don't have a professional espresso machine with the vapor arms, you can just boil the milk with the ingredients.
These all mix better if you take the coffee and heat it with a little condensed milk after it is made. Just enough to make it tan colored. Again you
don't have a vapor arm, so just add a little to the pot once you have made the coffee and lightly heat being careful not to burn the coffee stirring
it in. I suggest you buy a stove top espresso maker.
1. Maple syrup, caramel, and some brown sugar. ( boiled into milk.)
2. natural strawberry syrup, wild berry syrup. ( boiled into milk.) The wild berry might have a different commercial name, basically forest
3. eggnog, a LITTLE bit of natural strawberry syrup. ( boiled into milk.)
and finally something to treat yourself when you have time. It is awesome.
4. boil brown sugar in milk, cocoa-ed. when it gets thick, add it to hot chocolate mixed with coffee.
I suggest you make hot chocolate with REAL cocoa. The powder quick stuff is a sacrilege. You can use powdered cocoa if it is 100% cocoa. If not melt
the bar chocolate in milk as you heat it the way it was done before everything became fake powder.
For this recipe add allot of cocoa powder in milk, heat until it is a dense chocolate dip. Add that to the bottom of the mug (a little goes a long
way. If not the chocolate will dominate the flavor). then heat brown sugar in milk. About 4-6 table spoons into 1 cup of milk until it is well
dissolved and the milk is brown. You may want to add more ( I do ). Pour the coffee, about two espressos worth into the milk and sugar and then pour
that onto the thick chocolate dip you made with cocoa.
you can top it with REAL whip cream since you can't froth milk at home without an espresso machine. OR if you want to get crazy, add a scoop of
vanilla ice cream. top with sprinkled cocoa powder or chocolate shavings. OR BOTH! OR crumble artisan cinnamon cookies on top. OR! ALL THE ABOVE!
Orgasm and enjoy.
for some reason this is better and easier when you make about 4 or more servings worth. It is a great idea for dessert/ coffee. after a light meal.
edit on 24-11-2012 by zedVSzardoz because: (no reason given)