These days, drinking lattes and hot chocolate at places like Starbucks and Costa has become the norm. If we don’t have the time or forget to have our morning tea or coffee in the morning, we can always grab one on the way to work.
There are still people out there that are very organised and make their own hot drinks at home before work and in the evening on a cold winter day. This is usually done with an expensive coffee machine or manually using a milk steamer. Unfortunately, not every one can afford an expensive machine while some people don’t like the manual aspect of whisking milk.
The good thing is that we can use a milk frother to make your hot drink aerated and full of froth. To use this efficiently to make a latte, you won’t need to do much. You’ll have to get some coffee and milk. You’ll also need a microwave and a milk frother, which can be bought for a cheap price at almost every department store.
Making Lattes and Hot Chocolate
The process of making the drink is very easy. You’ll simply need to warm the milk in a microwave. You need to note that this needs to be warmed and not boiled. Of course, before putting it in the microwave, you need to put in sugar if you want to.
Once it’s been taken out of the microwave, you need to run it through the frother. This will create a lot of froth and aeration on the top. The next step is to add hot coffee prepared separately into the cup of frothed milk. Once this step is completed, your delicious hot drink will be ready and it’ll look like you’ve done a professional job.
Obviously the main problem is the milk frother itself. I say problem because not many people have this machine in their homes. It’s certainly not a very common appliance. If you are looking to buy one then it might be worth looking at different milk frother models in detail before getting one.
As mentioned before, this will generally be quite affordable so you shouldn’t really have any issue.
If you do end up getting one, you can be confident that it’s something that will be really handy to have around in your kitchen. This is because you’ll be able to make a delicious hot drink within a few minutes.
Saving Money on Coffee
The same drink would probably cost a bit at a coffee shop. This means that you’ll be saving money both ways, by not buying an expensive automatic machine and also by not spending too much on drinks in shops.
Another positive factor about this is that it’s something that you’ll be making at home. This means that you know exactly what’s going in your coffee or hot chocolate. You just never know what those big coffee chains like Starbucks put in their drinks.
This would also be advantageous when you’re trying to monitor the total number of calories being consumed on a daily basis.
If you do get a milk frother and try it to make coffee then please do let me know what you think!