Coffee

It’s time to skip the coffee shop and become your own barista! I’ve put together a list of some of the drinks I’ve been making at home lately. Whether it’s a classic latte, dalgona matcha, or affogato, I’ve got the scoop for you! 

1. Classic

Coffeelatte

A great go-to is a classic iced latte, especially on a warm sunny day. I use almond milk since I’m not the biggest fan of regular milk, but any kind will work! I tend to use a little more almond milk than espresso just to make my drink creamier, and then I add a dash of vanilla syrup for some sweetness. I’ve also been on a coconut milk kick so I whip some up and pour that on top before I can enjoy my drink! The coconut milk is a natural sweetener and helps make the latte extra creamy.

If you want to add coconut milk I suggest you put a can of it in the fridge the night before and then whip it up in a blender the next morning. That’ll give it that thick and frothy consistency you’ll want to top off your latte. 

What I use:

2. Matcha

Coffeematcha

For all you matcha lovers, I’ve got a secret for you. Start by making your matcha latte any way you’d like. I make it with equal parts of hot water and almond milk with a drop of honey. After you’ve done this, try adding whipped coconut milk. You can thank me later! By adding the coconut milk you get a creamier and sweeter latte that you’ll be dying to enjoy every morning.

Look back at my classic iced latte for suggestions on how to use the coconut milk in your drink!

What I use:

  • Matcha
  • Almond Milk
  • Honey
  • Coconut Milk

3. Dalgona

Coffeedalgona

I had to hop on the trend and try making a dalgona coffee or better known as a whipped coffee. Since matcha is more my thing I tried making a dalgona matcha latte and it was not half bad! Now the process is a little long but worth a try. 

  1. You start by boiling 1/4 cup of water with a 1/4 cup of sugar (I used cane sugar for mine). 
  2. Then in a separate bowl add two egg whites and whip in a stand mixer until soft peaks form. 
  3. Once this happens, start to slowly add in your water and sugar mixture. Start the mixer once again and mix until you see stiff peaks. 
  4. After you see the stiff peaks, sift in your matcha powder and whip again.
  5. In a separate glass, add ice and fill it up halfway with milk. Then top it off with the fluffy matcha.
  6. Take pictures and then remember to stir before you can enjoy! 

What I use:

  • Egg whites
  • Cane Sugar
  • Matcha
  • Almond milk

4. Fruity Matcha

Coffeestrawmat

Want to add something sweet to your matcha lattes but sick of artificial sweeteners? I decided to add homemade strawberry milk to mine. It’s nothing complicated, just pureed strawberries mixed with almond milk in a blender. Make sure you sift through for seeds! Since this is more milk I didn’t add as much almond milk when making my matcha latte so that the overall drink wouldn’t consist of mainly almond milk. Once again, I topped this drink off with whipped coconut milk. 

If you’d like the strawberry milk to be thicker try frothing it, if not just pour it into the rest of your latte.

The strawberry milk was not overwhelming and worked well as a light sweetener. Fresh fruit in this latte was a great touch!

What I use:

  • Matcha 
  • Almond Milk
  • Coconut milk
  • Strawberries

5. Sweet

Coffeeaffogato

If you’re craving something sweet you should try out this affogato! A traditional affogato consists of freshly brewed espresso poured over vanilla ice cream. I had to improvise with pistachio gelato but it was so worth it. The espresso perfectly melted the gelato and made the dessert super creamy and sweet. I also really enjoyed the lightness of the gelato since it didn’t overwhelm the espresso and equally let both the pistachio and espresso flavors shine through. 

It’s super easy to make and you can enjoy it right away! Scoop some pistachio gelato into a cup or bowl and then pour hot espresso over it and you’re done. Don’t let it sit too long otherwise you’ll just have a shot of espresso with melted gelato. If you don’t want the ice cream to melt right away, try freezing your cup or bowl.

What I use:

I hope you guys can try these out and enjoy them at home! 

See ya later:)

Jacqui M. Green 

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