Stick-Blender Latte! Yum!

I'm always trying to find ways to make coffee-drinks at home without getting an expensive espresso machine.  


Tried this, it works GREAT, and I thought I'd share :)


For the espresso, I have one of those stove top espresso machines.  Get one!  They are like, $10-$20 and work great.


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And for the milk (always the problem I run into - never can get that foamy sweet milk) since I don't have a steamer, I found out that the same effect is created if you use a stick blender!


In a sauce pan, I heat the milk over med / med-high heat, stirring slowly.  Halfway through, stick blender it for about a 30 seconds.  It will get all foamy and airy and yummy. . .


Pour the milk into a latte mug, then top with the foam.  Add a shot or two of slow-brewed espresso (the trick with the stove top espresso is to not let the water boil!  It's slow - do it over med-low heat).


Wah-lah.


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Stick blender latte.  LOL!


You could add a syrup if you wanted - vanilla, hazelnut, etc. . .

Posted on July 20, 2010 at 10:02 am
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sounds yummy, and I love using my emerssion blender =)

Posted on July 21, 2010 at 7:22 am
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I use mine for EVERYTHING.  It's awesome. . . especially for making small batches of soup or sauces.

Posted on July 21, 2010 at 7:29 am
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ah yes, the emersion blender....i can't decide if i need one or not!

Posted on July 21, 2010 at 7:51 am
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jackie, he answer is YES! you want one ;) I use it a ton in the winter for my soups

Posted on July 21, 2010 at 7:59 am
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we use ours tons!

Posted on July 21, 2010 at 8:04 am
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can i use it for milkshakes?  smoothies?

Posted on July 21, 2010 at 8:33 am
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yes milkshakes and probably yes for smoothies.

Posted on July 21, 2010 at 8:43 am
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yup and my gma says costco sells the cuisinart ones for cheap(er)

Posted on July 21, 2010 at 8:58 am
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I love the emersion blender...we use it for everything....the downside to it is that I make myself whipped cream to snack on...sooooo not diet friendly

Posted on August 10, 2010 at 6:52 am
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i use our emersion blender for smoothies all the time! cleanup is so much easier than using a blender! if you're using frozen berries, just make sure they are slightly defrosted first...

Posted on August 10, 2010 at 7:16 am
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ooooo great idea!!!

Posted on August 19, 2010 at 4:14 pm
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Where can you get a good one?
Posted on August 29, 2010 at 12:13 pm

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