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.
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).
Stick blender latte. LOL!
You could add a syrup if you wanted - vanilla, hazelnut, etc. . .