After a delicious thick hot chocolate and an icecream coffee dessert Affogato, I made the third for myself. Like my daughter, I love coffee. My day needs to start with coffee and I feel so restless without it. So I always include 200 ml of milk in my diet chart so that I get two decent cups of coffee. I used to drink coffee with sugar, but these past two years, I have made it a habit of drinking without sugar. And now I feel sugar messes with coffee’s taste. And I drink black coffee any time of the day. So when I saw the recipe for caffe latte, I was hooked. This is nothing but combination of espresso and steamed milk. Though it is tough to make espresso at home, I opted to make a thick decoction with instant coffee powder. Filter coffee also works great for this recipe. There is a slight difference between Caffe latte and Cappuccino, the major one being the proportion of milk and espresso.
As I am following the Italian meal structure this week, I chose to make three beverages for the theme. Coffee is a pretty famous beverage in Italy and so there are so many variations available. First I chose another recipe, which is a combination of hot chocolate, coffee and whipped cream. And my daughter was eagerly waiting for her share, but after I saw this recipe, I went for this. Let me make it for some other day for her. I have made this coffee without any added sugar, but if you can’t have your coffee without sugar, then add it with the coffee. Use a small fork or a whisk to froth the milk. You can also use a hand blender or beater for a large quantity. Sprinkle a little coffee powder on top for the extra coffee kick.
Water – 1/2 cup
Instant Coffee Powder – 2 tsp
Milk – 1/2 cup
Bring water to boil.
Add the coffee powder and remove from flame.
Heat milk and with a whisk, whisk it until it froths.
In a serving glass, pour the hot coffee.
Add milk on top by skimming the froth to a side.
Finally top the cup with the froth and serve immediately.