Coffee drinks with a little something extra are just the thing for lazy Sunday mornings.
Today honey-vanilla lattes, served with slices of my husband’s blueberry buckle and jazz music playing in the background. The munchkin loves ragtime so we played “Happy Feet” a few times too, and he danced around while we drank our coffee. :)
Hope your Sunday is just as sweet.
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Honey-Vanilla Latte (My Recipe)
Ingredients: Makes 2 generous servings
- 3 cups freshly brewed coffee.
- 1 cup to 1 1/2 cups hot milk, depending on your tastes.
- 2 generous tablespoons honey
- 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoons heavy creamFor the Maple Whipped Cream:
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 1/2 tablespoon pure maple syrup
- 1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Make the whipped cream:
Put 1/2 cup heavy cream, 1/2 tablespoon maple syrup and 1/4 vanilla extract in a dry, cool bowl and whip at high speed until the cream holds a soft peak.
Make the drinks:
Brew your coffee. As the coffee finishes brewing, add your desired amount of milk, 1 tablespoon of heavy cream, 1 tablespoon of honey and 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract to each cup. Heat in the microwave for 1 minute. Stir well using the spoon you used to measure the honey. Pour in your coffee and top with a generous dollop of maple whipped cream.
How much milk you use greatly depends on how milky you like your coffee. I usually use 1/2 a cup of milk in my coffee while my husband prefers 1 cup.
My husband used Alton Brown’s Blueberry Buckle recipe, which can be found here. It’s a winner!