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What does your family eat for breakfast on Christmas Morning? My husband is from South Texas, so we usually make Tex-Mex Breakfast Tacos. Using the same recipes and rituals for holidays makes family bonds even stronger, in my opinion. No matter what you’re going through, you can always come home for the holidays and have steaming hot tacos with eggs, sausage, and salsa! This year, I decided to add Hazelnut Lattes on Christmas Morning to our regular holiday menu.
- Zulay Kitchen Milk Frother (Thanks Zulay Kitchen!)
- Starbucks Hazelnut Coffee Syrup
- 1 cup of whole milk
- espresso pod for Keurig
- vintage Irish coffee mug from Libbey- not necessary, but super-festive!
- Add sugar or artificial sweetener if desired. I added 3 packets of artificial sweetener to mine; my husband added 4.
- *I didn’t add the pictured dairy whipped cream topping- I’m not sure why I took it out in the first place
The idea of making my own lattes began to form in my head on our 30th anniversary weekend. My husband and I went to Savannah, GA, for the weekend, to reenact our honeymoon. We went to a coffee shop on River Street on the last day of our trip. The barista inside patiently answered all of my questions about making lattes. She said to buy a $10 milk frother and froth 1 cup of whole milk. Add the frothed milk to espresso flavored with coffee syrup. “That’s it?” I said. “I’ve been paying 3-5 dollars for that!” It really is that simple. Watch my milk frothing video below.
Microwave 1 cup of whole milk for 45 seconds. You want it to be steamed, not boiled! Froth the milk (with your Zulay Kitchen Milk Frother!) for about 45 seconds. If you don’t have a frother, you can place your heated milk in a Mason jar, then shake it up. It’s more fun to use the frother, though. Scoop the foam into a measuring cup, for the top of your latte.
Insert an espresso pod into your Keurig. Brew on the smallest cup size. An espresso coffee is basically 2 times stronger than regular coffee. The Cafe Bostelo espresso pods I bought at Walmart read “2X” on the box. I’m assuming you can buy even stronger espresso pods, if you want to be wide awake when the kiddies open those presents!
Add the flavored syrup to the espresso, then stir. I added 1 tablespoon.
Pour the steamed milk into your Irish coffee mug, then add the foamy froth on top. Starbucks, eat your heart out (but thanks for making great hazelnut syrup). Enjoy!
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