As I’ve shared in previous posts, it has been my goal for some time now to cut back on my Diet Coke consumption. No judgement here if you’re a Diet Coke lover (I will always be at heart)…it has just left me feeling not so great over the years and I decided it is time for a change! Check out the full story here.
I’m one of those people who has an addictive personality at least when it comes to food and drink….so I had to find a replacement for DC (aka – Diet Coke…”that’s what people in the biz call it”). I’m not a coffee drinker so that’s out. We have this wonderful local coffee shop about a mile from our house, Coffee Times Coffee House, and I went in there one day asking what non-coffee drinks they had. Instead of giving me a blank stare (As most other coffee shops have done), this helpful lady opened my taste buds to a whole new world of tea lattes. It all started with a London Fog – english breakfast tea mixed with frothed milk and sweetened with a shot of vanilla syrup. Um….sooooo good!
I started to make my own version of the London Fog at home (English breakfast tea, 1/2 & 1/2 and a few drops of Organic Liquid Stevia). It was delicious but just wasn’t the same as Coffee Times’ version. UNTIL TODAY! People….I must shout this from the rooftops – as a mom of two who is always tired (mom’s of more kiddos – I don’t know how you do it!) having a morning drink to wake you up is an absolute must.
Stick with me here…I was on Instagram awhile back and a friend of mine posted a pic of her beautiful homemade latte and I immediately asked how in the world she produced frothed milk? And she let me in on a little secret. Hello…they make hand held frothers that you can buy at Bed Bath & Beyond (wait for your 20% off coupon to arrive to get extra savings).
So this little mamma hopped in the car and picked herself up a Bonjour Rechargeable Primo Latte Frother today. BEST THING EVER AND ONLY $30!! I whipped up my own London Fog and truth be told….it tastes just like Coffee Times’ version. The other fun thing is that you can substitute any brewed tea you wish. My favorite is the Peach Ginger Latte using Republic of Tea Ginger Peach Tea.
Serves 1 Cup
1/3 c Milk (substitute almond or soy if you prefer – I used Almond in the above London Fog)
2 Tbs vanilla syrup (I used DaVinci All Natural Vanilla Syrup)
Dash of cinnamon (optional depending on type of tea latte)
Brew 1 cup of tea according to instructions. In separate cup ( I use another mug) pour 1/3 c of milk. Place your Bonjour Frother into the milk and turn on, moving up and down in the milk for about 1-2 minutes until you see the the milk start to froth…you don’t want to froth too long or all of your milk will be frothed (you want a little bit of non-frothed milk to make your drink creamy). Using spoon, hold back froth, allowing milk to fill the rest of your mug. Then spoon froth on top of latte to finish it off. Pour vanilla syrup in latte and stir. Sprinkle with cinnamon if so desired.
- 1 cup brewed hot tea (I love Numi Organic Aged Earl Grey Tea , Republic of Tea Ginger Peach Tea , & Republic of Tea People's Green Tea Bags ) Follow your tea's instructions for the perfect brew.
- ⅓ c Milk (substitute almond or soy if you prefer - I used Almond in the above London Fog)
- 2 Tbs vanilla syrup (I used DaVinci All Natural Vanilla Syrup)
- Dash of cinnamon (optional depending on type of tea latte)
- Brew 1 cup of tea according to instructions.
- In separate cup (I use another mug) pour ⅓ c of milk.
- Place your Bonjour Frother into the milk and turn on, moving up and down in the milk for about 1-2 minutes until you see the the milk start to froth...you don't want to froth too long or all of your milk will be frothed (not good).
- Using spoon, hold back froth, allowing milk to fill the rest of your mug. Then spoon froth on top of latte to finish it off.
- Pour vanilla syrup in latte and stir.
- Sprinkle with cinnamon if so desired.