Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Fall Frothy Coffee

Do you know the kind of cold that stays with you for hours, and chills you to the bone? We are all experiencing a super cold, super windy, late Fall here in Oregon. Bundling up, battling the wind while walking from the parking lot to my classes wears me out. The cold weather is draining my energy! To recharge, and warm you up, I have a delicious coffee recipe to share with you. 
Here is what you will need: 
1 teaspoon of nutmeg
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
Two scoops of coffee grounds
2 to 3 tablespoons of heavy whipping cream
2 to 3 tablespoons of almond milk
1 tablespoon of caramel topping
1 teaspoon of brown sugar
Electric frother (optional)

I recommend using a French press for this. With the French press, you can add whatever you want to your coffee. A coffee maker would be ok, but make sure the cinnamon and nutmeg are finely ground and thoroughly mixed in with the coffee grounds.  I prefer the French press because it makes the coffee stronger. Preheat the French press by rinsing it with hot tap water, then soak the hot tap water in the French press for about 3 minutes. Dump out the water after that, and put in the coffee. You can add in the nutmeg and cinnamon at this time, or you can wait to add it in. It doesn't matter how you heat the water up to pour into the French press, I used a kettle. Pour just enough water in the French press to cover the grounds. You want the grounds to soak in the hot water for a bit. You can also add in the nutmeg and cinnamon while the coffee is soaking. Swirl around the coffee in the French press to mix in the nutmeg and cinnamon. Now, pour more water in the French press, so you have almost a full container, but leave enough room so that you can put the lid on still. Press down gently, and pour the coffee in a mug. Add in the cream, milk, and caramel to the mug of coffee and froth it! If you do not have an electric frother, a small whisk will work. After you first froth it, add in the brown sugar, froth it again, and you will have yourself a warm, foamy, frothy coffee. 
This little gadget is so fun! They are super cheap at IKEA, and you can make great foam with this electric frother. 
You can add whip cream, and drizzle a little chocolate over it if you would like to, but I am not a fan of whip cream. Whenever I get a coffee from a shop, I always ask that they leave the whip cream off. The foam is already kind of a "topping". 
Some fun news, I updated my media kit, and you can view it by clicking on "Media Kit" on the left sidebar. I am very proud of the work that I put into this media kit. I hope you like it. 

Well, tomorrow is Wednesday, and that means that half of the week is over! I have some fun posts planned for the next few days, so stay tuned! 
Try and stay warm everyone! 

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