Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Peppermint Latte

My Peppermint Latte is one shot of espresso with peppermint syrup and steamed milk topped with milk foam.

I got an espresso maker for Christmas:

So, I put myself through barista school:-) Learned the difference between a latte (with milk and a little foam) and a cappuccino (a lot of foam and a little milk) and a macchiato (espresso on top of milk). I also made some flavored syrups to go in them and my favorite for this season is peppermint.
So, here is my recipe for Peppermint Latte. Enjoy:-)

Peppermint LatteIngredients:
1 shot espresso
1 tbs Peppermint Syrup (See Recipe Below)
3.5 oz milk, to steam and foam
1 Candy Cane (for garnish, if desired)

1. First, make the peppermint syrup (see recipe below).

2. Next, brew the espresso per your manufacturer instructions. Pour 1 oz into your coffee mug.

3. Add 1 tablespoon of the syrup to the espresso.

4. Steam and foam milk per your manufacturer instructions. Add the milk to the espresso mixture and top with foam.

5. Garnish with a candy cane and enjoy.

Servings: 1

Cooking Times
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: Entire recipe (6 ounces).
Percent daily values based on the Reference Daily Intake (RDI) for a 2000 calorie diet.
Nutrition information calculated from recipe ingredients. One of the recipe's ingredients was not linked. This ingredient is not included in the recipe nutrition data.

Amount Per Serving
Calories 132.59
Calories From Fat (15%) 19.53
% Daily Value
Total Fat 2.16g 3%
Saturated Fat 1.37g 7%
Cholesterol 8.54mg 3%
Sodium 48.24mg 2%
Potassium 195.65mg 6%
Total Carbohydrates 25.05g 8%
Fiber 0g 0%
Sugar 25.44g
Protein 3.56g 7%

Recipe Type
Christmas, Drinks

Author: Susan Ewing

Recipe Cost: $1.37 (And how much do you pay Starbucks????)

Peppermint Syrup
1 cup water
2 cups sugar
2 tsp peppermint extract

Make the peppermint syrup by dissolving the sugar in water over medium heat. Bring to a boil and turn off flame. Add peppermint extract and let slightly cool. Pour into glass jars and enjoy in your beverage. Refrigerate the leftovers up to 30 days.

Servings: 20

Cooking Times
Preparation Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Author: Susan Ewing

This is definitely a happy Tackle It Tuesday with 5 Minutes for Mom !


Alicia said...

Oh my gosh...LUCKY!!

Jen said...

I can see it now, Susie's Coffee Shop and Bakery. :)

Seams Inspired said...

Yum! Thanks for the recipes. Happy Tuesday! :o)

Anonymous said...

Yuuum! My husband got an espresso maker for Christmas last year and it has been a gift that just keeps on giving! He makes the BEST SF decaf mocha espressos and I LOVE them! :D Hope you have fun with yours! :)

Anonymous said...

Ohhh, nice! Love the mug!

Together We Save said...

Yummy!! Thanks for the recipe!

Liara Covert said...

Love the delicious nature and good vibrations of this site. Feels like you are exploring new ways to experience life to the fullest. Nice of you to share scrumptious recipes. Nice of you to smile and inspire others to make the most of where they are and what they are already given. Blessings to you.

Sherry @ Lamp Unto My Feet said...

Suh-weet! What an awesome gift! :)

Michelle said...

Wow. You have no idea how jealous I am. I don't actually like coffee, but I love things that pretend like they're coffee but instead good. Awesome! :)

Melissa B. said...

Just what the barista ordered when we were snowed in on Sunday. YUM!!!

Sarah said...

I never thought of making my own flavored syrups but of course! Great recipe!

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