Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Homemade Cinnamon Latte

I was getting bored sitting here at home, and normally when that happens, I Google. It is a terrible habit, I know. ;-) Anyway, I did find a recipe, and it turned out fantastic. I even used skim milk. It is amazing. I just saved myself four dollars and a load of extra fat! It is even frothy and wonderful!
If you are interested, here is the recipe:
Materials: 1/2 cup of strong coffee*
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1 1/2 tsp sugar**
1 1/3 cups of 1% lowfat milk
Instructions:1.Warm milk to near boiling in the microwave. In my microwave, this was about 2.5-3 minutes.
2. *To make strong coffee, I used 2 tablespoons of coffee per 6oz of water instead of 1 tablespoon. Adjust strength as desired.
3. Mix milk, coffee, cinnamon and sugar in a blender and blend for 30 seconds. This creates the foam. If you do not prefer foam, you could combine the milk, coffee, cinnamon and sugar in a 12-16 oz cup and stir.
**Instead of 1 1/2 tsp of sugar, I used three packets of Splenda. It came out to a little less than a tsp, but it is still plenty sweet.
If anyone tries it, I hope you love it as much as I do. If you would like to try a vanilla latte, replace the ground cinnamon with one tsp of vanilla extract. Enjoy!


  1. I'm glad you liked it! It sounds just as fancy as a coffee shop drink.

  2. Good show! I am glad to see you are finding ways to carry out the frugality that you were hoping to achieve!

    Now, if I could find a way to make diaper buying cheaper, without having to touch sh*t, I would be a millionaire! HA!