GIVE ME ALL THE COFFEE

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Like most of us out there, I’m a huge fan when it comes to coffee. I need to on a regular basis to start my day and love trying new fun flavors. Recently I’ve been all about  Starbucks® Caffè Latte K-Cup® pods. They are made from milk, with no artificial flavors, and currently come in 3 great Starbucks® signature flavors {caramel, mocha, and vanilla} and 2 seasonal flavors {pumpkin spice and peppermint mocha}.

There is a two step process when it comes to making these beverages. Step 1 is to pour the flavor packet into the mug. Step 2 is to brew the Starbucks® Caffe Blend K-Cup® pod in your Keurig® brewer. Then all you have to do is stir and enjoy.

I find that it’s always fun to spruce up my morning beverage and what better way to do so then with some fresh frothed milk. You don’t need one of those fancy expresso machines to do it either. Today I’m going to show you a simple way to create some frothy milk foam with the french press…
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HOW TO FROTH MILK WITH A FRENCH PRESS

STEP 1 // CHOOSE YOUR MILK
When it comes to choosing your milk, fat free is the way to go with this one.  It is able to create a thicker and fuller foam than whole milk.

STEP 2 // HEAT IT UP
Stick a microwave safe mug of milk in the microwave for about 30-40 seconds to heat it up.

STEP 3 // PUMP IT UP
Pour the heated milk in your french press and close the lid. Then push down on the plunger about 20-30 times or until the milk has doubled in size. You don’t want to do it too much or else the froth will become too stiff.

STEP 4 // MAKE YOUR DRINK
Make your Starbucks® Caffè Latte per directions above by using your Keurig® brewer.

STEP 5 // POUR ON THE FOAM
Pour your freshly made foam on top of your drink and enjoy!

STEP 6 // TAKE IT EVEN FURTHER
Interested in trying out some foam art? Here are two ideas to try…

FOAM HEART: Swirl your milk foam and pound the pitcher on the counter to get rid of any existing bubbles. Hold your cup in your hand and tip it towards you at about a 45 degree angle. Start pouring your milk into the coffee toward the middle of the cup. When the cup is about 80% full, move your pour closer to the cup {which will help the foam to rise to the top as you pour faster} and start to shake your hand slightly to make ripples. Lift the pour higher once again and drag it in a line down through the center of the heart to make the point at the bottom.

CHOCOLATE SPIDER WEB: Got a sweet tooth? Why not add some chocolate! Just use a squeeze bottle and drizzle some chocolate syrup on top of the poured foam in a spiral design. Then draw some lines outwards using a stainless steel thermometer or toothpick. Check out my attempt at this one below 😉 .
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Interested in making your own fancy morning beverage? You can find Starbucks® Caffè Latte K-Cup® Pods nationally at your local grocery store. Happy drinking friends!

*2016 Starbucks® Corporation. All rights reserved. Keurig, Keurig HOT, K-Cup and the K logo are trademarks of Keurig Green Mountain, Inc., used with permission.

  • Rach

    I have a french press and love making my coffee with it. I had no idea I can froth my milk with it. Definitely going to try that out! Have a great weekend Sam!

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  • This looks so yummy too bad I don’t drink coffee!

  • What a cool post! I’m personally not a big fan of Starbucks’ powder lattes but this post might change my mind. I have a Nespresso Aeroccino and that does a great job of making cappuccino milk for me. These photos are beautiful the gold spoons are everything!

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  • So cool. I love coffee and need to check some of this out.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  • Who doesn’t like Starbucks? I wish they were more vegan though :/
    Kisses,
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  • Wow!! This is a great idea!

    XoXo,

    Tamara – LoveofMode.com

  • I love Starbucks!! This looks fabulous!

  • AModernMomBlog

    I had no clue that foamed milk was just pumped! Leave it to Starbucks to make another product that we all have to have

    Happy Friday!
    Carly at A Modern Mom Blog

  • Never tried this before, but gonna try it..seems easy to do but I think I have to be “not lazy” first, lol.

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  • Oooooh I needed this post! I have been meaning to get a French press but have no idea what to do with it. I certainly never imagined they could be used to froth milk!

  • Loving this!! Great how-to 🙂

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  • Public Lives, Secret Recipes

    Oh man this looks amazing!! Yum! xo
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  • JadeLouise Designs

    Oh I have always wondered how they froth milk like that! So much fun to know how to do it now! -client

  • Aditi Oberoi Malhotra

    This looks so good!! Thanks for sharing, babe!
    Adi xx
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  • Ohhhh! This sounds heavenly! And great tips on foaming milk in a french press. I pretty much can’t have coffee without foamed milk so I’ll definitely have to try making it that way next time!

  • The Sunday Mode

    Wow, you managed to get get a great froth from the french press. I think that would make a great present for coffee lovers too 🙂

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