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How To Make a Latte at Home Without an Espresso Machine

For those latte lovers out there, you can try making your own latte without an espresso machine. You no longer need to buy expensive machine just to make one. Try following the steps in this article. I tried this one and it works.

We love our iced coffee in the summer, but fall and winter belong to the latte. We love to sit inside on a chilly day with a hot, frothy latte or cappuccino. But a latte shouldn’t just be a coffee shop treat. Even without an espresso machine, a milk frother, or other toys of the trade, you can make a pretty decent latte at home — and yes, it will have a beautiful cap of foam.

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Here’s how we do it when we want a latte at home, to sip in the morning, or with a visiting friend.

What’s the Difference Between a Latte & a Cappuccino?

But first, let’s talk terms.

  • A latte is a coffee drink that is normally made with espresso, steamed milk, and milk foam.
  • A cappuccino is very similar, but it has a greater percentage of foamed milk to steamed milk.
  • A macchiato has no steamed milk added to the espresso, but a little cap of milk foam.
  • Cafe au lait has only warm steamed milk added to coffee (sometimes espresso) and no foam.

All of these coffee shop drinks are actually on a continuum. A very “wet” cappuccino with a lot of steamed milk is sliding into latte territory, and what one coffee bar calls a cappuccino might actually be a macchiato elsewhere.

The point is, the ratio of espresso, warm milk, and milk foam can all be adjusted to your precise liking when you make a drink at home, and you can call it whatever you like in the privacy of your own kitchen.

Read more: http://www.thekitchn.com/how-to-make-a-latte-without-an-espresso-machine-cooking-lessons-from-the-kitchn-211090