If you have been around awhile you have come to know (and hopefully love) our Monday K-cup coffee recipes. I love fun, easy to make coffee drinks. They are a simple indulgence that can usually be made with ingredients already in your kitchen. There will be no running to the local coffee shop around here, no sir, we have Keurig’s in our kitchen that make these recipes easy peasy.
I have said it before, I have a pet peave with the intimidation tactics used by coffee shops. Now do not get me wrong, I LOVE the rare treat of sitting down and enjoying a coffee served to me in a quaint setting with a beautiful dessert to boot. But, I do not love the complicated “coffee shop lingo” and drink names when I know darn well, I can make those same exact drinks at home. Not only can I make them easily at home but, I can make them with my Keurig brewer.
The past few weeks I have been sharing some really fun recipes that I hope you have enjoyed trying (I know I have, especially the coffee sorbet…yummy!). I am thinking today that it is time to go back to the basics. If you know how to make a few staple coffee drinks you can use them in hundreds of recipes. We will start today with perhaps the most simple… Cafe Au Lait.
The wikipedia description of Cafe Au Lait is:
In many American coffeehouses, a “café au lait” is a drink of strong French Roast coffee, to which steamed milk is added; this contrasts with a “caffè latte”, which uses espresso as a base. American café au lait is generally served in a cup, as with brewed coffee, being served in a bowl only at shops which wish to emphasize French tradition.
The term misto (literally, “mixed”) is also used to refer to a café au lait, most notably by Starbucks.
You will need a French Roast K-cup coffee for this recipe. I would recommend Tullys French Roast because it is an Extra Bold Kcup, it will easily stand up to all of the milk added in this recipe without tasting watered down.
Now that we know what it is, lets get to the recipe…
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
- 1 part hot French Roast K-cup coffee
- 1 part steamed milk
Mix and serve hot.
Makes 1 serving.
See, I told you it is easy : )