The sky is gray and the snow is dirty and slushy from a warm spell that left it halfway melted. The forecast for the next few days is cloudy, cloudy, cloudy. And maybe a little misty to go with it. Yep. It’s late January in Minnesota.
Of course, to be fair I have to admit that February in Minnesota is pretty much the same thing too. When I think back on Februaries of the past, all I seem to remember is snow falling, halfway melting, freezing, and then, just to keep things interesting, a nice snowstorm sprinkled in here and there.
But I don’t really mind it. I’d take this over 90 degrees and humid any day. It’s OK, I’m weird. I know. 😉 But if this is the way the next weeks/couple months are going to be, we’re going to need some serious coffee to help us get through it. And of course this kind of weather just begs you to sit in your favorite comfy chair next to a window and catch up on that latest book of yours. I’m reading The Wicked Boy at the moment and find it fascinating. Anyone familiar with it?
Of course there’s no better drink to have during a nice reading session than a warm, comforting latte. And this one is for the honey lovers. Of course if you were a honey lover you could also have a nice glass of mead while you read. But that’s a different post. 🙂
This latte is subtly sweet and oh, so easy to make. You just need a little espresso, honey, and the milk of your choice. It comes together in a snap, and warms you up all over. And the best part is you can make it as sweet or not-sweet as you want. This is perfect for those of you who always worry that the barista isn’t going to make your coffee quite the way you want it, and only go in to the local coffee shop when you’re trusted barista is working. I know some of you are out there. It’s OK. 🙂
Happy reading and sipping!
- 1 cup milk of choice
- 1-2 shots of espresso
- 1-2 tbsp. honey
- In a small saucepan over medium-low heat, heat the milk until very hot.
- Meanwhile, pour the espresso into the bottom of a mug.
- Pour the hot milk over the espresso and give it a little stir.
- Add in the honey and stir until incorporated.