Ninety degrees in the shade, with a heat index of 105 and your family is melting hot! Everyone hops in the car, turns the air-conditioning on high, then you drive three miles over to the local coffee shop where you spend over $20 of your hard earned money on iced latte’s for a family of four.
Hold on people, let’s not get hasty – it seems to me you could save those carbon emissions and gallons of gas for something more important, right?
While a homemade iced latte still takes energy to make, it is a whole lot greener and a whole lot cheaper than driving several miles to your local Starbucks coffee shop.
My favorite treat is an iced latte and I make it at home with my very inexpensive latte machine I bought at Target for $30 several years ago.
Here’s the recipe just for you —
HOMEMADE ICED LATTE
- Brew one serving of espresso and add any sweeteners you like to the bottom of your glass. Hum a few bars of “Summertime” or another appropriate summery musical tune.
- Pour espresso serving into the bottom of your glass and stir by swirling the glass a couple times. Continue humming.
- Add ice until it reaches the top of the glass. Shake your booty while humming – it helps the mood.
Add your favorite milk. I prefer almond milk. Finish your tune with a grand finale that includes sucking down the latte in an amazingly cool and restful sip.
Welcome to nirvana! And guess what? It cost your family pennies instead of $20. That makes it even tastier, right?