Is your favorite part of a latte the foam? If your answer to this question is yes then we should be friends and you should try out this technique I discovered for making homemade latte foam without any fancy machines. I just made a regular cup of coffee, added some skim milk, and then whirred it up using an electric mixer until I had a good two inches of foam.
I tried foaming my latte the other day with almond milk and it didn’t work. Apparently all milk foams but the protein is what helps it get super foamy, which is why non-dairy milk doesn’t foam as well. I read that skim milk actually foams the best as the fat sometimes works against the protein in higher fat milks. If anyone is a milk foaming expert please feel free to share some of your wisdom. Bottom line though, go with the skim milk to keep this healthy and super-foamy. I do wonder though if light coconut milk would produce a nice foam…?
I have been obsessed with my Super Simple Homemade Caramel lately and have already put it on oatmeal, in coffee, on bananas (recipe coming soon), on breakfast oat bakes, pancakes, and more. I already bought another can of sweetened condensed milk to make some more caramel in a day or two when mine runs out. I also made a version of Angela’s Protein Peanut Butter sauce but using the caramel instead of peanut butter. Killer! More to come on that sauce in my next What I’m Making post. But that caramel works great in this lightened up latte. You could, of course, use any other store bought caramel. Just make sure to drizzle some on top of the foam!
This recipe is pretty foolproof and since you don’t need any fancy machines, what are you waiting for!?
Skinny Carmel Latte
1 cup brewed coffee
1 tablespoon caramel, divided
½ cup skim milk
- Add brewed coffee, milk, and ½ a tablespoon caramel into a large jug or bowl. If the skim milk was cold, you may need to pop your coffee and milk mixture in the microwave for about 30 seconds until it gets hot again.
- Using an electric mixer or immersion blender, blend the coffee mixture on low until it foams up significantly.
- Pour into a large mug, spooning the foam on top.
- Drizzle with ½ tablespoon caramel and enjoy!
Serving Size: 1 Calories: 110 Fat: 1.8 g Carbohydrates: 16.9 g Protein: 6 g Sugar: 11 g