Eco Tutorial: Soy Latte Recipe

Tutorial submitted by KnitStorm.
Make Your Own Soy Latte!
I’ve been addicted to lattes ever since my sister suggested I try a Starbucks soy latte a while back. The issue with this is that they cost about $4 a pop, even when I get the discount for my reusable mug.

Having grown tired of the high costs of these beverages, not to mention the hassle of going out and buying one every time the latte craving hits me, I decided to figure out how to make them myself. What follows is my own soy latte recipe that tastes as good as any I’ve ever purchased from a coffee shop, at a much cheaper cost, if you make them enough to offset the cost of supplies at least.

What you’ll need to make a yummy soy latte:
* An espresso machine OR stove top espresso maker (I’ve personally only attempted this with the stove top maker)
* Milk Frother (Mine is manual)
* 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 cup of Soy Milk (I use Silk Vanilla Light but if you have another type you want to try, go for it!)
* Espresso grounds (go for a fair trade brand!)
* A 1 oz Shot Glass

* Prepare enough espresso to fill the shot glass twice. Follow the directions of your espresso machine or stove top espresso maker carefully!
* Heat up the soy milk via stove top or microwave until it’s at a temperature you are comfortable drinking.
* Once heated, froth the soy milk to desired foaminess. If using a manual frother you may have to froth about 1/2 a cup at a time.
* Then simply pour frothed soy milk and two shots of espresso into serving mug.
* This makes a 12-14 oz soy latte.

Keep in mind you can try substituting organic cow’s milk for soy milk if it’s your preference, although I’ve never attempted it with the above recipe. Also, you may want to leave room for more soy milk in case you feel it could use more. It’s easier to add more soy milk if the espresso still tastes too strong than to get rid of extra milk.

Now I’m no professional recipe writer so feel free to ask any and all questions if you attempt this recipe.


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