I’m a sucker for Starbucks lattes, but not so much for the prices…or having to drive to go get one.  I finally perfected my at-home version, foamed milk and all.

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Here’s how:

First I brew a regular ol’ pot-o-coffee. Any way you like it.

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While it’s brewing, I prepare my cup. I like about a half pack of Splenda, and a capful or two or this stuff:

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Then comes the fun part. All you need is a jar or some kind of microwavable container with a securely fitting lid. I use a mason jar.

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Fill ‘er up with however much milk you want in your cup. (I’m making enough for two cups in this example)

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Put lid on tightly…then shake shake shake shake shake. (Good to get your blood flowing in the morning too! ;))

It should start foaming up. Keep going until it stays a little foaming when you stop shaking.

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Remove lid; microwave 20-30 seconds. Use caution: may overflow:

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Spoon milk froth into cups. Some milk will remain liquid. Pour into cup.

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By this time your coffee should be done brewing. Pour coffee over milk. (If you really like your cup foamy, you can save a little foam to add on top. I don’t really love foam like that)

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Latte served!!