Imitation Cinnamon Latte
My granddaughter asked me to take her to Starbucks and buy her a Cinnamon Latte. I decided to make one instead because I refuse to pay the price they want for a coffee, latte or cappuccino. A latte is normally made with espresso, something a 10 year old does not need to drink. My granddaughter is obsessed with cinnamon, if it has cinnamon in it she loves it.
I brewed 6 oz. of fresh strong coffee and figured she would despise the taste. Next I added 1/4 tsp. of ground cinnamon, 2 tsp. light brown sugar, stirred until the sugar dissolved and put it in the refrigerator to get ice cold.
I added 1/2 cup of whole milk and 1/2 tsp. vanilla to a shaker then shook it well creating a froth.
Next I poured the ice cold coffee into the frothy milk, put the lid on the shaker and shook well. I let my granddaughter taste it, expecting a horrible reaction and she said “It tastes good but it needs more cinnamon and sugar.” I added 1/2 tsp. of granulated sugar and more cinnamon, shook it up and had her taste it. She said it was good but I just knew she wouldn’t drink it all.
After topping it off with whipped cream I added a garnish of more cinnamon. I told her I wanted a sip and she had a fit thinking I was going to drink the whole thing. I must admit it tasted pretty good and I could have. She drank the entire glass full in less than 10 minutes!