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Earl Grey Latte

Morsels of Life - Earl Grey Latte with DIY Frothed Milk - Make your own Earl Grey Latte with DIY frothed milk at home! No special equipment required.

It's time for SRC again! What's SRC, you ask? SRC stands for Secret Recipe Club, where each month, we're assigned another blogger, and we get to select one of their yummy recipes to make. This month, I got Michaela from An Affair from the Heart, and she's definitely got lots of yummy eats to choose from! I thought about making her Pad Thai Wonder Pot (never made a wonder pot before), Loaded Baked Potato Soup, or Double Decker Baked Tacos until I saw an Earl Grey Latte with DIY Frothed Milk!

The first time I tried an Earl Grey Latte was at Starbucks. James and I usually accumulate stars, and then, when we can get a free drink, we like to go for something different. This time, we were deciding what to get - since we usually get a larger size and split the free drinks, and we kept on hitting dead ends. James likes his coffee as strong as possible, and me? I'm more of a tea person, especially Chai Tea - yum! However, the one tea James does like is Earl Grey. We didn't realize Starbucks even had Earl Grey Lattes until we saw it advertised on the wall or in the app. Thinking about it though, it makes sense they could make it since they have Earl Grey tea, and adding milk makes it a latte. :)

I also wanted to make some frothed milk on top - makes it extra special! I tried shaking the milk and then microwaving, and I ended up with lots of large bubbles that popped as soon as the milk cooled. After doing some research, it seems the shake and microwave method works best on skim or 2% milk, and I used whole milk. No worries though - I just switched to the French Press method. I was going to get some frothed milk, one way or another! For the French press method, simply pour at least enough milk to cover the plunger when it's lowest, and then start pumping the plunger until you've got foam! Give yourself an arm workout in the process. :)

What's your favorite way to top a drink?


Morsels of Life - Earl Grey Latte with DIY Frothed Milk - Make your own Earl Grey Latte with DIY frothed milk at home! No special equipment required.

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Make your own Earl Grey Latte with DIY frothed milk at home! No special equipment required.

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Yield: 2 cups

Materials:

Mass Weight Volume Number Material Notes
Earl Grey tea I used a loose leaf tea, and bagged tea works too! You'll want to adjust the amount of tea depending on how strong you like your tea.
1.5 cups water
1/2 cup milk Skim or 2% are easier to froth. I used whole.
2 teaspoons vanilla extract I used my alcohol-free vanilla extract so no additional sweetener was required since the glycerin base is naturally sweet. You could also use the usual vanilla extract and then sweeten with something else.


Methods:

Morsels of Life - Earl Grey Latte with DIY Frothed Milk Step 1 - Gather all materials. 1. Gather all materials.
Morsels of Life - Earl Grey Latte with DIY Frothed Milk Step 2 - Brew tea to desired strength, and then stir in vanilla extract. 2. Brew tea to desired strength, and then stir in vanilla extract.
Morsels of Life - Earl Grey Latte with DIY Frothed Milk Step 3 - Froth milk. You can pour the milk into a jar so that's it's mostly empty, shake vigorously, and then microwave it (lid off) for about 30-60 seconds if you're using skim or 2% milk. Since I'm using whole milk, I poured in just enough milk to completely cover the plunger screen on a French press, and then pumped the plunger until I got frothed milk. (If you use skim or 2%, you'll likely end up with better results.) Pour/spoon frothed milk into/on tea. Make some latte art if you're fancy. :) 3. Froth milk. You can pour the milk into a jar so that's it's mostly empty, shake vigorously, and then microwave it (lid off) for about 30-60 seconds if you're using skim or 2% milk. Since I'm using whole milk, I poured in just enough milk to completely cover the plunger screen on a French press, and then pumped the plunger until I got frothed milk. (If you use skim or 2%, you'll likely end up with better results.) Pour/spoon frothed milk into/on tea. Make some latte art if you're fancy. :)

Morsels of Life - Earl Grey Latte with DIY Frothed Milk - Make your own Earl Grey Latte with DIY frothed milk at home! No special equipment required.

36 comments:

  1. Soothing... Creamy... Delicious!!!

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  2. Love tea and lattes! I'll have to give this a try soon! Our machine has a commercial-grade frother, so that will make this a breeze! Nice choice for the SRC! :D

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  3. Yummy! It looks so pretty too and I love that mug!

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  4. I hope you do! It's quite yummy. :) And with the commercial-grade frother, you won't have to worry about the arm workout. :P

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  5. It's a fun mug. :) We got it as a wedding gift. The stuff inside the mug's pretty yummy too. :P

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  6. So happy you enjoyed the recipe! These are my favorite drink next to coffee. Our local shop calls them a London Fog Tea. Perfect for a cool rainy day. Those cups are DARLING, too!

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  7. This is my husband's favorite tea, and I'm sure he'll be excited when I make it for him again! It is perfect for a rainy day (like today)! We got the cups as a wedding gift, and I like how they're asymmetrically aligned with the spoon, cup, and saucer. :) Thanks for a great recipe! (And this is why I had you on my mind when I saw the Chicken Tostadas last month - couldn't let you know until now.) :)

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  8. Thanks for the awesome tip on how to froth milk without a fancy espresso machine. I love tea more than coffee and an Earl Grey latte sounds like something I need right now. Great SRC post!

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  9. Never would have thought to make an Earl Grey latte - yum!

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  10. Hope you enjoy it! I didn't even know you could froth milk by hand so easily until I saw Michaela's tutorial. SRC's got all sorts of awesome members! :)

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  11. I wouldn't have either - until I saw it on Michaela's blog. Then I just HAD to make it! :)

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  12. This is great! I love lattes! I dont have a frothing a machine so have to DIY my own frothed milk, but never used the bottle before! Definitely will give it a go! :)
    It looks awesome!

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  13. I hadn't made DIY frothed milk before either and had no idea how it'd work. The shaken bottle/microwave method's definitely easier if you're using 2% or skim milk. :) Let me know how it turns out for you. :)

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  14. Holy COW! I didn't know you could froth milk in the good ole French press!!! How brilliant is THAT?!? I cannot wait to try that trick! I'm also a Starbucks star collector, CJ. These days, they seem to really be pushing for people to get Gold status. I receive an email at least once a week from Starbucks on how they're "doubling stars," or "get a bonus star when buying a breakfast sandwich!" I love this b/c I lost my gold status a few months ago & I miss my free drink after every 12;-) Great post!

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  15. I didn't know either until I saw it on Michaela's post! Isn't it wonderful all the things you can learn? :) I do love how they send you all those star offers, but then once you hit Gold, it's all gone. I also love a multiuse tool - like the French press - make tea, coffee, and how you can even froth milk with it! Let me know how it works out for you. :)

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  16. This looks perfect! I love Earl Grey tea and it's bold citrusy flavor!

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  17. We really enjoyed it! It's easily my husband's favorite tea. :)

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  18. This looks amazing! I can't wait to try it...

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  19. Yum! I've never tried to froth milk at home but I want to tonight now - looks so good!

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  20. Haha - I was the same way! I figured frothed milk was just not to be done at home without special equipment. Then I read the tutorial, and fortunately for us, turns out it's pretty easy! :)

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  21. Let me know what you think of it once you give it a try. :) I'm wanting to make all sorts of lattes now!

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  22. What a great tip for frothing milk!!! I had no idea it could be so easy! Thank you for sharing. Pinned. :o)

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  23. It really is easy, isn't it? I'm thinking of lattes to make all the time now. :)

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  24. Latte art is a little beyond me, but will definitely try frothing milk! Great SRC selection.

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  25. You and me both! We can still make it look a bit fancy with frothed milk, even if we haven't mastered latte art.......yet. :)

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  26. I've never had such a thing, but it sounds so yummy!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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  27. Definitely is! Lattes all the time now that I know how to froth milk. :)

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  28. This looks tasty and easy! That's my kind of recipe! I haven't tried frothing milk at home, but with your instructions, I'm going to give it a try. Thanks for sharing at Snickerdoodle Sunday. Pinned and Tweeted.

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  29. Me too! Definitely surprised me how easy DIY frothed milk is to make. :)

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  30. Oh how yummy! I love Earl Grey tea, so this sounds like a fun and tasty embillishment :)

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  31. It sure is! :) I especially like being able to froth milk at home. :)

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  32. yum! I love tea latt├ęs!

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  33. Hi CJ! I'm just dropping by to tell you that I have been drinking this lovely beverage for the past few nights & am thoroughly enjoying it! I can't believe how easy (and fun) it is to make the frothed milk in a jar. It works like a charm! Thank you so much for sharing!! :o)

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  34. Isn't it so great? I definitely made all the lattes for a while there. :) Glad you're enjoying it - that's why I share on here! :)

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