I have a little bit of a coffee problem. Okay. Maybe that's not entirely true. I have a really BIG coffee problem. I love lattes. All of them. I don't really care the flavor, I love them all. Problem being, no matter where I go to buy them pre-made, they come with a hefty price tag. A grande will run you around $5 a piece, give or take a few. If I get one once a day, that really adds up. (I don't get them that often, but you get the point).
As a family trying to stick to a budget, this just isn't feasible. It is a luxury that I have had to take a second look at. I try to limit my stops now to twice a month, on Sundays, before church. What do I do in the meantime you ask? I have found a FABULOUS machine that is worth its weight in GOLD that makes them for me simply and quickly. This is my baby:
You can purchase this lovely latte machine at amazon among other places. I suggest amazon but only when its half off, which really does happen quite frequently.
Now, minus the price of this machine each latte runs me under $1 each! That's more than 5 for the price of one. The ingredients couldn't be simpler; milk (duh), the brewed coffee, and some of those lovely flavored syrups you find in the coffee aisle. Or, you can make your own syrups. Just scour pinterest for a bazillion different recipes. I can't tell you how grateful I am to own this little beauty. Money aside, it also saves me trips out of the house to get my latte fix. If you are looking for a coffeehouse alternative, this is truly the route to go.
Don't like coffee? You can make frothy hot chocolate too. Just think of the possibilities!
****I have been in no way compensated for this post. Not even with a cup of coffee. The opinions expressed are solely my own****