Latte Love: DIY Latte Art

 

IMG_6905IMG_6914-1IMG_6911IMG_6902The Products:

Latte Art Stencils:  Aerolatte Cappuccino Art Stencils

Milk Frother:  Aerolatte Milk Frother

Everyone who knows me, knows how much I love my latte’s.  Whether from a neighborhood coffee shop, or my made at home versions, my morning is not truly underway without my latte.  During my travels, I’ve visited many coffee shops, and I’ve not only enjoyed various latte flavors, but I’ve fallen in love with the latte art many barista’s  have used to adorn my morning “cup of joe”.  The patterns and designs you often see in the foam topping of your coffee shop espresso or latte, is considered latte art, and now, I’ve found a way to create this lovely coffee art at home.  Now, although it may not be as picture perfect as barista latte art, it’s fun, pretty simple and easy, and perfect to use when entertaining, or when you simply want to treat yourself to some morning latte love.

For the DIY latte art shown here, you only need a few things.  I used the Aerolatte Capuccino Art Stencils, the Aerolatte Milk Frother, and ground cinnamon.  You can also use ground chocolate.  The package of stencils include six different latte art designs, I chose the heart design for today, and the milk frother takes two seconds to assemble and use.

To add some fun art to your morning latte, or to use when entertaining, here are the quick and easy steps for a single cup:

Make your latte or favorite coffee drink.

Pour 1/2 cup of milk into a microwaveable mug and heat for 30 – 45 seconds –  You may not need all of the milk for your single cup, but it’s best to have more than not enough.

Use the Aerolatte frother to create a froth – Hold the frother at a slight angle and insert the whisking head into the milk and down towards the mug’s base.  Turn the frother on for about 20 seconds, slowly stirring the whisking head from the bottom towards the top of the mug. Pour the froth over your coffee drink.

Place your latte art stencil of choice on top of your prepared coffee drink and froth – Using ground cinnamon or chocolate with a shaker dispenser, sprinkle it on top of the stencil.  A shape will be painted on the froth under the stencil’s design.

Gently lift the stencil off the top of your coffee drink  – There you will see your coffee art design.

Simply hand wash your stencil design with warm soap and water – It will be ready for your next use.

I hope you’re inspired to try some DIY latte art, and I hope you find these products and steps as easy to use as I did.  Look for a video tutorial coming soon on my YouTube channel demonstrating how quick and easy it is to create your own latte art right at home.

You can shop the items in this post by clicking the links above in “The Products”.

Thanks for reading, and have a great weekend!

 

6 Comments

  1. Michelle
    November 20, 2015 / 10:05 pm

    Lovely latte art!!! Great idea for entertaining! Love this post!

  2. Karen
    November 20, 2015 / 11:08 pm

    Great post! I love latte art, and you did it perfectly. Really pretty photos. I have to order the stencils to use for my holiday guests. It will be a nice touch for the coffee drinkers. I hope I can do it as good as you did…

  3. Charlotte
    November 21, 2015 / 12:08 am

    I love my lattes too! Thank you for this post! I can’t wait to try some latte art at home. It seems fun, and I like that there are six different stencil designs. I must start with the heart though.

  4. JACKIE'O
    November 21, 2015 / 12:59 am

    Wow; So inspired !! I am a latte lover also and I love pretty and delicious things. Can’t wait to share with friends during the holiday season!!!

  5. Chanel
    November 21, 2015 / 8:59 am

    Really nice post! Just in time for the holidays, and colder weather, when we all want a cup of coffee or two. It may even work on hot chocolate for the kids. Thanks for the post!

  6. Diane
    November 21, 2015 / 11:09 pm

    I love coffe shop lattes, and I have just started making my own at home too!! I must try the latte art. It will feel more like the coffee shop lattes I love ;-).

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