Homemade Vanilla Cinnamon Cafe Au Lait


I actually don’t drink coffee very much anymore but I’ve been making this drink at least once a week for the past few weeks. It’s about time I share it. I really wish this was a tasty iced coffee recipe but sadly spring has decided to not come to Maine this year and I’m still freezing, sitting by the pellet stove, and drinking hot coffee/ tea instead of iced. I hear that the trails in Portland are dry now so I’m planning on going out for a trail run later. I’m also going to go to the famer’s market in Monument Square and get some flowers to plant. Now if only the weather would warm up!! Anyways, here’s a tasty coffee recipe. 🙂

Vanilla Cinnamon Cafe Au Lait

You’ll need:

  • 2 heaping TBS of ground coffee
  • water
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp honey
  • milk
  • sprinkle of cinnamon

1.Make coffee. So I make my coffee using a Melitta cone filter where you just pour hot water over coffee grounds and magically get a tasty cup of coffee. Since you’re adding a good amount of  milk to this drink I make my coffee a little stronger than I would normally drink. Fill a cup up 1/2-3/4 with coffee.

2. Stir in honey and vanilla extract.

3. Add milk. If you’re wondering how I got delicious frothy milk, it’s from an aerolatte. They’re about 30 bucks and work really well to make coffee drinks at home! If you don’t have one of these and don’t care about it you can just add the milk without frothing it. I’ve made the drink both ways now.

4. Finish with a sprinkle of cinnamon and enjoy!

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