Millions of people drink at least one cup of coffee per day and many get their caffeine fix with a specialty coffee drink.
Dairy milk is a great complement for any cup of coffee; it’s both a tasty addition and a way to add essential nutrients to your mug. Every type of dairy milk, whether low-fat, fat-free or organic, contains nine essential nutrients, including high-quality protein, calcium, potassium and vitamin D.
If you enjoy coffee, here are a few ways to create gourmet drinks at home.
A cafe au lait is simply a strong-brewed coffee drink mixed with steamed milk. The best way to make one is to brew a dark-roast blend in a cafetiere and mix with equal parts steamed milk.
There are a few easy ways to froth milk at home. Use a milk frother or try this DIY tip: shake your favourite type of milk in a jar until it froths up. Remove the lid and microwave to desired temperature. Now you’ve got warm milk for your coffee and foam to top it off.
Lattes are two parts milk to one part espresso. Starting your day with a morning latte is a wonderful way to enjoy the buzz of coffee, as well as milk’s nine essential nutrients, including eight grams of high-quality protein per 235ml.
A cappuccino is an Italian coffee drink made with equal parts espresso, steamed milk and foamed milk. A “dry” cappuccino has more foam, while a “wet” cappuccino is closer to a latte in consistency. Whether you prefer a cappuccino, latte or cafe au lait, adding milk is a delicious and nutritious complement to your coffee beverage of choice. From espresso to strong-brewed coffee – adding dairy milk only adds to the enjoyment. For more tips, tricks and recipes, visit milklife.com
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Nutrition information per serving: 120 calories, 0.5g fat; 0g saturated fat, 5mg cholesterol, 9g protein, 22g carbohydrates, 1g fibre, 105mg sodium, 309mg calcium (30 per cent of daily value).