Wednesday, May 4, 2011
I've never considered myself a coffee drinker. My mom never made it much when I was growing up, only when there was company around. I did remember liking it as a kid with milk and sugar. As an adult, I've just left it be. However, with the emergence of time I've found that although I may not be a 'real' coffee drinker, there is an indulgence I enjoy. On a trip to Missouri one weekend I discovered a Mocha Caramel Cappuccino that I did very much enjoy. I've stopped at that same location a time or two since and they no longer offer what I crave. I've had one at McDonald's and I have enjoyed it as well. However, I cannot wrap my frugal spirit around a $3 coffee on a regular basis. Therefore, I have created my own. Since I am not up on the coffee lingo, I did have to do a little research to find out exactly what it is I make. Honestly, I'm still not sure but I'm calling it a latte. I have found that if I heat my skim milk and add 3 spoons of the instant suisse mocha and 2 spoons of the instant caramel coffeehouse beverage mixes I have a delightful pick-me-up to enjoy on a regular basis without breaking my budget.