Friday, August 12, 2005

Near perfection - Vanilla Cinnamon Latte



It's Sugar High Friday again! This is the 11th edition, and it's hosted by Ronald from LoveSicily. My entry is.. a bit of a cheat really, it doesn't actually contain any sugar, and it's not much of a dessert either. I promise to make more of an effort next month. :)

Faithful readers know how much I love Starbucks. And how annoying that is, since we don't have Starbucks in Sweden. I did buy a bag of Starbucks beans last time I was near one, I haven't opened the bag yet though. I don't think it'll be the same. But oh well.

This cup of latte was very close to perfection for me. I usually don't drink coffee in the mornings, or even every day, but.. sometimes, it's needed. Like when I woke up with an entirely sore body after working out, having been stupid enough to book a spinning class the day after my very first BodyPump session. I could barely walk. But I could make it to the kitchen for this, thankfully.

So, what's in that big blue mug? (The mug, by the way, is from Åsa Klockars in Rättvik. Gorgeous pottery, I have several other pieces, all in her beautiful trademark turqouise.) It's a cup of homemade mocha from my mocha maker, mixed with a tablespoon of DaVinci sugarfree (with Splenda) vanilla syrup, about an ounce of fat-free milk heated and frothy, and a heavy sprinkle of cinnamon. I'll be making this many more times.

If you're looking for something sweeter, try my Cappuccino Cupcakes!

4 comments:

Jennifer said...

This looks wonderful! There is nothing better than sitting down to a great coffee drink and a stack of magazines or newspapers. Here's to enjoying coffee!

Ruth said...

I too love Starbucks. Fortunately for me they are everywhere in Toronto now. But years ago I discovered them in Vancouver when I went with my husband on business. After that he had to bring back beans with him whenever he went.

The Capuccino muffins look awesome.

boo_licious said...

Yum! I love Starbucks too and I am super lucky since I live round the corner from one so whenever I feel like a latte, I just pop in.

Jennifer said...

Those capuccino muffins look delicious - and this latte is making me want to take a trip down to Starbucks right now (5 minutes away - can't beat that!).

Thanks for joining in on SHF - hope to see you out again next month!