Monday 3 November 2008

Beating the Credit Crunch

This morning my wife suggested an idea for saving money - at least €3 that would otherwise have been spent on a latte: Make your own lattes at home without an expensive espresso maker and milk frother.

I've tried this before (without great success), but my wife had a twist on the frothermation. (That's a new word. It means the formation of froth.)

Simply make a pot of coffee as usual. Then fill an empty jam jar with milk. Put the milk in the microwave for a couple of minutes - or until just after you see it bubbling over - then put the lid on the jar and shake vigorously. The jar I mean, not yourself (unless you want the contents of your stomach to experience frothermation).

As it happened, yesterday evening's late snack was toast and we used up the last of the marmalade so we had a jar available to give it a go.

I wouldn't say that it was the frothiest coffee I've ever had, but it was certainly the orangiest!


Phiasmir said...

Hahahaha! Frothermation! That bit with the stomach frothermation made me laugh!

david said...

I can never make a decent cup at home. I have my wife make it. She is great. She has never had a sip of coffee in her life and yet she makes the best cup of coffee.

BTW, I,too, love that word (Frothermation). It is the talent of a true writer to be able to make up words. Great job.