My husband and I love coffee. I mean LOVE coffee.
Most of our pre-children dates included coffee and now our moka pot is percolating 3-4 times a day. We don’t get a lot of one on one time, so meeting on the couch for a cupp’a is a ritual we keep atleast twice durring the day.
Quite a bit less frequently are our trips out to buy coffee. Our favorite drinks cost upwards of $5 each (damn inflation!) and a long drive in the country with a cup of coffee just isn’t as peaceful as it once was.
Last week my husband came up with a plan to duplicate our favorite drink here at the house. I was charged with making it happen and the results are amazing! For less than $1.50 we can both have a delicious cup of specialty coffee while we snuggle on the couch. Thus far, we’ve managed to keep the secret from the kids, so for now we can indulge in peace.
- 2 double shots espresso
- 3 cups milk
- 1/3 cup white sugar
- 6 Andes Mints
Unwrap and drop three Andes Mints in each of two large mugs.
Brew four shots (2 double shots) espresso while warming the sugar and milk in a heavy saucepan over med-low heat. Keep a close eye on the milk and stir frequently. Heat until it just begains to froth.
When the coffee is brewed, pour it over the candies in the mugs and stir briefly to melt. Top off with the steaming milk and enjoy!