I recently acquired this Moka pot at the Salvation Army for about $3.00 and honestly didn't know exactly what it was when I got it. I only knew it had something to with coffee. Lucky for me it makes espresso! And it's pretty darn cute.
Then, you just put it on the stove and it takes care of the rest. Mine appears to be cast aluminum, so it got super hot while on the stove.
Next was an experiment for me. I'm a "frugal" (a nice way to say cheap) person. I'm not paying for a special contraption to froth my milk for a latte. So I searched for a way to froth milk without a machine. All I had to do was get a mason jar, add about 2/3 milk (I used vanilla soy milk), put the lid on and shake for about 40 seconds. Take the lid off and put in the microwave for 1 minute.
Add a shot (or two) of espresso to a mug. I added 1 tablespoon of sugar to this, but you can adjust to your taste. Now pour the milk into the mug while holding back the froth with a spoon. Once all the milk is in the mug, add the froth on top.
Now, I'm no espresso/latte/cappuccino expert by any means, but I thought it tasted pretty darn good and my husband agreed. I'm excited to make these when it turns a bit cooler. Have you all tried making lattes at home? I'd love any advice or tips!!!