HOW TO MAKE LONDON FOG LATTES WITHOUT AN ESPRESSO MACHINE

Have you ever had a London Fog? If you haven’t had the privelege, I’ll show you how to make them at home. No espresso machine required!

To make a London Fog, you’ll need to start with earl grey tea and lavender (optional). Traditionally, steamed milk from an espresso machine is used to create a delicate foamy latte. They can get pretty expensive and most people I know don’t have espresso machines at home. Luckily, for those latte lovers who don’t have an espresso machine at home, I got chu.  

Start out by combining dried lavender buds (optional) and earl grey tea. Lavender is optional but its highly recommended, if you have it available, you’ll definitely want to use it. I always recommend using loose leaf tea in a reusable tea ball, you know, for sustainability reasons. You can also use a lavender tea bag and an earl grey tea bag.

The whole magic of the latte is in the foam. To achieve that, we will be using a saucepan to get the milk nice and foamy. We will then use a handheld frother to get the best foam we can. 


It’s a pretty simple process that requires very few materials. Give it a try!

Materials

  • Earl grey tea bag
  • Almond milk (or milk of choice)
  • 1 teaspoon sugar

Optional Materials

Directions

  1. In a small saucepan, simmer the milk until foamy (don’t burn the milk).
  2. Pour the foamed milk into a teacup with the Earl Grey and lavender tea bag. 
  3. Add the sugar to the milk.
  4. Let the tea bag steep for 3-5 minutes.
  5. Place the frother in the bottom of the teacup and froth until you’ve achieved desired foaminess.
  6. Drop a few lavender buds on top.

Tips

Use milk with high fat content for a foamier beverage.

That’s foamy, foamed, foaminess and foamier for those of you keeping track of how many suffixes for foam you can use. 

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