Every morning I grind fresh coffee beans, brew a pot of coffee, and warm up my milk in the microwave for one minute. I then add 1 teaspoon of unrefined sugar or a dash of vanilla syrup, froth the milk, and add the hot coffee. Instead of using espresso, I prefer to use regular coffee... so I can drink two!
The girls love it when I make them babyccinos: foamed milk with anything delicious added in. The promise of the special drink can sometimes magically get girls out of bed, cure sad faces and generally instill peace. Their favorite flavorings are:
- Hershey's chocolate or strawberry syrup (a real treat; you can only get it at Stockmann--the expensive Finnish grocery store that carries American and other international brands)
- honey, the yummy artisan/organic Russian kinds
- vanilla or caramel syrup from Starbucks