In the morning when I wake, give me Jesus… and coffee.
This is my morning mantra. Because Lord help me, I am NOT a morning person.
Getting myself and the kids ready and out the door by 7:30 without becoming a fire-breathing dragon takes a lot of effort from me… and sadly, I am not exaggerating.
Of course, it’s not just the morning. When 3:30 pm hits and all the kids are home from school and we’ve run out of our allotted electronics time, but I still need to work and they are all fighting and whining because they have NOTHING TO DO… well, I need Jesus and coffee then too.
I find that if I can indulge in something small, my mood is lifted and I have just a tad more patience with
the heathens my children. Now, don’t get me wrong, I love me some Starbucks. But I can’t drive through there all day, erry day. So I have a few coffee recipes on hand that are simple to make and feel fancier than your average cup.
And don’t worry, I’m not going to tell you to make your own flavored creamer and start boiling your vanilla beans. This is about simplicity, folks. And this recipe is as simple as they come. You can easily make it in the morning, even if you are short on time.
This maple latte is nothing more than strong coffee, cream, maple syrup and some spices. It’s warm and comforting and sweet. You can find the original recipe over at Fox and Briar. She even gives you tips on getting your milk or cream foamy without a steamer – now that’s my kind of girl!
I use coconut milk in my drink, but any milk or half and half would work as well. I also brew my strong cup of coffee on my Keurig, but you can also use a French Press or just make your cup strong on a regular ol’ coffee pot.
Here are some items that you might find helpful for this recipe and any coffee recipe (but they are not required!).
My Coffee-Making Must-Haves: