This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #McCaféMyWay #CollectiveBias. Here I’ll share my recipe for How to make Coffee Misto just like a barista and how I build margin into my morning.
One of the things I struggle with as a mom is finding moments to myself for a little quiet time. I have trouble building margin into an already jam-packed schedule.
Along this journey of being a mom and blogger, I’ve learned that the battle to get up early in the morning is fought at night. I need to get to bed at a decent hour.
I’ve been trying a new thing lately – I’ve been getting out of bed early. Sometimes 4 AM, other times 5 AM to build some margin into my life.
Something interesting happens when I get up early – I go to bed on time! Going to bed on time means higher serotonin levels in my body, and an overall improved feeling of being rested. If you haven’t tried it – I think you should – see if it helps you feel better too.
The first thing I love to drink in the morning is a cup of coffee. I usually pair it with an english muffin and it helps me wake up; and gets me started on my day.
How to make Coffee Misto just like a Barista
I love the combination of vanilla soy milk and coffee, so today I am going to share with you my copycat recipe for Misto Coffee. I like to make Misto Coffee with McCafé Premium Roast coffee in my Keurig 2.0 coffee maker. The McCafé Premium Roast has a rich coffee flavor without any bitterness. It pairs perfectly with the steamed milk I use for my Coffee Misto.
It doesn’t take long to make and in that early morning margin, before my three-year-old wakes at 6 AM, I love to have a few moments of quiet time and my Misto Coffee with soy milk.
Now, Misto Coffee is based on a French coffee drink that combines equal parts coffee to equal parts milk. I love the flavor of vanilla soy milk with my coffee, and it’s easy-going on my tummy since I seem to be unable to drink regular milk. Creating this coffee combination is as easy as brewing your favorite coffee, and heating your favorite flavor of milk on the stove top. I used soy vanilla milk but you can use regular vitamin D milk, coconut milk, or any flavor you choose. Follow these instructions and soon you’ll be creating your Misto Coffee just like a barista.
Ingredients for Misto Coffee
- Water for your Keurig coffee maker (you can brew this coffee in a regular coffee maker too)
- 1 Coffee pod of McCafé Premium Roast Coffee
- 4 oz of milk – for this recipe I used vanilla soy milk
- 1 Teaspoon sweetener – sugar or artificial (optional)
Directions to Create Misto Coffee
Step 1: Brew the McCafé Premium Roast Coffee. Be sure to fill the Keurig coffee maker with enough water to operate. Empty any previously used coffee pods and place a new McCafé Premium Roast Coffee in the Keurig coffee maker. Close the coffee maker lid. Set the brew cycle to 4 ozs by using the down arrow to select the smaller coffee size. Hit “start” to brew your coffee. Per wikiHow, a popular coffee shop prepares its coffee misto by utilizing “coffee brewed at normal strength”. To imitate the drink as precisely as possible, brew at regular strength.
Step 2: Heat milk on the stove. It’s best to use a small saucepan for this task. Simply place a pan on the stove top and add your milk. You may need to add more than four ounces to avoid burning the milk in the pan. You can use any type or flavor of milk.
You can opt to simply heat the milk to 160 degrees or you can opt to heat the milk and froth it by using a small whisk to whisk the milk. “A popular coffee shop uses frothed, steamed milk in the coffee misto. To replicate this frothy texture, you can whisk the milk vigorously in the saucepan while it is heating,” as described in wikiHow.
Step 3: Combine the coffee and the heated milk into your coffee mug. Pour the coffee mixture and the frothy milk into the same cup in equal portions to create your Coffee Misto just like a barista. Feel free to add a sweetener of your choice – but adding additional sweetener is completely optional. You can add more or less milk depending upon your taste preferences, feel free to adjust the recipe accordingly.
I’m sharing this tutorial on how to make Coffee Misto just like a barista because I’m sure some of my readers are coffee lovers just like I am. If you use vanilla soy milk like I’ve included in this recipe, you’ll have a lactose-free, sweet and savory coffee perfect for your morning routine. Of course, any flavor of milk is delicious and I’m sure you’ll enjoy a Coffee Misto with regular milk or milk of any flavor.
In the photo below you can see the frothy texture of the milk. The bubbles eventually dissipate but it still tastes like Coffee Misto.
Helping Moms find Margin
I hope this post inspires you to carve a bit more margin into your day. Maybe it’s not early in the morning, maybe it’s later in the day. Whatever the time, I hope you enjoy some down time to refresh, renew and recharge your batteries.
Where to find McCafé Coffee
You can find everything you need to brew Coffee Misto just like a barista at Walmart. I visited Walmart for a live product demonstration a week ago and was happy to find my favorite flavors of coffee on the coffee aisle. There are 8 flavors to choose from and both premium bags and coffee pods are available (giving you flexible options on how to brew your coffee). McCafé coffee is harvested from the rich soils and mountainous regions of the foremost coffee-growing areas of the world and is made with 100% Arabica Beans. It’s a premium quality coffee perfect for my Misto Coffee recipe.
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Have any morning routine tips to share?
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