Café Au Lait

My favorite thing about coffee has always been that people all over the world, in every country, drink it. In some way, shape or form. Coffee, like food, brings us together, often both literally and figuratively. Starting this week, I will be posting a weekly international coffee recipe every Wednesday, in a series called #CoffeeConnects.

#CoffeeConnects is sponsored and inspired by Black Coffee Market, a local company specializing in personalized coffee and flavors.

This week, I’m trying my hand at the French café au lait (simply: coffee with milk). Native to France, this drink exists in many countries with different names, though most commonly as the café au lait. Most coffee shops will serve this as equal parts strong brewed coffee and steamed milk. It definitely does not need to be steamed, but it is important that the milk is warm. We’re having a dreary day over here in NJ, so I’m about to whip up a fresh one and settle in for some Netflix.

Cheers, friends!

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CAFÉ AU LAIT

(2 servings)
2 cups freshly brewed strong coffee (I used Black Coffee Market’s Blend º087)
1 cup non-dairy milk (if steaming) or 1½ - 2 cups non-dairy milk
Sweetener or flavors, like these from Black Coffee Market*.

  1. Fill 2 mugs halfway with coffee.
  2. If you have a milk steamer or frother, steam until 1 cup of milk has almost doubled in size.
  3. If you don’t have a steamer, simply warm 1½ - 2 cups milk on your stove over medium-low heat. While it heats, whisk the milk until it is slightly steaming and foamy.
  4. Fill the rest of the mug with steamed/warmed milk.
  5. Add any desired sweetener or flavor, (I used mocha).

*All Black Coffee Market flavor oils are calorie, sugar and gluten-free as well as totally vegan. Use code VEGGIEPASSPORT on any Black Coffee Market purchase to receive a free gift with your order! In addition to your gift, 10% of the proceeds from your purchase will go to America’s Grow-A-Row.