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Saturday, September 18, 2010

Move over Starbucks!

I love to start my latte in this beautiful pour-over combo made by a local artisan.

Here's a treat that a friend introduced me to a long time ago.  When I became more conscious of what I was eating, I put it aside with regrets.  But now I've adapted it to fit into a healthy diet.  Well, at least a little better!

Think Hot Mocha Cinnamon Hazelnut Latte topped with Whipped Cream!

Organic coffee, I prefer hazelnut.
Cream from raw milk (whipped but not sweetened) or homemade marshmallows)
cinnamon powder or a cinnamon stick
organic chocolate shavings (in a pinch use organic chocolate chips)

Brew coffee a little on the strong side
add cream if you like
Top with a dollop of whipped cream (or homemade marshmallows!)
Shave chocolate over the top
Sprinkle with cinnamon or add a cinnamon stick and top with a cherry.
Sweeten with a little, tiny pinch of stevia, if desired.
Enjoy with a piece of almond biscotti!

The sky's the limit for flavorings and you can always add a healthy version of coffee syrups or toppings to make special treats.  Move over Starbucks.  We're making our own latte at home!

This recipe is a nice surprise if you're caught by company without anything on hand to offer them.  It looks like you fussed but only you know the truth!

I'm sharing this with Jenny and friends @ Alphabe-Thursdays
Jenny Matlock

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Hope you "Like" it!
Much herbal love,

A passion for organics


  1. WOW, this sounds fabulous and I do love a good latte.

    Carolyn/A Southerners Notebook

  2. Hi, I just stumbled upon your blog....I would like to invite you to join in on a WEEKLY RECIPE BLOG LINK on my blog...
    "Made it on Monday" is open to link up's every Wed.-Sat. :)

    I hope to see your recipes soon.

  3. Mmm, this latte sounds yummy. I found it interesting to see cream from raw milk - this is not available in Canada unless you're a dairy farmer and have your own.
    I do like Starbucks, but only for the occasional treat.

  4. Beg to differ. I make my own coffee every day (Peets coffee beans that I grind), in a cappucino maker, with organic whipped cream, but I can taste the difference!

  5. If I were a coffee drinker, that would be delightful!

  6. Sounds good and you're saving a lot of money too!

  7. Wow, will have to try this soon! Sounds great.

  8. sounds like a nice treat! I love topping deserts with whipped cream... that's why I don't keep it in the house! {:-Deb

  9. informative words on coffee.
    do drink some now.

    bless your morning.

  10. Mmmmm... sounds good. I love a good cup of coffee!

  11. This sounds Magnificent...

    Stevia is a wonderful sweetener, I like using Xylitol too...

    Marvelous post for the letter "M"!

    Thanks for linking.



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