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This London Fog recipe is a total game-changer for your morning routine!
I realize the majority of my readers are dedicated coffee drinkers. Coffee is life juice, in my book. But on occasion, I do enjoy a good cup of tea.
This delicious drink is for those of you who love milk in your tea. I know, some people can’t stand the thought. But I learned to drink milk in my tea when I lived in Germany and now I have a hard time drinking tea without it.
What Is A London Fog?
This is basically and Earl Grey Tea Latte. There are many different types of tea drinks which I’ll share with you below. But the London Fog is a main contender for these types of teas.
Diary Free London Fog Recipe
I used unsweetened almond milk here and I have to say that it was every bit as good as using regular milk. So take your pick in that department! Either way, this is a delicious cup of tea!
How To Froth Milk In A French Press
If you prefer you milk frothed, you aren’t alone. After all, this is a latte, and lattes are often made with frothed milk.
Frothed milk is milk that has been beaten so much that it forms little micro bubbles in the milk, and there are only a small handful of ways to achieve this.
The way I do it is simply to warm the milk in a pot on the stove (don’t boil it!), and then pour it into a small French Press I got from IKEA for $9.99. It’s not great for coffee, but it does a great job frothing my milk!
Simply pump the handle up and down until the milk doubles in size in the French press. When you lift the lid, you will have perfectly frothed milk!
This one is very similar to the one I have. In fact, they are almost identical.
Clever Chef French Press Coffee Maker, Maximum Flavor Coffee Brewer with Superior Filtration, 2 Cup Capacity, Black
Electric Milk Frother
This is the most expensive option. Milk frothers can run the gamut in price from $20 all the way up to hundreds of dollars for a top-of-the-line appliance. A good middle ground is somewhere between $40 and $70.
This one has pretty good reviews on amazon.
EZBASICS Milk Frother, Milk Steamer Foam Maker for Coffee, Latte, Hot Chocolates, Cappuccino, Electric Milk Frother Stainless Steel, Automatic Hot and Cold Milk Frother Warmer with Heat Froth Whisks
The Hand Held Milk Frother
This is typically a battery-run, handheld device that does a reasonable job on its best day. I haven’t had any luck with these, but some folks swear by them, and they are definitely a more affordable option.
Zulay Original Milk Frother Handheld Foam Maker for Lattes – Whisk Drink Mixer for Coffee, Mini Foamer for Cappuccino, Frappe, Matcha, Hot Chocolate by Milk Boss (Black)
Of course, you always have the option to just pour un-frothed milk into your tea, and it will taste exactly the same. I have done this on several occasions and loved it just as much as its frothy counterpart.
What You’ll Need
1 Tsp. earl grey tea – The best cup of tea is always made with loose tea leaves. But in a pinch, a single bag of earl grey (decaf or regular) will work just fine here.
2 cups boiling water – Make sure your mug can hold more than this because you will still need to add the milk and other ingredients.
¼ cup unsweetened almond milk – As I mentioned, regular milk works well here too. Use whatever type of milk tastes best to you. The only one I recommend avoiding is something like coconut or hazelnut milk. You don’t want to add any other types of strong flavors through your milk. So stick to a mild-flavored milk.
½ tsp. pure vanilla extract – I used bourbon vanilla, but you can use any type of real vanilla you have on hand.
1 tbsp. honey or preferred sweetener to taste – This can really be any sweetener you usually use. I used honey here, but I’ve also used Sucanat, maple syrup, and even Xylitol.
1 tsp. food-grade, dried lavender flowers – Make sure these are food-grade flowers and leaves. Other types are not fit for consumption.
How To Make A London Fog
Steep the tea and lavender in the water either directly in a mug or in a pot. If you are adding loose leaves of either tea or lavender, you’ll want to strain them off after steeping and before adding anything else to your tea.
Froth the milk using any of the methods above, or simply use it flat.
Stir in all other ingredients and adjust to taste, adding the milk last.
This tea is wonderful served with a tea biscuit!
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- Small French Press OR milk frother if you like frothed milk.
- 2 cups boiling water
- 1 tsp. earl grey tea (or 1 single serving tea bag)
- 1 tsp. food-grade, dried lavender flowers
- ½ tsp. pure vanilla extract
- 1 tbsp. honey (or preferred sweetener to taste)
- ¼ cup unsweetened almond milk (regular milk works too)
- Steep the tea bag in the water either directly in a mug or in a pot (include lavender here if using – strain off before proceeding).
- Froth the milk.
- Stir in all other ingredients and adjust to taste, then add the frothed milk.
- Great served with a tea biscuit! (see link above)
I'm Tiffany, a cookbook author, food lover, mom, and writer for MSN and the AP Newswire.
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