Coffee Break Time: also National Cafe au Lait Day

Coffee Break time.  
It’s also National Cafe au Lait Day…
that creamy foamy milky confection.
The Menu Shoppe has it covered…
classics and crafty “finds”.
A sweet treat anytime.
Time for a barista menu?
Vanilla Cafe au Lait
1 1/2 cups Half and Half
1 1/2 cups whole milk
2 tablespoons sugar
1 vanilla bean split lengthwise
3 cups hot strong brewed coffee
Combine the half-and-half, milk, and sugar in a small saucepan. Scrape the seeds from the vanilla bean into the milk mixture and add the bean to the saucepan. Simmer over low heat for 20 minutes. Remove the vanilla bean from the milk mixture and whisk for 1 minute. Fill each mug with 1/2 cup of hot coffee and 1/2 cup milk mixture.
Or a sweet twist…
Cafe au Lait Pudding
2 cups whole milk
3 tablespoons instant coffee granules
2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoon cornstarch
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoon sugar, divided
1/2 cup heavy cream
1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Cinnamon for sprinkling
Whisk together milk, coffee granules, cornstarch, 1/4 cup sugar, and a small pinch of salt in a heavy medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally, then boil 1 minute, stirring constantly. Transfer to a metal bowl set in an ice bath and cool, stirring often, about 10 minutes. Pour into cups or ramekins and chill, uncovered, 20 minutes. Beat cream with vanilla and remaining 2 tablespoon sugar using an electric mixer just until soft peaks form. Spoon whipped cream onto puddings and dust cream lightly with cinnamon. Read More http://www.epicurious.com:80/recipes/food/views/Cafe-Au-Lait-Puddings-356034#ixzz1meQwCQI4 
Just in time for Mardi Gras…
Cajun Cafe au Lait
3 cups milk
1/2 cup heavy cream
3 cups Louisiana Coffee with Chicory
Combine milk and cream in a saucepan. Bring just to a boil (bubbles will form around edge of pan).  Remove from heat. Pour remaining coffee and hot milk mixture together into cups.  Pour a small amount of  in each coffee cup.
A visit to New Orleans usually means a visit to the acclaimed Cafe du Monde bistro in the old French Market.
Famous for their chicory coffee and beignets.
 
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2 Responses to Coffee Break Time: also National Cafe au Lait Day

  1. Enjoyed reading your cafe au lait recipe. Here is my post on the subject. Enjoy!
    http://frenchtwistedwoman.com/2012/02/22/cafe-au-lait-coffee/

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