And, after experimenting with various recipes from the Web, I learned that you can get the yumminess of a latté even if you haven't happened upon any equipment! I tried this "autumn spice" experiment one day when I wasn't getting the right consistency of milk out of my frother jug. I was craving the Starbucks pumpkin spice latté, but I liked this even better, since it didn't have the syrupy-sweetness. Give it a shot:
-One shot of espresso, or double-strength brewed coffee
-About one cup of milk
-Sugar (I use about 1/4 tsp., but sweeten to your taste)
-Nutmeg (optional; I don't love this 'cause it never seems to dissolve enough in the milk)
In a small pot on the stove, heat up the milk, sugar, and spices. Whisk continually, so you get a little bit of "foam" on top. (It won't be mega-foamy, like Starbucks, but it's yummy all the same.) Combine coffee and milk; top with whipped cream or a dash of cinnamon, if you like.
Stay warm, friends.