Classic espresso flat white with a hint of Manuka honey
Mānuka honey is a rich, thick honey produced from the nectar of the mānuka tree. It’s sweet and a bit earthy and small bit of it combines well with espresso drinks. A flat white is a popular drink. Some describe it as a wet cappuccino where the micro-foam is present but a richer thicker style of milk blends into the espresso. A cappuccino, on the other hand, tends to have a bit more foam on top that is a bit drier. This recipe works for either drink.
Below is a simple way to make this. I’ll be using the Nespresso Creatista Plus to make the espresso and to froth the almond milk. For almond milk I like to use Whole Foods organic unsweetened. If you don’t have any tiny spoons, you can use a small metal 1/4 or 1/2 teaspoon measuring spoon.
- 1 tiny spoonful of Mānuka honey
- ~1/3 cup of almond milk
- ~1 shot of espresso
Simply place the spoonful of Manuka honey directly underneath the espresso spout. This way the espresso will melt off the honey as it’s made and mic into the rich coffee and creama. Then proceed to make the flat white or cappuccino milk/foam as usually and pour it in.
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