When it comes to coffe I am definitely a bit of a snob. I don’t have a coffee everyday but when I do it definitely needs to be a good one . I normally would pop down to my local coffee shop but since I had Tassimo My Way coffee machine I can easily make a barista style coffee at home.
I like to keep it quite simple so I normally go for a smooth black americano or a strong and rich espresso. But since it has been so hot lately in the UK i have been loving an iced cold latte made with 1 espresso shot, lots of iced and whatever non dairy milk I have on hand.
What I love about Tassimo My Way is the ability to tailor your drink to make it as strong as you like. You can choose temperature, volume and intensity of every single drink and then save your settings for next time . And you can definitely taste the different strengths in your coffe!
For my iced latte I have been loving using L’OR Espresso Fortissimo and which has got a full body and a gorgeous aroma and I like it to keep it quite “short”, I then add ice and milk.
If I fancy a hot drink I have been using Costa Coffe Americano and I set it on low strength and quite high volume so I can make myself a big mug of piping hot coffee to sip throughout the morning.
Other features that I love about the machine:
- Large water tank – so it doesn’t need to be refilled after only a couple of drinks
- No cleaning required – there is virtually no clenaing to be done while using this machine
- Stylish look – I love its sleek and stylish look, it’s also not too big so it will fit perfectly on any kitchen counter.
Here is my quick recipe for the best homemade cashew iced latte:
½ cup of cashews soaked overnight or for at least 3 hours
1-2 pitted dates (depending on how sweet you like it)
A dash of vanilla extra or powder
1 ½ cups of filtered water
1 shot of expresso – I have used L’Or espresso fortissimo
Plenty of ice cubes
Drain and rinse the cashews. Add them to a blender with the water and blend until you have a creamy and frothy milk. Strain the milk through a nut milk bag or through a double cheese cloth . Gently squeeze the nut milk bag until all the liquid is out and you get left with the cashew pulp. Give the blender a quick rinse and add in the milk with the dates and the vanilla extract. Blend again until completely smooth. Pour the milk into a glass with plenty of ice and then add the espresso shot . Mix together and enjoy!
TASSIMO My Way is available at major retailers and electronic shops.
This blog post is sponsored by TASSIMO My Way.