Man, it's been a hot one. To keep cool, I've been sipping this in the afternoon.
I use Decaf. It's what I have and better for me in the afternoon. But, use what you want.
I use a stovetop espresso maker. Use as you should: water to below gauge, 3 full tbs. of ground espresso, tap down lightly. Let it cook until the noisiness subsides. I usually peek in to see that it's done spitting.
|That big white pitcher would be fresh farm milk from a friend. Yeah, we're spoiled here.|
Also, I make my own chocolate syrup. Not kidding. I found this recipe on Pinterest so I will share the link, but I can tell you while making it I thought to myself, "this sounds familiar". Basically, if you have a can of hershey's cocoa in the cabinet, follow the directions there for a pot of hot chocolate, just don't add the milk. DO add the vanilla. Let it cool and you've got it. Mine is stored in a ball jar in the fridge. It is just like buying hershey's syrup but it's fresher and without high fructose corn syrup, preservatives and whatever else they're going to stick in it. It's amazing on vanilla ice cream. But, I'll share THAT recipe later.
Until then, stay cool, friends.
Chocolate syrup link here.