Thursday, November 20, 2008

Vanilla Cafe Au Lait

Note: I know what you are thinking. I thought it too. Can something this simple be delicious too? Yes it can!

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. Serve immediately.


Dr. Wifey said...

cafe au lait from cafe du monde is soooo good! since i can't go to NOLA to get a cup, i may just have to try this

Laura said...

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Carrie said...

Oh yummmmmm... I worked at a bakery/coffee shop right after college and cafe au laits were my drink of choice!

From the Doghouse said...

I've never had vanilla before - heck, never heard of it until I read this. I'll definitely have to try it, because I love cafe au lait.

April said...

I hate your blog....

I am on a diet, and the first thing I see is coffee and chocolate *droooollll*

Okay I don't really hate you. or your blog.

Live.Love.Eat said...

Hmmmm....this might just make it onto my Xmas dessert list.