Sunday, March 29, 2020

No Frother, No Problem! - Making a London Fog

I think I've found my drink! I've never been much of a coffee drinker. Coffee dates were something I always looked forward to for the visiting, but being the frugal person I am, it always killed me to have to resort to paying so much money for a tea bag (since I don't drink coffee), when the cost of one bag at a coffee shop usually equates to the same cost of a pack of 12 from the grocery store. I would always try to get the cheapest drink offered UNTIL a friend of mine introduced me to the fancy London Fog tea latte that I am now currently obsessed with. It is such a cozy and comforting drink, but again, with my heart for living frugally and not wanting to become addicted or sell my soul to Starbucks, I decided to learn how to make it myself in the comfort of my own home and so this is what I want to teach you how to make today!  

...Featuring my very favorite mug from Powell's Bookstore in Portland Oregon. #PrayforOregon

Homemade London Fog


  • An Earl Grey tea bag which can be stretched for two cups of tea. Consider making things more interesting with a flavored Earl Grey too! Vanilla or Lavender for example, yum!
  • Anywhere from a 1/2 teaspoon to a whole teaspoon of honey, as desired
  • about 1/4 tespoon of vanilla extract
  • Water and Milk, I did about a 1/3 cup of water to a little more than 2/3 cups of milk 

I was never one huge on caffeine. I do love sugar but what I love most about fancy drinks like these is the lightness of the milk and its bubbles which are usually created by a frother or french press which are things I do not own. I was determined to work around my lack of owning cool kitchen gadgets, on a mission to find a way to get the same effect. What I learned that if you take your milk after it is heated and shake it in a glass jar or bottle for a couple minutes you get what resembles frothed milk! I was so excited about this! I tried it, shaking my hot milk inside one of my swell bottles and I was very impressed with the results! the milk froth was lighter and less dense but still achieved the desired effect earning my satisfaction!


  1. Bring water to a boil.
  2. Allow tea bag to steep in your shallow amount of water for about 5 mins to allow for maximum flavor to be unleashed.
  3. Add vanilla to tea.
  4. Heat milk not quite to boiling; hot and steaming but not bubbling.
  5. Froth milk. See above for frothing alternatives for those who do not own a french press or frother.
  6. Add honey and frothed milk to tea while still hot.
  7. Enjoy!

Inspired by: This Youtube video on making a London Fog

Is excellently paired with this Banana bread recipe! 😋

Buen Porvecho!

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