My vices wax and wane. During stretches when I'm gorging on sugar, I don't want anything to do with coffee. During latte extravaganzas, wine doesn't taste as good. I am currently in a latte phase and it's bad. We're talking waking-up-at-4am-dreaming-of-a-Skinny-Caramel-Latte-sinking-into-my-belly bad. My latte love is so intense that I've recently upgraded from a medium to a large. And do you know how much a large latte costs? $5.04. That is insane! Five dollars for a single drink. Some days it's oh so worth the comfort, but please don't make me do the math or I will freak out.
I created a solution for my latte craze...making them at home! I like to keep my lattes skinny, so I use extract vs. syrup and Stevia vs. sugar. Do what fits your taste and diet. I've tried both caramel and coconut and YUM! These are super easy and no fancy machines are required. I was happy with the amount of froth my whisk produced, but throw the milk mixture into a blender for extra froth.
I will still indulge in my coffee-shop latte, but this is going to save me tons of money and a good deal of guilt.