My sister has turned me on to those little Starbucks VIA Ready Brew® instant coffee packs. She travels for business and likes that she can have a consistently good cup of coffee anywhere, anytime. Now, I don't foresee giving up my coffee maker, but the VIA packets have come in real handy in baking and make an exceptionally good nut milk café au lait. If you've never made nut milk, here's how I do it.
For this café au lait I used Almond & Pine Nut Milk.
In a high-powered blender, blend on high for one minute:
1 cup raw ALMONDS (soaked overnight and rinsed well)
1/4 cup raw PINE NUTS (optional)
1 teaspoon SOY LECITHIN GRANULES (optional)
2 teaspoons CHIA SEEDS (optional)
4 cups WATER
Strain milk using a nut milk bag, return to blender, add and blend on low for 10 seconds:
2 tablespoons runny HONEY
1/8 teaspoon ALMOND EXTRACT
Dash of SEA SALT
Heat one cup of your fresh nut milk and add 1/2-1 packet of Starbucks VIA Ready Brew. Curl up on the couch and enjoy!