Friday, September 26, 2014

The Coffee Mateuccino

This morning I had the chance to indulge in one of my favorite money-saving creations. The Coffee-Mateuccino! If you make coffee at home (which frugal people do) and occasionally get Nestle brand Coffee-mate (which is sometimes on sale), then you know how tragic it can be when you turn over the Coffee-Mate Fat Free French Vanilla only to have piddly drips come out. Fear not, for this frugal tip will allow you one more day of creamed java. To confess, this creation came out of a desire to have one final moment with the Coffee-Mate instead of actually saving money, but thankfully it does both.

First, brew your coffee however you please and get your empty cup...


 Next, confirm that Coffee-mate is in fact reaching the end...
 Now, for the tricky part. Pour your coffee into the creamer bottle. You have to go slow. This whole concept works for two reasons. One, the creamer itself is extremely thick so it sticks to the bottle. (We usually have fat-free, regular may be even thicker). Second, the Coffee-mate bottle has little dents and crevices in the bottom that retain even more extra creamer after the last drip has dropped. Fill the bottle halfway or with however much coffee you want. Secure the lid tightly and give it a good martini shake.

When you open the lid, you should get a delightful "psst" sound meaning you frothed up your coffee perfectly. Pour into the cup and enjoy your frugal, creative creation. The Coffee-mateuccino!

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