Remember my trip to Maui? One of my foodie highlights was sipping a sea salt latte in Paia town while hippy watching.
The best thing about this latte is the combination of warm and cold elements. Think hot fudge on ice cream. Think ice-cold lettuce on a burger. Think sour cream on nachos.
Hot cold. Cold hot. Warm foam, hot espresso, ice. Salt, chocolate, creamy milk. It's a mouth dream.
Sea Salt Latte
2-4 shots espresso (or 1 cup super strong coffee if you don't have an espresso machine)
1 cup milk *(see note below)*
1/2 tsp sea salt
2 tsp chocolate syrup or Nutella
Brew your espresso. Fill glasses with ice. Steam milk using streamer attachment on espresso machine until nice and foamy. Add espresso to ice and stir in chocolate. Slowly pour milk over coffee and ice and spoon foam over all. Top with a sprinkle of sea salt. Use colored salt if you have it. Enjoy!
*skim milk is best for foam, whole is best for flavor. I split the difference and use 2%. I don't normally drink cow's milk at all, but when it comes to espresso drinks, it's my preference. If you can't drink cow's milk, soy milk foams up nicely. Rice milk won't foam at all.