Stove Top Latte


3 cups fat-free skim milk or 1 percent low-fat milk
2 cups regular strength brewed coffee
Cocoa powder or ground cinnamon, optional

Heat milk in a microwave oven or in a small saucepan over the stove just until it starts to steam a few bubbles appear. Don’t let it boil. Divide the coffee and milk equally among three mugs or, for a special treat, bowls. (Try cereal bowls; leave at least 1/2-inch of room at the top, so you won’t burn your hands when you pick up the bowl.) Sweeten to taste and dust with optional cocoa powder or cinnamon. Serves three.