Hello. My name is Regan, and I am a coffeeholic. I didn't start drinking coffee until I was in my thirties, but I have been making up for lost time ever since. So much so that we have multiple kinds of coffee to suit my mood along with various creamers and syrups. We even have three coffee makers. We have a regular coffee maker, a single cup brewer, and now we have the Ninja Coffee Bar which may just replace both of our other machines.
I received a complimentary Ninja Coffee Bar for review and I can't wait to tell you about it. I've been having so much fun with it.
I didn't quite know what to expect when my Ninja Coffee Bar arrived and was pleased to find that it is a regular coffee maker with a copper basket for ground coffee instead of a brewer with special pods. Even so, it allows you to make a single cup as well as a travel mug, a half carafe, and a full carafe.
In addition to the different sizes, there are four different brew types: classic, rich, over ice, and specialty. This means that you can have any kind of coffee your little heart and imagination desires. This is great news because now if you're hanging around the house in your yoga pants and don't feel like going out to the coffeehouse, no problem. Just make it at home.
The Ninja Coffee Bar also comes with a recipe book that is chock full of great sounding recipes for specialty coffees like the flat white, lattes of every flavor you can imagine, iced coffees, iced cappuccinos, coffee cocktails, and even some desserts.
I happen to be a latte girl. I love them and used to spend way too much money on them. I am so excited that I get to make them at home and the secret to a latte is this frother. It is so easy to use; you simply pour milk to the recommended line in your recipe, usually a half cup, and pop it in the microwave for a minute.
Once your milk is warm, put the top on the frother and pump it about fifteen times until the milk froths up to the max line, then pour your frothy milk into your coffee to make a latte.
Above is a pumpkin spice latte and it was delicious! This is just one of the many amazing recipes in the recipe book. I added a little tweak to make it my own and it is a drink that I have a few times a week. Here are just some of the other recipes you could make from the Ninja Coffee Bar recipe book: Iced Coconut Milk Latte, Peppermint Vanilla Coffee, Marshmallow Mint Latte, Cinnamon Dulce Ninjaccino, Coffee Nog, Coffee Tres Leche Cake, and many more.
- 3 tbsp ground coffee
- 1/2 cup whole milk
- 1 tbsp brown sugar
- 1/8 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice, pre-made or make your own with cinnamon, allspice, and nutmeg
- pinch of salt
- Cinnamon sugar for garnish
- Brew the coffee in the Ninja Coffee Bar using the specialty brew and travel mug options (this doesn't make a travel sized latte, unfortunately)
- Add the vanilla, pie spice, and salt to the coffee and stir well.
- Add milk to the frother, microwave for 1 minute, then froth.
- Pour milk into coffee, garnish with cinnamon sugar
Whipped cream would also make a great garnish if you have some on hand.
I am loving the Ninja Coffee Bar and as I get the hang of what flavors I like and their ratios, it is becoming much easier to make delicious lattes at home. I can't wait until the weather warms up to start making iced coffees and Ninjaccinos and having a coffee on the back deck with a good book. That's my idea of a perfect afternoon.