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Enter the Officcino

We all know how necessity can birth inventions. Some of them are crazier than the rest.

I was recently in the mood for a cappuccino, and felt too lazy to go buy a bottle of milk. So I gathered up four Mini-moos – those no-chill-required liquid creamers – from the office coffee table, and added them to 3/4th cup of hot water. The consistency approached skim milk. I foamed this mix till about 140° with the little old pump espresso machine, and added to a double shot of espresso. Not bad. Foamy, half-decent texture, not a substitute for real milk foam but passable. Here we call it the Officcino.