How to Make a Vanilla Latte at Home: We love our cold coffee in summer, but autumn and winter belong to the café latte. We love sitting inside on a cold day with hot or frothy milk or cappuccino. But a latte shouldn’t be just a coffee shop gift. Even without an espresso machine or other commercial toys, you can prepare a decent coffee with milk at home, and yes, you will have a beautiful foam cap.
Many of us have a sweet tooth. Why not mix that taste for the love of coffee? We love vanilla lettuce, especially in making them at home, and we love helping others to do the same! Making vanilla milk is simple. All you need are some everyday kitchen items and the desire for sweet and sweet coffee. Follow the below recipe, and you will enjoy your latte as much as you do at the café.
Ingredients (How to Make a Vanilla Latte at Home)
For this recipe, you will need:
- Something to Heat our water
- Something to prepare our espresso or strong coffee (coffee maker, espresso machine, or pour)
- A small saucepan or microwave oven
- 20-22 grams of coffee beans of your choice (for espresso, we recommend a dark roast or something labeled as espresso roast; we recommend avoiding flavored coffees for this drink)
- Milk (about 10 ounces)
- Vanilla syrup
- A whisk
Now that you have everything we need, it’s time to put it all together. We will walk you through the process, step by step, with instructions on modifying the recipe or procedure as needed. Let’s begin.
Easy Recipe For Vanilla Latte (How to Make a Vanilla Latte at Home)
1. Grind the Coffee:
The first thing we should do is grind our coffee. Since we will use a shot of espresso, we have to grind it as finely as possible because we prefer our extra strong drink. Due to the finer grind, the water will have to work to get the coffee and extract more beans in the process.
If you don’t have an espresso machine, you can replace a strong coffee. You can use any brewing method, but try using more coffee and less water to make a full cup similar to an espresso.
2. Start heating the Milk:
To “vaporize” our milk, we will start by putting it in a small saucepan and heating it over medium-low heat not to burn the milk. This will also allow us to prepare our coffee and have both ready at the same time, allowing us to get the freshest drink possible.
Alternatively, place half the amount of milk you want to “whip” in a microwave-safe container with a lid and shake it. It should double its volume. Once this is done, cook the milk in the microwave for 30-45 seconds, and you will have fresh milk!
3. Prepare your espresso or strong Coffee:
Install your Moka coffee maker, espresso machine, or pour. We recommend brewing between 1.5 and 2 ounces of coffee for milk.
4. Make the vanilla syrup:
Pour the desired quantity of vanilla syrup into the container containing the dose of espresso coffee. We recommend using between ½ ounce and 1 ounce, depending on how sweet you want your drink to be.
5. Beat the Milk:
Once the milk is hot (for milk, it is recommended between 150-160 degrees Fahrenheit, since the milk burns at 180 degrees), whisk to make the foam.
You can do this with a traditional shaking movement or place it in your hands and turn it from side to side. Whisk until your milk is twice its size.
6. Pour your drink over the Vanilla:
Feel free to marvel at how beautiful espresso is while it mixes with syrups!
7. Put it all Together:
Pour the milk over the shot, and voila!
Now you have delicious and delicious vanilla milk in the comfort of your home. You also have the basic knowledge of how to prepare this coffee whenever you want. Think about how many other wonderful drinks you could make! I’m talking about it.
Steamed Milk and frothy milk: What is the difference?
This can make a big difference in the consistency of your coffee. You don’t just want to mix frothy milk with espresso and call it a day. Although it may taste good, this is a macchiato, not a latte.
So what’s the difference? Think of it this way: you can drink steamed milk on your own, but you can’t froth without steamed milk. Delicate milk bubbles cannot survive without heat. Frothy milk is the result of aerating heated milk.
What is the difference between a Latte and a Cappuccino?
- A café latte is a coffee drink generally made with espresso, steamed milk, and milk foam.
- Cappuccino is very similar but has a higher percentage of frothed milk than steamed milk.
- A macchiato was not added steamed milk in the espresso, but a small lid of milk foam.
- Only hot steamed milk (sometimes espresso) and no foam are added to the au lait coffee.
- Coffee flavor with Milk: if you want a coffee sweetened or flavored with milk, add a little syrup to the hot milk before adding the foam.
- Taste ideas: you can add a teaspoon of vanilla or almond extract or flavored sugary syrup. Maple syrup is also delicious.
Spice up your Latte:
Sure, a traditional latte is just milk and espresso. But we live in a world of endless flavor combinations, so don’t let a simple recipe stop you from seasoning your carefully crafted latte. After all, who needs to go to a big coffee chain for flavored coffee when they can do it at home for less?
While it’s a popular choice, the syrup isn’t the only way to add flavor to your latte. Experiment with your spices and baking supplies for a tastier and more delicious cup of coffee.
Try adding a pinch of:
- Cocoa powder
- Jamaican pepper
- Cardamom pods
- Ground ginger
- Ground cloves
- Black peppercorns
- Chocolate chips
- Peppermint extract
- Vanilla extract
- Almond extract
Just a Word of Warning: A little flavor can go a long way (especially when it comes to extracts). Start with an eighth or fourth teaspoon and increase until you get the perfect amount of flavor for you.
Better yet, be sure to write down what you do so you can tweak and replicate your latte flavors in the future.