Vanilla Latte Recipe (Hot or Iced)

Vanilla Latte Recipe (Hot or Iced)

This vanilla latte recipe is soo easy to make and can be customized to whatever your taste buds are craving. It can be made hot or iced, as sweet as you like or not sweetened at all.

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Do you enjoy flavored lattes but don’t always want to go buy one. Or you don’t want to end up having to take a loan out just to finance your coffee cravings? Flavored lattes are so easy to make at home and will save you a lot of money! Besides, it’s fun! This vanilla latte recipe is made without syrup so you get to control the flavor and sweetness.

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What You Need to Make This Recipe

Ingredients for a vanilla latte.

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Ingredient List

  • Espresso
  • Sugar or sweetener of choice
  • Pure vanilla extract
  • Milk
  • Ice (if making iced)

Variations and Substitutions

Sweetener: You can use any sweetener you like, a few of our favorites to use for a vanilla latte are

  • Honey
  • Raw sugar
  • Organic cane sugar
  • Pure maple syrup

Milk: We have only made this latte with regular whole milk 🐄 or oat milk because that is what we prefer but feel free to use whatever milk you usually drink.

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How to Make a Hot Latte

1. First you’re going to grind your espresso beans into your portafilter then tamp them down (double shot). Pour the espresso into a mug. Add sugar and vanilla extract (we do 1-2 teaspoons sugar and about 1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract). Stir until the sugar is dissolved.

2. Pour 8 ounces of whole milk or oat milk into your steaming pitcher and steam to your desired temperature. Pour over the espresso and enjoy.

How to Make an Iced Latte

1. Follow step 1 from above.

2. Fill a 16 ounce cup with ice. Pour the espresso mixed with sugar and vanilla over the ice then top with cold milk, stir and enjoy.

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Vanilla Latte Recipe (Hot or Iced)

This easy to make vanilla latte recipe is fully customizable. It is made without syrup so you get to control the flavor and the sweetness. You can also make it hot or iced.
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 1 Drink
Calories 337 kcal

Equipment

  • Espresso maker
  • Milk steamer

Ingredients
  

  • Double shot Espresso
  • 1-3 teaspoons, or to taste Organic cane sugar or sweetener of choice
  • teaspoon, or to taste Pure vanilla extract
  • 8 ounces Whole milk steamed or milk of choice
  • Ice if making iced

Instructions
 

To Make a Hot Latte

  • Pour the espresso shots into a mug. Add the sugar and vanilla then stir until the sugar is dissolved.
  • Steam the milk then pour over the espresso, stir a little if desired. Enjoy!

To Make an Iced Latte

  • Pour the espresso shots into a heat proof cup or container. Add the sugar and vanilla then stir until the sugar is dissolved.
  • Add ice to a 16 ounce cup, pour the espresso over the ice then top with cold milk, stir and enjoy!

Notes

You can use what ever sweetener you like.
We have also made this latte with oat milk and had great results.
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