Homemade Latte Recipe

Posted on August 2, 2012 in Life by Katie Oskin

Homemade Latte Recipe?

Yes please!

Latte Make it Yourself Recipe from WikiHow

I love lattes.  Of course, I love coffee. But here’s one thing I don’t like: the $4 price tag that comes with my latte from any of the local coffee shops, Starbucks, Dunkin’ Donuts…you name it.  Despite my love of a hot latte, it’s rarely worth its $4 pricetag. So, craving a latte so badly that I had a burning desire to drive out and find one last week, I decided…I know that I can make a latte at home without any fancy equipment…couldn’t I?

So…off to my kitchen I went following a fairly straight forward recipe I found online.  The only “special equipment” that you need for this is a French Press, and being the coffee fanatic I am, I acutally have one!

Special Equipment Needed: French Press

My homemade latte recipe is similar to the above link, but I use the milk foam too, making my recipe a latte instead of a cappuccino.

Homemade Latte Recipe by KatersAcresINGREDIENTS:

– 1/3 cup HOT 2% milk
– 2 T homemade coffee creamer
– 1 Extra Bold 4oz Keurig Kcup (or 1 shot espresso)
– French Press to Froth Milk

Time: 2 Minutes

Calorie Count: 67 per serving using the above ingredients

Cost Per Serving: $0.55

DIRECTIONS:

– Choose BIG mug & add 4oz extra bold coffee OR 1 shot espresso
– Microwave milk w/ creamer in glass french press jar (about 60 seconds or until hot, be careful not to burn the milk)
– Froth milk (use french press and pump up and down like you are churning butter.) The milk will triple in size
– Add milk to coffee serving / espresso
– ENJOY!

Sometimes I’ll add a squeeze of caramel syrup around the inside of the glass before I add the coffee or cream, this adds a little sweetness and flavor to the latte. My husband, loving chocolate, likes chocolate syrup on the inside of his mug.  And let’s not forget for all of you true latte lovers, a squirt of whipped cream…MMMmmm – Heaven!  For extra “spice” add a pinch of cinnamon or nutmeg to the foam, or a few chocolate shavings to dress it up.

Having simple luxuries at home on the cheap makes me feel like a queen & the most financial savvy person around!  Since I discovered this recipe and easy way to make a latte at home, my husband and I have enjoyed 10 lattes in our home since this discovery…and the one I’m sipping as I write this, oh yeah, it’s number 11.

 
10 Comments for this entry
Linda B
August 2, 2012
20:47

Looks like a great way to have it at home and avoid the prices. And, a French Press, wow, go Katie

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Katie
August 2, 2012
21:03

Thanks Linda! It’s so fun & so easy…did I mention it was REALLY good too?!

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Newcreationz
August 2, 2012
20:32

Sounds delish!

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Katie
August 2, 2012
20:46

THANKS! It is very good, you should try it.

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Natasha
August 2, 2012
10:03

That sounds great Katie – I have a french press – I will try it tomorrow morning!

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Katie
August 2, 2012
16:36

You’ll have to let me know what you think of it!

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libbi
August 2, 2012
08:59

How did you ever come up with the idea to “churn” the milk in a french press?

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Katie
August 2, 2012
09:07

I found it online actually. I had a HUGE craving for a latte that needed a fix….NOW. So I hit the web and found this idea. And the best part…it WORKED!

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Amy
August 2, 2012
07:02

Looks delicious – I love the vanilla chai lattes myself 🙂 Thank you for sharing!
Amy

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Katie
August 2, 2012
07:12

How do you make a chai latte Amy? I’d love to know!

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