I don’t know about you, but I love myself a fancy coffee drink! Okay, so maybe a latte isn’t necessarily “fancy” but they sure are tasty, and luxurious feeling! Typical mom here probably, but there’s just nothing like a nice, hot, foamy latte from your favorite coffee shop, right? Unfortunately, it’s just not something I can reasonably fit into my family’s budget, and it’s more of a ‘treat yo self’ kind of thing for me.
If you’re like me and want to be able to make a latte at home that’s just as good as your favorite coffee shop, you’re in luck! I’m not a huge fan of seeing recipes and having to scroll down for ages just to actually see the recipe, so I’ll put it right here for those of you that aren’t interested in my babbling:
And for those of you that are interested in my babbling, I’ll keep it short, because the recipe pretty much says it all!
So I’ve been experimenting a lot with my morning coffee lately trying to find an easy, quick recipe for something delicious that’s not just my normal coffee with creamer, and I’ve recently discovered an awesome latte recipe!!
So, I started out by making my normal French Pressed coffee. You know – boiling water, adding coffee grounds, waiting 4-6 minutes, plunging down to strain the grounds – I suppose other ways to brew coffee would work just fine for this latte too, so brew your coffee however you like it!
While my coffee was steeping (is that the correct term?), I got my milk, vanilla, cinnamon, and sugar in a pot to heat up. You don’t want to let the milk mixture boil, but make sure it’s nice and hot still. Find a happy medium! Keep it on the heat until your sugar has fully dissolved and then remove it to cool for a couple of seconds.
You’ll need a milk frother to get your milk nice and frothy for the top layer of your latte, so keep that in mind when gathering ingredients for this delicious homemade vanilla latte! Luckily, the French Press I have came with a milk frother, which you can purchase by clicking here! If you don’t have one, I’ve seen various posts about doing frothing milk using a French Press, so if you need to, you can try that out as an alternative too! Once your milk has a thick layer of foam on top, you’re ready to pour it on your coffee. I used a spoon to kind of hold the foam back while making sure I got enough milk in my coffee, and then spooned the foam on top.
Voila! There you have a super simple yet so delicious French Press Vanilla Latte!! Depending on how sweet you like your coffee, you can add more or less sugar. I like mine a little sweeter, so I think next time I’ll add a tiny bit more, but other than that, this is such a great, easy recipe for a simple latte!
I’m definitely going to play around with homemade lattes more in the future, so keep an eye out for more tasty recipes!
What’s your favorite way to make coffee at home?
Thanks for reading!!