Hello and welcome!
If you saw my French Press Vanilla Latte recipe, you’ll know that I’m loving experimenting with my coffee lately, so here I am again with a French Press Latte! This time, it’s a little different – if you are into sweeter coffee drinks like me, you’ll love this cozy Maple Latte!
Again, I’ll just leave the actual recipe here at the top so you don’t have to scroll endlessly through my rambling if you’re not interested:
And here, I shall continue to ramble for those of you that are interested.
So, I started by of course making my coffee in my beloved French Press. I’ve been using the great value creme brûlée coffee blend, and even though I hate everything that Walmart is, I will admit that this is a pretty okay coffee especially for how cheap it is – #poormanscoffeealert! Next, I put about a cup of milk, and a tiny pinch of allspice, cloves, and nutmeg in a pot and started heating it up. I’m thinking now that if you add the tiniest little pinch of salt you could maybe get that kind of sweet and savory type of combo here, but I’ll leave that for someone else to test out…
Now, if you know me, you’ll know that I have the ability to ruin any and every food I attempt to make – I once burnt a grilled cheese sandwich, yet the cheese wasn’t even close to being melted (yup, I am in fact that talented!) – and apparently the simple act of heating milk is not an exception! Yes, I did burn the milk mixture for this maple latte recipe. In my defense, I was doing dishes and making sure Basil was entertained enough with his toys while I was also experimenting in the kitchen, so I think that qualifies for a free pass. No?
Anyway, I ended up redoing the milk mixture in a mug in the microwave because it just needed to be hot. Then, I put 2 tablespoons of real maple syrup in the bottom of my cup, added my coffee, and put most of the milk mixture in. Then I used my milk frother and made a nice thick foam from the rest of the milk, and spooned that on top. I suppose if you wanted to get real fancy you could drizzle a little bit of the maple syrup on top of it all, but I think it turned out perfect as is.
In my opinion, this was much better than the plain vanilla latte I’ve made before, even though I’ll definitely be making that one again too. I highly recommend trying this out if you have the time or desire to switch up your morning coffee – it’s definitely the best coffee I’ve had at home in a while!
I’d love to know what you guys think of this recipe if you try it out!
Thanks for reading!!