Café latte – 4 delicious ways
Not being able to go to your favourite cafes doesn’t mean you have to settle on plain coffee and tea bags all the time. In fact, you can whip up amazing café-quality drinks right at home in just a few minutes. Here are 4 delicious latte recipes to try and love, for both coffee- and non-coffee drinkers alike. Simple but quite out-of-the-ordinary, you might not be able to find them elsewhere outside of your own kitchen ?
All you need is your favourite coffee; filter, French press, instant, capsule, professional machine, any will work. You will need a milk frother or a hand mixer with a whisk head to create that foamy latte layer though.
Let’s get started!
Recipe 1 – Coconut Cacao Latte
- 100 ml milk of choice. I love soya milk they give the thickest foam out of all non-dairy sorts
- 1 tbsp / 15ml semi-fat or full-fat coconut milk. If not available use 1 tbsp coconut drink + ½ tsp melted coconut oil
- 1 tbsp raw cocoa powder
- 1-2 tsp maple syrup or melted semi-sweet chocolate
- 1-2 coffee shots
- Toppings: cacao nibs OR grated chocolate coconut flakes, cacao powder
In a sauce pan, mix all ingredients except coffee
Bring to a light simmer
Whisk in a frother or with a mixer until foamy
Serve on hot coffee
Recipe 2 – Cinnamon Apple Oatmeal Latte
- 1.5 cup 360ml milk of choice
- 1 tbsp sweetener. I like the caramel-taste of date syrup
- 2/3 cup 100gr rolled oats
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- 1 pinch of salt
- 1 sweet & crisp apple grated
- 2 sticks of cinnamon for garnishing
- 2-4 shots of hot coffee
- Topping: grated apple chopped date & nuts of choice
Place oat, 240ml milk, and spices in a sauce pan over medium-low heat
Bring to a gentle simmer
Cook for 8-10 mins until the oats are soft and creamy
Add 2/3 grated apple. Preserve some for garnishing
Froth the rest of the milk until foamy
Mix in the oat mixture
Pour coffee onto 2 mugs
Divide into 2 equal portion and serve on 2 mugs with hot coffee shots
Recipe 3 – Maple Dalgona Latte
This is a whipped coffee drink originated from Korea that has been taking the Internet by storm. The original recipe requires whipping dissolvable coffee with sugar and (hot) milk/water by a few hundred times by hand whisk/fork OR 3-7 minutes with a hand mixer or a whisker.
We will give it a healthy twist by substituting sugar for maple syrup and using hot soy milk instead of water. This will shorten the process to only 2-3 minutes with an electric whisker and gives you a smooth peak that keeps its form for a few hours.
If you can get your hands on boba pearls or grass jelly, I’ll highly recommend adding them to your Dalgona. If you’re not a coffee drinker, opt for decaf!
- 2 tbsp ~8gr dissolvable coffee (unsweetened instant coffee)
- 1 ½ – 2 tbsp maple syrup
- 3 tbsp 40-45ml hot soya milk
- 240 ml milk of choice. I like using almond milk here for its nuttiness and thin texture
- Optional Grass jelly OR boba pearl
Mix coffee, syrup and hot milk until everything is dissolved
Whip for 3-7 minutes, depending on equipment used, until reaching a soft and smooth peak.
It should be stiff enough to hold shape
Froth 240ml milk until foamy
Divide into 2 glasses and add the whipped coffee mixture on top
Recipe 4 – Matcha Latte
Best used with premium quality matcha powder for a strong and bright shade of green!
- 1 ¼ tsp matcha powder
- 1 tbsp hot water
- 1 tsp sweetener if wish
- 120 ml milk of choice for latte
Gentle whisk matcha into hot water until reaching a smooth liquid
Add sweetener and mix well
Transfer to cup
Froth milk and pour on top of the matcha
Sprinkle with matcha powder
Try and don’t be surprised if you no longer miss your latte fix outside!
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