Fall is not only an exciting time because we get a glimpse of what our coffee harvest will look like, it also means we get to indulge in warm, cozy and nourishing flavors like cinnamon, pumpkin and caramel. Yum!
If you ask us, a good latte should feel like a warm hug. Add a touch of caramel to give it some extra fall vibes.
This caramel latte recipe is so easy to make you won’t consider lining up in the cold to get one of those overpriced ones from the coffee shop ever again.
Keep reading to learn how to make a delicious caramel latte at home. Psst: it’s vegan!
Essentials of a caramel latte
Making a luscious latte all starts with … great coffee of course - what did you think!? If you’re a fan of a sweet-tasting latte, make it with our Arabica blend. If you prefer a stronger latte, we suggest using our Robusta blend.
Other than great coffee - which won’t be a problem if you use Belvico beans - you will need two other ingredients for this fall-inspired latte:
• Milk; you can use cow’s milk although we suggest trying almond or oat milk for a healthier and more planet-friendly variation;
• Caramel syrup; this is easy to make at home (you basically just need brown sugar and a splash of water), or use a store-bought version if you don’t feel to DIY.
A latte for not a latte (Get our pun here?)
No matter if you have an espresso machine or not, this recipe is so easy that you’ll end up with the perfect, homemade caramel latte every time! Here’s what you need for one latte:
Ingredients (1 serving)
• ¾ cup of mylk (no, this is not a typo. Mylk with a “y” refers to plant based milk, i.e. oat or almond milk)
• 1 to 2 espresso shots or 1 strong cup of coffee
• 1 to 2 tablespoons of caramel syrup
A step-by-step guide
1. Grind your beans fine and pull your espresso shot or brew a strong cup of coffee. Use ¾ of the amount of water you usually use to get a stronger taste.
2. Heat your mylk until just below boiling point using your espresso machine, a microwave, or the stovetop.
3. Froth the mylk. No idea how? Check out this blog for different frothing options.
4. Take a clean glass and add the caramel syrup first.
We know we said 1 - 2 tablespoons before, but please splurge if you like caramel!
5. Add the espresso shot(s) or your strong cup of coffee and stir.
6. Pour the mylk into the glass. Now it’s time to show off your barista skills: try holding back on the foam. Pour it in the glass at the very end so it stays on top.
This is how they do it in the coffee shops.
You’ve done it! You just made your own caramel latte, without spending a latte!
Share this easy caramel latte recipe with a coffee-loving friend. We’re always happy to see your creations! Let us know in the comments below how it all went down or tag us on Instagram in your photos.
A latte love,
The Belvico Fam