This easy homemade latte is full of sweet maple flavor, maple whipped cream, and tastes like all the flavors of fall!
There was a time when I was only in it for the whipped cream (come on, you know it’s totally the best part), but now, I’m in it for every last drop in the cup, not only because coffee = all my tastes and dreams in a cup, but also because with the rising cost of lattes, each sip is practically gold.
$4.25 for a tall (aka baby) latte? My soul’s dying a little inside.
So, we’re going homemade today! And it’s a great decision (as is this video–so accurate).
Maple plays a big role in my food life.
Clearly, I’m a big fan of maple glazed things (but really, how can you not be?!). I’m also a really, really big fan of this maple latte with maple whipped cream. #mapleislife
- 2 cup milk whole milk is best, but 1% or 2% will work, it'll just be slightly thinner
- 2-3 Tbsp pure maple syrup
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 cup hot espresso or strong coffee
- 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
- 1 Tbsp pure maple syrup
- 1-2 Tbsp powdered sugar
Whip heaving cream until it begins to thicken, about 1-2 minutes.
Add in maple syrup and powdered sugar.
Whip until it turns into the consistency of whipped cream, about 2-3 more minutes.
In a medium saucepan over medium heat, warm milk, vanilla extract, and cinnamon, about 1 minute or so, until hot to the touch but not boiling (you can also heat it in the microwave in 15 second increments).
Once the mixture is hot, remove from the heat and whisk vigorously until the mixture turns foamy, about 30 seconds to 1 minute.
Pour 1/4 c coffee and 1 - 1 1/2 Tbsp of maple syrup (depending upon how sweet you want your latte) in each cup. Top each with frothed milk. Add maple whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon, if desired.
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