Celebrate National Latte Day with our Twist on a Traditional Treat
- 2 tablespoons of Coffee Over Cardio's Dippin' Dots Vanilla Ice Cream flavored coffee grounds
- 1 cup (240 ml) of water
- 1/2 cup (120 ml) of milk (any type you prefer)
- 1 to 2 tablespoons of vanilla syrup (adjust to taste)
- Whipped cream (optional, for topping)
- Ice cubes (for an iced latte variant)
- Coffee maker or espresso machine
- Milk frother or a small whisk
- A mug or glass
1. Brew the Coffee:
Use your coffee maker or espresso machine to brew a strong cup of coffee with the 2 tablespoons of Dippin' Dots Vanilla Ice Cream flavored coffee grounds. Aim for about 4 ounces (120 ml) of brewed coffee for a rich flavor base. If you have an espresso machine, pulling a double shot of espresso with the coffee grounds would be ideal.
2. Heat and Froth the Milk:
While the coffee is brewing, heat the milk in a small saucepan over medium heat or in a microwave until it's warm but not boiling. Then, use a milk frother or a small whisk to froth the milk until it's smooth and foamy. If you prefer a colder drink, skip the heating step for an iced latte and just add cold milk to your drink later.
3. Add Vanilla Syrup to the Mug:
Pour 1 to 2 tablespoons of vanilla syrup into your serving mug, adjusting the amount according to your sweetness preference.
4. Combine Coffee and Milk:
Once the coffee is brewed, pour it over the vanilla syrup in the mug. Stir well to combine. Then, slowly pour in the frothed milk, holding back the foam with a spoon if you prefer to add it on top.
5. Finish with Foam and Optional Toppings:
Spoon the foam on top of the latte. For an extra treat, you can add whipped cream on top and a light drizzle of vanilla syrup or a sprinkle of vanilla powder for garnish.
6. For an Iced Vanilla Latte:
Fill a glass with ice cubes before adding the vanilla syrup and brewed coffee. Add cold milk instead of frothed milk, stir well, and enjoy immediately.
Sweetness Level:The sweetness of the vanilla syrup can be adjusted according to personal preference. Start with less, as you can always add more.
Milk Options: You can use any type of milk you like. For a creamier texture, whole milk is great, but for a lighter version, skim milk or a plant-based milk like almond or oat milk works well.
Enjoy your homemade Vanilla Latte with a unique twist from Coffee Over Cardio's Dippin' Dots Vanilla Ice Cream flavored coffee!