Winter lattes are one of the most cherished memories of the holidays.
Winter latte flavors include some of your favorite creamy lattes like mochas, burnt caramel, and Irish cream.
Peppermint Mocha Latte
Peppermint mocha latte is made by heating milk, cocoa powder and sugar in a saucepan. The sugar and cocoa powder will dissolve into the milk to create the chocolatey base of your mocha.
Remove the hot chocolate base from the heat and stir in a little vanilla extract and peppermint extract.
Add espresso or freshly brewed coffee and mix thoroughly.
Garnish your winter latte with some whipped cream and crushed candy canes.
Eggnog latte is made by steaming eggnog or warming it up in the microwave or on the stove.
If you’re steaming the eggnog, add a little milk to it to thin it out so it’s easier to steam.
Pull 2 espresso shots or brew fresh coffee. Add your warmed eggnog to your coffee. You have the option of adding a little vanilla syrup for a sweet finish to your eggnog latte if desired.
Top your winter latte with whipped cream and a sprinkle of nutmeg or cinnamon.
To make your own gingerbread latte, you need to make your own gingerbread syrup. Gingerbread syrup can be made with a sugar syrup base (water and sugar), a few spices, and molasses.
Assemble your gingerbread latte by pulling a few shots of espresso or freshly brewed coffee into a mug.
Mix in a couple pumps of gingerbread syrup.
Pour in your steamed milk and mix together for your gingerbread latte.
Add whipped cream and little drizzle of gingerbread syrup.
Caramel Brulee Latte
Begin by making your own caramel by using the “dry method”. Add granulated sugar to a saucepan on low-medium heat and it will turn into balls of sugar. Keep mixing until it turns into a caramel sauce, it will eventually!
Once it’s reached an amber color, pour the caramel onto a silicone baking mat inside a baking pan. Let it cool to room temperature. Break apart the caramel pieces into small bite sized pieces.
Pull your espresso shots or hot coffee and place in a mug. Add your warm steamed milk to your coffee.
Pour in a few pumps of caramel sauce and a little vanilla extract. Mix together and top with whipped cream. Add your freshly made caramel brulee bits to the whipped cream and enjoy!
Chestnut latte is made by first cooking chestnuts in water to soften the insides. Cut the chestnut in half and remove the insides.
Warm milk in a saucepan and add a bit of brown sugar. Remove it from the heat right before it boils and add vanilla extract.
Place the insides of the chestnuts in with the milk. The chestnuts will infuse the milk with their earthy flavor.
Blend the milk and chestnuts to incorporate them together in a smooth mixture.
Pull your espresso shots or freshly brewed coffee into a mug. Add your chestnut milk and enjoy!
Top with whipped cream and melted chocolate or chocolate shavings.
Apple Cider Caramel Latte
Apple cider caramel latte is made by heating milk with apple cider in a saucepan over medium heat.
Once the mixture is warmed, remove it from the heat source. Add a little vanilla extract.
Pull your espresso shots or freshly brewed coffee into a mug. Pour your apple cider milk into your mug.
Add salted caramel sauce and mix together to enjoy!
Irish Cream Latte
Irish cream latte is made by pulling a fresh shot of espresso or freshly brewed coffee in your favorite mug.
Add 1 shot of Irish cream to your espresso. Pour in steamed milk and mix together.
Garnish your Irish cream latte with whipped cream.