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How To Make Starbucks Caffe Latte

Making an iced latte by pouring cream into a cup of espresso. This article covers how to make Starbucks Caffe Latte.

How To Make Starbucks Caffe Latte

Café Latte is the second most popular drink at Starbucks. Every day; hundreds of coffee enthusiasts stop by a Starbucks outpost to grab a cup or two. 

So, if you’re a Starbucks latte fan and love to recreate a Caffe latte recipe at home, this post is for you. Down below is a complete guide on how to make the signature Starbucks Café Latte by yourself.

What to Know Before Making the Starbucks Café Latte

  • The Starbucks Café Latte is a hot coffee drink. Its chief ingredients are espresso and steamed milk with a light frothy layer. The drink can’t be made with brewed coffee from a drip machine.
  • Having subtle flavor and a rich milky taste, a latte can be easily made at home using an electric espresso machine and an electric milk frother.
  • Lattes are free of added sugar but if you love it sweet, you can add your syrup.
  • The espresso used for Starbucks Café Latte is their signature dark roast espresso.
  • This recipe is a copycat of the Starbucks for a single serving.

What You Will Need

  • 1 ounce of espresso (preferably the Starbucks dark roast espresso)
  • 1 cup of whole milk (feel free to substitute it with any form of milk)
  • Electric Milk Frother or Steam Wand
  • Sweetener (Optional).

Step 1: Make the Espresso and Pour it into a Mug

Prepare your espresso coffee beans by grinding them into a fine powder then brew them in an espresso machine. If you don’t have an espresso machine you can use a stovetop Moka pot or a Nespresso.

Step 2: Pour in Your Sweetener

If you want your latte sweetened, you can add your desired flavor of sweetener into the espresso and stir it thoroughly

Step 3: Steam and Froth Your Milk

Use an electric milk frother or a steam wand to froth your milk until it forms a thin layer of foam. Starbucks typically uses 2% milk in their latte.

Step 4: Get Your Latte Ready

Gently empty the steamed milk into your prepared espresso while using a spoon to hold back the thin layer of foam. 

Step 5: Serve & Enjoy

Top up with a layer of milk foam and enjoy your drink. Don’t forget to keep the foam layer thin else it will turn into a Starbucks Cappuccino.

A woman pours cream into a cup making a latte.

How to Make Starbucks Iced Latte

How about a Starbuck Iced Latte for summer? Check out the recipe below.

What You Will Need

  • 30 ml of Espresso (preferably the Starbucks Blonde Espresso)
  • 175 ml of semi-skimmed milk 
  • 1 tablespoon of the desired flavor
  • Ice cubes.

Step 1: Prepare the Espresso

Brew your Starbucks Blonde Espresso roast in an espresso machine or use a stovetop coffee maker.

Step 2: Pour the Espresso into a Glass

Fill a glass with ice cubes and transfer the freshly brewed espresso. The beginning of something mouthwatering! 

Step 3: Prepare Your Milk

Mix your semi-skimmed milk or any dairy alternative with a little amount of syrup inside a jug and stir it.

Step 4: Finish up the Latte and Serve

Pour the Milk and syrup mixture into your glass of ice and espresso. Serve and enjoy. 

Ready to Make It?

I hope you’d give these easy Starbuck Latte recipes a try. Let me know how it turns out in the comment section. You can also check out this guide if you’d like to make a tasty vanilla cinnamon iced coffee at home.

Have you ever made a Starbucks Caffe Latte?

Let me know, til then—cheers m’deres!

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Making an iced latte by pouring cream into a cup of espresso. This article covers how to make Starbucks Caffe Latte.

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