The number of recipes you can make with concentrated coffee is endless. You can browse Pinterest searching for a new recipe for hours, and not stumble upon a duplicate. If you’re struggling to find a tasty recipe easy enough to make every day, try these easy latte recipes below.
The Viral Whipped Coffee Latte
Whipped coffee was undoubtedly one of the most popular at-home coffee recipes of 2020. The social media app TikTok can be thanked for the drink’s claim to fame, but its simple make also contributed to its popularity. The recipe is versatile and can be added to or modified to fit a person’s specific wants or needs. Traditionally, you would add hot water, sugar, and instant coffee to a bowl and whisk until fluffy and airy. You then pour the whipped mixture over a cup of milk with ice. Stir to combine, and then enjoy your whipped coffee! Many people have added flavor to their whipped concoctions and even shaved chocolate for an added sweetness and flavor profile.
Vanilla & Cinnamon Coffee Concentrate Latte
The combination of vanilla, cinnamon, and coffee is seemingly a match made in heaven. The sweetness of the vanilla and cinnamon combined with the rich flavor of coffee sure is second to none. To make this latte, mix one to two teaspoons of coffee concentrate with a pump of vanilla flavoring and a dash of ground cinnamon in a cup with ice. Then, fill that cup with your favorite milk or milk substitute, shake (or stir!) and enjoy! If you prefer that this drink be hot and no ticed, just heat the milk before adding it to your coffee concentrate concoction and leave out the ice.
Pumpkin Spice Latte
When the leaves begin to change, and a crisp coolness is in the air, you’ll likely have a craving for one of Starbucks’ famous Pumpkin Spice Lattes. But at nearly $5+ per cup, you’d be better off learning how to make this at home – and it’ll probably taste just as good or even better! To make this, you only need coffee concentrate or a shot of espresso, milk or a milk substitute, pumpkin flavor syrup or pumpkin puree, sugar, and vanilla extract. Of course, you can always get fancy and add some whipped cream, ground cinnamon, and shaved chocolate to the top as a sweet and flavorful garnish. Instead of sugar, many people opt to use an alternative like agave or maple syrup – use your personal preference to ensure you’ll enjoy your latte. Start by warming your milk in a pot on the stove; mix your pumpkin flavor (or puree), sweetener, and vanilla extract until it combines thoroughly. Next, you can froth milk to put on top or use whipped cream. Now all that’s left to do is enjoy!
If crazy flavors or techniques aren’t your things and you just want to make a super simple latte at home – this is the recipe for you. This recipe is so simple that it doesn’t require an espresso maker! All you’ll need for this cup of joe is your trusty coffee mug, a jar with a lid, a spoon, coffee concentrate (or strongly brewed coffee), milk or milk substitute, and cocoa powder. Start with a base of ⅓ cup coffee made from concentrate or strongly brewed. Then you’ll need to froth your milk. If you don’t have an electronic frother, you can pour your milk into a jar to the halfway mark, put the lid on tight, and shake the jar super hard for about 30 to 60 seconds or until the contents inside become light fluffy and airy. You can tell the milk has been appropriately frothed if it has doubled in volume.
Not super into the whole coffee thing? Or maybe you’re sensitive to caffeine and would instead make a latte that is tea based? No worries! Tea-based lattes are all the rage. Chai lattes are ridiculously simple to make and taste incredible. Like coffee, chai has a decent amount of caffeine, so be aware if you’re sensitive to the effects of caffeine. Just add half chai concentrate to a cup with ice, and then fill the rest of the cup up with your favorite milk or milk substitute. If you haven’t tried using soy milk in your chai latte, you should give it a shot if you’re feeling adventurous.
Like chai lattes, matcha lattes have gained in popularity recently and are super simple to make. However, these also have a decent amount of caffeine, so be advised. Make your cup of matcha as directed and add your favorite milk or milk substitute and enjoy hot or iced.