Lattes (or Caffe Lattes) are espresso drinks made with a fairly large amount of foamed milk. They are milkier than cappuccinos. In America, many lattes are prepared as flavored lattes.
If you’re a habitual latte drinker, investing in a basic espresso maker and learning to make lattes can save you.
- One shot espresso
- Two shots or more foamed milk
- (Optional) One shot of flavored simple syrup (preferably a popular latte flavor) or chocolate syrup (or chocolate powder mixed into a paste with a little hot water)
- Pull your espresso shot in your latte cup.
- (Optional) Add a shot of flavored syrup for a flavored latte.
- Using a spoon to retain the microbubbles on top of the steamed milk, pour the bottom 2/3 of the steamed milk from the steaming pitcher into the latte cup.
- Top the latte with the remaining bubbles. (You can spoon them onto your drink if desired.)
- (Optional) Add latte art.