What is vanilla?
Vanilla is the extract derived from the long, brown seed pod of a vanilla orchid plant. Vanilla owes its sweet and aromatic flavor to the compound called vanillin, which is naturally present in the plant’s seed pods. Vanilla is used in many different types of food and drinks, including desserts, baked goods, and beverages like lattes. Vanillin can also be made in a laboratory and used to make artificial vanilla flavoring.
Is vanilla syrup healthy?
Vanilla syrup is made with sugar or a sugar substitute, water, and natural or artificial vanilla flavoring. So, while vanilla itself is natural, most commercial vanilla syrups contain sugar, which can be unhealthy in large amounts.
Does vanilla latte contain caffeine?
Yes, a vanilla latte typically contains caffeine, thanks to the espresso shot used to make it.
Vanilla Latte Recipe
Here is a vanilla latte recipe to satisfy your sweet tooth and caffeine cravings. Enjoy making vanilla latte at home!
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Vanilla latte is a coffee-based drink typically made with espresso, steamed milk, and vanilla syrup. Vanilla latte is sweeter and creamier than regular coffee latte, thanks to vanilla syrup. The vanilla syrup adds a rich flavor to the coffee and balances out the bitterness of espresso. So, the vanilla latte is usually preferred by people who like sweeter and milder coffee tastes.
Vanilla latte is a versatile beverage that can be served in different forms. It can be enjoyed hot or cold/iced, depending on personal preference. It can be topped with whipped cream or served plain, with or without a sprinkle of cinnamon or cocoa powder on top.
Now, let’s move on to the vanilla latte recipe below and make this popular coffee shop drink at home!
2 shots espresso (if you do not have any tool to make espresso at home, use ½ cup of strongly-brewed coffee)
1 cup whole-fat milk
2 tablespoons vanilla syrup (you can change the amount to taste)
Whipped cream for topping (optional)
Cocoa powder, ground cinnamon or nutmeg (optional)
Make the espresso using an automatic espresso machine, Moka pot, or AeroPress, and pour it into a tall glass or large mug.
Heat the milk to scalding and froth it using a milk frother, French press, or whisker.
Add the vanilla syrup to the milk and stir until well combined.
Pour the frothed milk and vanilla syrup mix over the espresso.
You can top it with whipped cream and a sprinkle of cocoa powder, cinnamon, or nutmeg if you like.
Your vanilla latte is ready.
RECIPE NOTE FOR VANILLA LATTE:
Vanilla latte is usually drunk hot, but you can also make an iced vanilla latte if you prefer it cold. Let the espresso shot cool down, and use cold milk to make an iced vanilla latte. Pour the espresso, milk, and vanilla syrup into a tall glass filled with ice cubes, mix them well, and enjoy!.
HOW TO SERVE VANILLA LATTE:
Hot vanilla latte is usually served in a coffee mug. You can sprinkle cinnamon or cocoa powder on top for extra flavor. On the other hand, iced vanilla latte is served in a tall glass filled with ice cubes. You can garnish iced vanilla latte glass with a slice of lemon or orange.
You can top both hot and iced vanilla latte with whipped cream if you like, and drizzle some caramel sauce or chocolate syrup for additional sweetness and flavor.