Maple Latte – A delicious homemade latte with espresso, milk, and pure maple syrup. Filled with a warm maple flavor, this drink tastes great!
With it being maple season here in the north, I am constantly seeing maple syrup supplies at the store and maple drinks at coffee shops to celebrate the season. One of my favorite maple drinks to get at coffee shops this season has been a maple flat white. Lightly sweetened with the lovely flavor of pure maple syrup, it has been a great seasonal drink to enjoy. I was inspired by that drink to try making a maple latte at home with some local pure maple syrup!
Now this drink is my basic latte recipe with just the addition of maple syrup. You can always add a pinch of cinnamon or cinnamon dolce syrup but I think it’s really nice as is! The recipe makes just one serving so feel free to double or triple it if you are making it for more people.
Common Questions About Making a Maple Latte
What is a maple latte?
A maple latte is a latte made with espresso, milk, and pure maple syrup. It’s perfectly sweet and lovely to drink.
What is the difference between pure maple syrup and pancake syrup?
So pure maple syrup is just boiled down maple tree sap while pancake syrup is usually made with corn syrup and maple flavoring. If you are baking or using it in things that aren’t just a topping for pancakes, pure maple syrup is 100% the way to go.
How can I steam milk at home?
One of the best parts of a latte at a coffee shop is the steamed milk in the latte. The easiest way I have found to get a similar effect at home is once you have heated your milk, use an immersion blender to foam it up a bit before pouring into a mug.
What kind of milk should I use?
You can use any milk you want! This is a recipe that can be very easily made vegan by just using a non-dairy milk such as oat or soy but regular cows milk is great too.
Can I make a latte without espresso?
Yes, so there are a few different options for ways to get close to espresso. The cheapest option would be to brew quite strong coffee in a normal coffee pot which won’t be exactly the same but it’ll work. If you have a moka pot or an aeropress coffee maker, those will get you pretty close to regular espresso. If you use the moka pot or espresso, follow the same proportions in the recipe but if you choose to go the strongly brewed coffee route, use 3/4 cups coffee and 1/2 cup milk.
What do you use pure maple syrup for?
There are so many things you can use pure maple syrup for including –
- Maple Cinnamon Candied Walnuts
- Maple Dijon Ham
- Maple Dijon Roasted Carrots
- Maple No Bake Cookies
- Maple Scones
- Maple Oatmeal Cookies
- Maple Fudge
Looking for more latte recipes? Check these out!
- Pistachio Latte
- Lavender Honey Latte
- Vanilla Latte
- Toasted Marshmallow Mocha Latte
- Almond Latte
- Dirty Chai Latte
- 1-2 shots espresso*
- 1 cup milk
- 2 teaspoons pure maple syrup
- In a small saucepan over medium heat, warm milk.
- Once the milk has warmed, use an immersion blender, blender, or hand mixer to froth milk (optional).
- Pour maple syrup into the bottom of a mug before topping it with the espresso and milk.
- Top with whipped cream (optional) and serve.
1. It is optional to whip the milk but it does get it closer to the consistency of the steamed milk that is used in lattes at coffee shops.
2. Don't have an espresso machine? No worries - use 1/2 cup milk and 3/4 cup strongly brewed coffee or make the "espresso" with an aeropress or moka pot. Instant espresso will also work.
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