17 Latte Recipes You Need to Try

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See how to make your favorite lattes at home, including homemade versions of popular Starbucks drinks. Use a Nespresso or an espresso machine to make these easy and delicious latte recipes.

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Homemade Lattes

Lattes are hot or iced coffee drinks made with espresso and milk. Homemade lattes can be made using a Nespresso or an espresso machine. Tea lattes are drinks made with tea and milk but don’t contain espresso.

Lattes can be flavored using simple syrups and can be made even more delicious when topped with whipped cream or cold foam. Skip the coffee shops and easily make lattes at home.

17 Delicious Latte Recipes

1. Latte

A simple and classic drink, follow this Starbucks copycat recipe to make a latte at home. It uses just 2 ingredients, espresso and milk.
To make a latte just like the Starbucks version, use their Signature Espresso Roast. You'll need two shots of espresso per drink.
At Starbucks, the lattes are made with 2% milk. But you can use any type of milk you prefer, including non-dairy versions.
Ingredients: Espresso, milk

2. Peppermint Mocha

The peppermint mocha (a chocolate-based latte) is one of the most popular drinks at Starbucks. However, it's a seasonal item so it's not available all year round.
With this 5-minute recipe, you can make it whenever the craving hits. Simply combine espresso, peppermint syrup, and chocolate syrup in a glass, then add frothed milk.
Once topped with whipped cream and chocolate curls, the drink will transform into a delicious treat.
Ingredients: Espresso, peppermint syrup, chocolate syrup, frothed milk, heavy cream, vanilla syrup, chocolate curls

3. Pumpkin Spice Latte

Recreate the Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte with this simple recipe. It will help you save time and money, especially if you buy the drink often.
Plus, the Pumpkin Spice Latte is a seasonal drink at Starbucks, so you can only get it in the fall. Making it yourself means you can enjoy it any time you'd like.
One recipe makes 16 ounces, which is a grande drink at Starbucks.
Ingredients: Espresso, pumpkin spice sauce, frothed milk, pumpkin spice topping, heavy cream, vanilla syrup

4. Salted Caramel Mocha

A salted caramel mocha is the perfect combination of sweet and salty. The flavor comes from mocha sauce, toffee nut syrup, caramel sauce, and sea salt.
You can make this drink with two shots of espresso but if you don't have a way to make espresso, you can also use instant coffee. Also, feel free to use your favorite milk. Oat milk, almond milk, and soy milk are tasty non-dairy options.
Ingredients: Espresso, milk, toffee nut syrup, chocolate syrup, caramel sauce, sea salt, heavy cream, turbinado sugar

5. Gingerbread Latte

A delicious drink during the winter months, this gingerbread latte is made with a homemade gingerbread syrup.
Gingerbread syrup is easy to make from scratch. All you need to do is boil water, sugar, molasses, and spices until thick. The spices include ginger, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Together, these spices create a warm spicy flavor.
Ingredients: Espresso, milk, gingerbread man cookie, heavy cream, water, sugar, molasses, ground ginger, ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg

6. Iced Latte

For a refreshing take on the standard Starbucks Latte, make the iced version at home. The recipe only uses 3 ingredients.
You'll need an espresso or Nespresso machine. If you don't have one, instant coffee and hot water also works.
If you want a stronger coffee flavor, feel free to reduce the milk and add another shot of espresso.
Ingredients: Espresso, milk, ice

7. Iced Vanilla Latte

The Iced Vanilla Latte is a tasty Starbucks drink. It's similar to a standard Iced Latte, but it contains vanilla syrup for flavor and sweetness.
Feel free to use any milk you prefer, including plant-based versions like oat milk. You're also welcome to use store-bought syrup, but it's easy to make at home.
Serve the drink with whipped cream or cold foam to make the drink even tastier.
Ingredients: Espresso, vanilla syrup, milk, ice

8. Starbucks Iced Chai Tea Latte

Perfectly spiced and refreshing, the Iced Chai Tea Latte is a popular Starbucks drink. But you can make it at home with this easy copycat recipe.
It's made with the same exact chai latte concentrate used at Starbucks, so it will taste the same.
Since this latte is made with black tea instead of coffee, it's a great option if you don't like coffee or you're looking for an alternative.
Ingredients: Tazo Classic Chai Latte, milk, ice

9. Iced Mocha

With just 4 simple ingredients, you can recreate the Starbucks Iced Mocha at home. It will take 5 minutes from start to finish.
A chocolate-flavored latte, the recipe combines espresso and chocolate syrup for a great mocha taste.
Any milk can be used for this drink. Whole milk and soy milk will create the creamiest drink.
Ingredients: Espresso, chocolate syrup, milk, ice, heavy cream, vanilla syrup

10. Iced Pumpkin Spice Latte

The iconic Pumpkin Spice Latte is available during the cooler months, so it's often served hot. But you can also make it iced with this copycat recipe.
Pumpkin spice syrup or sauce is used to flavor and sweeten the drink. Both store-bought or homemade versions work well.
A whipped cream topping makes the latte richer, though you can use pumpkin spice cold foam for stronger seasonal notes.
Ingredients: Espresso, pumpkin sauce or syrup, milk, ice, heavy cream, vanilla syrup

11. Iced White Chocolate Mocha

Sweet and decadent, this Iced White Chocolate Mocha is just like the one at Starbucks. It combines espresso, milk, and white chocolate syrup to make a white chocolate-flavored latte.
If you don't have white chocolate sauce, use sweetened condensed milk. It will have a similar flavor profile.
The homemade whipped cream in this recipe will make the drink even tastier. For even more white chocolate flavor, add shaved white chocolate on top.
Ingredients: Espresso, white chocolate sauce, milk, ice, heavy cream, vanilla syrup

12. Blonde Vanilla Latte

For a more caffeinated latte, make this copycat recipe for the Starbucks Blonde Vanilla Latte.
It uses blonde espresso, which is a light roast. This means it has more caffeine than standard espresso, a dark roast. The lighter roast creates a sweeter and smoother taste.
Calling for just 3 ingredients, this recipe makes 16-ounce (grande) drink.
Ingredients: Blonde espresso, vanilla syrup, frothed milk

13. Iced Honey Oatmilk Latte

The Iced Honey Oatmilk Latte at Starbucks is a delicious dairy-free drink. This recipe is very close to the official version.
It's sweetened with honey syrup, which takes just 2 minutes to prepare. Simply combine water and honey so it will easily dissolve into drinks.
Blonde espresso, or light roast, gives the latte a sweet and smooth flavor. But you can use dark roast espresso too.
Turbinado sugar is a great replacement for the Toasted Honey Topping at Starbucks. Simply leave it out for a less sweet drink.
Ingredients: Blonde espresso, honey syrup, oat milk, turbinado sugar

14. Iced Latte Boba

Boba is usually made with tea, but you can make it with espresso too. It's a fun way to switch up your boba drinks.
For best results, make the drink while the tapioca balls are still warm. They'll have the ideal consistency.
With this step-by-step recipe, you'll learn how to use sugar and ice to make a perfectly layered iced latte with boba.
Ingredients: Espresso, brown sugar, water, tapioca balls

15. Cinnamon Dolce Latte

The Cinnamon Dolce Latte is a tasty Starbucks drink. “Cinnamon dolce” means sweet cinnamon.
This recipe recreates the latte by combining espresso with cinnamon syrup. You also use strong coffee instead of espresso.
Make the cinnamon syrup from scratch if possible. It will taste better than store-bought versions.
Ingredients: Espresso, cinnamon syrup, frothed milk, heavy cream, vanilla syrup, sugar, ground cinnamon, salt

16. Chamomile Tea Latte

If you want to wind down with a cozy and tasty drink, try this easy latte. It's made with chamomile tea, an herbal drink that's caffeine-free.
Plus, chamomile has compounds that relax the body and mind, making this latte an ideal pre-bedtime beverage.
Cloves, cinnamon, and vanilla extract are added extra flavor, though you can omit any of them if you're not a fan.
Ingredients: Chamomile tea, milk, cloves, vanilla extract, cinnamon stick, ground cinnamon

17. Iced Matcha Latte

Four minutes is all it takes to make this iced matcha green tea latte at home. It's simple, refreshing, and so easy to customize.
The recipe doesn't even need traditional tools for making matcha, like a bamboo whisk. You can make it with a jar or cocktail shaker.
Sweetener is needed to create the layered look, so be sure to use one. Honey, maple syrup, or white sugar are good options. It will also tone down the earthy and bitter flavor of matcha.
Ingredients: Matcha, milk, water, honey, ice

17 Delicious Latte Recipes

Author: Jee Choe
Refreshing and delicious latte drinks can be made at home, like this Iced Vanilla Latte below.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Drinks
Yield1 serving (16 ounces)



Iced Vanilla Latte

  • Put espresso into a cup. Add vanilla syrup and milk. Top with ice.


Calories: 305 | Carbohydrates: 69g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 135mg | Potassium: 276mg | Sugar: 70g | Vitamin A: 160IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 207mg | Iron: 3mg

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