17 Delicious Latte Recipes

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See how to make your favorite lattes at home with these easy recipes using coffee from a coffee machine, Nespresso, Keurig, or espresso machine.

Photo collage with six latte images.

Homemade Lattes

  • Lattes are hot or iced coffee drinks made with espresso and milk. Homemade versions of lattes can be made with a coffee machine, Nespresso, Keurig or an espresso machine. Tea lattes are drinks made with tea and milk.
  • My latte recipes are flavored using simple syrup (which can easily be made at home), and topped with whipped cream, cream froth, or cold foam.
  • They’re delicious and surprisingly easy to make at home.

Coffee Options

  • Espresso
    This is the foundation of all coffee shop lattes including Starbucks, so by using espresso, your drink will be more like the ones made by professional baristas. To make cafe-quality espresso though, you’ll need a good quality espresso machine which can cost several hundred dollars. See my espresso machine review and setup.
  • Strong coffee made in a coffee machine
    Don’t have an espresso machine? That shouldn’t stop you from making lattes at home! Strong coffee that can withstand the flavored syrups and milk can be made using 2-3 tablespoons of ground coffee for each cup of water.
  • Nespresso or Keurig
    These machines make it easy to make strong coffee with just a push of a button. Use a pod or capsule to make 1 cup of coffee. Use a dark roast to bring out a more intense coffee flavor. Nespresso does a better job of recreating espresso than a Keurig.
  • Cold brew
    For iced drinks, cold brew makes the best iced lattes. It’s tastes smooth and so easy to make at home. See how to make cold brew at home using a cold brew maker.

Flavored Syrups from Scratch

RELATED: Simple Homemade Syrups for Coffee and Tea

Drink Toppings

  • Whipped cream
    My trick to making whipped cream toppings for drinks is to use a handheld milk frother. Heavy cream and sweetener (sugar or syrup) are whipped together in seconds. Super easy to make and even easier to clean.
  • Cream froth
    To make fluffy microfoam just like the cafes, my trick here is to use a French press. Heat milk then pump milk in a French press to get luscious, frothy milk for drinks.
  • Cold foam
    Take your iced drinks to the next level with cold foam. My trick to making cold foam at home is to use a French press. Pour cold milk or half & half into a French press with a little simple syrup and pump until it nearly doubles in volume.

17 Lattes Recipes

Peppermint Mocha Latte

A cold weather favorite, peppermint, chocolate, and coffee are combined to create this delicious caffeinated drink.
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Pumpkin Spice Latte (PSL)

Decadent pumpkin spice latte made with pumpkin spice syrup from scratch. See how easy it is to make this cozy drink at home.
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Salted Caramel Mocha Latte

Chocolate and caramel flavors combined with coffee and milk make a delicious drink. Easy homemade caramel whipped cream adds a sweet touch.
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Salted Caramel Latte

Sweet and salty in one delicious caffeinated coffee drink. Top if off with freshly whipped cream and a drizzle of caramel sauce.
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Gingerbread Latte

Snuggle up with a cozy cup of this perfectly sweet and spicy gingerbread latte that’s topped with fluffy homemade whipped cream.
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Cinnamon Dolce Latte

A Starbucks-inspired drink made with coffee, milk, and cinnamon syrup. The caffeinated drink it topped off with cinnamon whipped cream.
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Iced Salted Caramel Latte

Cold brew coffee, caramel sauce, and cold foam makes this drink sweet, salty, and perfectly delicious.
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Iced Vanilla Latte

A refreshing iced drink made with cold brew coffee and homemade vanilla syrup that’s surprisingly easy to make at home.
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Iced Mocha Latte

An incredibly easy mocha drink recipe that combines chocolate and coffee in one iced, delicious beverage.
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Cold Brew Coffee Latte

See how easy it is to make an iced latte with cold brew coffee and milk. See tips and tricks to make it layered!
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Iced Brown Sugar Latte

A sweet and delicious brown sugar iced coffee drink made easy at home. Get tips and tricks to make it layered.
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Chai Latte

The best homemade Chai latte recipe from scratch with whipped cream. You’ll never go back to store-bought chai latte after trying this masala chai recipe!
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Pumpkin Spice Chai Latte

Warm up this winter with a pumpkin spice chai latte (made without coffee), pumpkin spice, and pumpkin puree.
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Matcha Latte

The best matcha latte is the one you can make in your kitchen! Easy to follow steps on how to make a delicious matcha green tea latte.
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Chamomile Latte

Make a delicious yet simple Chamomile Tea Latte at home and learn the secret to getting the perfect latte froth using just a French press.
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London Fog Drink (Earl Grey Tea Latte)

London Fog is an Earl Grey tea latte made with milk, vanilla extract, and sugar. Make this London Fog drink at home with this easy recipe!
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Iced Matcha Latte

Iced matcha latte is a refreshing beverage that’s easy to make. Get step-by-step directions on how to create a pretty layered iced matcha latte at home.
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