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How to Make a Latte

Author: Jee Choe
Make this popular espresso drink at home.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 4 mins
Total Time 4 mins
Course Drinks
Yield1 serving


  • 2 shots espresso
  • 10 ounces milk


  • Pull 2 shots of espresso.
    Grind coffee beans and use an espresso machine to pull 2 shots of espresso. If you want a drink that's not as strong, pull 1 shot.
  • Steam milk.
    Froth 10 ounces of milk. Put the steam wand into the pitcher with milk just below the surface and turn on the steam. Listen for a paper-tearing sound and after two seconds, move and angle the pitcher so that the steam wand is submerged and a vortex or whirlpool is created. Any big bubbles should get smaller. Once the pitcher becomes too hot to touch, turn off the steam wand. The milk should look smooth and velvety.
  • Pour milk into espresso.
    Pour milk from far away to start, then get closer to your mug as you fill the cup. When you’re pouring far away, gravity helps pierce the espresso. When you get closer, the microfoam floats on top of the espresso.


Calories: 178 | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 130mg | Potassium: 443mg | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 459IU | Calcium: 320mg
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