As a barista, I’ve seen countless customers return to our shop just for the taste of our Maple Latte. This is not your ordinary latte as it’s infused with the rich and authentic flavor of pure maple syrup. And as a scribe, I am here to share with you the exact recipe that we use to make this delicious drink so that you can enjoy it in the coziness of your very own home!
The Maple Latte is a perfect combination of robust espresso, smooth milk, and sweet maple syrup. The distinct flavor of real maple syrup blended with hot steamed milk creates a warm and comforting drink that’s perfect for chilly mornings or even some midday pick-me-up.
In this recipe article, not only are we going to tell you exactly what ingredients you’ll need and how to put them together, but we’ll also share tips on how to make it exactly how you like it. So prepare yourself for some truly comforting sips and indulge in the deliciousness of our beloved Maple Latte!
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
Are you someone who cannot function without their morning caffeine fix? Or maybe you’re just a coffee lover always on the lookout for something new to try. Either way, you’re going to want to try our Maple Latte recipe. Trust us, it’s the perfect sweet and creamy pick-me-up you’ve been craving.
Here’s why you’ll love it: first and foremost, it’s made with real maple syrup! None of those fake flavored syrups that leave a nasty aftertaste. We use quality ingredients from Finding Home Farms, a family-owned maple farm in Maple Valley, New York. Their pure maple syrup adds a rich and natural sweetness to your cup of joe.
But that’s not all. Our Maple Latte recipe is also super versatile. You can enjoy it hot or iced, depending on your mood and the weather outside. Feeling fancy? Add some whipped cream on top and a drizzle of syrup for an extra indulgent treat.
Not only is this latte delicious, but it’s also easy to make at home. No more spending time and money at your local coffee shop – now you can enjoy a high-quality latte from the comfort of your own kitchen.
Plus, if you’re someone who prefers dairy-free options, we’ve got you covered. Simply replace the whole milk with your preferred nut milk or oat milk for an equally tasty result.
In short, whether you’re a coffee aficionado or simply love all things sweet and tasty, our Maple Latte is sure to become one of your go-to drinks. It’s made with high-quality ingredients, easy to make at home, adaptable to different tastes, and absolutely mouth-watering. Give it a try and see for yourself why we love this recipe!
Before we start with the Maple Latte Recipe, make sure to have these ingredients ready:
For the latte:
- 2 shots of espresso or 4 oz strong brewed coffee
- 1/4 cup of real maple syrup or pure maple syrup
- 8 ounces (1 cup) of milk (whole milk preferred)
- Pinch of sea salt (optional)
- Ice cubes for Iced Maple Latte (optional)
For the variations:
Espresso Maple Latte:
- 2 shots of espresso
- 2 tbsp pure maple syrup
- Milk of your choice (1/2 cup for more taste, depending on how sweet you like your latte)
Simple Maple Latte:
- 1 cup brewed coffee
- 1/2 cup whole milk (or any milk substitute you like)
- 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
Salted Maple Latte:
- 2 shots espresso
- 1/4 cup milk + 1/4 cup heavy cream or half-and-half
- 1 tbsp brown sugar
- Pinch of sea salt
Cinnamon Maple Latte:
- 2 shots espresso or strong brewed coffee
- 8 ounces (1 cup) milk (whole milk preferred)
- 3 tablespoons pure maple syrup
- A pinch of cinnamon
Dairy-free Maple Latte:
- 8 oz unsweetened vanilla almond milk (or any dairy-free milk you prefer)
- 1.5 to 2 tablespoons real maple syrup
- Up to half a shot of espresso (or a small amount of strongly brewed coffee)
Optionally add in some coconut whipped cream and/or cinnamon on top!
Walden Farms Maple Pecan Iced Latte:
- Coffee Syrup Mug: Fill small saucepan with Walden Farms Coffee Syrup, Vanilla/Chocolate/Natural Flavors/Sweeteners, Torani Sugar Free Coffee Flavorings, Sea Salt
- Shaken Espresso: 2 shots Walden Farms French Vanilla or Cinnamon Cream Flavoring, something tasting akin to a smattering of fairy dust.
Now that we have everything we need, let’s move on to the recipe!
The Recipe How-To
Step 1: Brew Espresso or Strong Coffee
Begin by brewing 2 shots of espresso or strong coffee. If you don’t have an espresso machine, you can easily make strong coffee at home using instant coffee.
Step 2: Warm the Milk
While your espresso is brewing, warm 1/2 cup of milk in a small saucepan over medium heat. Stir occasionally to prevent the milk from burning.
Step 3: Add Maple Syrup and Salt
Once the milk is warm, add 3 tablespoons of real maple syrup and a pinch of sea salt to taste. Stir until the maple syrup is fully incorporated into the milk.
Step 4: Froth the Milk
Using a milk frother or whisk, froth the warm milk until it doubles in volume and becomes velvety smooth.
Step 5: Combine Espresso and Frothed Milk
Pour the maple syrup infused milk into a mug, followed by 2 shots of freshly brewed espresso or strong coffee. Use a spoon to hold back the foam while pouring in the milky espresso mixture.
Step 6: Add Optional Toppings
If desired, sprinkle some ground cinnamon on top of your maple latte for a slightly spiced flavor. You can also make an Iced Maple Latte by shaking together maple syrup, espresso, and milk in a cocktail shaker with ice cubes.
Enjoy your homemade Maple Latte!
Substitutions and Variations
One of the great things about the Maple Latte recipe is its versatility. You can easily customize it to suit your taste preferences or dietary restrictions. Here are some substitutions and variations you can try:
– Milk: You can use any type of milk you like in this recipe, whether it’s whole milk, skim milk, almond milk, coconut milk, or soy milk. Keep in mind that different types of milk may alter the flavor and texture of the latte slightly. For example, using almond milk will give the latte a nutty flavor while coconut milk will make it creamier.
– Maple Syrup: You can use real maple syrup or pure maple syrup in this recipe. If you’re looking for a lower calorie option or you’re watching your sugar intake, you can use a sugar-free maple syrup alternative such as Walden Farms.
– Coffee/Espresso: You can use either espresso shots or strongly brewed coffee in this recipe. If you don’t have an espresso machine, you can use instant coffee to make a strong cup of coffee. Some popular variations include adding pumpkin spice syrup for a pumpkin-flavored latte or cinnamon syrup for a cinnamon-maple latte.
– Dairy-free: If you’re lactose intolerant or vegan, you can make this recipe dairy-free by using non-dairy milk such as almond milk or soy milk.
– Iced Maple Latte: This recipe can be enjoyed iced too! Just shake up cold espresso with cold milk and maple syrup until frothy.
These substitutions and variations will allow you to experiment with different flavors and textures until you find your perfect Maple Latte.
Serving and Pairing
Once you get a hold of this delectable Maple Latte, you’ll have a hard time keeping your hands off it. This sweet and savory concoction will pair well with a variety of pastries such as croissants, muffins, or scones. One can also pair it up with other fall-inspired drinks like pumpkin cappuccinos, iced coffee latte, pumpkin spice chai tea, and so on.
The Maple Latte is best served hot and steamy in tall or small cups depending on preference. Place a dollop of whipped cream on top of the latte to enhance its flavors and presentation. For an extra rustic feel, serve the latte in mason jars or ceramic mugs adorned with brown maple leaves.
At Finding Home Farms, we also cater to our dairy-free customers by serving dairy-free Maple Lattes made with walden farms syrup. For a perfect gluten-free pairing, substitute the regular pastries for gluten-free options such as gluten-free blueberry muffins, gluten-free apple turnovers, or iced gluten-free pumpkin bar tarts.
This latte is versatile enough to be enjoyed at any time of day but is perfect for those crisp autumn evenings where one wants to snuggle up under a warm blanket and sip on something delicious.
Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating
Not everyone has the time or energy to make a maple latte every morning. Fortunately, you can make it ahead of time and store it properly for later use. The maple latte can be prepared up to 2 days beforehand and stored in a tightly sealed container in the refrigerator. When you’re ready to drink it, give it a quick stir and reheat it on the stovetop or in the microwave.
Regarding storage, always use a container that is appropriate for hot liquids. Glass jars with tight-fitting lids, travel mugs or containers designed for coffee are excellent options for storing cold, pre-made lattes. Avoid plastic or paper cups as they are more prone to leaks, and don’t offer the same insulation properties as glass or metal containers.
Reheating your latte can be done either on the stove top or in a microwave. If you choose to reheat your latte on the stove top, pour it into a small saucepan and warm over medium heat while stirring continuously until heated through evenly. On the other hand, if you opt to use a microwave, transfer the latte to a microwave-safe container with a tight-fitting lid, and then warm in 10-second increments while stirring periodically.
Remember that reheating may affect the consistency of your maple latte. It may break down or change its texture when reheated too often or left excessively. Hence it is best to prepare only enough portions you need rather than making too much at once.
Overall, with proper storage technique and re-heating manners make a maple latte remains favorable even after being refrigerated between uses.
Tips for Perfect Results
When it comes to making the perfect maple latte, a few tips can make all the difference. As a barista who has created countless lattes, I have tested and tried various techniques to ensure my customers get the best drinking experience possible. Here are some tips to help you make the perfect maple latte at home:
1. Use Whole Milk for Creamier Texture
The texture of your milk is crucial to achieve the right taste for your maple latte. Using whole milk rather than skimmed or semi-skimmed milk enhances the creaminess of the drink, giving it a velvety texture that’s perfect for sipping.
2. Heat Your Milk to the Right Temperature
Heating your milk to the right temperature is key to making a delicious maple latte. Too hot, and it can burn or ruin the flavor of your espresso; too cold, and your drink will lack body and taste weak. Heat it just enough that it’s not too hot, nor too cold before mixing it with your espresso.
3. Mix in Real Maple Syrup
For a genuine maple flavor, use real maple syrup instead of artificial sweeteners or sweet syrups. Real maple syrup has an authentic sweetness that blends perfectly with your brewed espresso.
4. Add Sea Salt or Cinnamon Powder for Extra Flavor
A pinch of sea salt or cinnamon powder makes a simple maple latte more complex by adding notes of umami and spice respectively, which complements the taste of your drink for added depth.
5. Use Strong Espresso Shots or Coffee
If you like a robust flavor in your coffee, use strong espresso shots or freshly brewed coffee that is freshly ground on high-quality beans for added depth to your drink.
By following these tips, you will surely enjoy a flavorful and satisfying cup of homemade Maple Latte perfect for rainy mornings or chilly afternoons alike!
In conclusion, the maple latte recipe is a true delight that anyone can make with ease. Whether you’re a seasoned barista or just starting out, this recipe offers a perfect balance of flavors that will leave you feeling satisfied and energized. With its rich, creamy texture and sweet yet complex taste, it’s no wonder that so many people have fallen in love with this classic beverage.
By following our step-by-step instructions and tips for perfect results, you’ll be able to create a maple latte that tastes just as good — if not better — than what you’d get at your local coffee shop. Plus, with the many variations and substitutions available, you can experiment to find your own unique twist on this beloved recipe.
So the next time you’re in need of a little pick-me-up or just want to indulge in a cozy treat on a chilly evening, don’t hesitate to whip up a batch of maple lattes for yourself and your loved ones. Trust us, once you’ve had a taste of this delicious drink made from real maple syrup and expertly brewed espresso, you’ll be hooked for life.
Maple Latte Recipe
- 1 fluid ounce espresso
- 1/2 ounce maple syrup
- 1/2 ounce vanilla-flavored syrup
- 6 ounces milk, Steamed
- Add espresso to cup.
- Stir in syrups.
- Fill with steamed milk and stir.
- Top with whipped cream and sprinkle with brown sugar.
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John has been working in the coffee industry for over five years, having started out as a barista in the bustling city of Los Angeles. He fell in love with the craft and set out to expand his knowledge and understanding of coffee. He has traveled all over the world, visiting coffee farms and learning from the best in the industry. His mission is to share his love of coffee and its unique flavors with others, and The Drive Coffee Bar is his way of doing that.