A caramel latte is a type of coffee drink made with espresso, steamed milk, and caramel flavor. It is similar to a caffè latte, with the addition of caramel syrup or sauce. The caramel can be added to the bottom of the cup before the espresso and milk are added, or it can be mixed into the milk before it is steamed. Some variations of the drink may also include a drizzle of caramel on top as a finishing touch. The caramel flavor adds a sweet and rich taste to the drink, making it a popular choice for coffee lovers with a sweet tooth. It can be enjoyed hot or iced, depending on your preference.
Here is a recipe for making a homemade caramel latte:
- 1 cup of milk
- 2 tablespoons of caramel sauce or syrup
- 2 shots of espresso or strong brewed coffee
Heat the milk in a saucepan over medium heat until it is steaming.
Add the caramel sauce or syrup to the milk and stir until it is well combined.
Pour the espresso or coffee into a mug.
Using a whisk or a frother, froth the caramel milk until it is foamy.
Pour the frothed caramel milk over the espresso or coffee in the mug.
If desired, drizzle additional caramel sauce or syrup on top of the drink. Serve hot.
You can adjust the amount of caramel and milk to your taste. You can also use a different type of milk, such as almond milk or soy milk if desired. Experiment with different ratios to find the perfect combination for your taste buds.
Here are a few more interesting facts about caramel lattes:
Caramel lattes are a popular choice at coffee shops and are often featured on menus alongside other flavored lattes, such as vanilla or mocha.
The origins of the caramel latte are not clear, but it is thought to have gained popularity in the 2000s.
Some people prefer to use caramel sauce or caramel flavor in their lattes, while others use caramel syrup. Caramel sauce is made with heavy cream and is thicker and richer in flavor, while caramel syrup is sweeter and more pourable.
If you prefer a less sweet latte, you can try using a less sweet caramel sauce or syrup, or you can reduce the amount of caramel that you add to your drink.
Caramel lattes can be made with either espresso or strong brewed coffee. Espresso will give the drink a stronger coffee flavor, while brewed coffee will be milder.
If you don’t have a frother, you can still make a caramel latte at home by heating the milk and caramel in a saucepan and using a blender or immersion blender to froth the milk. You can also shake the milk and caramel in a jar to create froth. Enjoy!