Lots of Lattes

Hey there beautiful!
Sweater weather is here to stay it seems! Which also means hot drinks instead of cold ones, most of the time! I still have iced coffee a few times a week, because it’s delicious, who cares what season it is! Anyway….
Since it’s been getting chilly here in New England I’ve been experimenting with my Ninja Coffee Bar and all the cool functions that it has – specifically the “Specialty Brew” setting, which is specifically for brewing concentrated amounts of coffee like espresso and such.
I’ve tried a few of the recipes in the little booklet that came with the coffee maker, but I felt confident enough to start trying out my own concoctions! After trying and sometimes failing, and sometimes deliciously winning, I decided to share my FIVE favorite Latte recipes with you!

 

First though, you’ll need to know how to froth milk. So if you don’t have a milk brother, here is a great video on how to easily froth yo milk!

 – Tea Lattes –
 
All of these start out the same way, and with the exception of an extra ingredient to “jazz” each up they are all made exactly the same way. So the instructions and ingredients are the same for each.
You’ll need:
-Tea Bag in the flavor of your choosing
– 4 to 6 ounces of water
– 3 ounces of milk
– 1 to 2 ounces of  ***Secret ingredient*** Sweet Cream Coffee Creamer
-Utensils needed for frothing milk (see video above)

 

Step 1: Brew your tea. Start by making your tea, in a concentrated form. Use 4 to 6 ounces of water to make your tea concentrate. Let the tea bag steep for 10 – 15 minutes.

Step 2: Measure out your 3 ounces of milk and 1 to 2 ounces of creamer. Mix together and froth.
Step 3: Jazz it up!
GREEN TEA LATTE: Green tea + milk + creamer + a squirt of lemon juice.
Fresh, citrusy and energizing!
CHAI TEA LATTE: Chai Tea + milk + creamer + a few cinnamon sticks or some clove.
Spicy, warm and comforting!
SWEET CINNAMON SPICE: Sweet Cinnamon Spice Tea + milk + creamer + ground cinnamon.
 A cinnamon roll in a cup!
 
 – Coffee Lattes –
You’ll Need: (for both)
-Coffee Grounds
– 4 to 6 ounces of water
– 3 to 4 ounces of milk
Step 1: (for both) Brew your concentrated coffee. If your coffee maker doesn’t have a special setting for a concentrated brew have to fear! Use the LEAST amount of water possible and use the same amount of grounds, or more than usual.
*Some coffee makers need at least 8 ounces of water to brew, and thats ok too! Just add extra coffee grounds and when making your drink either double everything for a large cup, or save half of your concentrated brew for a cold coffee later!
SALTED CARAMEL LATTE: Coffee + Milk + Caramel Sauce + Salt
Step 2: Froth your milk, while your milk is frothing add a pinch of salt to the milk.
Step 3: Add 1 tablespoon of caramel sauce to your coffee and mix well. The caramel can/will settle at the bottom of the cup.
Step 4: Pour your milk into your coffee and gently stir.
MOCHA LATTE: Coffee + Milk + Chocolate Syrup
Step 2: Froth your milk.
Step 3: Mix 1 to 2 tablespoons of chocolate syrup into your coffee.
**Make sure not to put it in the milk first because the chocolate can end up tasting “burnt” if it is over cooked.**
 
What’s your favorite latte?
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39 Comments

  1. Jessi Joachim
    January 11, 2017

    I will for sure be trying this out. It doesn’t get very cold where I am at, so it is always iced coffee weather, but i like a warm drink now and again. They look so lovely in the mason jars as well. I have basically traded out all of my old glass ware for mason jars.

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    1. platformsandpacifiers@gmail.com
      January 12, 2017

      Yes! We LOVE Mason Jars too! So easy and durable! Plus I LOVE that they have lids!

      Thanks for reading Jessi!

      Reply
  2. Heather Pedersen
    January 11, 2017

    Yum! Those all sound delicious.

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    1. platformsandpacifiers@gmail.com
      January 12, 2017

      Thank you Heather!

      Reply
  3. Lauren
    January 11, 2017

    I love coffee! I stopped using sweet cream creamer a year ago since it had so much sugar, so seeing it in this post brought back memories. That creamer is so freaking good! ha!

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    1. platformsandpacifiers@gmail.com
      January 12, 2017

      It does have SO MUCH sugar in it! I only had it for family when they all came for Thanksgiving and I got a GIANT one and felt bad wasting it! In my everyday coffee I put a little cinnamon before I brew it, then after I add milk and agave nectar or brown sugar. SO GOOD!

      Reply
  4. marvina
    January 11, 2017

    These all sound really good. I love lattes so I will try these out.

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    1. platformsandpacifiers@gmail.com
      January 12, 2017

      I hope you like them!

      Thanks for reading Marvina!

      Reply
  5. Amber @ Amber Lately
    January 11, 2017

    I think we just became best friends! Thanks for sharing these fun latte recipes.

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    1. platformsandpacifiers@gmail.com
      January 12, 2017

      Haaaayyyyyy BFF! Hope you like them!

      Reply
  6. Brittany Giles
    January 11, 2017

    sound great and look tasty!

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  7. Clarissa
    January 11, 2017

    These all sound so awesome! You can never have too many coffee recipes <3

    -Clarissa @ The View From Here

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    1. platformsandpacifiers@gmail.com
      January 12, 2017

      You’re right NEVER!

      Thanks for reading Clarissa!

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    2. platformsandpacifiers@gmail.com
      January 13, 2017

      Amen to THAT!

      Reply
  8. Cori
    January 12, 2017

    Oh wow, these look so yummy! I buy a latte (or more than one) every day but I have never tried making my own.

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    1. platformsandpacifiers@gmail.com
      January 12, 2017

      They are so easy to make! And you’ll save so much money making your own!

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    2. platformsandpacifiers@gmail.com
      January 13, 2017

      They are so easy love! And save so much money!

      Reply
  9. Rochelle
    January 12, 2017

    My favorite is an iced vanilla latte. Even in the dead of winter, I’d rather have an iced latte, any day!

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    1. platformsandpacifiers@gmail.com
      January 12, 2017

      Love vanilla! When we go out and its my first time trying coffee somewhere I always go for Vanilla!

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    2. platformsandpacifiers@gmail.com
      January 13, 2017

      I LOVE iced coffee! My first cup of the day is always hot, but through the day I usually drink it cold!

      Reply
  10. Molly
    January 12, 2017

    These all sound so good! Definitely going to whip up a couple of these this week.

    Molly // Miss Molly Moon

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    1. platformsandpacifiers@gmail.com
      January 12, 2017

      Hope you like them Molly!

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    2. platformsandpacifiers@gmail.com
      January 13, 2017

      I hope you enjoy them!

      Reply
  11. Carmen
    January 12, 2017

    Yum! The sweet cinnamon spice sounds delicious. Who can resist a cinnamon roll in a cup? :]

    // ▲ itsCarmen.com ▲

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    1. platformsandpacifiers@gmail.com
      January 13, 2017

      Amen to that! The greatest drink ever!

      Reply
  12. Victoria Graham
    January 12, 2017

    I love lattes! I can’t believe I’ve never thought to find ways of frothing milk without a machine. Trying this out for sure!

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    1. platformsandpacifiers@gmail.com
      January 14, 2017

      I didn’t even realize you could until I googled it!!

      Reply
  13. Amanda
    January 12, 2017

    I’ve never made lattes before, but I am going to try this. My favorites are green tea and caramel machiatto. Iced lattes are great, too!

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    1. platformsandpacifiers@gmail.com
      January 13, 2017

      I hope you enjoy them!

      Reply
  14. Mary
    January 12, 2017

    these look so yummy!
    http://www.layersofchic.com

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    1. platformsandpacifiers@gmail.com
      January 13, 2017

      Hope you like them!

      Reply
  15. Ali
    January 12, 2017

    These look great! I love lattes but don’t have an espresso machine and resent paying so much for a latte at a coffee shop! I really like your recipes/tips for how to make these at home.

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    1. platformsandpacifiers@gmail.com
      January 13, 2017

      I totally understand girl! I hope you find a recipe you enjoy!

      Reply
  16. Kimberly @ Berly's Kitchen
    January 12, 2017

    These all sound amazing! Would love to try them all, but the Salted Caramel Latte sounds really good.

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    1. platformsandpacifiers@gmail.com
      January 13, 2017

      The Cinnamon Roll one is my fave!

      Reply
  17. Megan
    January 13, 2017

    Feeling like a dummy that it never occurred to me that I could froth milk without a machine! Seems so obvious, but now I’m going to have to try! I love my lattes.

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    1. platformsandpacifiers@gmail.com
      January 13, 2017

      I didn’t know you could until I googled it! haha

      Reply
  18. Alexandra Hammer
    January 13, 2017

    Yummy! I’ve been wanting a milk frother after my favorite YouTuber got one. Lattes are the best!
    Xo,
    Alexandra Christine Blog
    http://www.alexandrachristineblog.com

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    1. platformsandpacifiers@gmail.com
      January 13, 2017

      YES they are so yummy!

      Reply

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