Honey-Vanilla Latte with Maple Whipped Cream + Blueberry Buckle

Coffee drinks with a little something extra are just the thing for lazy Sunday mornings.

Today honey-vanilla lattes, served with slices of my husband’s blueberry buckle and jazz music playing in the background. The munchkin loves ragtime so we played “Happy Feet” a few times too, and he danced around while we drank our coffee. :)

Hope your Sunday is just as sweet.

Honey-Vanilla Latte (My Recipe)

Ingredients: Makes 2 generous servings

  • 3 cups freshly brewed coffee.
  • 1 cup to 1 1/2 cups hot milk, depending on your tastes.
  • 2 generous tablespoons honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
For the Maple Whipped Cream:
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 tablespoon pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract


Make the whipped cream:
Put 1/2 cup heavy cream, 1/2 tablespoon maple syrup and 1/4 vanilla extract in a dry, cool bowl and whip at high speed until the cream holds a soft peak.

Make the drinks:
Brew your coffee. As the coffee finishes brewing, add your desired amount of milk, 1 tablespoon of heavy cream, 1 tablespoon of honey and 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract to each cup. Heat in the microwave for 1 minute. Stir well using the spoon you used to measure the honey. Pour in your coffee and top with a generous dollop of maple whipped cream.

How much milk you use greatly depends on how milky you like your coffee. I usually use 1/2 a cup of milk in my coffee while my husband prefers 1 cup.

Blueberry Buckle

My husband used Alton Brown’s Blueberry Buckle recipe, which can be found here. It’s a winner!

About the Author
I'm a work-at-home mom and entertainment director for my son, a.k.a. The Munchkin. When we aren't doing art, singing songs or making something tasty in the kitchen we enjoy listening to podcasts and exploring the outdoors. I'm also slightly obsessed with coffee and love to knit. :)
  1. Court Streetlaw

    Hi Ari,
    What would you suggest if you do not own a microwave? :)

    • Anonymous

      Use a small pan and your stovetop. Just heat the mixture over medium heat until it’s hot. :)

  2. sophie

    I just made this latte and it tastes like a latte, but I don’t taste any vanilla or honey and it isn’t very sweet. Any advice to make the latte a little sweeter?

    • sweethappylife

      You could add extra sugar/honey/vanilla. :) I made this recipe using medium roast coffee that’s pretty mild, so a stronger brew would call for extra sweetener & honey.