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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

Directions

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!

4 CommentsLeave a comment

  • 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?

    • 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.