Easy Latte Recipe
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Easy Latte Recipe

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A latte has the same ingredients as a cappuccino, but is topped with just a thin layer of foamy milk. This recipe results in a creamy coffee concoction as pleasing as any you'd find at a coffeehouse.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES:1 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES: 1 servings


Nutritional Facts

76 calories: 1 cup, 4g fat (3g saturated fat), 17mg cholesterol, 61mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 0g fiber), 4g protein .


  1. Place milk in a 1-cup microwave-safe measuring cup. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 1 minute or until milk is hot and small bubbles form around edge of cup.
  2. Place a metal whisk in cup; whisk vigorously by holding whisk handle loosely between palms and quickly rubbing hands back and forth. Remove foam to a small measuring cup as it forms. Continue whisking until foam measures 1/8 to 1/4 cup; set aside.
  3. Pour Easy Espresso into a cup; pour in remaining hot milk. Spoon foam over top and serve immediately. Yield: 1 serving.
Editor's Note: You may also use a portable mixer with whisk attachment to froth the milk. This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Easy Latte in The Taste of Home Cookbook 2007

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Reviewed Feb. 27, 2014

"You can easily substitute almond or soy milk for a quick and simple non-dairy latte!"

Reviewed Feb. 25, 2012

"I wanted to customize this recipe, so I added a hint of mint, chocolate powder, and a little more sugar. I ended up with a great chocolate mint latte! Or I would add honey, cinnamon, and nutmeg and have another kind! It was great!"

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