How to Make White Chocolate Latte
As we've already established, a latte is has two core pillars - coffee and milk. Where you take your latte from there is virtually limitless. But before you start experimenting, let's get the basics down.
As an espresso-based drink, lattes most closely resemble cappuccinos. A cappuccino consists of equal parts espresso, steamed milk, and foam.
On the other hand, a latte is made with much more milk than coffee. It is made up of a ratio of at least 1 shot of espresso to 2 ounces of steamed milk and it is capped with just a thin layer of foam on the top.
Since lattes have more steamed milk than foam, the milk sinks to bottom and creates a beautifully blended, light caramel-colored drink. Meanwhile, cappuccinos typically maintain three distinct layers.
Lattes are frequently enhanced with a flavored syrup or powder. Some of the most popular flavor enhancers include: vanilla, hazelnut, caramel, pumpkin spice, and mocha (both regular chocolate and white chocolate latte).
How to Make a Latte
- Making a strong brew with Espresso-roast beans (such as our Midnight Oil Coffee).
- Use an aeropress with your favorite coffee beans.
- Create a strong espresso-like brew by combining around 1 tablespoon of instant coffee with 1/3 cup boiling water.
Now that you have the latte basics down, here's how to make a White Chocolate Latte at home without an espresso machine. (If you do have an espresso machine, feel free to use that!)
White Chocolate Latte Recipe