Warm up this season with this easy homemade winter spiced latte recipe.
WINTER SPICED LATTE
1 cup water
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground cloves (3 whole cloves)
1/5 tsp ground allspice
Make a syrup: Bring water, sugar and spices to a boil in a small saucepan. Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from heat.
Make a latte: Pour espresso or coffee into a large mug, add 2 tbsp winter spice syrup and fill the rest of the cup with foamed milk. For espresso use 2 oz espresso + 2 tbsp syrup + 6 ounces frothed milk. If using regular coffee, use 1/2 cup coffee + 2 tbsp syrup + 1/2 cup frothed milk.
For example, if you have a Keurig, you can easily make this recipe. Simply brew your favorite non-flavored k-cup at 4 ounce setting, add syrup, stir and fill the rest of the cup with hot / frothed milk. If using Starbucks Verismo machine (now only $59! on sale) brew 1 espresso pod, add syrup and finish with 2/3 cup frothed milk. If you’d like to make Starbucks holiday spice flat white at home, you can do that too.
Note: Feel free to tweak the seasonings for the syrup as you’d like. I don’t like using too much allspice, but you can add more if you like. You could also add some nutmeg or ginger. From time to time, I like to add several orange peels to the mixture.
If you like, you can make a big batch of the winter spice syrup and refrigerate. Syrup can be stored in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 1 month. Let cool completely before refrigerating.