Here’s how to use coffee syrup to make the best tasting vanilla lattes or iced caramel macchiatos at home.
We’re in the mood for something fancy this weekend. Something…complicated. You know those 10 ingredient copycat Starbucks recipes. Because that’s how you should make vanilla lattes and caramel macchiatos at home, right?
Vanilla lattes are made with only 3 ingredients – coffee, fresh milk, and vanilla syrup. That’s it! Caramel macchiatos and iced vanilla lattes also require just a couple of ingredients.
In today’s post, you’ll learn exactly how much syrup to use to get the best flavor. This is the reliable, practical low-effort recipe you’ll always come back to.
How much syrup per cup of coffee
For a really great flavor, use 2 tablespoons of syrup per serving. That equals 1 ounce or 30ml.
How many tablespoons in a pump of syrup
The syrup pump dispenses about 1/4 fluid ounce per pump or 1/2 Tbsp.
Coffee with vanilla syrup recipe
To make this basic vanilla coffee, you’ll need 1/2 cup coffee, 1/2 cup milk, and 2 tbsp of vanilla syrup. Brew the coffee and stir in vanilla syrup. Froth the milk, or heat the milk until steaming, and whisk until frothy using a small whisk or a fork. Slowly add frothed milk to your coffee. Sweeten to taste.
Use any other flavor the same way. Try hazelnut, salted caramel, or Irish cream. Options are endless.
How to use coffee syrup for iced coffee
Making iced vanilla lattes is simple as well. Make iced coffee like you normally would and simply add few pumps of syrup.
Best tasting flavored syrups
If you’re not sure which syrup to buy, check out this article at Serious Eats. They made a list of the best flavored syrups for coffee, cocktails, and other beverages.