Cafe Vanilla with homemade vanilla syrup

At some coffee shops, a “cafe vanilla” is another name for a vanilla latte. I tend to think of a cafe vanilla as coffee flavored with milk and vanilla syrup. I like steamed or otherwise frothed milk in mine, but straight milk will do just as well. Heat up your milk in the microwave for a few seconds if you aren’t going to steam it, otherwise you might cool down your coffee a bit too much. I used some homemade vanilla coffee syrup to finish this drink off.

The recipe is easy and can be adapted to any size mug. Fill up a mug 2/3 full with freshly brewed drip coffee, stir in about two tablespoonfuls of vanilla syrup, then add milk to the top and enjoy!


There are 3 comments for this article
  1. sarah at 9:29 am

    love that you made your own syrup! (though i think a Latte is espresso, and an Au Lait is coffee 🙂 )

  2. Nicole Author at 12:17 pm

    Sarah – I know, I suspect that sometimes some cafe owners play around with the words without thinking about what the translation actually is!

  3. Juan Miguel at 1:20 am

    I always need a cold cup of special coffee during these summer mornings but they usually take a lot of time to make. That’s why this recipe works best for me. It’s delicious and it does take time to make.
    Thanks for sharing!

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