How to Make a Creamy, Comforting Homemade Caramel Latté—With or Without Any Fancy Tools
After all, what’s cooler than cozying up on the couch with a frothy hot latté as you delve into your list of to-dos for the day? Satisfying your fancy coffee drink hankering with a from-scratch version will save you tons of time and money, too (and who needs to be standing in line with a crowd of under-caffeinated people right now?). Our recipe here calls for espresso, which is the key component of any latté recipe, along with steamed milk and milk foam. But if you don’t have an espresso or Nespresso machine at home, don’t sweat it—simply brew a single cup of extra strong coffee in an Aeropress, pour over cone, French press, or drip machine. Same goes for the milk foam: we’ll give you instructions for making perfectly velvety frothed milk without a frothing device, but if you do have one at home, you can skip the first two steps. And FYI, while whole milk is richer, 2 percent milk will foam more due to the higher protein content. To make it dairy free, swap in oat milk.