My Peppermint Latte is one shot of espresso with peppermint syrup and steamed milk topped with milk foam.
I got an espresso maker for Christmas:
So, I put myself through barista school:-) Learned the difference between a latte (with milk and a little foam) and a cappuccino (a lot of foam and a little milk) and a macchiato (espresso on top of milk). I also made some flavored syrups to go in them and my favorite for this season is peppermint.
So, here is my recipe for Peppermint Latte. Enjoy:-)
1 shot espresso
1 tbs Peppermint Syrup (See Recipe Below)
3.5 oz milk, to steam and foam
1 Candy Cane (for garnish, if desired)
1. First, make the peppermint syrup (see recipe below).
2. Next, brew the espresso per your manufacturer instructions. Pour 1 oz into your coffee mug.
3. Add 1 tablespoon of the syrup to the espresso.
4. Steam and foam milk per your manufacturer instructions. Add the milk to the espresso mixture and top with foam.
5. Garnish with a candy cane and enjoy.
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Serving size: Entire recipe (6 ounces).
Percent daily values based on the Reference Daily Intake (RDI) for a 2000 calorie diet.
Nutrition information calculated from recipe ingredients. One of the recipe's ingredients was not linked. This ingredient is not included in the recipe nutrition data.
Amount Per Serving
Calories From Fat (15%) 19.53
% Daily Value
Total Fat 2.16g 3%
Saturated Fat 1.37g 7%
Cholesterol 8.54mg 3%
Sodium 48.24mg 2%
Potassium 195.65mg 6%
Total Carbohydrates 25.05g 8%
Fiber 0g 0%
Protein 3.56g 7%
Author: Susan Ewing
Recipe Cost: $1.37 (And how much do you pay Starbucks????)
1 cup water
2 cups sugar
2 tsp peppermint extract
Make the peppermint syrup by dissolving the sugar in water over medium heat. Bring to a boil and turn off flame. Add peppermint extract and let slightly cool. Pour into glass jars and enjoy in your beverage. Refrigerate the leftovers up to 30 days.
Preparation Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Author: Susan Ewing
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