I was ready for a nice coffee break last weekend and decided to treat myself to a Pumpkin Pie Latte. No, I didn’t go to a coffee shop for my latte—I made it right at home, and it was really good! I substituted honey for sugar and made it slightly differently from the original recipe. If you’ve always wanted to try making your own coffee-shop style coffee drink, you’ll need to try this, especially if you are fond of pumpkin-flavored things! Continue reading
If you want to treat yourself on a chilly day, think about making yourself a nice hot caramel latte! This recipe makes a creamy and slightly sweet latte. I don’t like overly sweet coffee drinks myself, but if you like yours sweeter, you can add an extra Tablespoon of caramel topping to your coffee/milk mixture. And you’ll definitely want to top this latte with some whipped cream, a drizzle of caramel topping, and a dash of sea salt–the sea salt gives it just the right punch!
When you’re enjoying this latte, you may want to have biscotti to go along with it. I recently had the chance to try some limited-edition holiday biscotti flavors from Nonni’s®–I received a box of their Cranberry Cioccolati Biscotti and Gingerbread Biscotti. The Cranberry Cioccolati flavor is dipped in rich dark chocolate, and since I’m a big fan of dark chocolate, that flavor was my favorite. But the Gingerbread biscotti, dipped in white icing, was also good and had a nice gingery, spicy flavor. There are also two other flavors that I haven’t tried–Caramel Apple Biscotti and Pumpkin Spice Biscotti–and those sound really good, too! Not only are these holiday biscotti flavors great for snacking, they also make nice stocking stuffers and food gifts, since they’re individually wrapped.
Here’s the latte recipe if you want to try it out!
EASY SALTED CARAMEL LATTE by NancyC
Makes 1 serving
- 1/2 cup strong coffee
- 2 Tablespoons Half & Half (light cream)
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 Tablespoon caramel ice cream topping
- dash of sea salt
- Whipped cream and additional caramel topping for garnish
Combine coffee, Half & Half, milk, and caramel topping in a microwave-safe container. Heat for about 60 seconds, or until mixture is hot. Stir with a spoon to combine ingredients.
Pour mixture into a serving cup. Top with whipped cream, lightly drizzle with caramel topping, sprinkle lightly with sea salt, and serve.
This latte is so easy to make! And tastes great with biscotti! Do you make your own fancy coffee drinks at home?
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