TLDR: These intriguing homemade latte recipes have all the taste without the cost of the coffee shop. With flavors like pistachio, caramel apple, pumpkin spice, and more you can have your favorite recipes right at home. Plus 99% of these coffee drinks are made without a machine!
Who doesn’t love curling up in front of a fire with a good book and a delicious homemade latte? I love coffee, I have a whole coffee story and have written about it plenty (check out the end of this post to see the collection) because coffee is important to me! My day starts with an espresso from my beloved Nespresso machine, then I move to drip coffee (Counter Culture beans) from my coffee maker which I drink all morning.
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But when I want to treat myself I make a latte, and I have many favorites! It is far cheaper to make lattes at home than to buy them at coffee shops. You can make several lattes for the price of what they charge! So if you are looking for latte recipes, I’ve got 42 of them for you! These latte at home recipes will have you smiling all the way to the bank!
Do you love pistachios? I sure do, they’re so tasty and pretty! If you’re like me then you’ll adore this homemade Starbucks pistachio coffee drink. With ingredients like espresso, milk, pistachio syrup, frothed milk, and brown butter brown sugar on top. No machine needed!
I get excited every year when Starbucks releases its pumpkin spice drinks. This cold brew copycat only needs 6 ingredients and about 5 minutes of your time. So get ready for the perfect latte at home!
Iced matcha lattes are just so delicious. They’re extremely creamy, light, and energizing with green tea. Don’t leave the house to have one, just get the 4 simple ingredients listed in this recipe plus your blender. Pro tip: use cashew milk for the perfect flavor combination.
Pumpkin Spice on Ice is thick, creamy, and perfect for fall and winter. If you crave pumpkin spice but still like your coffee on ice, this is the beverage for you. It has real pumpkin as an ingredient and you can whip it up in five minutes. Super easy to make without a machine.
Caramel Brulee Latte, doesn’t the name say it all? This Starbucks copycat latte is ready in 5 minutes with only a handful of easy ingredients. All you need is freshly brewed espresso or instant espresso, milk, caramel sauce, whip cream, and Stroopwafel cookies as an optional garnish.
Have you ever had cold cream foam with your coffee? It’s so rich and tasty and adds a fun element to your beverage. For this latte however you will need a handheld milk frother or stand mixer.
If you enjoy your mocha latte blended on ice then this coffee is just the ticket. Ingredients call for a 0 cal sweetener so if you want something low-carb and sugar-free this is perfect. However, you can always use real sugar.
How beautiful is this blueberry Matcha beverage? When you really want to sip on something luxuriously creamy and sweet, yet still easy, try this latte. It’s a Dunkin donut copycat recipe that needs only 4 ingredients and 15 minutes to make.
Japanese teas like matcha, sencha, and hojicha make absolutely lovely lattes. Unlike other teas, Hōjicha is roasted at very high temperatures in a porcelain pot over charcoal. This creates a sweeter taste with lower caffeine content. All you need for this beverage is tea leaves, whole milk, water, and some maple syrup.
How gorgeous is this whipped Matcha drink? You won’t believe how easy it is to make and that you only need 3 ingredients. You can drink it warm or over ice, no machine needed!
This coffee house quality spearmint Matcha drink has vibrant refreshing flavors. You can whip it up in just five minutes and consume more of it than coffee because it has a lower caffeine content. You will need honey, Matcha, milk, mint tea, and water.
Pistachio Matcha lattes are perfectly balanced in flavor and consistency. You can expect a sweet, earthy, and nutty taste in every sip. Pro tip: these flavors taste really good with thick coconut milk from the can. Make sure you get the full-fat kind for the best texture.
Everyone will love this fruity, fun twist on a classic matcha. All you need is fresh strawberries, Matcha powder, warm water, milk, ice cubes, and a sweetener of your choice. You can make this delightful beverage in 7 minutes flat.
Chai Tea Lattes
A cozy, comforting coffee-free cookie butter latte is within reach with this fall chai recipe. Make it in just minutes with Biscoff cookie butter flavor. It has less caffeine than most coffee beverages and fantastic spices like ginger, cinnamon, and cardamom.
One sip of this honey pumpkin chai will make every moment cozy. Make this coffeehouse-style beverage in 5 minutes at home! As an avid tea drinker, I want cafe vibes without coffee. And that’s what you get with this drink and all without a machine.
You don’t need to hit up Starbucks for this treat. This chai-spiced cold foam drink has all the warming flavors of the classic chai. And it plays well with the pumpkin and cold foam. Depending on the milk you choose, there may be nutty or buttery notes too.
Make a simple iced chai latte at home with 5 easy ingredients. This beverage is healthier, and well-balanced, with sweet and spicy tones. All you need is boiling water, a chai tea bag, chai spice, cashew milk, maple syrup, and ice.
When it’s cold outside and you want a hot chai tea this is the recipe for you. It’s easy, tasty, cozy, creamy, and made without any complicated mixes. Just grab some milk (cows or plant-based), chai tea, the sweetener of your choice, and chai spice.
Fall and winter are my favorite seasons because it means it’s time for cozy drinks! This apple butter chai tea latte is perfect for autumn. It only takes 5 minutes to make with earthy, sweet, and spicy ingredients. Includes 1 tablespoon of apple butter, for best results use a handheld milk frother.
Best For Fall
Bailey Irish coffee is great for brunch parties. This recipe calls for a splash of Irish cream liquor so serve to grown-ups only. No fancy equipment is needed either, just whisk the milk in a saucepan! Serve this spiked drink when celebrating holidays like St. Patrick’s Day, Mother’s Day, or Christmas.
A creamy, sweet, and salty caramel macchiato latte tastes like heaven. Especially when you make the caramel sauce from scratch with butter, sugar, heavy cream, and salt. Then make the beverage base with milk, caramel, and 2 shots of espresso.
Lavender London Fog is perfect for mom’s birthday. Treat her right with a creamy, frothy, and sweet tea that also has hints of lavender, citrus, and bergamot. You will need water, loose earl grey tea, dried culinary lavender flower buds, honey or sugar, pure vanilla extract, and whole milk.
This Mexican hot chocolate-style coffee gives your taste buds a little kick. What makes it Mexican coffee though? Well, that would be the combination of cinnamon and chili powder. Don’t knock it till you try it!
If you like your pumpkin spice latte hot try this simple-to-make recipe. For best results use whole milk, fresh pumpkin purée, brown sugar, pumpkin spice, and espresso. You can use an espresso machine or make it without one and use instant!
Cafe con Miel is Spanish for coffee with honey. This beverage recipe to make at home has espresso, honey, whole milk, and ground cinnamon! It’s ready in 5 minutes and tastes amazing using a natural sweetener.
Cookie butter-flavored lattes are so good I’m so glad I found out about them! This beverage is easy too and doesn’t require special tools or a machine. With flavors like brown sugar, simple syrup, and chai tea concentrate, you know the results will be spectacular.
Pumpkin is a common coffee ingredient for Fall but have you tried combining it with white chocolate? You can substitute Splenda for sugar to lighten the calories if you prefer. Start by melting the white chocolate in a pan, and add pumpkin, milk, coffee, and whipped cream!
You can easily make this eggnog latte without a machine by heating the eggnog and milk in the microwave or in a pan. Then transfer hot milk to a sealable jar or even a cocktail shaker and shake vigorously. This method of milk frothing doesn’t last as long but it’s still good!
Best Served Cold
Make an iced oat milk coffee quick and easy in less than 10 minutes. All you need is the oat milk along with espresso, brown sugar, cinnamon, vanilla extract, and maple-infused syrup. It’s perfect for a Fall brunch especially when it’s not too cold yet.
If you really like a dessert-style latte try Oreo iced mochas. You won’t believe that it only needs 3 ingredients and 15 minutes of your time. That’s right all you need is coffee, Oreos, and milk (plus the ice so technically 4 ingredients).
Creamy coconut milk really started growing on me a few years ago. Now it’s one of my favorite beverage ingredients. This coffee drink is rich, sweet, and lovely for breakfast or brunch. Made with espresso, maple syrup, cinnamon, vanilla extract, and frothed coconut milk.
Ice strawberry lattes are so pretty, delightful, dreamy, and creamy! If you’ve never added strawberries to your morning beverage, now is the time to try. It’s an icy treat with 7g of sugar + 50 calories per serving.
This Dunkin Donuts copycat frozen coffee latte recipe is fun and tasty. It’s also so easy to make with coffee ice cubes, homemade whipped cream, and caramel sauce. All you have to do is blend the ingredients and serve them up as a personal treat or enjoy with friends.
Make this Mocha Coffee Punch without a machine! Many areas are still relatively warm at the beginning of Fall. That’s why these ice-blended mochas are still perfect for Autumn. All you need is International Delight Mocha Iced Coffee, milk, vanilla extract, sugar, vanilla ice cream, and whipped cream.
Talk about a dessert-style coffee latte! This Tiramisu chocolate beverage is a spectacular treat. All you need is chilled coffee, whipped cream, sugar, white chocolate, mascarpone cheese, coffee ice cream, and milk chocolate for the topping.
Extra Pretty Coffees
How gorgeous is this Pandan Coffee? Pandan is a tropical plant native to South Asia with a grassy vanilla flavor and a hint of coconut. It’s absolutely lovely in this recipe that takes 6 minutes flat, requires no special machine, and has 4 easy ingredients.
Gingerbread is a popular flavor for the fall season. It’s particularly outstanding in coffee and drinks. Make this simple recipe at home in just 3 minutes. It is so delicious yet gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan, paleo, and refined sugar-free.
Make a keto version of your favorite pumpkin spice latte with this homemade recipe that’s ready in five minutes. It tastes like it came straight from a café. Pro tip: use heavy cream, fresh pumpkin purée, and monk fruit sweetener.
Your homemade latte will really stand out when you make maple the star of the show. With real maple syrup, no fancy equipment needed, and a cheap price tag this will become your new favorite morning drink. Elevate your brunch gathering by serving this latte to friends too.
Condensed milk is the perfect ingredient for a good coffee. It is thick, rich, creamy and the perfect contrast to bitter coffee. For best results use a French press coffee machine and serve in a tall glass.
This hibiscus rose latte is amazing served hot or iced! You will adore the aromas, the honey drizzle, and the rose water. If you prefer a caffeine-free option that’s perfect for relaxation and wellness try this tea beverage.
Rose flavor milk tea lattes have a delicate flavor using rose-infused milk. Choose your level of sweetness using infused honey, rose sugar, or rose simple syrup. Mix with your favorite plant-based milk like soy milk, coconut milk, oat milk, or almond milk.
What is needed to make lattes at home?
All you need to make a standard latte is steamed frothed milk and hot espresso. So the easiest way to make one at home is by using a handheld milk frother and an espresso machine. However, you can easily substitute regular coffee or instant espresso and make steamed milk in a saucepan.
Now you know how easy it is to make a latte at home with or without a machine! Plus the flavor variations are endless. You can even ditch the espresso and make matcha or another tea-flavored one!
42 is a lot, BUT I bet there are more!
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