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Honey Vanilla Latte

This easy Honey Vanilla Latte comes together in minutes and is full of rich honey and vanilla flavor. Top it with a generous amount of whipped cream and a drizzle of honey.

I love fancy coffee drinks that can be made at home in my PJs. Don’t you?

I mean, I enjoy a good Starbucks beverage as much as anyone, but when the nearest one is over 30 min away it’s time to get creative in the kitchen. That’s where this recipe comes in! You can make yourself a cozy mug of gourmet coffee without braving the winter chill outside. In fact, if you like copycat Starbucks drinks, you might also like my Gingerbread Latte and this Pumpkin Spice Latte. 🙂

Why You’ll Love this Honey Vanilla Latte

  • Easy. This recipe is simple enough to make in the mornings. You don’t need any fancy ingredients or equipment. Plus, it comes together quickly!
  • Flavorful. I love the combination of honey and vanilla. You can really taste both in this latte.
  • Flexible. Want to use oat milk instead of regular milk? Go for it. Want to add more honey? You do you boo. One of the best things about making your own coffee drinks is you can totally customize them for your tastes.
Ingredients for a honey vanilla latte in small bowls

What You’ll Need

You won’t need any fancy ingredients to make this recipe. Here’s a quick overview. Scroll down to the recipe card below for specific amounts.

  • Coffee – Use whatever your preferred brand is. And yes, I realize a true latte is technically made with espresso but I don’t have an espresso machine and don’t want to buy one. 🙃
  • Milk – I prefer whole milk, but you can use whatever kind of milk you like. Cow milk and plant-based milk work too, especially barista-type oat milk.
  • Heavy Cream – You can also use half and half.
  • Honey – Any kind of honey works.
  • Vanilla Extract – Use pure extract, not imitation.
  • Whipped cream – If you want to get really fancy you can use maple-vanilla whipped cream. I’m usually not motivated enough to do that in the morning though.

How to Make a Honey Vanilla Latte

Are you ready to make a honey vanilla latte? It’s super easy! Here’s how to do it:

  • Make the coffee. Brew coffee using 2 tablespoons of ground beans per 1 cup of filtered water.
  • Warm the milk and cream. As the coffee finishes brewing, add the heavy cream to the milk, then gently heat the mixture on the stove top or in the microwave (about 30-40 seconds in the microwave).
Pouring honey on top of a Honey Vanilla Latte
  • Assemble your drink. Add the honey and vanilla to a large mug, then add the hot milk, then the coffee. Stir well using the spoon you used to measure the honey.
  • Serve. Top with whipped cream and a drizzle of honey.

Can I Make This a Honey Oatmilk Latte?

Absolutely. To do this, simply substitute the milk and cream for your preferred brand of oat milk. My favorite kind is the Oatly brand barista milk. It froths up beautifully too if you have a frother.

Honey Vanilla Latte with chocolate sugar cookies
A Honey Vanilla Latte with Chocolate Sugar Cookies

What to Serve With Your Vanilla Latte

A good cup of coffee deserves a stellar baked treat on the side. Here are a few recommendations:

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Honey Vanilla Latte

Pouring honey on top of a Honey Vanilla Latte
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This easy Honey Vanilla Latte comes together in minutes and is full of rich honey and vanilla flavor. Top it with a generous amount of whipped cream and a drizzle of honey.

  • Author: Rustic Family Recipes
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 minute
  • Total Time: 6 minutes
  • Yield: 1 latte
  • Category: Drinks
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups freshly brewed coffee.
  • 1/2 cup to 3/4 cup steamed milk, depending on your tastes. (I used 1/2 cup)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1 generous tbsp + 1 tsp honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • Whipped cream, for serving

Instructions

Make the coffee. Brew coffee using 2 tbs of ground beans per 1 cup of filtered water.

Warm the milk and cream. As the coffee finishes brewing, add the heavy cream to the milk, then gently heat the mixture on the stovetop or in the microwave (about 30-40 seconds in the microwave).

Assemble your drink. Add 1 tablespoon of the honey and the vanilla to a large mug. Add the hot milk mixture, then the coffee. Stir well using the spoon you used to measure the honey. Top with whipped cream. Drizzle the remaining 1 teaspoon of honey on top.

Keywords: honey oatmilk latte, vanilla latte, blonde vanilla latte

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