Beware… you might fall in love today (with your new favorite coffee drink that is).
Yep, that is the level of good that this latte recipe is. Also, when it comes to easy recipes, this tasty honey latte recipe is one of the easiest latte recipes out there. That is great because who has a ton of time to make coffee in the morning before work?
Also, honey is a great way to elevate the sweetness level of a cup of coffee if you like sweet coffee but prefer a natural sweetener.
Ingredients for a Honey Latte
- Coffee grounds
- ¾ cup milk of choice
- 1 tsp honey
Some Notes About the Ingredients
Which Coffee Beans are Best?
I absolutely love Starbucks’s Pike Place roast and can really recommend it to anyone. However, if you prefer a dark roast, Starbucks’s Caffè Verona is totally worth a try.
Do I Need an Espresso Machine?
Not at all. Both an AeroPress and a Moka pot make great espresso-like coffee.
I don’t recommend using a French press or drip coffee maker. They make great strong coffee, yes, but it’s not a s concentrated as espresso, Moka pot or AeroPress coffee.
In fact, I’d rather go for instant espresso if I didn’t have an espresso machine, AeroPress or Moka pot. I know that instant coffee is not always favored in the coffee world, but good instant coffee can sometimes be better than bad real coffee.
Kind of Milk
The kind of milk that you use is totally up to you. Whole milk works great because the higher fat-content helps to preserve the bubbles for longer.
However, if you want to shave off a few calories, going for low-fat milk or skim milk is a good idea. The coffee might be a little less creamy and the foam a bit less stable, but it will still be amazing.
If you can’t or don’t consume dairy milk, there are many other great options for you to choose from. Some milk alternatives that you can try include: coconut milk, almond milk, oat milk, or soy milk.
How to Froth the Milk Without an Espresso Machine
If you don’t have an espresso maker with a steam wand, don’t fear, you can still make lattes. You can try to froth milk using a French press, handheld milk frother, mason jar, or even a French press.
My favorite method is using a French press to froth my milk (when I don’t have a steam want at hand). It is super easy and to top it off most coffee lovers already have one at home. If you don’t have one, they are fairly cheap and definitely worth having.
Amount of Honey
How much honey you add to your coffee is a matter of personal preference. I recommend starting with one teaspoon and if it is not sweet enough, simply add a bit more.
Honey Cinnamon Latte
Another fancy name for this variation of a honey latte is café con miel. It is a kind of Spanish coffee that contains coffee, milk, honey and ground cinnamon.
Simply sprinkle cinnamon on top of your latte and you are good to go.
Honey Iced Coffee
If you are stuck in a super hot summer’s day, why not make yourself a glass of cold coffee instead of hot coffee?
Simply add some coffee ice cubes (normal ones will water down your coffee) to the espresso and honey mixture. Next, don’t steam the milk, rather make cold foam.
Honey Vanilla Latte
You can also try to add a ¼ tsp of vanilla extract to the honey and espresso mixture if you want to shake things up a little bit. If you add a bit of cinnamon to this, you will not be sorry.
Honey Cold Brew Coffee
If you like cold brew, you can also try substituting the espresso for a bit of cold brew concentrate. Add some ice and cold foam and your taste buds will thank you.
- Coffee grounds
- ¾ cup milk of choice
- 1 tsp honey
- Pull a shot of espresso
- Mix the espresso and honey in a mug
- Froth the milk
- Pour the milk over the espresso and honey mixture
The exact health benefits of honey aren’t really agreed on. However, I have only seen studies that talk well about honey.
The thing is, honey contains anti-oxidants and it’s those guys that give honey that great health appeal. Some of the health conditions that people say honey aids are cholesterol and blood pressure. There are even studies that suggest that it might have antidepressant and anti-anxiety benefits.
Honey also has anti-inflammatory properties, which, could be good for many health conditions such as, for example, heart disease.
So, yes, honey can be seen as the healthier option as compared to normal sugar or artificial sweeteners, but that is really a matter of personal viewpoint.
When it comes to lattes there are almost an unlimited amount of flavors for you to try out. Here are some of my favorite flavors.
This latte transports you back to a time where you were friends and family around a campfire toasting marshmallows, making that beloved sweet treat called “s’mores”. It is an experience for your taste buds and a must-try.
Get my s’mores latte recipe here.
Peanut butter is a beloved spread and it is totally amazing in a latte. So, if you love peanut butter you simply must try this latte.
Get my peanut butter latte recipe here.
Although this is a seasonal favorite only available during the holidays, you can enjoy it year-round with this amazing recipe.
Learn how to make a sugar cookie latte here.
See all latte flavors here