Best Peanut Butter Latte Recipe: Hot and Cold Coffee

Peanut butter is one of many people’s favorite things. I think that is why it is to beloved in another favorite… coffee.

Plus, it not only add extra flavor to your cup of coffee, it is also a bit of extra protein.

In this post, I will show you how to make an amazing peanut butter latte with only a few simple ingredients.

Ingredients for a Peanut Butter Latte

  1. Ground coffee
  2. ¾ cup milk of choice
  3. 1 tbsp peanut butter
  4. 10 ml maple syrup (optional)

Do I Need An Espresso Machine?

You can make this coffee drink without an espresso machine using a Moka pot, AeroPress, or instant espresso.

I do not recommend using regular coffee such as French press coffee or even drip coffee. It is not as concentrated as espresso and won’t give you the same magical experience.

What Coffee Should I Use?

A dark roast works well for this recipe. I really like Starbucks’s Caffè Verona blend.

However, a medium roast will also work well. A favorite of mine is Starbucks’s Pike Place roast.

A Note About the Peanut Butter

Try to find smooth peanut butter. I have tried chunky peanut butter and it doesn’t work quite as well. If you put it in a blender, most of the big chunks will be broken, but there will still be pieces.

Also, I don’t use regular peanut butter, I prefer natural peanut butter. However, most of the time they don’t contain sugar. So, if you’re using it, I do recommend adding the syrup. 

Peanut butter and peanuts

Milk Options

I like to use whole milk in my coffee because of the creamy taste. However, it is really a matter of personal preference. You can use any kind of milk that you like.

While whole milk might be creamy, skim milk and low-fat milk contain less calories.

The vegan option, of course, is to try one of the great non-dairy options out there such as soy milk, oat milk, coconut milk or almond milk.

How to Froth the Milk?

If you don’t have an espresso machine with a steam wand, you can froth the milk with a French press or handheld milk frother. My favorite is a French press because most people already have one and if you don’t, they are quite cheap. Also it is really easy to froth milk with a French press.

Frothed milk in a French press.

How to Froth Milk With a French Press

Simply heat the milk fir 30 seconds in the microwave. If your French press doesn’t have shiny parts you can heat it in it. Otherwise, heat the milk in something else and then transfer to the French press.

Next, vigorously plunge for about 15-20 seconds.

Voilà, you have frothed milk…

Sweetener Options

The taste of maple syrup blends well with the nutty flavor of peanut butter.

However, there are so many sweetener options out there. Why not experiment and find the one that you like best in this coffee. Here are some examples of what you can use:

  1. Brown sugar
  2. Coconut sugar
  3. Agave syrup

Variations on a Peanut Butter Latte

Iced Peanut Butter Coffee

It is really easy to make peanut butter iced coffee out of this latte recipe. Simply add some coffee ice cubes to the milk mixture.

Also, make cold foam instead of frothing the milk.

Try Out Other Nut Butters

If you like this peanut butter coffee recipe, why not substitute the peanut butter for another nut butter that you like. Examples include:

  1. Cashew butter
  2. Almond Butter

Peanut Butter Mocha

Everyone knows that chocolate and peanut butter go well together. So, why not swap the maple syrup for some mocha sauce?

Peanut butter latte and peanuts from above.

Peanut Butter Latte

This creamy, sweet, nutty latte is perfect for any occasion. If you like peanut butter, you simply have to try it.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Assembly 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 374 kcal


  • Ground coffee
  • ¾ cup milk of choice
  • 1 tbsp peanut butter
  • 10 ml maple syrup (optional)


  • Heat peanut butter and 2 tbsp of the milk (I used a microwave for 30 seconds)
  • Mix the milk and peanut butter well ( I used a blender, but a whisk will work too)
  • Add maple syrup
  • Pull a shot of espresso
  • Add the espresso to the milk mixture
  • Froth the rest of the milk
  • Pour the milk over the other ingredients
Keyword Latte

Other Great Coffee Recipes

If you liked this recipe, here are some of my other favorite recipes that you might also like.

Coffee, Banana and Peanut Butter Smoothie

As a lover of peanut butter, I am pretty sure that you’ll like this coffee smoothie with some banana and peanut butter added. It is super delicious and totally worth a try.

Get my coffee, banana and peanut butter smoothie recipe here.

Coffee banana smoothie in front of the ingredients need for it.

Nutella Latte

Peanut butter is not the only spread that is good in coffee. Nutella is a must-try in a latte. It adds a chocolaty, nutty bliss to it that nothing else can.

Get my Nutella latte recipe here.

Nutella latte and toast with Nutella from above. Coffee

This coffee is not the most well-known there is, but you really have to try it. The addition of chia seeds to coffee adds a special texture as well as some much needed nutrients.

Get my chia coffee recipe here.

Chia coffee latte in white mug.

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