Well, even though it seems as though winter does not want to say goodbye just yet, this Honey Cinnamon Latte will warm you up and will have you feeling like spring really is going to make an appearance sooner than later. ??? You can make it lickety-split and the combination of the cinnamon, and especially the honey, will have you thinking of summer in no time. Meet your new favorite coffee drink: the Honey Cinnamon Latte.
I am a devout lover of all things coffee. I think I would give up food before I would give up coffee. I even have an entire Pinterest board devoted to my love… Funny thing is, I never even drank coffee until after I had my daughter…mommy exhaustion must have pushed me to it! Either that, or the fact that I had just moved to Chicago from Florida in the winter and it was FREEZING outside. Now I am in love, love, love with my daily coffee. As soon as I wake up everyday, I take my zombie-like, half-awake walk directly into my kitchen, get the water in my kettle warming up and turn my espresso machine on…then, and only then, do I go and start about my day. Again, at 3PM on the dot (don’t need a watch) my coffee alarm goes off. I may actually be a borderline junkie… and I may be turning my fellow co-workers into one as well. Don’t you just love it too???? I actually had fun creating this pic..pretty much sums up how I feel about coffee.
Now it is true, that for the most part I just drink, what most would consider, plain old coffee on a day-to-day basis. More specifically, I drink Americano’s. Even more specifically, caffè Americano’s. Rumor has it that caffè Americano’s are Italy’s version of American coffee. Supposedly, back in World War II American serviceman would dilute their espresso with water. Regardless of its origin, it’s a great way to enjoy your morning coffee. ☕️ Give it a try: make two shots of espresso and then fill up your cup with hot water. IMHO (In my humble opinion) it just has a much more robust, richer flavor than that of traditional drip coffee.
Every now and then however, I want something a little different. Who doesn’t? The day I discovered this coffee drink was just one of those days. I went to brunch at a nearby restaurant with my beautiful niece, saw it on the menu and ordered one. Figured I’d give it a try. I was a little worried that it was going to be too sweet. I took that first sip and ? Oh wow!! This is AmAzInG!! ot too sweet at all, and the honey and cinnamon together… oh my. I gave it to my niece to try; she loved it as well. Right after brunch, I walked straight home and tried to recreate this delicious coffee drink. Pretty much hit the nail on the head – here is what I came up with:
How to make a Honey Cinnamon Latte
You will need the following ingredients: milk (I used skim here), espresso, honey and cinnamon. That’s it. If you do not have an espresso machine, fear not, you can use very strong coffee. I would recommend using a french press if you have one, otherwise, if you use regular coffee make it very strong. You should experiment with the amount of milk used in this case so your latte doesn’t taste too weak.
Let’s get this latte made – I need some caffeine. Shocker, I know! First things first, you need to get your espresso machine going. I love watching my espresso machine, it make me smile…
While the espresso machine is doing its job, pop your milk into the microwave for about 2 1/2 minutes or so on 50% power. Once the milk is nice and warm and the espresso is made, pour both of them into your blender then add in the cinnamon and honey. Told you this was super simple!
Blend for about 15 seconds or so until you can tell it’s getting creamy and frothy…yummmmm…. Pour the latte into your cups. Almost there – now for a few finishing touches. Then with a spoon, gently ladle any remaining frothy goodness out of your blender and onto the tops of your lattes. Sprinkle on a bit of cinnamon and a drizzle of honey if you want and you are all set! So0000 simple, but so0000 delicious.
There is no way this won’t put a big satisfying smile on your face – I promise.
- 2 C skim milk
- 4 shots of espresso (or 1/3 C very strong coffee)
- 1 Tbs honey, plus more to drizzle
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon, plus more to sprinkle
- Make espresso shots or coffee
- Warm milk in microwave for 2 1/2 minutes on 50% power
- Add milk, espresso, honey and cinnamon to blender
- Pulse for about 15 seconds until nice & frothy
- Pour into coffee cups
- Spoon foam from blender onto tops of lattes
- Finish lattes with a sprinkle of cinnamon and a drizzle of honey, if desired
- Sit back, take a nice long sip, and enjoy...
- Make sure your blender lid is on tight! 🙂