By Stuart Smith | Last Updated May 10, 2020
Requires simple ingredients.
*Nutrition information should be considered an estimate.
TOOLS NEEDED: Espresso machine, milk frother or a whisk and a glass.
A café latte is an espresso-based drink consisting of one-third espresso and two-thirds steamed milk with a small amount of foam to top it off. The term café latte is Italian for “coffee and milk.” Most of the time, a “coffee” in Italy means espresso, which explains why this drink is made of espresso and milk rather than coffee and milk.
The café latte has become one of the most popular espresso drinks around and is known in the United States as simply a “latte.”
However, be forewarned: When ordering a “latte” in Italy, you might end up with a glass of warm milk!
There are lots of ways to experiment with café latte. For a dairy-free version, replace the whole milk with a milk alternative, such as soy, oat, or coconut milk. You can also experiment by adding flavor to your lattes, such as caramel, vanilla, or blackberry syrup.