How To Make The Perfect Latte

The perfect latte at home is achievable!

Video Transcript

MAKINZE GORE: Hi, I'm Makinze, Food Editor at Delish and I'm going to show you how to make a latte at home, even if you don't have an espresso machine, so that you can be your own barista. To get started on your latte, the first thing you want to do is go ahead and brew your espresso. If you don't have an espresso machine you can always make coffee for your latte.

Now that we have our espresso brewed we're going to get started on heating up and frothing our milk. A whole fat dairy milk is going to give you the best results and the kind of texture we're looking for. But of course, you can use any kind of dairy or non-dairy milk that you prefer. You can heat your milk up either on the stove or in a microwave safe container in the microwave, but we're going to do it on the stove here.

And what we're aiming for is 140 degrees Fahrenheit that's not going to be simmering or boiling or anything like that, so it's best to use the thermometer to check it. It will also be just warm to the touch. Heating up your milk goes fast. It only takes a minute or two.

So now we're going to pour our milk into our cute little milk jug so that we can froth it. You can froth it right in the pan too if you prefer. We're going to use this cute little frothy wand froth our milk. At a coffee shop you're going to see them with the espresso machine using the steam wand. But we've heated our milk and then we will froth it, which will mimic that act.

To froth your milk, you want to stick your wand almost all the way down to the bottom and that's going to create your nice silky smooth milk and give you minimal bubbles on top and what you're looking for as you froth is a texture kind of like wet paint, which I know sounds a little weird for a latte, but it's going to be really glossy it's a little bit thicker than your milk started.

Then just give your milk a little tap, tap, and swirl it around and you'll see the milk sticking to the sides of the jug and that's a really good sign that your milk is nice and thick and where you want it to be. All right, so now we can assemble our latte. So we just want to pour in our coffee and then pour in our milk. And there's your latte brewed at home.

This is incredibly quick to make and an easy addition to your morning routine. Cheers. That's so good.