Popular latte drinks
When you order a latte, you're ordering espresso and steamed milk. Latte means milk and caffe latte means milk coffee. This simple drink has been around for centuries, often called by various names, depending on whether you use espresso and steamed milk or regular coffee, and scalded milk. There are also other types of lattes besides coffee latte, such as chai or masala chai, which is a spiced tea with milk that comes from India. In America, when you say you're getting a latte, in most cases, everyone immediately thinks of the coffee drink.
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
Transcripts - Popular latte drinks
This is the granddaddy of them all and the drink most people identify with
a latte. You simply need strong coffee or espresso and milkto make a latte.
Start with two shots of espresso, which is approximately 1 ½ ounces, and
top it with 12 ounces of steamed milk. Fill your cup with milk about ¾ of
the way as you hold back the foam. Then fill the rest of the cup with the
foam. If you want your drink flavored or with sweetener, add it to the
espresso or strong coffeebefore you put in the milk.
Iced latte has become a huge hit for the summer. It's made almost the same way as regular caffe latte, but you pour the
slightly cooled espresso or hot coffee over ice, and then top it with milk. Just like hot caffe latte, some people love to
have flavors in their drink or sweetener. You'll add the sweetener or flavorings to the espresso or strong coffee before
you pour it over the ice.
Macchiato refers to the way you make the drink. It's just like a latte, only you add the ingredients differently. Macchiato
means staining and you're going to do just that to the foam of the steamed milk. Instead of putting the espresso in first,
you put in the steamed milk and then add the espresso, which leaves a mark on top of the foam. One of the most
popular latte drinks in the US is a caramel macchiato. It's a vanilla latte with espresso poured over the top to mark it and
then drizzled with caramel.