Homemade Vanilla Latte

I love a good vanilla latte in the winter time. Lattes are my favorite hot drinks, especially vanilla ones. Since I’m home for winter break right now, I’m not heading to Starbucks as often to get my coffee fix. I was craving a coffee one day, so I did a quick Pinterest search of how to froth milk at home. I came across this post where you could froth milk in a mason jar in the microwave. Obviously, I had to give it a go, and I have to say it was a success!

Homemade Vanilla Latte


6 oz vanilla flavored coffee

1 cup 2% milk

Cinnamon for additional flavoring (optional)


1. I make my coffee in a Keurig, so I keep it really simple. Normally a latte has espresso, but I don’t have easy access to that so I just make the smallest cup of coffee in the Keurig. I used this Cafe Escapes Café Vanilla coffee, but I also love the Donut Shop Vanilla Creme Puff.

2. In a large mason jar (about 16 oz), pour milk. Cover and shake for about 1 minute or until it has about doubled in size.

3. After the milk has doubled, uncover jar and put in microwave for 30 seconds. This is where it froths and also warms. If it isn’t warm enough an additional 15 seconds should do the trick.

4. Pour the milk into the coffee and then put the foam on top. Sprinkle cinnamon if desired and then enjoy!

Homemade Latte

Not to toot my own horn, but this was a delicious cup of coffee. Also loving my new monogram mug I picked up at Target over the weekend, it happened to be on clearance and was my first initial, so it was fate! But these mugs are super cute, I even got one for a friend as a birthday gift, so go pick them up right now for only a few dollars. Also Old Navy has some really cute Christmas PJs this year, I can’t find the gingerbread ones that I have on the website but these Llama ones look so cute!

Hope everyone has a Merry Christmas!

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