Indulge in the Rich and Creamy Vanilla Bean Latte

As a barista, I have always believed that a great cup of coffee can make anyone’s day better. And what’s better than enjoying a cup of vanilla bean latte that you made yourself? Today, I’m excited to share with you my recipe for the most delicious and decadent vanilla bean latte.

Made with real vanilla beans and coffee, this indulgent beverage is perfect for satisfying your cravings and giving you a little pick-me-up. Whether you’re looking for something to warm up on a cold winter morning or to cool down on a hot summer day, my vanilla bean latte recipe is flexible enough to be enjoyed both hot and iced.

Not only is this vanilla bean latte recipe easy to follow, but it also uses simple ingredients that can be easily found at any grocery store. So why not indulge in an irresistible homemade treat that’s sure to impress your taste buds? Go ahead and give my recipe a try – I promise it’ll be worth it!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Vanilla Bean Latte
Vanilla Bean Latte

Are you craving a deliciously sweet and creamy coffee beverage? Then you’ll love this Vanilla Bean Latte! It’s the perfect way to kickstart your day or enjoy a warm treat during your afternoon break.

What makes this latte so special is the use of real vanilla beans, which offer a rich and fragrant flavor that artificial syrups simply can’t match. And with just 10 minutes and a few simple ingredients, you can make this homemade vanilla latte recipe ready for sipping at home or on-the-go.

But here’s why you’ll really love this recipe: it provides endless opportunities for customization. Want to try it iced? Simply blend it up with some ice cubes for a refreshing frappuccino-like treat. Prefer your drinks dairy-free? Just swap in coconut milk or oat milk instead of regular milk.

And let’s not forget about the potential for pairing. Enjoy a Vanilla Bean Latte with truffles or other sweet treats during happy hour, or pair it with a tall glass of water during breakfast for balance.

With its delicious taste and versatility, this Vanilla Bean Latte recipe is truly a winner. So go ahead – give it a try and satisfy that caffeine craving today!

Ingredient List

 Let me show you how to create a beautiful vanilla swirl in your latte!
Let me show you how to create a beautiful vanilla swirl in your latte!

To make this Vanilla Bean Latte recipe, you will need the following ingredients:

  • 2 shots of brewed espresso (about 1/4 cup or 60 ml)
  • 1 tbsp vanilla bean paste (or 1 vanilla bean, scraped)
  • 1-2 tbsp simple syrup (depending on how sweet you like it), made with equal parts water and sugar
  • 1/2 cup (120 ml) of milk of your choice (whole milk, oat milk, coconut milk, etc.)
  • Optional: whipped cream to garnish

Note that if you don’t have vanilla bean paste or a vanilla bean on hand, you can also use vanilla extract – about 1 tsp should do the trick. The simple syrup can also be substituted with maple syrup or flavored syrup of your choice.

The Recipe How-To

 Every sip of this delicious vanilla latte is like a warm hug on a cold day.
Every sip of this delicious vanilla latte is like a warm hug on a cold day.

Now that you’ve learned about the ingredients list, let’s dive into actually making this delicious vanilla bean latte!

Step 1: Brew Your Coffee

Brew two shots of ethical bean coffee whole bean sweet espresso. It’s important to use fresh coffee for the best flavor.

Step 2: Mix in the Flavors

Pour the shots of espresso into a tall glass and add in 1 tbsp of vanilla bean paste or extract. Stir well until everything is evenly combined. Then, mix in 1-2 tbsp of simple syrup (or more, depending on your taste preference) to sweeten it up a bit.

Step 3: Add Your Choice of Milk

Choose your milk of choice and then steam 2 cups of it. For a classic vanilla latte, use whole milk, but you can also use alternatives like oat milk, coconut milk, or Carnation Evaporated Milk if you prefer not to use dairy. Once steamed, slowly pour the milk over the espresso mixture until the glass is almost full.

Step 4: Create Foam and Add Garnish

With a milk frother or whisk, create a bit of foam to top your latte with. You can create as much foam as you want, depending on how light and frothy you like your latte. Once added, garnish with a sprinkle of vanilla bean powder or truffle shavings for an extra special touch.

There you have it! In just a few easy steps, you can make yourself a delicious homemade vanilla bean latte at a fraction of the price of what you would pay at a coffee shop.

Substitutions and Variations

 Love vanilla? This latte is a must-try!
Love vanilla? This latte is a must-try!

Vanilla Bean Latte is a drink that is easily adaptable to suit a variety of preferences. Here are some ways in which you can customize it according to your taste.

– Milk Choice: The type of milk you choose can make a huge difference in the flavor of your latte. If you prefer non-dairy milk, try using oat milk or coconut milk for a creamier taste. If you want a classic latte, use whole milk or 2% milk.

– Vanilla Syrup: If you don’t have vanilla bean paste on hand, try using vanilla syrup instead. You can buy it at most grocery stores or make it at home by boiling equal parts water and sugar with a few drops of vanilla extract until it thickens.

– Iced Vanilla Bean Latte: To make an iced version of this drink, simply brew your espresso shots and pour them over ice in a tall glass. Add the vanilla bean paste and simple syrup 1:1 before stirring well. Pour cold frothed or steamed milk over the mixture to finish up.

– Maple Syrup: For those who prefer natural sweeteners over processed sugar, maple syrup is a great substitute for simple syrup 1:1 in this recipe.

– Adding Truffle Flavor: For truffle lovers out there, add a pinch of truffle powder during the brewing process to add an earthy flavor to your drink.

By taking advantage of these substitution ideas or making interesting variations, you can personalize your Vanilla Bean Latte recipe! Whether it’s an alternative brew method, sweetener choice or dairy preference, feel empowered to make the coffee and flavor combinations that suits your needs.

Serving and Pairing

 Vanilla bean paste is the secret ingredient to make this latte taste like a dream.
Vanilla bean paste is the secret ingredient to make this latte taste like a dream.

Serving a vanilla bean latte can be an enjoyable experience. There is nothing like sipping on a hot cup of homemade vanilla latte, especially during cold mornings or evenings.

To serve the perfect vanilla latte, I suggest pouring your warmed and frothed milk over a tall glass filled with brewed espresso shots and vanilla bean paste. Then, stir to combine the flavors of your ingredients.

For those who prefer an icy treat, our iced vanilla bean latte is perfect for summertime too. Fill a tall glass with ice cubes and add brewed espresso shots, maple syrup, coconut milk, and homemade vanilla syrup. Stir until all ingredients are well mixed, then top it up with steamed milk or oat milk.

Pairing your vanilla latte with delicious truffles is always a smart choice – the rich chocolate flavor matches the sweetness of our homemade vanilla syrup perfectly. Or you can simply enjoy your vanilla latte with a slice of freshly baked cake.

Homemade vanilla syrup also opens up many possibilities for other beverage pairings such as teas, frappuccinos or smoothies. One creative way to inspire customers is to serve the Vanilla Bean Cream Latte – this creamy delight blends whipped cream with our signature Vanilla Bean Syrup to create a decadent treat served in a glass covered with a cloth paper and garnished with shiny sparkles. This is the ideal recipe ready for any happy hour!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 You don't need a fancy machine to make a cafe-style latte, just follow this recipe!
You don’t need a fancy machine to make a cafe-style latte, just follow this recipe!

I always recommend making this vanilla bean latte recipe fresh, because it’s best enjoyed hot and frothy right after preparation. However, I understand the convenience of making things ahead of time. So, if you want to save some time, you can do some preparation ahead.

To make-ahead the vanilla syrup, simply allow it to cool completely before storing it in airtight containers or bottles. The syrup can last for up to two weeks in the fridge; however, the freshness decreases after about a week.

If you have extra brewed espresso, store it in the fridge for up to three days. But keep in mind that espresso loses its flavor and aroma quickly when heated for a second time.

To reheat the latte, pour it into a small saucepan and heat on medium-low heat while whisking constantly until heated thoroughly. Be sure not to boil the milk, as it could become grainy and separate.

Store any leftover latte in an airtight container in the fridge and consume within two days. However, if you’re using homemade vanilla bean paste made with fresh cream or milk, consume the latte within 24 hours.

Overall, reheating this latte recipe is not recommended as the taste and texture may change. I suggest making this drink fresh every time for a decadent experience!

Tips for Perfect Results

 A latte art masterpiece - this vanilla bean latte is almost too pretty to drink!
A latte art masterpiece – this vanilla bean latte is almost too pretty to drink!

To ensure a delicious and perfectly crafted Vanilla Bean Latte every time, follow these helpful tips.

Start by using high-quality ingredients, such as ethical bean coffee whole bean sweet espresso, vanilla beans, and Carnation evaporated milk. These premium ingredients will give your latte a rich and flavorful taste while elevating the overall quality of the drink.

When preparing the vanilla syrup, make sure to use real vanilla extract or homemade vanilla bean paste. This will add an authentic flavor to your latte that cannot be achieved with artificial syrups.

For those who prefer dairy-free options, oat milk or coconut milk can be used in place of steamed milk. They both steam well and add a subtle flavor to the drink.

It is crucial to froth the milk correctly in order to achieve the perfect texture for a latte. Use a dedicated frothing pitcher and steam the milk until it reaches around 150°F. You can also experiment with different types of milk frothers to find the one that suits your preference.

To create an iced Vanilla Bean Latte, pour your freshly brewed espresso shots over ice before adding the steamed milk and syrup. This maintains the integrity of the flavors without watering down the beverage.

Finally, take a moment to enjoy your creation in a tall glass or mug. You can also garnish with vanilla beans or cocoa powder on top. Savor each sip and indulge in this decadent drink that feels like a treat from a truffle shop during happy hour- all without costing you an arm and a leg!


As a barista with years of experience, I understand that you may have some questions about this vanilla bean latte recipe. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions along with my expert answers to help make your brewing process as smooth as a latte art. Let’s dive in!

What is vanilla bean latte made of?

To whip up some espresso, first, pour the brewed espresso and a dash of Vanilla Bean Simple Syrup into a mug. Then, froth some milk and delicately scoop it on top of the espresso. Take a moment to give it a light stir and voila! Your espresso is served. Remember, it’s best to indulge in it immediately.

What are the ingredients in Starbucks vanilla latte?

To make a delicious coffee drink, you will need to gather a few key ingredients. These include ice, milk, brewed espresso, and some vanilla syrup. The vanilla syrup is made up of sugar, water, natural flavors, potassium sorbate, and citric acid. Once you have these items on hand, you’ll be ready to whip up a delightful coffee beverage.

Is there a vanilla bean latte?

Get ready for a velvety and indulgent latte experience with a delicious note of aromatic and authentic Madagascar vanilla.

What is the difference between a latte and a vanilla latte?

To prepare a latte, start with a shot or two of espresso and finish it off with frothed milk. If you’d like some added flavor, consider adding some vanilla syrup to create a vanilla latte.

Is vanilla bean paste good in coffee?

While having certain equipment for making coffee is helpful, the only ingredient that I suggest you must-have is vanilla bean paste. Adding this will give your lattes a delicate sweetness and an appealing speckled appearance.

What is in second cup vanilla bean latte?

For a creamy and flavourful coffee, I recommend a double shot of espresso, steamed milk, and a layer of foam on top. Add a touch of vanilla for some extra sweetness. You won’t find any preservatives or artificial colours in this drink, just pure deliciousness.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, the Vanilla Bean Latte recipe is simply a fantastic coffee recipe that will make your day or night an absolute delight. The combination of sweet and creamy flavors with brew espresso is irresistible, and you’ll love to add it to your list of favorite coffee recipes. With simple ingredients like vanilla bean paste, Carnation Evaporated Milk, and brewed espresso shots ethical bean coffee whole bean sweet espresso brewed 1 tbsp vanilla, it’s quick to make even when you’re pressed for time.

With this latte recipe, you can easily experience the great taste of some of the best coffee shops in the world without breaking the bank or leaving your home. Be sure to check out our variations section to experiment with different flavors like maple syrup or coconut milk. Additionally, if you have ever wanted to learn how to make vanilla bean latte, now is the perfect time! Be confident in your crafting skills and take pride in making delicious coffee.

We hope that this Vanilla Bean Latte recipe was exactly what you need to satisfy your cravings for a comforting cup of joe. Remember that it’s always happy hour somewhere! Make sure you keep ingredients 1 2 cup oat milk choice on hand; with just a few steps in the recipe read above, you’ll be able to go vanilla granules crazy every day of the week – at a fraction of the price you would pay in store.

Vanilla Bean Latte

Vanilla Bean Latte Recipe

Our Vanilla Bean Latte is a charming and easy-to-make specialty coffee - adding a chocolate truffle to the cup makes it that much sweeter. ENJOY!!
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Course Beverage
Cuisine Coffee
Servings 3 cups
Calories 183.6 kcal


  • 1 (370 ml) can Carnation Evaporated Milk (Fat-free)
  • 1 1/4 cups coffee
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1 semi-sweet chocolate truffles or 1 milk chocolate truffle


  • Heat Carnation MIlk and coffee. Stir in vanilla extract. Pour into coffee cups. Stir in chocolate truffle. Relax and savour the moment!
  • TIP: Refrigerate any leftover latte mixture for up to two days. Just reheat, stir in the chocolate and enjoy -.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 692gCalories: 183.6kcalCarbohydrates: 13.8gProtein: 8.9gFat: 9.8gSaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 37.5mgSodium: 138.5mgSugar: 0.3g
Keyword < 15 Mins, Beverages, Easy
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