Making Café Latte Without A Milk Frother

There are so many kinds of coffee you can order, but a latte has to be one of the more popular options. However, rather than spending several dollars on a latte, why not make your own?

If you have a coffee machine you can brew espresso and then top it with your heated milk. If not, simply brew some strong coffee using a coffee machine, cafetiere, or even instant coffee granules if that is all you have. You can then add the hot milk, and enjoy a hot latte.

Some people like to add flavoured syrup to their latte, and that is a nice way to add a unique flavour, whether you go for vanilla, caramel, or another flavour. Try mint, gingerbread or mocha syrup in there perhaps, either the regular kind of the sugar-free variety.

A creamy latte makes a tasty breakfast drink along with your vanilla toast or you can enjoy it mid-morning, after lunch or as an after-lunch pick-me-up, perhaps paired with a cookie or slice of cake. This recipe makes 4 servings so halve it if you wish.

Photo by Po Yang, on Flickr



  1. Heat the milk in a pan.
  2. Whisk it briskly with a wire whisk until foamy.
  3. Brew the espresso or strong coffee.
  4. Divide it between 4 cups.
  5. Pour in the milk, holding back the foam with a spoon.
  6. Then you can spoon the foam over the top.