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Vanilla Latte

close up shot of Vanilla Latte in a glass cup
Make your own vanilla latte right in the comfort of your kitchen with this indulgent and delicious recipe.
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 1
Calories 64 kcal


  • 2 tablespoons vanilla syrup
  • ice cubes
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons half and half cream, or sweetened condensed milk
  • cold pre-brewed coffee, instant coffee or instant espresso


  • Fill a mug or mug-sized glass to the brim with ice cubes.
  • Add vanilla syrup and half and half or sweetened condensed milk.
  • Fill the remainder of the mug with cold pre-brewed coffee, instant coffee, or espresso.
  • Stir well.


  • To make the simple syrup
    1. Bring 2 cups of water to a simmer.
    2. Add 2 cups sugar and stir to dissolve.
    3. Remove from heat and let the mixture completely cool. 
    4. Store unused syrup in a container in the refrigerator for up to 4 weeks.
  •  To make the homemade vanilla syrup
    1. Heat ½ cup simple syrup to a very low simmer.
    2. Add ¼ cup brown sugar and stir just until dissolved.
    3. Remove from heat.
    4. Add 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract (I prefer Mexican vanilla).
  • Put the syrups in squeeze bottles for easy dispensing and storage.
  • You could make coffee ice cubes in an ice cube tray so that when the coffee cubes melt, your coffee won’t become watered down.


Calories: 64kcalCarbohydrates: 11gProtein: 2gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 7mgSodium: 25mgPotassium: 74mgSugar: 11gVitamin A: 53IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 57mgIron: 1mg