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This tutorial for how to make a latte uses a stove top espresso maker.

Homemade Latte

Making a homemade latte with your stovetop maker is delicious and easy! Skip the coffee shop and make it at home.
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DietLow Lactose
Prep Time3 minutes
Cook Time8 minutes
Servings1 latte


  • Stovetop Espresso Maker (see recipe for alternate option if you don't have one)


  • 3 tbsp espresso. (or about 2 oz of really strong coffee) your stovetop maker may be different and require a different amount, follow the instructions
  • Water.
  • 1 cup milk. For the best flavor use 2% or whole milk. Almond or oat milk work just fine if dairy-free is needed.


  • Add espresso to the top of the espresso maker and press down firmly.
  • Screw the top onto the bottom and put it on med-high heat. Here’s the important part… when the pot starts to percolate TAKE IT OFF THE HEAT!
  • Heat the milk to just under 150 degrees. I use a candy thermometer to make sure I watch it. Also, keeping the heat at medium guarantees it won’t burn. --see the tips below if you want an easier hack for frothing milk!
  • Putting it together. You want about 1 part espresso to 2 parts milk and foam. Pour in the espresso. Then use a spatula to hold back the foam and pour half of the milk. The add foam. (for the PERFECTEST PERFECT latte put 1 tsp vanilla, and 3 tsp sugar into your mug before the espresso)


Nutrition facts are for 2% milk being used.


Calories: 119kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 19mg | Sodium: 113mg | Potassium: 344mg | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 241IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 283mg | Iron: 1mg