If you are looking for a delicious treat that will satisfy your sweet tooth and bring a touch of indulgence to your day, then making this recipe for a Toffee Nut Latte is a fantastic choice! This is one of our favorite drinks for the winter festive season.
About the recipe
If you love the Starbucks Toffee Nut Latte, you'll love this homemade version!
With an irresistible blend of buttery toffee, nutty flavors and creamy espresso this cozy beverage is like a big warm hug. You will love the comforting goodness of this homemade latte! Although this latte is one of the Christmas Classics for the holiday season, you can enjoy this latte year round, hot or cold.
Make this as a morning pick-me up, an afternoon treat or for holiday gatherings. Your friends and family will love the comforting flavors and you will find it’s a perfect way to treat yourself to some relaxation and self-care!
Why You Will Love This Recipe
Delicious - The buttery taste of sweet toffee, nutty flavor, and creamy milk blended with the bold espresso create a decadent combination of flavors.
Save money - Anytime you make your own coffee drinks at home, you are allowing yourself to experience coffee shop-like drinks without the expense. It's budget friendly option for coffee lovers with all of the ingredients easily available at grocery stores.
Versatile - When you make a homemade latte, you have the freedom to customize however you like. You can adjust the sweetness, how bold the espresso is and what kind of milk you prefer. You can also choose to enjoy this hot or cold over ice!
Here are the ingredients you will need for this delicious latte:
- Espresso - You will need two shots of espresso.
- Toffee nut syrup - You can buy this online, at the grocery store, or at specialty shops.
- Milk - You can use your favorite dairy or non-dairy milk of choice. We recommend whole milk or oat milk for an extra creamy latte.
- Whipped cream
Let's make this homemade latte together!
Step 1: In a mug or a glass, combine the espresso and toffee nut syrup. Stir well.
Step 2: If you are planning to enjoy this cold, add ice and milk to your glass and stir well. If enjoying hot, steam the milk and then add it to the mug.
Step 3: If desired, add whipped cream and enjoy the delicious taste!
Expert Tips and Tricks
Here are some expert tips to make this delicious drink:
Layer it - To create an aesthetically pleasing layered effect, pour the espresso shot and toffee syrup into your cup first. Gently stir or swirl the cup to combine the syrup and espresso. Then, pour the frothed milk slowly over the back of a spoon to float on top of the espresso-syrup mixture.
Make it a cocktail - Add a shot of your favorite liqueur to the mix for a coffee drink with a kick. Options like Irish cream, hazelnut liqueur, or coffee liqueur can enhance the flavors and create a delicious cocktail-inspired twist.
Toppings - If you want to take this to the next level, you can top with toffee bits or toffee nut sprinkles for extra toffee nut flavor!
Here is some kitchen equipment you will need for this coffee drink. You can find all of these products on Amazon.
Coffee mug - A great coffee mug makes all the difference. I like these and think they would be perfect for this recipe.
Tall glasses - A cute glass makes iced coffee even better, right? Here are some tall glasses that I love.
Toffee Nut Syrup - I found my syrup on Amazon. This is the brand I used.
Here are some common recipe substitutions and variations for this latte recipe.
Milk - If you prefer or require non-dairy options, you can substitute cow's milk with plant-based alternatives like almond milk, oat milk, coconut milk, or soy milk. Each type of milk will bring its own distinct flavor and texture, so feel free to choose the one that complements the toffee and nut combination best.
Garnish - Sprinkle a dash of cocoa powder, cinnamon, a pinch of sea salt or crushed nuts on top. A drizzle of caramel syrup or chocolate sauce can add an extra touch of indulgence.
Coffee - For best results, we recommend espresso, but if you don't have an espresso maker, you can use a cup of coffee with a high quality coffee bean.
Syrup - If you're unable to find toffee nut syrup, you can use hazelnut syrup or sweet caramel syrup to add the sweet rich flavor to the drink. You could also opt for toffee nut creamer or a flavor of toffee nut coffee to add to the flavor.
What To Serve With
Here are some recipes to serve alongside this coffee treat:
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes. An espresso machine is not essential for this recipe. You can substitute regular drip coffee or cold brew coffee for the espresso and it will be just as good!
Yes. Feel free to customize how much of the toffee nut syrup you add. Start by adding the amount the recipe has stated and then add more by the teaspoonful until you have reached the desired sweetness.
You can try using caramel syrup as a replacement. It will still provide a similar sweet and caramelized flavor profile to your latte. You might even consider using macadamia, pecan, or even a combination of different nut extracts or syrups to add a unique twist to your latte.
Recipe Storage and Reheating
This toffee nut latte is going to be best when made fresh and consumed right away. Here are storage and reheating instructions, if needed.
Refrigerator Storage: Store leftovers in an airtight jar and consume within 1-2 days.
Freezer Storage: You can freeze your leftover latte in an ice cube tray and make a frozen iced latte in the blender the next day!
Other Recipes to Try
Toffee Nut Latte
- 2 shots espresso
- 1 tablespoon Toffee Nut Syrup plus more for serving
- 1 cup milk of choice
- Whipped cream for serving
- Combine espresso and toffee nut syrup in a mug or glass. Stir well.
- If making an iced latte, add ice and milk and stir. If making a hot latte, steam milk and add to the mug.
- Top with whipped cream, if desired, and serve.