Vanilla Caramel Latte

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Rich coffee mingling with creamy vanilla and caramel. This simple vanilla caramel latte is the perfect dessert after a meal or savoured over the table with a good friend. It’s also perfect paired with a pumpkin scone.

I love how simple a it is to make many “fancy” coffee drinks in our own homes. It allows us to make treats we enjoy but curb the spending habit. I know that if I didn’t prioritize eating real foods and spending my money and time wisely I could easily find myself getting drinks like this at the coffee shop all the time.

For this vanilla caramel latte I used homemade vanilla extract and homemade caramel sauce. They are both easy to make and last for a long time. It’s great pulling vanilla off the shelf or caramel out of the fridge, using them for whatever I have in mind to make. You can also buy them at the store, just be sure to look for quality products that have a very short ingredient list sans things like corn syrup and caramel color.

Vanilla Caramel Latte
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Ingredients
  • 1 cup raw milk
  • ½ cup strong coffee
  • 2 TBS caramel sauce
  • 1 TBS vanilla extract
  • 5-10 stevia drops if desired
  • Extra caramel for drizzling on top
Instructions
  1. Pour the milk and caramel sauce into a sauce pot. Stir until the caramel dissolves. Simmer on low until hot.
  2. Once hot, remove from the heat and stir in the vanilla extract.
  3. Pour the hot coffee into a mug.
  4. Use a whisk or milk frother to forth the milk.
  5. Add the milk to the mug. Top with caramel sauce.

 What is your favourite latte?

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About Katie Mae Stanley

Katie Mae Stanley is the writer at Nourishing Simplicity, where the focus is on nourishing foods, herbal remedies, simple living and faith. Ethnic and Mid-west foods are always a favorite in her kitchen and on her blog. She is also the author of the book Steeped: Simple Nourishing Teas and Treats. Katie Mae spent 10 years as a missionary dorm "mama" for a gaggle (almost 40) of amazing deaf girls at a school for the deaf in Baja California, Mexico. Now she finds herself state side ready to embrace God's next adventure. A cup of tea or coffee and a bit of dark chocolate make an appearance at some point in any given day. You can connect with the Nourishing Simplicity community on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.

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