The best latte flavours are those that are made with the freshest ingredients and most carefully crafted. The best lattes are not made from instant coffee or mixes. There are many latte flavours out there that are “musts” in our opinion. We have collected a list of the very best based on our preferences, as well as many other coffee fanatics out there. We have read through endless reviews to gather all the information needed to create this article for you.
Some of these latte flavours listed might be familiar to you, if so then feel free to try out some of the alternatives that might catch your eye. Lattes are in fact one of the most popular types of coffee that is drunk all over the world. They can be made using various types of coffee machines and we have reviews and buyer guides of the very best that you can purchase to make the best lattes.
What is a Latte?
A latte is a coffee drink made with espresso and steamed milk. The milk can be steamed hot or cold. The most common way to make a latte is by using an espresso machine to brew espresso, then adding hot milk on top. You can look through our coffee buying guides to see which coffee machine is the best for brewing lattes.
Lattes are one of the most popular coffee drinks in the world. It can be served hot or iced, depending on your preference. The best latte flavours are those that have a rich and velvety taste, with a little sweetness to them.
How To Make A Latte
The first thing that you need for a latte is milk or any milk substitute. You can use almond, soy, rice, or any other type of milk you prefer. You just need to heat up the milk before adding it to your coffee. The next thing that you need is ground coffee beans or a pod of espresso shots. The third and final thing that you need is a cup of hot water to dilute the espresso shots or ground coffee beans with.
10 Best Latte Flavours
The best latte flavours are often debated, but some of the most popular ones are caramel, hazelnut, vanilla and peppermint. However, everyone has their own tastes and preferences, which is why it isn’t down to the general population to decide which one is best for you, that decision has to simply be made by yourself. If it were down to me and you wanted my recommendation for a good latte flavour, I would recommend trying one with milk chocolate or hazelnut flavouring mixed in with it.
There are many different types of latte available for you to choose from, but not all of them are created equal. Some have a more bitter taste than others, which can be off-putting for some people.
It goes without saying that vanilla is one of the best latte flavours. Most people enjoy the sweet taste of vanilla, in fact it’s hard not to like it. It is approved by most cafes and is their recommended syrup to add to any coffee. It works well with both hot lattes and iced lattes. YOu can easily make your own vanilla syrup too.
Even if you aren’t a coffee lover, you will surely have come across the Mocha latte. It is a top pick across the globe. It contains basic ingredients such as chocolate, milk and of course the coffee itself. Combined, the flavour is immense.
This type of latte is convenient for a lot of people due to how basic the ingredients are. They are very common household items that you will surely have stashed away somewhere in your cupboards.There really isn’t a limit on how much coffee, milk or chocolate you add either, it all depends on the different strengths you are after.
Salted Caramel Latte
Salted caramel is a flavour that is taking over our delicacies it seems. Nowadays a lot of the sweet sensations that we enjoy come in a sweet caramel variation. For example ice cream, salted caramel ice cream is just as popular as salted caramel lattes.
The salted caramel is a great addition to a coffee. It adds a sweet taste that you simply won’t get from sugar alone. Enhancing your coffee in this way will really put a smile on your face. It is so easy to make as well. Like a lot of the different latte flavours, you can purchase flavour drops that are so cheap and simple to add.
Peppermint Mocha Latte
This one is made with espresso, steamed milk, peppermint extract or syrup, dark cocoa powder or syrup. Certainly not the most popular by any means but why wouldn’t you give a new flavour a try at least?
This is a signature espresso roast and perfect to have in the mornings or evenings. You can also add extra toppings to this such as cream, sugary bits and chocolate to really take your latte to the next level.
Cinnamon Dolce Latte
A cinnamon dolce latte consists of espresso with steamed milk and topped with whipped cream and cinnamon syrup. This flavour is perfect for people who like spicy drinks because it has a hint of sweetness to it as well as a spicy kick to it. It certainly isn’t one of the most popular selections by any means but one to try! Spicy flavour in drinks and food is becoming increasingly popular as people begin to notice health benefits that correlate to drinking spicy liquids like in coffees.
Toffee Nut Latte
The toffee nut latte includes espresso and toffee nut syrup. It’s not an extremely popular choice in comparison to the other latte flavours but by no means does that mean it isn’t delicious. They sell toffee nut lattes in Costa Coffee and Starbucks so perhaps you might want to try one before going out of your way to make it yourself.
Toffee nut syrup isn’t always the easiest to find on the shelves so you will have better success ordering it online. Adding the syrup gives it that extra sweet taste and light colouring.
Hazelnut seems to be one of the forgotten flavours in the coffee world, when once upon a time it was the top hit. It is made with espresso, steamed milk, and hazelnut syrup. The flavour is rich and nutty. It goes well with a croissant or a brownie for dessert. This is why we love it so much, a nice latte that can compliment a delicious dessert or snack, a win win!
White Chocolate Latte
This is made with espresso, steamed milk, white chocolate sauce or syrup, and cinnamon powder. The flavour is sweet and creamy. White chocolate is in the same category as vanilla for us in terms of popularity. You can’t really go wrong with white chocolate, it is simple and tasty. If you didn’t want to use white chocolate syrup then you could actually melt some white chocolate yourself and add it in, or keep some of the white chocolate aside and eat it as well as tasting it in your latte, it’s completely up to you.
For this recipe, you can really get creative. A lot of people out there have never even heard of a horchata latte before, which is why it’s good that you’ve stumbled across this article. A horchata latte involves blending rice water with milk (best with condensed or whole), nutmeg and cinnamon. From this you can enjoy a sweet tasting latte that also comes with a bit of a kick to it.
This latte is extremely tasty and also good for your body! Well, saying that, all coffees have their health benefits.
Peanut Butter and Honey Latte
Who said that you could only include one ingredient in your latte? Not us! You can add as many as you want as long as the combination works. An example of a combination that works nicely is the peanut butter and honey latte. Both very easy ingredients to get hold of that again can be purchased as syrups.
This latte variation does have a slightly salty taste to it. If it is too salty for you then perhaps add more honey as it will be the peanut butter making it like that. Be careful not to add too much honey and ruin the taste though as it can make the taste very strong and a lot sweeter.
This may seem like an unusual selection for some people as we know not everyone is mature enough to appreciate the lusciousness of gingerbread. But it seemed like something that had to be included. Typically, these are very popular around christmas time and perfect to have when watching your Disney films in front of the fire!
From experience, a latte like this is so simple to make and can be done in as short as 10 minutes. It may take a few attempts to master the recipe and get it just how you want it but practice makes perfect.
You should really consider purchasing some gingerbread syrup. It can be found online and is very useful in the process of making a gingerbread latte, it adds a lot to the flavour. Some of the syrups are zero calorie too!
Concluding Our Thoughts
As mentioned before, from our experience, the best latte flavours are usually the ones that have a balance of sweetness and bitterness. People have different tastes when it comes to lattes. Some prefer latte with a hint of chocolate, while others like it sweeter than usual. Our best advice would be to choose a few, or many different latte options and just simply try them all to figure out which one you like best. If you are feeling lazy and don’t want to make a coffee with all different types of ingredients, why not buy them all in one? You can do this with ESE Coffee pods.
There are many other latte flavours we could have included but these are the best latte flavours to begin with. Feel free to reach out and let me know if you have any other latte ideas you want to know about! If lattes aren’t really your thing then why not try other types of coffee that we have showcased at Coffee Kingdom!