Quick & Easy Homemade Cinnamon Latte

I am crazy about coffee. And there is something about the cold days of Fall and Winter that make me want a hot cup of joe in my hands a little more often. Of course, I would love to be able to stop at my favorite coffee cafe… Starbucks!!! every day but that isn’t realistic on the budget or with 4-6 kids in tow! Instead, I am finding a new way to enjoy some homemade cafe drinks at home. Making homemade lattes are super quick and easy. The first drink I made at home was a Cinnamon Latte. And it has been a favorite since!

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Here is my little secret to getting my drink to as close to the cafe experience as possible… A Milk Frother!!! Yep. This little tool turns hot milk into frothy goodness. You can make lattes, cappuccinos, & macchiatos right in your own kitchen. I love that I don’t need a big bulky machine to take up my precious counter space to make a delicious cafe coffee.

Let me show you step-by-step just how EASY this delicious cup of goodness is! Of course, you need coffee. I love my Espresso Pot from IKEA. It makes the perfect espresso. You can also use your regular coffee maker. Just make extra strong coffee. 


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I am really into dark coffee these days. My favorite is Kona coffee from Hawaii. It just taste of the islands to me. 

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While your coffee is brewing. Grab a large coffee mug. Because… let’s be realistic. If you are going to make a copycat coffee drink… You want it as big as possible! (I just recently started pulling out my Christmas decorations and found on of my Christmas mugs. I have had this mug since college!) Pour 1/2 cup of whole milk into the cup and put in the microwave on high for 1 minute.

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Once your milk is nice and hot you can start frothing! It’s as simple as turning it on and moving the vibrating whisk up and down in your milk. I turn the cup a little sideways to incorporate more air into the milk and create a thicker froth.

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Stop and add in some ground cinnamon and sugar to taste. I like that I can control the sugar in my cup at home. Sometimes those coffee drink I buy from the cafe are LOADED with sugar! I use a teaspoon or so. Stick the milk frother back in the cup and whip the cinnamon and sugar and milk until well incorporated and frothy.

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Once your milk is nice and frothy pour in your hot coffee or espresso. Again. The beauty of making this drink at home is you can customize it completely to your hearts desire! I went for a double shot today. Because it’s Thursday. And the kids only took an hour nap today. Which isn’t long enough for them and I didn’t get a chance to get anything done!

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And that my friends is it! Nothing else to do, but to curl up in your favorite chair and sip on this wonderful cinnamon latte. And that is pure bliss. 

1/2 cup Hot Milk
1/8 tsp ground Cinnamon
1-2 tsp Sugar (or to taste)
6-8 oz. Strong Coffee or Espresso

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Aaaaahhhhh…. Only thing that could make this cup of coffee any more perfect was if my Christmas tree was up and decorated. And maybe the kids taking a longer nap. And possibly the laundry being done….And someone else mopping the floors… But, let’s not think about that. Just enjoy the moment. And appreciate the fact that you just save $5! 

Happy Cinnamon Spice and Coffee is so Nice,
Keikilani

Ps. What is your favorite hot drink on a cold day? 
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22 thoughts on “Quick & Easy Homemade Cinnamon Latte

  • November 20, 2015 at 5:41 pm
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    Yum! I could literally drink three of those every single day!

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  • November 21, 2015 at 12:33 am
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    I think you just created my best friend’s drink here – she loves latte and cinnamon

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  • November 21, 2015 at 12:48 am
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    Oh this sounds so good. I would love to wake up and whip some of these up for the family on a chilly day!

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  • November 21, 2015 at 2:07 am
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    I just love my coffee. When I get fancy I like to try something else like this latte! Yum!

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  • November 21, 2015 at 3:08 am
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    That looks incredibly delicious for an nice Fall day!

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  • November 21, 2015 at 12:06 pm
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    Oh yes, a cinnamon latte does sound amazing about right now. I’d love to try one or two… 😉

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  • November 21, 2015 at 12:19 pm
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    YUM, this looks great, It looks so pretty too. I need coffee to start every day 🙂

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  • November 21, 2015 at 1:14 pm
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    Yum! My favorite drink is 1/4 cup of hazelnut coffee, 4 pumps of caramel, and 8oz of hot milk…something i came up with at work one day. Or caramel, heated Apple cider with some whipped cream and more caramel….basically the caramel apple spice from Starbucks.

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  • November 22, 2015 at 12:08 am
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    This is so easy, I can’t wait to go and make it right away!

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  • November 22, 2015 at 4:18 am
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    Thank you for this great recipe! I can’t wait to learn how to make lattes at home!

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  • November 22, 2015 at 1:27 pm
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    This looks so yummy! Thanks for sharing…and ps. my favorite is Hot Chocolate.

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  • November 23, 2015 at 12:28 am
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    I love latte – I will be making this for the holidays. Perfect holiday pick me up

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  • November 23, 2015 at 2:59 am
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    This looks delicious .. I loove Coffee and I’m always looking for ( cheap) ways at home to give it a little shake up so it tastes better/different

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  • November 23, 2015 at 8:26 pm
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    This looks great and something that I could totally do! Thanks for sharing

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  • November 10, 2016 at 1:12 am
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    I just signed up for your posts! I love hearing and seeing what you’re up to these days and am so blessed to hear your heart in it all! My littlest is asleep so I’m gonna go try this recipe now! 😍 Love you, Melis

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    • November 10, 2016 at 2:35 am
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      Thank you so much for your sweet words! <3 Love that we can keep in touch via internet! Hope your cookies turn out delicious and your babies stay asleep! Love you!

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