Graham Cracker Latte

MogoBlog MogoLicious Tasty Tip of the Day:  You know those seasonal lattes from Starbucks, the ones that people go crazy over? Now make it at home and make it as often as you like. 

Graham Cracker Latte

Ingredients for the Latte:

    • 1-2 teaspoons Cinnamon-Brown Sugar Simple Syrup (see below for recipe)
    • Strong brewed espresso
    • Equal amount of Graham Cracker Milk (see below for recipe), warmed

Ingredients for the Cinnamon-Brown Sugar Simple Syrup:

    • 1/2 cup brown sugar
    • 1/2 cup water
    • 1 cinnamon stick
    • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Ingredients for the Graham Cracker Milk:

    • 3 cups milk of your choice {I used almond milk}, divided
    • 4 graham cracker sheets {8 individual crackers}, crumbled

Instructions for the Latte:

    1. Add syrup to the bottom of your coffee mug/cup/bowl/vessel.
    2. Pour freshly brewed espresso over it.
    3. Pour in equal amount of milk.
    4. Top with “froth” and graham cracker crumbs for an authentic coffeehouse experience.

Instructions for the Cinnamon Brown-Sugar Simple Syrup:

    1. In a small saucepan over medium-high heat, stir together brown sugar and water. Toss in cinnamon stick.
    2. Bring to a boil and allow to boil for a minute until the sugar is completely dissolved. Remove from heat and allow cinnamon stick to steep in the syrup about 10 – 15 minutes. Stir in vanilla extract.
    3. Pour into a mason jar or container with an airtight lid and store in refrigerator.

Instructions for the Graham Cracker Milk:

    1. Warm 1 1/2 cups milk slightly in the microwave or a saucepan. Toss in graham crackers and stir until you have a soggy mess. Let it sit for about 10 minutes.
    2. Pour the mixture into a fine mesh strainer, and press down on the graham cracker solids with a spatula or spoon to strain the liquid part of the mixture into a bowl {or better yet, something with a spout like a liquid measuring cup}. You should get about 1 cup of milk — discard the solids.
    3. Repeat if necessary {i.e. if the milk looks like it has too many little pieces floating around in it.} The milk will be slightly thickened.
    4. Pour the remaining 1 1/2 cups milk into the graham cracker milk and stir to combine.
    5. Store the graham cracker milk in a mason jar or a container with an airtight lid. Keep refrigerated.

Yields: Mug with Attitude servings


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