Simple Caffe Latte (Cafe Quality at Home!)

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 5 mins

Make a fancy coffee house beverage from your own home. No special equipment required. I learned to make my own coffee house espresso beverages at home and save money. I use a french press (also known as a plunger pot or "Bodum" pot) to brew the coffee. It is the next best brew to Espresso. You can also of course use an espresso machine if you have one, or use strong freshly brewed coffee (preferably double strength at least). The lower-end espresso machines are really not worth the money, they don't work that well. I have one and use the french press instead!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 3 ounces freshly brewed espresso (or strong coffee, double strength recommended)
  • 12 ounces skim milk


  1. Pour cold milk into a saucepan and heat on medium heat just until too hot to put your finger into it.
  2. Pour espresso into 2 mugs.
  3. Pour the steamed milk into mugs over the brewed espresso.
  4. Enjoy!


Most Helpful

Great stuff and easy too - I just made double strength coffee in my drip pot and it came out great. I can not wait to try this with Starbucks expresso ground. Thanks for this keeper.

Chef RZ Fan January 23, 2008

Nice and easy! I followed LatteLover's suggestion and made double strength coffee in my french press. Very tasty and certainly less expensive than going to a coffee house and just as good if not better.

Roosie October 08, 2005

Made this coffee and added the chocolate syrup, also a recipe by LatteLover, for a terrific iced mocha latte. I can now have at home what I have enjoyed from the 'buck store and save money! Thanks for posting Debra.

lauralie41 October 01, 2005

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