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How to make delicious easy Lattes at home!

We finally got some measurable snow, along with some of the coldest weather St. Louis has seen in 10 years. Temps have been in the single digits with windchills below zero! BRRRR
School was canceled yesterday and again today.

If you follow me on Facebook or Twitter – you probably hear me talk about making yummy lattes at home. So far this year we’ve been making Pumpkin Spice & Mocha Peppermint and occasionally just vanilla.

homemade latte

I always get asked how me make them……..

With all of this COLD COLD weather, we’ve been making them almost daily, so I thought I’d snap a few pictures and tell you how we make them!! They’re so easy and fun!

There are a few “must haves”……

First you need one of these babies:
Cocoa Latte Maker! We LOVE this thing! You can find it here Cocoa Latte Maker

Now, the Cocoa Latte Maker comes with a nice little recipe book and we mostly use the Caffe Latte recipe and make a basic Vanilla Latte.—-which is very good!! But we wanted to kick it up a notch and get fun flavors like you can get at Starbucks.

My secret ingredient? Coffee-Mate’s Flavored Liquid Creamers!! We’ve been using Pumpkin Spice (available Nov- Jan) and Mocha Peppermint, – we will try other flavors when we run out of these.

So here’s what you need

Pumpkin Spice Latte

Pumpkin Spice Latte

Serves 2

Ingredients

  • 1 cup milk (we use 1% or 2% for lower fat)
  • 1 cup Coffee- Mate Pumpkin Spice Liquid Creamer (you could use any flavor you wish)
  • 1 Tbsp Instant Coffee (you can use less if you don’t want as much coffee flavor)
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 1 Tbsp Vanilla Syrup (we use Sugar Free)
  • Whip cream
  • sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice or cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Add the first 5 ingredients to the Cocoa Latte Maker and press “ON”. When it turns its self off, Dispense into mug and top with Whip Cream and sprinkle with spices.

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For your viewing pleasure…………………
I thought I’d share some shots of Cullen in his first snow.

and one of Sunshine sledding

 

Have a GREAT weekend! and stay WARM if it’s cold where you are!

 

   
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Cheryl Sousan

A self-proclaimed neat freak, Cheryl chronicles her journey through homemaking on her blog, TidyMom.net, where she shares recipes, tutorials, crafting and her ever-growing love for photography. This St. Louis mom juggles her passion for life, her daughters and her tiger-loving husband, all while her obsession with tidiness cleans up the trail blazed behind her. Google+

50 Responses to “How to make delicious easy Lattes at home!”

  1. Diane {createdbydiane.blogspot.com} posted on January 8, 2010 at 1:02 pm (#
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    Looks yummy! You even make me want to have one :)
    {and I don't even like coffee-not even the smell of it}

  2. Diane {createdbydiane.blogspot.com} posted on January 8, 2010 at 1:02 pm (#
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    Looks yummy! You even make me want to have one :)
    {and I don't even like coffee-not even the smell of it}

  3. Robin posted on January 8, 2010 at 1:30 pm (#
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    Seeing that you recommended these latte makers I ordered one. Loved it and gave one to my dad and sister for Christmas! Thanks for the tip! I have everything I need to make one of these…and it's a perfect day! thanks Sweetie! snuggle in!

  4. Robin posted on January 8, 2010 at 1:30 pm (#
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    Seeing that you recommended these latte makers I ordered one. Loved it and gave one to my dad and sister for Christmas! Thanks for the tip! I have everything I need to make one of these…and it's a perfect day! thanks Sweetie! snuggle in!

  5. Amanda @ Serenity Now posted on January 8, 2010 at 2:48 pm (#
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    Great!! I got a Mr. Coffee Espresso maker for Christmas, and I am having a hard time getting my mochas to taste right. I have some Starbucks ground espresso, and I even bought some Torani Chocolate Milano and Torani Peppermint syrups online. I think maybe I need to get a different chocolate syrup…perhaps the Chocolate Milano was too dark….

    Good post! :)

  6. Amanda @ Serenity Now posted on January 8, 2010 at 2:48 pm (#
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    Great!! I got a Mr. Coffee Espresso maker for Christmas, and I am having a hard time getting my mochas to taste right. I have some Starbucks ground espresso, and I even bought some Torani Chocolate Milano and Torani Peppermint syrups online. I think maybe I need to get a different chocolate syrup…perhaps the Chocolate Milano was too dark….

    Good post! :)

  7. He & Me + 3 posted on January 8, 2010 at 3:23 pm (#
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    Cullen is adorable and those lattes look great. YUM

  8. He & Me + 3 posted on January 8, 2010 at 3:23 pm (#
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    Cullen is adorable and those lattes look great. YUM

  9. ClassiclyAmber posted on January 8, 2010 at 4:20 pm (#
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    Oh yum! I love how you sprinkle it with spices on the top, too! Who needs to travel in the cold to buy these? Just make 'em at home! =-D

  10. ClassiclyAmber posted on January 8, 2010 at 4:20 pm (#
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    Oh yum! I love how you sprinkle it with spices on the top, too! Who needs to travel in the cold to buy these? Just make 'em at home! =-D

  11. 3busybs posted on January 8, 2010 at 6:11 pm (#
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    okay! I just ordered the latte machine through your amazon thingy. I have been trying for over a year to make yummy lattes at home using a steamer ,/espresso machine. And they just dont taste good. So, I going to give your way a shot! I have the machine that #3 Amanda has. My neighbor has it too and she makes wonderful cappucinos w/ it. I have even had her come over and show me how to make them and they just dont taste right. I done spending 12 dollars on a bag of coffee for that machine. Maybe it is because I like the fluffy coffee drinks, like you make. Who knows. I'll keep you posted. Aimee

  12. 3busybs posted on January 8, 2010 at 6:11 pm (#
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    okay! I just ordered the latte machine through your amazon thingy. I have been trying for over a year to make yummy lattes at home using a steamer ,/espresso machine. And they just dont taste good. So, I going to give your way a shot! I have the machine that #3 Amanda has. My neighbor has it too and she makes wonderful cappucinos w/ it. I have even had her come over and show me how to make them and they just dont taste right. I done spending 12 dollars on a bag of coffee for that machine. Maybe it is because I like the fluffy coffee drinks, like you make. Who knows. I'll keep you posted. Aimee

  13. Cathy Cobblestone posted on January 8, 2010 at 7:27 pm (#
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    Looks yummy Cheryl! And you got a lot more snow than we did – lucky girl. I so wanted to go sleigh riding – oh well, not this time. Thanks for the "warm up" recipe. At zero degrees – everybody can use one of these! Happy Winter, Cathy

  14. Cathy Cobblestone posted on January 8, 2010 at 7:27 pm (#
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    Looks yummy Cheryl! And you got a lot more snow than we did – lucky girl. I so wanted to go sleigh riding – oh well, not this time. Thanks for the "warm up" recipe. At zero degrees – everybody can use one of these! Happy Winter, Cathy

  15. Shauna posted on January 8, 2010 at 8:33 pm (#
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    Thanks for sharing this. I have one of those Cocoa makers, but only make hot chocolate! Yay, now I can make lattes!

  16. Shauna posted on January 8, 2010 at 8:33 pm (#
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    Thanks for sharing this. I have one of those Cocoa makers, but only make hot chocolate! Yay, now I can make lattes!

  17. Teresa posted on January 9, 2010 at 3:49 am (#
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    Oh how much fun my sweet friend Cheryl!
    Hey….
    write the maker of that latte maker and see if they will SPONSOR your cute self to BLISSDOM!!!
    Can you tell I want you to go!
    I know your family just adores those lattes. I am going to send my sissy and niece to your blog to see what you do with this latte maker!
    Can't wait to see if Lily likes it…I know she will!
    XXOOXX

  18. Teresa posted on January 9, 2010 at 3:49 am (#
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    Oh how much fun my sweet friend Cheryl!
    Hey….
    write the maker of that latte maker and see if they will SPONSOR your cute self to BLISSDOM!!!
    Can you tell I want you to go!
    I know your family just adores those lattes. I am going to send my sissy and niece to your blog to see what you do with this latte maker!
    Can't wait to see if Lily likes it…I know she will!
    XXOOXX

  19. Teresa posted on January 9, 2010 at 3:49 am (#
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    Oh…
    Culley Boy in THE SNOW!!!
    Well you know how I feel about that!
    ADORABBBBBBBBBLE!

  20. Teresa posted on January 9, 2010 at 3:49 am (#
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    Oh…
    Culley Boy in THE SNOW!!!
    Well you know how I feel about that!
    ADORABBBBBBBBBLE!

  21. Primary Work at Home posted on January 9, 2010 at 9:44 am (#
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    I want to try this one too. Looks so yummy!

  22. Primary Work at Home posted on January 9, 2010 at 9:44 am (#
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    I want to try this one too. Looks so yummy!

  23. bridget {bake at 350} posted on January 9, 2010 at 11:39 am (#
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    Oh, those look SO good! It must be so cozy at your house!!!

  24. bridget {bake at 350} posted on January 9, 2010 at 11:39 am (#
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    Oh, those look SO good! It must be so cozy at your house!!!

  25. Lynn Richards posted on January 9, 2010 at 8:24 pm (#
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    Holy moly. I won't tell you what the temps are my way. You might not ever speak to me again!!!
    I have an espresso machine, we LOVE lattes. I have never seen the machine you have. It looks like fun.
    I'm thinking Cullen wasn't too happy with the snow?!!
    Lynn

  26. Lynn Richards posted on January 9, 2010 at 8:24 pm (#
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    Holy moly. I won't tell you what the temps are my way. You might not ever speak to me again!!!
    I have an espresso machine, we LOVE lattes. I have never seen the machine you have. It looks like fun.
    I'm thinking Cullen wasn't too happy with the snow?!!
    Lynn

  27. Gulce Karsli posted on January 10, 2010 at 3:50 pm (#
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    looks delicious, I will try it immediately =) goes great with donuts ;)

  28. Gulce Karsli posted on January 10, 2010 at 3:50 pm (#
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    looks delicious, I will try it immediately =) goes great with donuts ;)

  29. Anna posted on January 10, 2010 at 3:53 pm (#
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    I stumbled onto your blog via your twitter. It's a really sweet site! We are trying to stay warm out here in ND – our windchill temps have been around -40 for the last couple weeks! I love coffeemate's seasonal creamers too. Thanks for the recipe!

  30. Anna posted on January 10, 2010 at 3:53 pm (#
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    I stumbled onto your blog via your twitter. It's a really sweet site! We are trying to stay warm out here in ND – our windchill temps have been around -40 for the last couple weeks! I love coffeemate's seasonal creamers too. Thanks for the recipe!

  31. Darla posted on January 10, 2010 at 4:01 pm (#
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    Here ya go! Enjoy your blog/twitter.

  32. Darla posted on January 10, 2010 at 4:01 pm (#
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    Here ya go! Enjoy your blog/twitter.

  33. I Heart Faces posted on January 10, 2010 at 4:02 pm (#
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    Yummy!

  34. I Heart Faces posted on January 10, 2010 at 4:02 pm (#
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    Yummy!

  35. TidyMom posted on January 10, 2010 at 4:07 pm (#
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    Thanks everyone!! we really enjoy these and there are so many variations you can try

    ~TidyMom

  36. TidyMom posted on January 10, 2010 at 4:07 pm (#
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    Thanks everyone!! we really enjoy these and there are so many variations you can try

    ~TidyMom

  37. Diane {createdbydiane.blogspot.com} posted on January 11, 2010 at 5:41 am (#
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    I am passing along a happy 101 award, because it makes me happy every time you blog.
    http://createdbydiane.blogspot.com/2010/01/happy-101-award.html

  38. Diane {createdbydiane.blogspot.com} posted on January 11, 2010 at 5:41 am (#
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    I am passing along a happy 101 award, because it makes me happy every time you blog.
    http://createdbydiane.blogspot.com/2010/01/happy-101-award.html

  39. Maria@SavingQueen posted on January 11, 2010 at 11:37 am (#
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    Thanks for sharing these recipes and pictures. I cannot wait to try the lattes! I just happen to have a Cocoa Latte Maker that I received as a gift a few years ago.

  40. Maria@SavingQueen posted on January 11, 2010 at 11:37 am (#
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    Thanks for sharing these recipes and pictures. I cannot wait to try the lattes! I just happen to have a Cocoa Latte Maker that I received as a gift a few years ago.

  41. 3busybs posted on January 16, 2010 at 4:46 pm (#
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    My maker has arrived, I've printed the recp. and off to the store…..

    ps: looked for the recp. on PW tasty kitchen too!

    Aimee

  42. 3busybs posted on January 16, 2010 at 4:46 pm (#
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    My maker has arrived, I've printed the recp. and off to the store…..

    ps: looked for the recp. on PW tasty kitchen too!

    Aimee

  43. Susan posted on October 19, 2010 at 12:02 pm (#
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    You should try Chai latte mix (the boxed liquid type) and eggnog mixed in there….top it with whipped cream and a touch of nutmeg….oh my gosh…soooo goood!

  44. Steph @ Cookin' Cowgirl posted on July 18, 2011 at 11:28 am (#
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    yum yum, those are good all year around!!

    I’m having my first linky party on my blog and the theme is pumpkin. I’d like to invite you to come link up your favorite pumpkin recipe. The link is open until Wednesday at midnight, so please stop by and say hi.

    ~Cookin’ Cowgirl

  45. Chrissy posted on September 30, 2011 at 6:33 pm (#
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    I saw the link to this posted on a friend’s Facebook page that shares my love of everything pumpkin. I bought the machine from your link and got it today! Since I can’t find pumpkin spice coffee cream yet, I used sugar free hazelnut coffee cream. It was delicious! I can’t wait until the pumpkin cream goes back on sale for the holiday season to try! The only modification I am going to make next time is use a little less cream, just add back the liquid with milk, and add some extra instant coffee because I like a really strong coffee flavor!

    Great recipe!

  46. Arusa posted on December 14, 2012 at 1:38 pm (#
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    Did you seriously use 1 cup of coffee creamer for two people??? Or am I mistaken?

    • TidyMom replied on December 14th, 2012 at 2:11 pm

      Yes – it calls for 2 cups of milk with the instant coffee and I replaced one of the cups of milk with flavored creamer—-similar to how you would make hot chocolate

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