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How to make a Hot Strawberry Latte

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Do you want to treat yourself or your loved ones to a drink that is as exquisite as it is enjoyable? Then, imagine how the wonderful taste of freshly brewed coffee meets the delicious aroma of strawberries.

Yes, I am talking about none other than the enchanting hot strawberry latte – a drink so divine that it’s perfect for special occasions such as Mother’s Day or Valentine’s Day.

This strawberry latte will captivate your senses and leave you wanting more.  Luckily, it’s so easy to make that you can whip it up in an instant! 

What makes this treat even more special is the beautiful strawberry powder topping! An absolute feast for the eyes.

But enough raving – let’s talk about the flavor profile that awaits you. It starts with a slightly tart taste, from the powdered strawberries in the topping to the lingering sweetness that the strawberry milk brings to the coffee. The taste of the strawberry latte simply has an irresistible charm.

Whether you’re planning a cozy brunch for your mom or a romantic date for two, this strawberry latte will steal the spotlight and make every moment feel like a celebration. 

Trust me, you won’t want to miss a single sip.

Ingredients you need

Only four ingredients are required for making a delicious hot strawberry latte - freeze-dried strawberries, strawberry syrup, milk, and strong coffee.
  • Milk: Opt for whole milk for a creamy texture, but feel free to use your favorite dairy-free alternative for a plant-based option.  
  • Double Espresso or Strong Coffee: Choose high-quality coffee beans and brew them to perfection for a rich and robust flavor profile in your latte.
  • Strawberry Syrup: Adjust the amount of syrup in your latte according to your taste preferences to customize the sweetness. This will add a delightful fruity twist to your coffee.
  • Freeze-Dried Strawberries: These crunchy toppings not only add a burst of flavor but also provide a visually stunning presentation, enhancing the overall appeal of your strawberry latte.

How To Make Strawberry Latte

Step One: Brew fresh coffee and pour it into a glass.

Step Two: Heat milk and mix with strawberry syrup.

Pour strong coffee into the serving glass.
Coffee
Add strawberry syrup to the milk.
Add strawberry syrup.

Step Three: Crush freeze-dried strawberries and set aside.

Pulverized freeze-dried strawberries.
Crush freeze-dried strawberries.

Step Four: Froth the strawberry milk and pour it into the coffee.

Froth the strawberry milk with a handheld frother.
Froth strawberry milk.
Add frothed strawberry milk to the strong coffee.
Add frothed strawberry milk.

Step Five: Decorate with powdered strawberries using a stencil for a beautiful finish.

Dust the freeze-dried strawberries on top of your stencil covered coffee.
Sprinkle with crushed strawberries.
Gorgeous heart-shaped topping made from freeze-dried strawberries.
Remove stencil.
Beautiful coffee glass decorated with a red and gold butterfly and flowers. Filled with delicious strawberry latte and topped with heart-shaped freeze-dried strawberry powder. Placed on dark ground.

Variations

If you wanna make fresh strawberry milk, instead of using strawberry syrup, blend the washed and chopped strawberries until smooth and strain through a fine-mesh sieve. Then sweeten to taste. Heat the milk (or milk alternative) and stir it in the strawberry puree. Store leftovers in the fridge to enjoy later.

Barista Tips

  • The ideal milk temperature for frothing is 131 °F – 149 °F (55 °C – 65 °C).
  • Mixing warm milk and strawberry syrup in advance gives an excellent union of the two, which provides the best taste experience and prevents the syrup from settling in the glass. 
  • When using milk alternatives, a “barista” version is recommended. This usually contains sunflower oil or similar. This slightly higher fat content compared to non-barista variants resembles whole milk and is much easier to froth and use for latte art.
  • It’s easy to mix lattes and coffee con leche since they share the common ingredient of foamed milk and coffee; however, there is a difference in ratios! A coffee latte has a ratio of coffee-to-milk of 1:3, whereas Coffee con Leche’s ratio of milk to coffee is at least 1:1.

Products

  • Saucepan or Microwave-Safe Jug
  • Electric chopper
  • Frother: A frother is essential for achieving that luxurious, velvety foam on top of your strawberry milk, enhancing both the texture and presentation of your latte.
  • Serving Glass: Choose a beautiful glass to showcase your strawberry latte..
  • Stencil: Adding a stencil is a simple yet effective way to create stunning designs with powdered strawberries on top of your latte, enhancing its visual appeal and making each cup a work of art.
Beautiful coffee glass decorated with a red and gold butterfly and flowers. Filled with delicious strawberry latte and topped with heart-shaped freeze-dried strawberry powder. Placed on dark ground.

Frequently Asked Questions About Strawberry Latte

Does strawberry milk taste good in coffee?

Absolutely! Strawberry milk adds a delightful fruity sweetness to coffee, creating a unique flavor combination that many find delicious.

Do I have to use strawberry syrup for this recipe?

No, you can also prepare delicious strawberry milk with fresh strawberries for your strawberry latte.

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Beautiful coffee glass decorated with a red and gold butterfly and flowers. Filled with delicious strawberry latte and topped with heart-shaped freeze-dried strawberry powder. Placed on dark ground.

Hot Strawberry Latte

Indulge in the perfect blend of coffee and strawberries with our irresistible Strawberry Latte. Made with strong coffee, strawberry syrup, frothy milk, and topped with a heart-shaped crush of freeze-dried strawberries.
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Course: Coffee, Coffee with milk
Cuisine: Global cuisine
Keyword: coffee for mother’s day, coffee for valentine’s day, coffee with strawberry syrup, hot strawberry latte, strawberry latte
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 1 Serving
Calories: 358kcal

Equipment

  • Saucepan or Microwave-safe jug
  • Electric chopper
  • Frother
  • Serving glass
  • Stencil

Ingredients
 

  • Double Espresso or strong coffee
  • 1 cup Milk or plant-based alternative
  • 2 tbsp Strawberry Syrup
  • cup Freeze-dried strawberries for the topping

Instructions

  • Pour freshly brewed Double Espresso into a glass.
    Double Espresso
  • Heat 1 cup Milk and mix with 2 tbsp Strawberry Syrup.
    1 cup Milk, 2 tbsp Strawberry Syrup
  • Pulverize ⅛ cup Freeze-dried strawberries with an electric chopper and set aside.
    ⅛ cup Freeze-dried strawberries
  • Froth the strawberry milk and add to the coffee.
  • Place a stencil on the coffee and sprinkle the powdered strawberries over it.

Nutrition

Serving: 1Serving | Calories: 358kcal | Carbohydrates: 63g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 101mg | Potassium: 780mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 42g | Vitamin A: 402IU | Vitamin C: 367mg | Calcium: 309mg | Iron: 7mg
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Food Safety

  • Don’t leave food sitting out at room temperature for extended periods
  • Never leave cooking food and beverages unattended
  • Always have good ventilation when using a gas stove

See more guidelines at USDA.gov.

By on March 25th, 2024
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