Sunday, March 13, 2011

Iced French Toast Latte


I was in a grocery store this week that has a fabulous coffee bar, and saw that one of their specials this month was a french toast latte.

Hold. The. Phone.

French toast latte? That sounded amazing.

However, this was in the early evening, and I try not to drink coffee that late in the day (otherwise I don't sleep well).

But I could not get this latte off my mind.

So, this weekend I decided to try and replicate it at home.  Without tasting it, I have no idea what the ingredients of said latte actually are - but I took a guess.

I'm no stranger to making my own simple syrups for coffee at home, and I figured a Cinnamon Maple simple syrup would be appropriate in this case.  Depending on your preference, you can use as little or as much of the syrup as you want, and the same goes for the milk.

Also, I happen to like my lattes iced, but you can also use the ingredients hot - just warm the milk in a saucepan first.

Iced French Toast Latte
  • 3 oz. brewed espresso or strong coffee, cooled
  • 1 - 2 T. cinnamon maple simple syrup (see below), cooled*
  • 1 C. milk*
  • ice
Place ice in glass, then pour in simple syrup and espresso.  Add milk to taste and serve immediately.

Cinnamon Maple Simple Syrup

  • 1/2 C. water
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1/2 C. brown sugar
  • 1 T. real maple syrup
Place water and cinnamon sticks in a small saucepan, and bring to a boil.  Add brown sugar and maple syrup, and stir until sugar is dissolved.  Remove from heat.  Makes about 1/2 cup.  Refrigerate any unused portion in airtight container up to 1 week.

*The amounts listed for syrup and milk are just guidelines - use as much as you like per your tastes.

Original Recipe

19 comments:

  1. wow super yummy! gotta try the maple syrup : j

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  2. Ooooooo........ Girl... I wish you could've heard my meltdown as this page took forever to load (ok not really but it seemed like it!)... I am making this ASAP!! Man is this right up my alley! Yum...

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  3. Got to try this maple syrup...thanks

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  4. Our first impressions of the latte title are on polar opposites. I thought "bready" coffee? No thank you. After reading your recipe though this sounds amazing! I do love the flavors of french toast and coffee... combining the two... might be genius. I'll have to give this a try!

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  5. I love french toast. I´ll try this recipe and the comment to you
    Thanks for send me a post recipe

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  6. This is one to save and try.

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  7. What a great idea for a latte!

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  8. It does sound amazing! Im not even a coffee person but I have got to give this a try.

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  9. Maple syrup & cinnamon in an iced latte! Must be amazing! Definitely have to try; thanks :).

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  10. SO creative...this sounds fabulous!

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  11. Love it. Love the idea, love the name, love the flavours!

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  12. This is a really great idea. You get the best of breakfast all in one cup! I am definitely making that cinnamon maple syrup soon. Thanks for a great recipe!

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  13. Oh my deliciousness! I didn't believe the title, but it's true... you have a recipe for french toast latte!! :) Ammmmazing!

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  14. Ah-mazing!! I am so trying this, and quick!

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  15. You have no idea how excited I was to see this recipe. I will have a cup of this before the day is over tomorrow it looks amazing. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and please come back!

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  16. What a delicious idea! I've been on a cinnamon kiosk lately and this will hit the spot! Thanks formsharing this.

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  17. Wow! This looks amazing! Thanks for linking up to the It's a Keeper Thursday blog hop! Be sure to come back next week and link something new!

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