At Home Latte Recipes to Replace Regular Coffee

by Elisabeth Kleppinger

If your quarantine is going anything like mine, multiple cups of coffee a day are involved. After a while, regular home-made coffee just doesn’t do the trick anymore, and I find myself missing a beautiful latte with frothy foam on top. Starbucks and Dunkin Donuts have drive-thru lines a mile long, and you can’t sit in your local coffee shop to enjoy their atmosphere. So, why not make those caffeinated drinks at home? There are plenty of at-home coffee replacements that will have you feeling like a barista. Here are some easy to make at-home latte recipes! 

Before you begin, I suggest that you purchase a milk frother if you don’t already have one. This one is super cheap and easy to use! 

London Fog 

For this recipe you need: 

  • An earl grey tea bag
  • Water (½ cup)
  • Milk of your choice (½ cup)
  • Honey  (a dash)
  • Vanilla (½ teaspoon) 

To make this at home latte recipe, boil a half cup of water and seep your teabag for a minute or two. Then, take the bag out and add in a ½ teaspoon of vanilla into the tea, followed by honey. You can put in as much as you want, depending on how sweet you like your drinks. In another pot or cup, heat up a half cup of whatever milk you prefer. After a few minutes, use the milk frother on just the milk, then pour the frothed milk on top of the tea mixture. A perfect at-home coffee replacement that still provides you with a caffeine pick up! 

Turmeric Latte

For this recipe you need:

  • Turmeric spice (1 teaspoon)
  • Cinnamon (½ teaspoon)
  • Black pepper (a pinch) 
  • Ground ginger (½ teaspoon)
  • Honey (around a teaspoon) 
  • Milk of your choice (1 cup) 

This at-home latte recipe won’t give you the coffee jitters, but it is a great source of natural energy. Fun fact: turmeric also works as an anti-inflammatory and is great for your skin! To make this at-home coffee substitute, you will need to start with a small pot on medium heat. Pour a cup of milk into the pan, then add 1 teaspoon of turmeric spice, ½ teaspoon of cinnamon, a pinch of black pepper, and a ½ teaspoon of ground ginger. Wisk together. Add a bit of honey, and finish by milk frothing the top of your drink. Pour your golden latte into a mug of your choice and enjoy!

Matcha Latte 

For this recipe you need:

  • Matcha powder (1 teaspoon)
  • Water (1 teaspoon)
  • Milk of your choice  (1 cup)
  • Honey (½ teaspoon)
  • Cinnamon (a dash) 

Matcha is a great source of sustainable energy, meaning it will stimulate your body for a longer period of time without leaving you with the coffee crash when the caffeine runs out. To make this mix together 1 teaspoon of matcha and 1 teaspoon of water together in a pot until the powder is fully blended into the water. After they are mixed, dump a cup of milk into the pot and turn it on medium heat. Wisk the matcha water into the milk until the chunks of matcha are fully blended. Add a bit of honey or a sweetener of your choice for taste. Grap your milk frother and froth the drink together. Once it reaches beautiful green color, pour it into a glass of your choice. Top with a sprinkle of cinnamon (this makes all the difference)! 

Chai Latte 

For this recipe you need: 

  • Chai mix (1 teaspoon) 
  • Milk of your choice (1 cup) blend together 
  • Water (a dash)
  • Cinnamon (a dash) 

This is a classic coffee replacement for latte lovers. Start with a small pot and dump a cup of milk into it. Add a teaspoon of chai tea mix. Stir it for a few minutes on medium heat. I like to add a bit of water to my chai tea, but it is up to you depending on what consistency you want the drink to be. Finally, froth the top of the mixture and pour it into a mug. I like to add a bit of cinnamon on top of this drink as well for added flavor. To make this a dirty chai latte, you can add a bit of regular or espresso coffee into the mixture. Also, if you are a classic iced coffee drinker, just pour your freshly made latte over ice. There you have it: a perfect at-home latte recipe!

Next time you dread leaving your house to waste a half a tank of gas waiting in an hour-long line at your favorite coffee chain, just make an at-home coffee replacement instead. Happy sipping!


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