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Apple Cider Latte

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It occurred to me the other day that I have never had an apple cider latte before. I’ve seen hot apple cider and caramel apple lattes on menus at various coffee shops, but never an apple cider latte. Now, as someone who drinks an absurd amount of lattes, I think this is a little strange. I started to question whether coffee and apple cider would even go well together and decided that I had to try making my own at home to come to any sort of real conclusion.

The results? Apple cider lattes should definitely be offered in coffee shops all around the world. I should maybe just start a coffee shop out of my own kitchen where I exclusively serve apple cider lattes. I’m not sure what the market for that kind of a business would be, but it’s worth looking into. I’m probably going to be very wealthy the next time you hear from me.

My favourite uncle and his family gave my husband and I one of those Starbucks espresso machines as a wedding gift, and it might be the best thing ever. I made a cup of espresso with said machine to make this latte, but you could just use some very strong coffee if you don’t have an espresso machine. This was super easy to make (if a bit messy), and I served it with some homemade Fall spiced whipped cream. Perfection!
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1 cup espresso (if you don’t have an espresso machine just use enough strong coffee to fill your cup about 1/4 of the way)
2 ounces apple cider
1/2 cup milk
1 Tablespoon sugar

Brew the coffee or espresso and set aside. Heat up the apple cider in the microwave and add to the espresso.
DSC_4929_2Place the tablespoon of sugar in a liquid measuring cup or whatever container you will use for the milk. Pour the milk over the sugar. Steam and froth the milk. I heated it up in the microwave and then used a hand blender to froth it. You could just whisk it really hard or put it in a jar with a lid and shake it like a polaroid picture.

Pour the steamed milk over the espresso and apple cider mixture. Serve topped with whipped cream and a little nutmeg.
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1 cup heavy cream
1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon cloves
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

Combine all ingredients with a whisk.
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Apple Cider Latte
 
Ingredients
  • Apple Cider Latte
  • 1 cup espresso (if you don't have an espresso machine just use enough strong coffee to fill your cup about ¼ of the way)
  • 2 ounces apple cider
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • Fall Spiced Whipped Cream:
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon cloves
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
Instructions
  1. Fall Spiced Whipped Cream:
  2. Combine all ingredients with a whisk.
  3. Beat with a hand mixer until stiff peaks form, about 3 minutes.
  4. Apple Cider Latte:
  5. Combine all ingredients with a whisk.
  6. Place the tablespoon of sugar in a liquid measuring cup or whatever container you will use for the milk. Pour the milk over the sugar. Steam and froth the milk. I heated it up in the microwave and then used a hand blender to froth it. You could just whisk it really hard or put it in a jar with a lid and shake it like a polaroid picture.
  7. Pour the steamed milk over the espresso and apple cider mixture. Serve topped with whipped cream and a little nutmeg.

 

 

Comments (4)

  • I would totally come to your cider-latte shop!

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    • My first customer!

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  • I’ve been drinking apple cider like a fiend since I bought a gallon at the farmers’ market last weekend. I was just wondering if it might be a good idea to put apple cider in my coffee this morning, so I googled it. Your blog gave the me just the go ahead I needed. Thank you!

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  • That sounds absolutely delicious. I’m going to try it!

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