Made with Brazilian coffee, milk, spices and tropical flavoring, Brazilian Vanilla Latte is an easy drink to make with your home espresso machine.
Café com Leite is what we call coffee with milk in Brazil. Most of us drink it in the morning for breakfast with bread and butter. (Yes, our common breakfast is very poor).
Nevertheless, we also drink it for dinner light dinners along with sandwiches and in the afternoon with pastries. Some people drink only coffee with milk all the time in substitution to the black Brazilian coffee version.
- 1 1/4 cups 2% milk, or any other that you might prefer.
- 1 tablespoons vanilla flavored syrup
- 1 tablespoons acai flavored syrup
- 1 1/2 brewed Brazilian coffee espresso
- 1 pinch of cinnamon
- 1 pinch of cloves
- optional whipped cream
- Pour milk into a steaming pitcher and heat to 145 degrees F to 165 degrees F (65 to 70 degrees C) using the steaming wand.
- Add the syrups to a large coffee mug
- Brew the Brazilian espresso.
- Add the coffee brew to mug.
- Pour the steamed milk into the mug, using a spoon to hold back the foam.
- sprinkle the cloves here.
- Spoon foam over the top.
- complete with optional whipped cream here, to taste.
- sprinkle the cinnamon here.
Spices can be added any time you wish.
You may use any tropical fruit extract combinations in place of the vanilla-acai combo described above.
Made with espresso, Lattes are more sophisticated versions of “café com leite” and are increasingly getting popular in Brazil.
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