What Is in a Latte?


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A latte contains double espresso or coffee in a preheated cup. It is capped off with steamed milk and froth. Tea can be substituted for the espresso or coffee.

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Latte recipes come in many flavors, such as amaretto, hazelnut, and peppermint. A basic latte requires 1 shot of espresso and 2 shots of steamed milk. A shot of chocolate syrup is optional to add flavor. Pour the espresso into a cup and, if desired, add the chocolate syrup. Ladle the steamed milk with a spoon to maintain the bubbly froth, and pour 2/3 of the milk into the cup. With the remaining 1/3, top off the latte.

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