I think it’s safe to say I’ve found my favorite latte.
This isn’t the first time I’ve made homemade lattes. Last year alone I shared a raspberry white chocolate mocha latte, a gingerbread latte, and a pumpkin spice latte. Plus, I’ve shared a variety of others – iced and hot – over the past couple of years. This one, however, this one is definitely my favorite.
If only I knew how to toast white chocolate.
See. Over the past few months, I’ve worked right next to a grocery store that hosted a Starbucks inside. Lord help me, because I probably spent an entire paycheck over the course of those months purchasing coffees. It became increasingly worse as they brought out their holiday-inspired flavors. I mean, have you tried their chestnut praline? Too die for!
I generally only get iced coffees at places like Starbucks and Dunkin Donuts, but decided one chilly morning that I was going to purchase a hot beverage. Big mistake. I instantly fell in love. And going to Starbucks was no longer a treat I allowed myself to have every time I shopped at Target. No. It became an every. Stinking. Day. Type of thing.
So, I made it my mission to replicate the drinks I fell in love with so much. So on the second day of Christmas, I’m sharing with you this white chocolate mocha latte.
But sans the toasting. Because really. How do you toast white chocolate? And without the candied cranberry sugar. Because I’m not quite sure how to accomplish that one either.
Regardless. This drink is still amazing. Even without those two components.
White Chocolate Mocha Latte
serves 2 (or if you’re like me – 1)
- 1 c. strongly brewed coffee
- 1 1/2 c. unsweetened almond milk
- 2 tbsp. heavy cream
- 2 oz. (4 tbsp.) white chocolate
- 2 tsp. granulated sugar, or to taste
In a small saucepan, add all of the ingredients.
Stir constantly, until all the chocolate has melted.
Top with optional whipped cream and enjoy!