your basic latte

your basic latte

this is my most repeated recipe – a basic cafe latte. ☕️ it requires 3 simple ingredients: simple syrup (or any sweetener of your choice), milk, & espresso!
if you want something that is straight forward in flavor, requires few ingredients, and are on a time crunch, this is perfect for you!
Prep Time 5 mins


simple syrup

  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup water


  • ¾ – 1 cup milk
  • ¾ cup ice
  • 1 espresso shot


make simple syrup

  • add sugar and water to a saucepan on medium-high heat.
  • let it cook together for 4 – 5 mins or until the sugar particles have dissolved. swirl occasionally – i swirled the saucepan 1 – 2 times.

assemble drink

  • add simple syrup, milk, ice, & espresso shot in a cup.


special equipment

  • saucepan: this is my favorite saucepan. i have had mine for years; it’s durable & versatile.


did you make this recipe? i would love to see your creations! tag michelleqgbui on instagram and hashtag it #letsbake.

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