Velvet Fusion Latte in brown mug on rustic table with vanilla beans

Velvet Fusion Latte

Vanilla is an alluring addition to coffee drinks. Add some extra creamy sweetness, intense espresso and you have coffee bliss. Our Velvet Fusion Latte is a versatile espresso and milk-based drink that will tantalize your taste buds, whether enjoyed piping hot or refreshingly cold. Perfect for coffee lovers seeking a harmonious blend of robust espresso and creamy goodness.

Ingredients

  • 2 shots of freshly brewed espresso
  • 1 cup of whole milk (or your preferred alternative)
  • 2 tablespoons of sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract
  • Ice cubes (if serving cold)
  • Whipped cream (optional, for garnish)
  • Chocolate shavings (optional, for garnish)

Instructions

  1. Prepare the Espresso: Brew two shots of espresso using your favorite coffee beans. Ensure a rich and bold flavor profile to serve as the base for our Velvet Fusion.
    Even if you don’t have a home espresso machine, you can enjoy espresso-style coffee using a French press.
  2. Prepare the Milk: Steam your milk. (If you prefer a cold version, skip this step.)
    Don’t worry if your espresso machine doesn’t have a steam wand. You can use a separate milk frother & warmer like the Nespresso Aeroccino. You can also prepare the milk on the stove top and get a delicious velvety milk. In a saucepan, gently heat the milk over medium heat. Be cautious not to bring it to a boil; you want it warm and velvety.  
  3. Add Sweetened Condensed Milk: Stir in two tablespoons of sweetened condensed milk into the warm milk. This adds a delightful sweetness and a rich, creamy texture to our drink. Adjust the sweetness to your liking.
  4. Infuse with Vanilla: Incorporate a teaspoon of real vanilla extract into the milk mixture. This not only enhances the aroma but also adds a subtle depth of flavor that complements the espresso perfectly.
  5. Combine Espresso and Milk: Pour the freshly brewed espresso into the milk mixture. Stir gently until everything combines for a smooth texture. For a cold version, let the espresso cool before adding it to the milk.
  6. Serve Hot or Cold: If you’re opting for a hot beverage, pour the Velvet Fusion into your favorite mug. If you prefer it cold, fill a glass with ice cubes before pouring the drink over them.
  7. Garnish (Optional): For an extra touch of decadence, top your Velvet Fusion with a dollop of whipped cream and a few vanilla beans.
  8. Enjoy! Savor the exquisite balance of rich espresso and creamy milk in every sip. Whether you’re seeking comfort in a warm mug or a refreshing iced treat, Velvet Fusion is sure to elevate your coffee experience.

Feel free to experiment with the ratios and ingredients to tailor the Velvet Fusion Latte to your unique taste preferences. If you prefer cappuccino, simply reduce the amount of milk. Cheers to the perfect fusion of espresso and milk!

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