When you hear about Nespresso machines, espresso or black coffee comes to mind right away but did you know, you could make Nespresso lattes and cappuccinos? Yes, you read that right, you can. This post will guide you on how to make a Nespresso latte.
After reading this, even if you are new to the coffee world or have just bought a Nespresso, you should be able to make a hot steaming cup of this milk-based beverage to do away with those cravings.
Believe it or not, It is really simple to make a Nespresso Latte and yet so elegant in its own way. In the making of the Nespresso Latte, you go through 4 different steps:
If you are looking for a quick recipe, here goes, first, you make ready a capsule of Vivalto Lungo (not a recommendation but just an example), which is a leveled coffee made from a compound blend of individually roasted South American and East African Arabicas.
Or a capsule of Fortissio Lungo, which is an enormous all-Arabica whisk that exhilarates the aromatic profile of a conventional Swedish coffee. Next, you foam the milk by using your Aeroccino milk frother as much as possible for a great taste.
Thirdly you stream the milk, with a slight layer of frothed milk on top to give the coffee its real identity. Lastly, my favorite part, serving and enjoying!
The recipe above didn’t contain the necessary details to enhance your latte-making experience and would be shared below.
Can You Make a Latte With a Nespresso?
Many people believe that if they don’t have a milk frother, they won’t be able to make a latte with their Nespresso, while this can be true if you want your lattes to taste the same every time you make them, it’s not entirely true.
Yes, of course, you can make a latte with a Nespresso even if you don’t have a milk frother, there’s a way out for you. The important thing to note is when you make a latte or any other milk-based coffee, you are basically dealing with two main ingredients, black coffee (espresso) which forms the base of that coffee, and milk.
So if you have milk and a shot of espresso, you are good to make a latte. However, if you are fond of the standardized taste and would like your coffee to taste the same every time you make it, you’ll need a milk frother for that, the one that comes with Nespresso machines is called Aeroccino.
In fact, you have a good chance of making a perfect latte every time you give it a go because Nespresso gives you standard shots of espresso, this forms the core of the drink and if the core is fine, your latte should taste good.
Are Nespresso Latte Capsules A Thing?
Nespresso and other companies of the same kind produce capsules compatible with Nespresso, unfortunately, do not make any “latte pods” or “milk pods” which means capsules that hold coffee and milk in them.
So if you are looking for a pre-made version of your lattes in a capsule, I’m afraid there’s no good news for you. The reason is that it’d be difficult to keep the ratio of ground coffee with powdered milk to provide you with the consistency of taste.
Most people want their coffees to be perfect (and they should!), but it comes at a price and effort. You can get capsules for a latte but you’ll have to use Aeroccino to froth milk and make your own latte. At best, Nespresso machines can give you great shots of espresso.
There’s even a long debate about whether Nespresso shots are real espresso, if you are on the other side of the spectrum who believes Nespresso doesn’t give true espresso shots, do check out this post.
Is There A Nespresso Latte Machine?
The best latte machine that makes you live your barista dream is the Nespresso Vertuo which possesses an Aeroccino milk frother. This machine allows you to prepare your preferred lattes by just pushing a straightforward button.
Even though it comes close to a latte-making machine, it actually isn’t because you’ll still need a milk frother to make your latte.
Having said that, Nespresso Vertuo is a great machine to have especially if you don’t want to go through the hassle of buying the right roasts, grounding your beans, tamping them, and pulling the perfect shot of espresso by controlling the bars of pressure and timing it well.
All of this might be fun for someone who enjoys coffee as a hobby, but if you have a busy schedule and just need your morning caffeine, Nespresso is the way to go.
How To Make Latte With Nespresso Vertuo?
If you own a Nespresso Vertuo and are looking for a latte-making recipe, try the one below:
- By operating your Nespresso milk device gently froth some milk.
- Withdraw the double espresso while using your Vertuo machine.
- Gush out the warm-frothed milk over the espresso and then finally top it off with some froth.
- This step is optional as everyone has their own taste, but I like adding 5ml of coconut syrup and mixing it up.
Each time you pull it off, you’ll feel like a self-trained pro barista because the entire process has a feel to it (you feel me, right?).
The recipes below would also have similar steps, so excuse me for repeating some stuff because it’s important. You can choose to ignore the ones you find redundant.
How To Make Iced Latte With Nespresso?
This one is definitely in vogue as summers are here. Iced latte is a well-loved type of coffee nowadays among youngsters. If you haven’t tried it already, I’d highly recommend you do it before snow covers us again and compels us to switch to the hot steaming shot of espresso.
- Gather 2 capsules of Master Origin India or Risteretto or any other brand of your liking in espresso.
- Pour some chilled milk into the recipe glass provided by the machine.
- Add coffee to it.
- Finally, add the star ingredient to the recipe AKA ice.
Make sure you don’t add too many ice cubes to the mix because if you don’t drink it immediately the ice will start melting ruining the balance of your coffee.
For the best experience, I’d recommend you consume the drink immediately without waiting for the ice in it to melt.
How To Make A Caramel Latte With Nespresso?
Well, this one is a personal favorite. If you want that smooth yummy feeling in your mouth caramel latte is the way to go. Let’s take a peek at the recipe for this drink from the heavens:
- Pick your capsule and extract using the small cup button present on your machine.
- Froth some milk using your Nespresso milk device (Aeroccino).
- Pour the hot-frothed milk over the espresso and top it with approximately 1 cm of froth.
- Add 5ml of caramel syrup for the delicious caramel flavor and stir.
Make sure you follow the instructions given here, especially the quantities mentioned because the recipe is all about finding the right balance for your drink.
How To Make Vanilla Latte With Nespresso?
If you like your drink mild and are fond of simple yet delicious drinks, a vanilla latte is a right drink for you. When I first found out that I could make a vanilla latte with my Nespresso machine, I was super excited to try it. Here’s the recipe for it:
- Add vanilla syrup into a glass.
- Prepare milk for the vanilla latte utilizing Aeroccino or any other frothing device you prefer to use and then stir to combine the milk.
- Pour the prepared milk into the glass.
- Brew capsules straight into the glass.
- Finally, top it off with some whipped cream if you like.
After caramel latte, I’d highly recommend you try making this one, trust me, you won’t regret it.
What Is Nespresso Latte Macchiato?
It is essentially the same as your regular latte when it comes to the ingredients i.e. milk, espresso, and froth. In a latte Macchiato, however, the layering is quite distinct.
How do you make it in a Nespresso machine? Good question, just follow the tips on this link and you’ll be able to create this perfect drink for yourself in no time.
People prefer this drink for its bold taste as each layer offers a distinct taste. It also leaves an after-taste in your mouth because milk is the last layer of the drink.
This was all about how to make Nespresso latte, I hope you liked the recipes and the information I gave in this post. Keep visiting these pages for more in-depth knowledge about coffee and its related products.
If you need a quick recap, you must know that latte is nothing but a milk-based drink made using espresso shots. If you are clear with this basic concept, every latte-related recipe will come naturally to you.
See you next time.