Temple coffee may be new in town, but it has quickly gained popularity due to its gourmet drinks and fresh, modern aesthetic. It’s the perfect place to have tea with a friend, sip a latte while studying, or enjoy the aroma of fresh brewed coffee—that takes up to 8 hours to brew.

This recipe is a recreation of Temple’s Vanilla Latte and is easily just as delicious as the real thing, but about ten times cheaper. With only 3 ingredients you can create a delicious and beautiful treat that won’t break the bank.

Vanilla Latte

  • Prep Time:5 minutes
  • Cook Time:5 minutes
  • Total Time:10 minutes
  • Servings:1
  • Medium


  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup espresso or strong brewed coffee
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
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  • Step 1

    Assuming you don’t own a milk frother, begin by combining your milk and vanilla in a jar or other container with a tight lid. Seal the lid on and shake for 2-4 minutes, or until the milk is foamy on top. Microwave for 30 seconds.

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  • Step 2

    Next prepare your coffee or espresso and make sure it is hot.

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  • Step 3

    Pour the milk from the jar into your cup of coffee, but use a spoon to hold back the foam from pouring into the cup.

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  • Step 4

    Carefully spoon the frothed milk onto the top of your latte and smooth over the surface.

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  • Step 5

    If you are feeling creative, use a skewer, chopstick or tooth pick to draw a design in your latte, or dust some cocoa power on top.

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  • Step 6

    Sip and enjoy.

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