This is the granddaddy of them all and the drink most people identify with a latte. You simply need strong coffee or espresso and milk to make a latte. Start with two shots of espresso, which is approximately 1 ½ ounces, and top it with 12 ounces of steamed milk. Fill your cup with milk about ¾ of the way as you hold back the foam. Then fill the rest of the cup with the foam. If you want your drink flavored or with sweetener, add it to the espresso or strong coffee before you put in the milk.
Iced latte has become a huge hit for the summer. It’s made almost the same way as regular caffe latte, but you pour the slightly cooled espresso or hot coffee over ice, and then top it with milk. Just like hot caffe latte, some people love to have flavors in their drink or sweetener. You’ll add the sweetener or flavorings to the espresso or strong coffee before you pour it over the ice.
Macchiato refers to the way you make the drink. It’s just like a latte, only you add the ingredients differently. Macchiato means staining and you’re going to do just that to the foam of the steamed milk. Instead of putting the espresso in first, you put in the steamed milk and then add the espresso, which leaves a mark on top of the foam. One of the most popular latte drinks in the US is a caramel macchiato. It’s a vanilla latte with espresso poured over the top to mark it and then drizzled with caramel.