Coffee is a morning ritual for many people, but what if you can make it even better?
Meet the blueberry latte!
The blueberries add a little bit of sweetness and make the coffee taste like blueberry muffins in your mouth.
I hope this blueberry latte recipe helps your coffee morning ritual become an even more delicious experience. Let’s begin!
What is a blueberry latte?
But first, what exactly is a blueberry latte?
A blueberry latte is a new way to enjoy your morning coffee. It’s made using whole milk, espresso coffee, blueberry syrup, and whipped cream to give a blueberry muffin-like flavor.
It’s the perfect recipe for those mornings when you want blueberry muffins but don’t have the time to make them.
So get ready to jazz up your coffee with a blueberry latte recipe that is perfect for a warm cup of morning joe.
What ingredients are in a blueberry latte?
Ready to get your hands smelling like blueberries?
For this blueberry latte recipe, you will need:
- Whole milk
- Blueberry syrup
- Espresso coffee
- Whipped cream
- Optional: blueberries (fresh or frozen blueberries work!)
I like to use whole milk in this latte because it gives the coffee a full flavor and because it foams up the best.
The texture the foamed milk gives is really important in a latte and makes it more special. You can check out this guide on how to froth milk if you want to learn about six ways to do so.
You can choose to add a serving of whipped cream to your blueberry latte for a more decadent coffee. I like the flavor and creaminess it provides.
The next part about a great latte is the espresso coffee. The best espresso coffee is made with an espresso machine. If you have an espresso machine, make sure to use it for this recipe.
If you don’t have an espresso machine, simply use strong brewed coffee instead. (Or you can use espresso-like coffee).
You can make the espresso-like coffee with an AeroPress or Moka pot. Both coffee brewers make coffee that is strong in flavor and comes close to the flavor of one that has been brewed with an espresso machine.
If you want to learn all about brewing coffee at home, you can check out my beginner’s guide to brewing coffee.
How do you make the blueberry syrup?
The blueberries give the blueberry syrup its sweet flavor, so if you want to use fresh blueberries for this recipe, then this blueberry syrup is perfect for you.
To make your own blueberry syrup at home, check out my recipe here! It looks like this when finished:
Over there, I’ve made a complete step-by-step guide about making blueberry syrup at home, so you can easily follow along!
What blueberries to use for a blueberry latte?
What kind of blueberries you will need depends on how tart or sweet you like your blueberry lattes.
Blueberries are naturally tart, so if you want a sweeter taste, make sure to buy blueberries that are fresh and in season.
If you want blueberry flavor with a little tartness, then frozen blueberries are the way to go. They are usually cheaper, but you can use them in virtually any recipe that calls for fresh blueberries!
So the choice is yours – there are so many ways to enjoy blueberries.
What are some good substitutes for blueberries?
Blueberries can be expensive to buy at times.
If you want blueberry flavor but don’t have blueberries on hand or want to save money, then try using:
- Raspberries (sweetest substitute)
- Cranberries (sour tasting but still sweet!)
- Strawberries (a sweeter alternative)
- 3/4 cup (0.18 l) of whole milk
- Two espresso shots
- 2 tbsp (30 grams) of blueberry syrup
- A serving of whipped cream
Now that you have made the blueberry syrup, it's time for the blueberry latte recipe!
- The first step in this recipe is brewing the espresso coffee. Choose a coffee brewer you like the most and make two espresso shots.
- Meanwhile, steam the milk until it's nice and frothy. Make sure there's a nice layer of foam for those unique latte layers we all know and love.
- Then, add the blueberry syrup to a tall glass of choice.
- Pour the steamed milk into the glass and leave the milk to settle for 30 seconds so that the milk layers can form.
- Slowly pour the espresso shots into the glass.
- If you want, add a serving of whipped cream to finish the drink.
- Don't forget blueberries on top as garnish – they give that pop of color that makes this drink look so appetizing!
- Now, all there's left to do is to enjoy your blueberry latte.
I like to serve my lattes with a straw or long spoon to mix everything together.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 238Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 8.4gUnsaturated Fat: 1.4gCholesterol: 38mgSodium: 73mgCarbohydrates: 8.2gSugar: 29.6gProtein: 5.9g
How many calories are in a blueberry latte?
Let’s go over the question that you might have wondered about since the beginning; how many calories are in a blueberry latte?
So, blueberry lattes have in total around 238 calories per serving.
- The blueberry syrup only has 77 per two tablespoons – so you can enjoy blueberries without worrying too much!
- And don’t forget that whole milk has 110 for one cup as well, so it’s pretty comparable to other drinks.
- If you’re adding a serving of whipped cream to your blueberry latte, you’ll add an additional 51 calories to it.
Do you want to lower the number of calories in this drink? Try using your favorite milk alternative.
Most dairy-free alternatives are lower in calories. You can also leave out the whipped cream.
It’s all up to you and the flavor preference you have. Do you have a great flavor combination? Let me know in the comments below so that I can give it a try as well!
5 recipe variations tips to make your own unique blueberry latte
Now that you have a blueberry latte recipe, the next step is to make your own blueberry variation because everyone has a different taste!
Here are some tips on how to do just that:
- Top with chocolate shavings at the end right before drinking for added sweetness and flavor burst! You can’t go wrong with some chocolate.
- Mix blueberry syrup with matcha powder for a nice green tea latte base! It’s so refreshing and healthy, just like a matcha latte!
- Add a touch of vanilla extract to your latte for a vanilla-flavored blueberry latte!
- Add blueberry extract for an even more intense blueberry flavor! Just make sure not to add too much because it can easily become overpowering.
- Lastly, add ice cream or frozen yogurt for a creamy blueberry latte. This is definitely one of my favorite blueberry recipes because you can’t go wrong with the combination!
Sounds great, right?
That’s it! You now have the blueberry latte recipe that you need to start enjoying blueberries in your coffee from home.
And as you can see above, there are so many different ways to mix up this blueberry drink!
I hope that making a blueberry syrup at home will make you love them even more than before because who doesn’t like blueberries?
They’re delicious if used right, and they go perfectly well with milk. Let me know what other recipes you want to see here by commenting below because I’m always open to new ideas and posts!