DIY Vanilla Maple Latte (+ 8 More Festive Drink Ideas)

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There’s nothing quite like a steaming hot latte on a crisp Fall morning, am I right? I’ve recently started a plan to cut out all white sugar and white flour from my diet – basically the processed stuff. I LOVE my coffees in the morning, and I especially love lattes. Last week, I discovered a way to make a delicious, festive tasting latte with all natural ingredients (maple syrup, pure vanilla and milk) and it’s so good! I’ve been drinking a DIY vanilla maple latte every day now, and it’s such a treat. (Scroll down to the bottom of this post for more delicious drink ideas from my Canadian blogging friends!)

DIY Vanilla Maple Latte with all natural ingredients!

I use simple tools like my Keurig, my microwave and my handheld battery-powered milk whisk. I swear, this drink tastes just as good as one you’d find at a coffee shop and it’s a lot less expensive!

DIY Vanilla Maple Latte with all natural ingredients!

Imagine enjoying this lovely little latte as part of breakfast in bed along with a batch of freshly made apple maple oat muffins? I did.

DIY Vanilla Maple Latte with all natural ingredients!

And then I woke up from my dream and remembered that I have three lovely (but crazy-busy) little girlies that I’m chasing around the house! Maybe one day I’ll be able to enjoy breakfast in bed with books again. (However, I am enjoying the gorgeous linen duvet that Taylor Linens sent me to try – it’s so luxurious and beautiful.)

Here’s how I made my Vanilla Maple Latte:

Make a DIY Vanilla Maple Latte with all natural ingredients.

  1. In a mason jar (or another glass container), mix one part water with one part pure maple syrup. Add pure vanilla extract to taste. I mix 1 cup water with 1 cup syrup and add 2 tsp vanilla. Bonus: You can store this syrup in the fridge and use it later!
  2. Brew a nice strong 1/2 coffee cup of espresso. I use my Keurig 2.0.
  3. In a measuring cup or another glass container, pour in 1/2 cup milk. Add some of the DIY vanilla maple syrup to taste (I usually use about a tablespoon’s worth). Mix and microwave for a minute.
  4. Whisk the milk with a handheld battery operated milk whisk.
  5. Pour the milk into the coffee, retaining the foam with a spoon. Spoon the remaining foam on top and enjoy!

DIY Vanilla Maple Latte with all natural ingredients!

Ready for more yummy drink ideas from my fellow blogging friends?

9 Festive DIY Fall Drink Ideas

Vanilla Maple Latte from The DIY Mommy

Spiced Tea Recipe from A Pretty Life in the Suburbs

White Chocolate Pumpkin Pie Steamer from Satori Design For Living

Apple Cider Punch from Fynes Designs

Hazelnut Hot Chocolate from The Sweetest Digs

Autumn Chill Chai-Tea-Ni Martini from The Happy Housie

Chocolate Orange Martini from SuburbleΒ 

Cinnamon Apple Spice Latte from Craftberry Bush

Cinnamon Spiced Ice Tea Cocktail from The Sweetest Escape


  1. I’m with you on the white sugar and flour thing, but sometimes it’s hard to go 100%, right? This sounds like a good alternative! I remember back in the day when I’d drink a caramel machiatto, and now the thought of it makes me feel sick. Used to things that are much less sweet now, for sure. Happy Thanksgiving πŸ™‚

  2. Yum! I love maple syrup in my lattes! Just made one this morning πŸ™‚ Great idea to make extra syrup and keep it in the fridge. I’ve been making it from scratch each time! That will definitely save time!

    Happy Thanksgiving!

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