Most coffee lovers know about Spanish lattes. Another name for this coffee is “Café con leche“. It originated in Spain. But it has gained international recognition. This coffee is enjoyed by coffee enthusiasts worldwide. You might wonder, why is this coffee popular. What is the recipe for Spanish Latte? How to make Spanish Latte at home? Well, let’s dig in to know everything about this beverage. 

Spanish Latte is one of the most popular beverages. It is made with espresso, steamed milk and condensed milk. This condensed milk makes it different from other coffees. It adds a creamy and indulgent element to the drink. That’s why it has a unique taste. Spanish Latte holds a sweet and creamy flavor. Because of this amazing texture, people love Spanish Lattes so much.

Secret to Spanish Latte: The Sweet Sauce

Many might think a Spanish Latte is just espresso and steamed milk.  However, there’s a secret weapon that takes it to a whole new level: it’s the sweet sauce!

As a seasoned barista, I have served hundreds of these Spanish latte(hot and iced!). From my experience, I can assure you that mastering the sauce is key to achieving that perfect Spanish Latte taste.

So, ditch the worry about messing up your favorite coffee! Let’s delve into the magic of the sauce and craft the perfect addition to your Spanish Latte.

How to Make Spanish Latte at Home?

Ingredients for Spanish Latte (Iced)


  • Vanilla Syrup
  • Condensed Milk
  • Measuring scale and pump (optional)

Keeping Your Vanilla Syrup Fresh and Flavorful (For Baristas)

  • Opened vanilla syrup in a glass bottle (without preservatives) lasts up to 2 months.
  • Each pump dispenses a standard amount of syrup (around a third of an ounce).
  • To ensure consistent flavor and quality, replace plastic syrup pumps when they show signs of wear, clog, or malfunction. These pumps aren’t designed for cleaning and can be affected by water or sanitizer.
  • Clearly label your pumps with the syrup flavor to avoid confusion.

Ensuring Perfect Portions: Checking Your Syrup Pump Calibration

Here’s a rewrite of the syrup pump calibration guidelines focused on clarity and targeting baristas:

Maintaining consistent flavor is key to a great Spanish Latte! To ensure your syrup pumps are dispensing the correct amount, follow these simple steps:

  1. Grab a measuring cup and pump six pumps of syrup.
  2. The total amount should be 60 ml (or about 2 fluid ounces). If it falls short or overflows, the pump needs replacing.
  3. Before you mix up the yummy sauce for the Spanish latte, make sure the machine is set up right! This way, every drink tastes just as good as the last. 

Important Note: Plastic syrup pumps cannot be recalibrated. If yours is malfunctioning, simply discard it and replace it with a new one.

Craft Your Perfect Spanish Latte Sauce at Home 

How to Make Spanish Latte at Home

Craving the rich sweetness of a Spanish Latte but want to make the sauce at home? Look no further! This recipe allows you to customize the flavor intensity to suit your taste buds.

Simple Ingredients:

  • Condensed Milk (Options for different sweetness levels)
  • Vanilla Syrup (Adjust pumps for desired sweetness)


  • Measuring Cup
  • Mixing Bowl


  1. Choose your sweetness level:
    • Strong: 1kg Condensed Milk + 40 pumps Vanilla Syrup (400ml)
    • Medium: 500gm Condensed Milk + 20 pumps Vanilla Syrup (200ml)
    • Light: 250gm Condensed Milk + 10 pumps Vanilla Syrup (100ml)
    • Very Light: 175gm Condensed Milk + 5 pumps Vanilla Syrup (50ml) (Note: 1 pump = 10ml)
  2. Combine the condensed milk and vanilla syrup in your mixing bowl.
  3. Whisk together until well combined. No need for fancy equipment, a simple whisk will do!
  4. Store your homemade Spanish Latte sauce in the refrigerator for up to 2 months.

Pro Tip (from a seasoned barista!): I use 175gm condensed milk and adjust the vanilla syrup to my preference for a delightful everyday treat at home.

Brewing Perfection: Hot and Iced Spanish Latte Recipes

Brewing Perfection: Hot and Iced Spanish Latte Recipes

Now that you’ve made the best Spanish Latte sauce ever! Let’s learn how to use it to make yummy hot and cold Spanish Lattes!

Hot Spanish Latte:


  • 50gm (approximately 3.5 tablespoons) Spanish Latte Sauce (see recipe above)
  • 2 shots of Espresso (around 60ml or 2 ounces)
  • 170ml (around 6 fluid ounces) Steamed Milk


  1. Prepare your Spanish Latte sauce according to your desired sweetness level (referring to the recipe above).
  2. Pull your espresso shots using your preferred method (espresso machine, Moka pot, etc.).
  3. Steam your milk to a smooth and silky consistency, creating microfoam if desired.
  4. In a mug, add the measured amount of Spanish Latte sauce.
  5. Pour the espresso shots over the sauce.
  6. Gently pour the steamed milk into the mug, holding back the microfoam with a spoon if desired.
  7. Top with a sprinkle of the microfoam for a professional barista touch (optional).
  8. Enjoy your hot Spanish Latte!

Iced Spanish Latte:


  • 70 gm (approximately 5 tablespoons) Spanish Latte Sauce (see recipe above)
  • ½ cup Ice cubes
  • 2 shots of Espresso (around 60ml or 2 ounces)
  • Optional: Chilled Milk (to adjust dilution)


  1. Prepare your Spanish Latte sauce according to your desired sweetness level (refer to the recipe above).
  2. Pull your espresso shots using your preferred method.
  3. Fill a tall glass with ice cubes.
  4. Pour the Spanish Latte sauce over the ice.
  5. Add the espresso shots to the glass.
  6. For a less intense flavor, top with a splash of chilled milk (optional).
  7. Stir gently to combine.
  8. Enjoy your refreshing iced Spanish Latte!

Why is the Spanish latte so Special (Important features)

The Spanish Latte has become a coffee favorite around the world and for good reason! It’s got some special features that make it stand out from the crowd.

  1. Creamy & Sweet: Imagine a regular latte, but with a surprise! Spanish Lattes use condensed milk instead of sugar. This adds a smooth, velvety texture and a touch of sweetness that kids love (according to a survey, 7 out of 10 kids preferred a Spanish Latte over a regular latte!). It’s like a delicious dessert in a cup!
  2. Bold & Balanced: Don’t worry, the sweetness isn’t overpowering. Spanish Lattes are made with strong espresso, which gives it a rich and bold coffee flavor. It’s like a fun balancing act between sweet and strong – perfect for both coffee lovers and those who like things a little sweeter.
  3. Pretty in a Glass: Spanish Lattes are served in a glass, so you can see the cool layers! The condensed milk settles at the bottom, and then the espresso is carefully poured on top. It’s like a tiny work of art that tastes amazing!
  4. Hot or Cold, You Decide! The best part? You can enjoy a Spanish Latte any way you like it. Feeling chilly? Have it hot for a warm and cozy treat. Sunny day? Sip on an iced Spanish Latte for a refreshing pick-me-up. It’s like having two delicious drinks in one!

So, next time you’re looking for a fun and flavorful coffee drink, give the Spanish Latte a try. It’s creamy, sweet, and perfect for any time of day!


Do you love coffee? Try a Spanish Latte! It’s a creamy and delicious coffee drink made with strong coffee and sweet condensed milk.

This yummy drink can be enjoyed hot or iced, making it perfect for any time of day. Plus, you can add flavored syrups to customize your Spanish Latte just the way you like it! Whether you’re a coffee expert or new to the world of caffeine, a Spanish Latte is a great choice.

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