Malted Milk Latte

February 8, 2016

Test Kitchen-Approved

Author Notes: If you like malted milk powder, have a latte habit, and want to shake things up a bit, then meet your new favorite coffee drink. The small amount of cocoa powder nicely complements the flavor of the malted milk powder without overpowering it.EmilyC

Food52 Review: Imagine a chocolate malt ball. Now smash that thought together with the cozy thought of a latte. What you're dreaming of is what EmilyC made in this latte—pleasantly malty, just the slightest bit chocolatey, and creamy with steamed milk. If you don't have an espresso pot or machine, you can use a small amount of very strong hot coffee; it won't be exactly the same, but it'll be darn good. (And we can't wait to try the whole thing iced.)The Editors

Serves: 1


  • 2 shots just-brewed espresso
  • 3 tablespoons malted milk powder
  • 1 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa powder (I prefer Dutch-processed cocoa powder here, but natural cocoa powder can be used)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup steamed milk
  • Sugar to taste (optional)
In This Recipe


  1. Stir together espresso with the malted milk powder, cocoa powder, and vanilla until dissolved. Top with frothed milk. Add sugar to taste (optional).

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Reviews (4) Questions (0)

4 Reviews

carlito May 19, 2016
Yum! I can make this with my new Aerolatte! Of which food52 inspired me to buy!
Author Comment
EmilyC May 20, 2016
Very nice! Hope you enjoy the latte!
hardlikearmour February 8, 2016
This is a really tasty pick-me-up. It has a really full, rich flavor, without being overly decadent.
Author Comment
EmilyC February 9, 2016
Thank you hla, I'm so glad you tried and liked it! Your description of it is spot-on, so thanks for that too! : )