Call Sign’s Fall in a Cup
If you are looking for something different than the Pumpkin Spice Latte, give this recipe a try and it will be your new favorite. We do enjoy some pumpkin spice every so often, but wanted something different this fall and winter, something NEW!
Bring on the CINNAMON!
Cinnamon is one of the easiest ways to boost the taste and health profile of your morning brew is to add a dash of cinnamon. "The mixture is anti-inflammatory and works well with any milk or milk alternative," says Ara Dalzell-Patterson, the vice president of food and beverages for Equinox Hotels.
While we use our mokapot which delivers a stronger brew, closer to an espresso, you can use any strength and any coffee you like. Want it later in the day and don't want the caffeine? Try this recipe with our Zonk Premium Decaf.
Maple Cinnamon Latte
Zero Dark Thirty coffee, brewed however strong you like, with warm, frothy milk, sweetened with a bit of real maple syrup and a generous dash of cinnamon. It’s fall in a cup!
- ¾ cup milk*
- ½ cup Zero Dark Thirty coffee (brewed as strong as you like..we use a mokapot for stronger coffee)
- 1 – 1 1/2 Tbsp maple syrup**
- ¼ tsp cinnamon, plus more for garnish
- Cinnamon stick, for garnish (optional)
- Froth milk. If you don’t have a milk frother, pour milk into a medium-sized mason jar and screw on the lid. Shake for 10-15 seconds until foam starts to form at the top. Remove lid and microwave jar for about 45 seconds or until milk is hot to the touch and foamy. Keep an eye on the milk as you microwave to keep it from bubbling.
- Pour hot coffee into a mug and stir in the maple syrup and cinnamon. Top with milk, spooning the foam onto the top. Sprinkle with cinnamon and serve with a cinnamon stick, if desired.
*We only ever buy 2% milk, so that's what was used in this recipe. Any milk will do, though (even almond!); the higher the fat content, the richer the latte will be.
** If you don’t want the sugar from the syrup, you can substitute with a dash of maple extract
These are PERFECT for those lazy weekend or holiday mornings, especially when you wake up to rain and a chill in the air.
Best served while bundled under a pile of cozy blankets!