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Sweetened Spanish Latte Recipe

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If you’re a bit of a coffee snob (it’s OK, you can admit it — we are, too), you know that the Spanish really love their coffee, and if you ever find yourself in the country, you probably won’t have to search too hard to find a good cup of coffee.

But hopping on a plane to Spain just to go on a coffee-tasting tour isn’t the most feasible option, so bring a taste of the country to your kitchen by making a variation of Spanish coffee yourself.

Meet the sweet Spanish latte. 


Unfortunately, there isn’t a lot of information available about the origins of the Spanish latte, but we do know that the espresso-based beverage is made with both regular milk and condensed milk. It’s sweeter than a normal latte, but not quite as sweet as one with flavored syrup added. 

It’s believed to be a variation of Vietnamese coffee — and it tastes pretty similar, too — but a Spanish latte uses more condensed milk than its Vietnamese counterpart. 

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You probably already guessed by its name that this latte originated in Spain, and it’s not unpopular for Spaniards to enjoy this latte with breakfast, but now, it’s become a popular choice in coffee shops in Saudi Arabia, Latin America, and certain parts of Florida…and after giving this recipe a try, this creamy coffee drink could become a popular choice in your own home.


Spanish Latte



  • 1 shot of espresso
  • 1/2 cup of milk
  • 1-2 teaspoons of sugar or condensed milk


Step 1:

The first thing you’ll need to do is fire up your espresso machine, of course! Make sure you use strong coffee to pull your espresso shot, and for the best-tasting result, whip out your conical burr grinder and use freshly ground coffee beans.


Step 2:

While the espresso is brewing, pour half a cup of your favorite milk into a steaming pitcher and use a steaming wand to create warm frothy milk. If your coffee machine doesn’t have a built-in steaming wand, don’t fret; there are ways to create milk foam without one — check out our tips here!

Frothed Milk

Step 3:

Pour your espresso into a mug, then add the fluffy, hot milk on top of the coffee. 

Milk in Espresso

Step 4:

Last, make your morning joe a little bit sweeter by stirring in a drizzle of condensed milk or a teaspoon or two of sugar. 

Condensed Milk In Espresso

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If you loved this drink served hot, try making this delicious coffee recipe over ice next time; it’ll be just what you need to cool down (while staying caffeinated) on a hot summer day.

Happy Caffeinating!

Spanish Latte

Sweetened Spanish Latte

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Inspired by the outstanding coffee in Spain, this homemade version will give you a quick taste of what you're missing out on! Skip the plane ride for now!


  • 1 shot of espresso
  • ½ cup of milk
  • 1-2 teaspoons of sugar or condensed milk


    1. Heat and froth your milk while you prepare a shot of espresso.
    2. Add your frothed milk to your espresso along with your sweetener of choice.
    3. Stir and enjoy!
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