It’s fall season, which means PSLs are everywhere right now! Now, don’t get me wrong I get pretty darn basic when it comes to PSLs I absolutely love them. But if you want a fall drink that will knock your socks off you have to try this Brown Sugar and Nutmeg Latte!
Much like any other latte, it’s quite simple to make! The one thing I will say that you will need to fully appreciate this recipe is a milk frother. Without the foamy top, it doesn’t quite compliment the coffee and the creamy undertones as well. But other than that, everything else is easy to find in your pantry!
As I mentioned, the recipe is super simple. There aren’t any secret tricks or steps you need; just good quality ingredients and that’s it! I like my nutmeg latte to use whole nutmeg and shave it with a zester myself. This is the one I get! However you’re of course welcome to use what’s on hand. I just find the pre-ground ones not to be as aromatic, but to each their own! If you find any good alternatives let me know below, I always love to experiment on my recipes.
Cinnamon ironically I like to have pre-ground, but I LOVE stirring in any additional sugar with a stick. It gives any coffee, latte, or cider an extra spice kick.
Brown Sugar and Nutmeg Latte
- 1 ½ cups brewed hot coffee (I prefer espresso, but any base will work)
- 2 cups hot milk (frothed)
- 1 tbsp brown sugar
- 1 star anise
- ⅛ tsp nutmeg
- ⅛ tsp cinnamon
- First, brew your coffee of choice. In my case I had a dark roast espresso as a base – but you can use any type. Regular drip coffee also tastes wonderful!If you are using a drip – add a star of anise to the filter with the coffee.If you are using an espresso machine – add star of anise to the cup below.
- In meantime, heat up your milk (microwaved for 1 minute roughly) or over a saucepan just until the first bubbles appear. Take off heat.
- Once your coffee is done, add the brown sugar and stir until dissolved.
- Froth your milk – usually about 30-45 seconds, if done in smaller batches.
- Pour coffee into 4 cups.
- Pour frothed milk into each cup, leaving about 0.5" clearance. Then split the foam last between all cups.
- Shave your nutmeg on top of each drink, and sprinkle the cinnamon.