If you prefer to buy a ready-made mix, this one combines vanilla flavor with instant Starbucks coffee. (My recipe is a copycat of this mix.)
If you don't want to make your own vanilla powder, this is a good option. (It's pricey, though.)
This adds dark, rich coffee flavor to the latte mix.
This adds the best creaminess, but you can opt for a nonfat or nondairy option (see below).
The perfect size for storing and gifting this latte mix.
This punches a perfect circle. It's just the right size for cutting the gift tags & jar labels in one quick, easy motion.
These full size sheets work with both laser and ink-jet printers. Print a sheet of labels, cut them apart, and adhere them to jars for a polished finishing touch.
When you don't have the time or money for a freshly brewed Starbucks vanilla latte, this instant mix is a convenient, affordable option. All you do is add water, stir, and enjoy! This dry mix is convenient for home, work, travel, dorm rooms, and camping. It also makes a great gift along with my pumpkin spice and cafe mocha latte mixes.
Starbucks sells instant vanilla latte packets, but they are pricey. So, I set out to create a homemade version. Mine tastes darn close to theirs. I'll explain how easy it is to adapt my recipe to make it non-dairy and vegan.
view on Amazon: Starbucks Instant Vanilla Latte Packets
Goodbye mystery ingredients! The other dry latte mix recipes I've found often contain artificial coffee creamer (like Coffeemate) with unhealthy, mystery ingredients. I prefer to leave out artificial ingredients and eliminate that hint of a chemical taste. I use simple, whole ingredients. My mix doesn't have any of these ingredients found in Coffeemate and similar coffee creamers:
VANILLA LATTE MIX INGREDIENTS
view on Amazon: dry nonfat milk, dry whole milk, dry coconut milk, dry soy milk
view on Amazon: instant espresso powder
view recipe for homemade vanilla sugar powder
Amazon sells vanilla powder, if you prefer to buy it.
view on Amazon: vanilla sugar powder
Step 1. Assemble the ingredients.
Step 2. Add ingredients to a food processor or blender and pulse until uniformly mixed. (Alternatively, you can whisk ingredients together in a large bowl.)
view on Amazon: Food Processor (rated #1 by Cooks Illustrated)
Step 3. Transfer dry mixture to a jar or other airtight container. Pint mason jars are the perfect size to hold one batch.
To make one latte with this mix:
Make a gift for coffee lovers! Fill a mason jar with dry latte mix, label it, and you've got a homemade gift to give. Give the jar of mix alone or nest it inside a latte mug. These make ideal gifts for hosts/hostesses, teachers, co-workers, neighbors, college students, and friends.
Download printable jar labels/tags.
Click on the image below to download & print a full sheet of labels/tags.
Cut with scissors or a circle punch. You can cut the round tags out carefully with scissors, or use a circle punch to make the task easier and more precise. The circle punches come in several sizes to accommodate different jar and bottle lids.
Use this instant mix anywhere, anytime! This vanilla latte mix is so convenient to have on hand for a creamy, delicious latte in the time it takes to heat a mug of water.
You have my permission to top off your vanilla latte with a dollop of whipped cream. Yum!
You might also enjoy these instant dry drink mixes:
Make it a Yummy day!
**To make your own vanilla powder, recipe at: https://www.theyummylife.com/Vanilla_Powder
Add all ingredients to food processor or blender; pulse until well combined into uniform mixture. (Alternatively, you can whisk ingredients together in a large bowl.)
Makes 2 cups of dry mix. Transfer to jar or other air tight container.
TO MAKE 1 SERVING:
--HOT LATTE-- Add 1/4 cup of mixture to mug and add 8 oz. (1 cup) boiling water. Stir and enjoy!
--COLD LATTE-- Add 1/4 cup mixture to mug and add 1 tablespoon hot tap water; stir until smooth. Gradually stir in 8 oz (1 cup) cold water; add ice cubes, if desired.
OPTIONAL: top with whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon or nutmeg