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overhead view of two white coffee mugs topped with whipped cream and cinnamon sugar resting on a vintage dark metal tray on a grey linen towel a vintage spoon filled with cinnamon sugar rests next to the tray with a vase of orange and red flowers and a small white pitcher filled with cinnamon syrup a few dried fall leaves and coffee beans are scattered around the scene

Brown Butter & Cinnamon Latte


  • Author: Heidi Clark
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x

Description

A cozy way to start the day! Hot coffee and steamed milk combine with homemade cinnamon syrup and brown butter!  Why waste money at the coffee shop when you can enjoy this in your P.J’s!


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Ingredients

For the Cinnamon Syrup~

1 cup of water

2~ 3-inch cinnamon sticks

3/4 cup light brown sugar

1/8 tsp sea salt

1 tsp vanilla extract

For the Brown Butter~

1 stick butter 

For the Cinnamon Sugar~

1/2 cup granulated sugar

3/4 tsp ground cinnamon

To assemble the Latte~

1 mug of fresh brewed hot coffee {preferably dark roast}

1/4 cup steamed milk

Freshly whipped cream, if desired


Instructions

To make the Cinnamon Syrup~

Add the water and cinnamon sticks to a small saucepan.  Bring to a boil, uncovered. Simmer for 10 minutes. Strain out the cinnamon sticks.  Combine the cinnamon-infused water, brown sugar, and salt. Stir until the sugar is dissolved. Bring to a boil over medium heat, uncovered. Lower the heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Remove pan from the heat and stir in the vanilla extract.  Set aside.

To make the Brown Butter~

Cut a cold stick of butter into Tablespoons.  Place the butter into a medium, heavy-bottomed saucepan.  Place the pan over medium-high heat.  The butter will melt, get bubbly, and release ALOT of steam!  When the cloudy milkfat on the top of the bubbling butter begins to dissipate grab the handle of the pan and swirl it on the burner in a small “O” motion.  This will keep the butter moving as it begins to brown, and help prevent it from burning!  When the butter has a nutty aroma and has changed to a light medium brown, remove the pan from the heat. Strain, if desired. I prefer to leave as much of the browned milk solids as I can. That’s where most of the nutty flavor is! The browning takes about 8 minutes from start to finish.

To make the Cinnamon Sugar~

Place the sugar and cinnamon into a small jar.  Shake until well combined.

To assemble the Latte~

Fill a coffee mug with hot, freshly brewed coffee. Preferably, a dark roast.  Add 2-3 Tablespoons of the cinnamon syrup to the mug. Add one Tablespoon of the warm brown butter, and stir well. Add the steamy frothed milk. Top with a few dollops of freshly whipped cream, if desired. Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar and serve! Enjoy!


Notes

Cinnamon Syrup was inspired by Food Network

Store leftover brown butter and cinnamon syrup in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.

If using refrigerated brown butter to assemble the latte, put the butter into the mug.  Microwave to take the chill off.

  • Category: Drinks
  • Method: Stirred
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: brownbutter cinnamon latte hotdrinks