Pumpkins on front steps. Colorful trees along the sidewalks. A crisp, cool breeze. We all know what fall looks and feels like, but how does it taste? For some, it’s pumpkin pie and candy apples. For others, turkey and mashed potatoes.
For Malu, it’s a Maple Spice Latte.
Bold and aromatic, The Classic pour over serves as the perfect base for warm, comforting flavors of cinnamon, vanilla, nutmeg and a hint of maple syrup. Paired with creamy, frothy almond milk, we know you’ll FALL in love (had to) with this autumn go-to.
To make this drink, you begin by brewing your Malu pour over, following the handy instructions on the package. While a latte is typically made with espresso, a strongly brewed pour over will do the trick. With Malu’s single serve pour over packets, you can adjust the strength of your coffee by steeping longer and using less water. To make the base for this drink, we used about 6 ounces of water and steeped for an additional 2 minutes.
Once your coffee is ready, you can add your spices (see recipe below), vanilla extract, and a touch (or two) of maple syrup. For our milk, we opted for almond milk, but coconut, oat, or dairy will work just as well.
Malu tip: Almond milk does not always froth well, but with a few tricks, you can achieve that IG-worthy foam we all love.
Use fresh milk. Store bought milk that’s been opened and sitting in the fridge for a few days will not froth nearly as well as fresh milk.
Use cold milk. Do not remove your milk from the refrigerator until right before you warm it up. Ice cold almond milk will froth much better, hands down.
Brand matters. The creamiest, most delicious almond milk is actually the one you make yourself, as you can adjust the fat (and water) content. Many brands water their almond milk down, which is why they do not froth so well. If you are using store bought, look for brands that use less water or are higher in fat. Some brands make “barista” blends, which tend to be creamier and froth better.
If you don’t have a wand or frother, first froth, then heat. Unless you are using a frother or frothing wand, we recommend blending with your handheld blender or whisk, and then heating up in the microwave, not the other way around.
We won’t judge if this becomes your favorite year-round.
Malu Maple Spice Latte
Malu’s The Classic coffee is combined with warm spices, vanilla, maple syrup and almond milk to create the perfect fall drink.
- 4-6 ounces strongly brewed The Classic pour over coffee
- Maple syrup to taste (1-2 teaspoons)
- ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
- ⅛ teaspoon Ceylon cinnamon (plus a pinch for garnish)
- 1 dash nutmeg
- ¾ cup steamed almond milk
- Brew 6 ounces of The Classic pour over coffee, steeping for 2 minutes for a stronger brew
- Add the maple syrup, vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg and mix well
- Slowly pour steamed milk into the mug, adding layer of foam to the top
- Garnish with a dash of cinnamon
- Enjoy, and remember: me time, always.