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Vanilla Latte with Your Nespresso Machine: A Step-by-Step Guide

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Erica Cervenkova

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Today, I’m excited to share my method for crafting a classic vanilla latte using our Nespresso machine.

This blend of creamy vanilla and rich espresso is a favorite for many, and with a few essential items like steamed milk, vanilla syrup, and an espresso capsule, you’ll have a delightful cup in no time.

Let’s dive into this aromatic journey together!


Preparation Time:3 minutes
Preparation Difficulty:Easy
Serving Size:1 cup (4 Oz)
Best Served:Hot

Ingredients and Equipment

Nespresso Espresso Capsule of Your Choice
Vanilla Syrup
Milk (Six ounces (or three-fourths of a cup))
Nespresso Vertuo Plus
A milk frother pitcher
An electric hand whisk

Pro Tip: Remember, all Nespresso espresso capsules are standardized at 1.35 fluid ounces or 40 ml.

Vanilla Latte Nespresso Ingredients

Vanilla Latte: Step-by-Step Guide

Step 1: Preparing Your Machine

Kick things off by powering on your Nespresso machine. This primes it for the brewing magic that’s about to ensue.

Step 2: Frothing the Milk

I pour the hot steamed milk into my frother. For that velvety froth, I whisk the milk, ensuring I incorporate a lot of air. Over time, I’ve found that moving the whisk up and down achieves the best consistency. Once frothed, I let it sit for about 30 seconds before pouring.

Froth Milk Pour into the Glass

Pro Tip: Letting the froth sit a bit allows for a much smoother pour.

Step 3: Adding the Vanilla Syrup

Vanilla Syrup in Glass

With the milk ready, I add my preferred amount of vanilla syrup into an espresso glass.

Step 4: Start Brewing the Espresso

Start Brewing the Espresso

Now, I insert the espresso capsule and start brewing. I particularly like the Nespresso Vertuo Plus for its adjustable tray. After brewing, I ensure to swirl the espresso and vanilla to mix them well.

Pro Tip: Sometimes, I add the vanilla syrup directly to the frothed milk or let the espresso dispense into the froth.

Step 5: Combining the Espresso with a Milk

Pour the Espresso into the Froth Milk

I gently pour the espresso-vanilla mix into my frothy milk. You can either mix it further or let it blend naturally. And sometimes, when I’m in the mood for a little extra, I garnish with caramel or cinnamon.

Vanilla Latte

Having shared my classic vanilla latte method, I encourage you to try different flavors. Coffee is all about personal taste, and the Nespresso machine offers endless possibilities.

If you have any questions about the process or want to share your own experiences, feel free to use the comment section below.

Erica Cervenkova
Coffee Connoisseur, SCA Member

As a coffee connoisseur and member of the Specialty Coffee Association, I am dedicated to understanding the sustainability of coffee pods and the impact it has on the environment. My expertise lies in the realm of capsule coffee machines, from the likes of Keurig and Nespresso to other well-known US brands. I am passionate about sharing my knowledge and helping others make informed decisions about their coffee choices. Whether you're a coffee enthusiast or just looking for a new way to enjoy your morning cup, I'm here to help.


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