Skip the coffee shop latte and make one at home. Components for this Graham Cracker Latte can be prepped ahead and warmed just prior to serving, to give your morning a sweet, warm kick start.
In a small saucepan, combine light brown sugar, water and cinnamon stick. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly until sugar has dissolved. Remove from heat an allow to cool for 10 minutes. Stir in vanilla. Allow to cool completely before transferring to an airtight container. Store in the refrigerator.
In a small saucepan (or microwave-safe bowl, if you prefer to microwave), heat 3/4 c. milk slightly. Add graham crackers and remove from heat. Allow to stand for 10-15 minutes until graham crackers are good and soggy.
Combine graham cracker-infused milk with remaining 3/4 c. milk and stir. Anything not being used immediately should be stored in the refrigerator.
Sip and adjust to taste, adding more coffee or simple syrup, if desired. Check the temperature and heat for up to 30 seconds more, if needed.