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Graham Cracker Latte

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.

Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 2 Lattes
Author Liz


Ingredients for the Brown Sugar-Cinnamon Simple Syrup:

  • 1/2 c. light brown sugar
  • 1/2 c. water
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

Ingredients for the Graham Cracker Infused Milk:

  • 1 1/2 c. low-fat milk
  • 2 graham crackers 4 squares

Ingredients for the Latte:

  • 1-1 1/2 c. strong coffee
  • 1-1 1/2 c. graham cracker infused milk
  • 4 tsp. brown sugar simple-cinnamon syrup


Make the Simple Syrup:

  1. 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.

Make the Graham Cracker-Infused Milk:

  1. 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.

  2. Use a sieve to strain milk mixture into a clean bowl, stirring and pressing the milk through while removing the graham cracker solids. The milk will be thick. If there are still chunks of graham cracker solids, rinse the sieve and repeat.
  3. Combine graham cracker-infused milk with remaining 3/4 c. milk and stir. Anything not being used immediately should be stored in the refrigerator.

Make Your Lattes:

  1. (Note: All ingredients are all prepped but may not be warmed. You can warm coffee and/or graham cracker-infused milk in the microwave or on the stove top prior to portioning lattes, or you can warm in the microwave after. Your choice.)
  2. Place 1/2 c. of coffee in each coffee mug (you're making two lattes, so 1/2 c. coffee in each). Divide graham cracker-infused milk between the two mugs, about 1/2-3/4 c. in each. Stir in 2 tsp. brown sugar cinnamon simple syrup in each latte.
  3. Heat each mug in the microwave, if not already warmed, for 1 - 1 1/2 minutes.
  4. 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.

  5. Enjoy hot.