It’s Day 357 of the Pink Collar Savvy & Chic on Purpose Project, and I’m loving this rad raspberry recipe a latte! On St. Patty’s Day, one of my Swan Soul Sisters and I went to the Ruffles and Rust Expo and discovered a lovely lavender honey latte. Ever since, I’ve been on the prowl for affordable sugar free lavender syrups to try and recreate this scrumptious treat at home. I’d asked my local coffee shop if they could order the syrup for me, but at $11 bucks a bottle, that’s out of my price range. Even so, I became inspired to look up how to make a latte without a milk steamer and and perfected the art. Ever since, I’ve enjoyed frothy skinny vanilla lattes from the comfort of home. Because of this, I won’t be ordering any flavors I can make myself! Then, last week, while out and about, I went through the drive through and asked what other sugar free flavors they had and made a surreptitious discovery – sugar free raspberry. I ordered a latte with the Torani syrup and am a changed woman! I’ve had two more since then and figured I needed to figure out how to make my new fave drink on my own or literally go broke trying! As is so often the case, TJ Maxx came through for me. At only $3.99, I had to use great restraint not to purchase the three bottles they had – which would have been only a little more than my coffee shop’s price. The syrup is Jordan’s Skinny Syrups and I’m seriously loving the rad raspberry recipe I concocted! Now I’m sharing with you.
Rad Raspberry Latte Recipe (for a single cup)
Fresh pot of coffee or espresso
Fat free milk (2% or whole milk doesn’t froth as well)
Small Mason jar with lid (can use a larger one for more cups)
Syrup pump (optional – mine from Starbucks)
Coffee mug or thermos
- Brew coffee
- Fill jar at least a third with milk
- Squirt 2 pumps or pour 2 capfuls of syrup into mug
- Fill mug with coffee, leaving room for milk and froth
- Twist lid onto jar tightly, then shake vigorously for at least 30-60 seconds
- Microwave at least 30 seconds (Time will vary – watch to avoid spilling)
- Use spoon to hold back froth and pour milk into mug, stir
- Scoop froth on top of liquid
- Repeat with remaining coffee, frothing milk as needed
As a Pink Collar Savvy & Chic on Purpose latte lover who doesn’t love latte prices, I’m delighted to be my own barista. This is especially important, not only because I’m growing my business and want to make the most of my hard earned money, but because I want to be a good steward of my resources, no matter what I’m earning. Besides, there’s a sense of satisfaction to be had from enjoying a pleasurable experience – like my morning latte instead of just a cup of coffee, even when I’m working from home. Even more reason to love this rad raspberry recipe – a latte!
If you give this a try, I hope you’ll be Pink Collar Savvy & Chic on Purpose and let me know what you think. Thanks!
Be savvy & chic,
~Pink Collar Coach