If there’s anything that soothes the soul more than sugar cookies, I can’t think of what it is. My mother is the queen of sugar cookies, she always has a roll in the freezer ready to be cut into slices and baked at a moment’s notice.
Thanks, Mom! How did you know I just needed a little sugar cookie?
You’re the best!
And this drink exemplifies the best of holiday sugar cookies.
You’ve got almond flavor.
You’ve got sugar.
You’ve got vanilla.
And you’ve got a hint of butter flavor, which as we know makes everything taste like love.
What if I don’t have butter substitute?
I’d highly recommend going “old school,” and grabbing just a tiny bit of unsalted butter from the refrigerator. You just want a tiny bit of butter flavor, so I’d say ¼ teaspoon should do the trick!
Starbuck’s Sugar Cookie Almond Milk Latte (Copycat Recipe) Tips:
You can make the simple syrup ahead of time, and just assemble the latte at your leisure! It will hold well in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
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Starbuck’s Sugar Cookie Almond Milk Latte (Copycat Recipe)
This drink brings together all of the flavors of sugar cookies, with a kick of espresso!
- Prep Time: Prep Time: 3 minutes
- Cook Time: 10 minutes
- Total Time: 13 minutes
- Yield: 1 drink 1x
Sugar Cookie Simple Syrup Ingredients:
1/4 cup water
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
1/8 teaspoon imitation butter flavoring, or 1/4 teaspoon unsalted butter
Sugar Cookie Almond Milk Latte Ingredients:
Sugar Cookie Simple Syrup
3/4 cup almond or vanilla milk
2 oz. brewed espresso
Sprinkles, for serving
Sugar Cookie Simple Syrup Instructions:
In a small saucepan over medium heat bring the water, sugar, vanilla extract, almond extract, and butter to a simmer, about 3-5 minutes. Remove from heat.
Starbuck’s Sugar Cookie Almond Milk Latte Instructions:
Heat the milk in a medium saucepan over medium-low heat until bubbles form around the edges, about 3-5 minutes.
Once the milk is warmed through, use a frothing wand and whip it for 1 minute. Tilt the pan slightly, and use the frothing wand to aerate the milk until a solid froth forms.
Pour the espresso into a mug along with the simple syrup. Top with frothed milk.
Garnish with sprinkles.
- Serving Size: 1
- Calories: 519
- Sugar: 27.1g
- Sodium: 16mg
- Fat: 36.7g
- Saturated Fat: 3.4g
- Carbohydrates: 40.4g
- Fiber: 8.9g
- Protein: 15.2g
- Cholesterol: 3mg