Gathering around a campfire and roasting s’mores is one of the most fun activities during the summer. Friends are around, the weather is mild, and the campfire provides comfort and warmth. It is a favorite pastime of many. It’s super easy to make delicious variations of s’mores flavors in cakes, cookies, hot cocoa, and many other desserts. You need three elements to make a s’mores dessert; graham crackers, marshmallows, and chocolate.
This Campfire S’Mores Latte Recipe combines all of those elements into a creamy latte. It all starts with a strongly brewed espresso that is going to add the rich coffee element to this latte. You need a strong brew because of all of the other ingredients inside. The sweetness and milk can drown out the coffee flavor, so make sure it is strong.
There are two types of chocolate in this latte. The first is a high-quality cocoa powder added directly to the coffee. This makes the coffee drink itself nice and chocolatey. The second chocolate element is shaved chocolate over the top, adding texture and color to the top of the latte.
To sweeten, this recipe calls for plain white sugar. This is just to take off any bitter edge that the espresso may bring. If you have a favorite coffee syrup such as chocolate or French vanilla, feel free to use that. If all you have is brown sugar, no worries, use that. Dieters can even use sugar-free syrup.
Another sweetener in this recipe comes from jarred marshmallow fluff. This stuff melts beautifully into the latte, more so than actual marshmallows. You could also use a homemade whipped meringue in place of the marshmallow fluff, but that is a time-consuming step that is totally not necessary.
The graham cracker element comes from crushed graham cracker crumbs on top of the latte. It brings the familiar scent of these cookies right up to your nose as you sip, reminding you of a campfire s’more. It also adds a beautiful toasty color on top.
Instead of simply topping the latte with whipped cream, you’ll want to fold some of the marshmallow fluff into the whipped cream. It’ll lighten the fluff slightly and add that marshmallow flavor. It also brings out the fluff flavor in the actual latte itself.
To make this a true latte, be sure to froth your milk of choice before adding it to the latte. 2% milk works best for frothing, as it allows the incorporation of more air than other kinds of milk. You can use whatever milk you like, just be sure that you froth it before adding it to the espresso.
Serve this latte when you are yearning for summer to arrive in the dead of winter. You can also make this latte any time of year if you are a major s’more’s lover. If you keep marshmallow fluff and graham crackers in the pantry, you can have this latte all year long.
Brew your espresso. Be sure it is bold and strong to stand out along the other flavors. Add it to a large mug.
Froth your milk using a milk frother. If you don’t have one, place your milk in a small saucepan over low heat and use an immersion blender to incorporate air into the milk for 3-4 minutes or until the milk is very frothy.
Add the warm frothy milk to the espresso. Stir in 2 tablespoons of marshmallow fluff, sugar, and cocoa powder. Mix to incorporate everything.
Fold the whipped cream in with the remaining 2 tablespoons of marshmallow fluff. Top the latte with marshmallow cream.
Sprinkle the graham cracker crumbs on top of the cream along with the chocolate shavings. Serve immediately.