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Dunkin Donuts Signature Latte Recipe (Copycat Recipe)

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Dunkin’ Donuts ‘signature’ coffee revolutionized the chain’s menu. Coffee has always been a priority for the donut shop, but they really unleashed their creativity with these high-end concoctions.

The signature latte is more than a tasty drink. It’s the starting point for many other signature drinks, including the Holiday Eggnog Signature Latte, the Signature Caramel Craze Latte, and other fun caffeinated treats.

Once you master your signature latte, you’ll be able to turn it into a wide variety of excellent drinks. Having said that, the milky coffee alone is quite tasty!

Dunkin’s coffee is easily recognizable because it’s strong. Those rich, robust coffee flavors really make the difference, so if we want to copycat their style, we’ll need one strong coffee.

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I use two espresso shots for this recipe and follow the donut chain’s example using a premium-quality and nutty medium-roast coffee. You should too! Forget about heavy roasts; medium and light roasts are hot right now.

Making a proper latte at home is tricky. At a coffee shop, they have a milk steamer, often incorporated into the espresso machine. At home, we have to get creative to foam our milk and get similar results.

The recipe is relatively straightforward. Coffee topped with three-fourths of steamed milk and one fourth milk foam. If you have a fancy milk steamer in your kitchen, by all means, use it. If you don’t, don’t worry. We’re heating the milk on the stovetop and hand-mixing it until it rises and foams. It’s easier than it sounds.

By whisking the warm milk, you’ll get two ingredients, the milk itself, which is frothy and light, and the foam, which you can scoop with a spoon. You want to work fast, though, because the foam won’t last forever.

The last thing to consider is the sweetener. I use Stevia but choose your favorite. Are you ready for a creamy cup of signature latte? Let’s get it on!

How to Make It

  • Prep Time10 min
  • Cook Time10 min
  • Total Time20 min
  • Serving Size2
  • Energy43 cal

Ingredients

Directions

1

Brew your espresso.

2

For the steamed milk, heat the milk without letting it boil and transfer it into a plastic container or mixing bowl. Use a hand mixer to raise it. It should expand and change in texture.

3

Pour the coffee into your cups and top with the steamed milk. You should end up with some remaining milk foam, so scoop the equivalent of two tablespoons of foam and top your latte.

4

Sweeten to taste with your favorite sweetener and enjoy.

  • Nutrition Facts

  • Serving Size2
  • Amount per serving
  • Calories43
  • % Daily Value*Standard DV
  • Total Fat1.7 g78 g2.18%
  • Saturated Fat1.1 g20 g5.5%
  • Cholesterol7 mg300 mg2.33%
  • Sodium44 mg2300 mg1.91%
  • Total Carbohydrate4.2 g275 g1.53%
  • Total Sugars3.8 g
  • Protein2.8 g50 g5.6%
  • Calcium102 mg1300 mg7.85%
  • Potassium81 mg4700 mg1.72%