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Copycat Starbucks Toasted Graham Latte

Starbucks Toasted Graham Latte
As soon as I saw the new toasted graham latte, I had to try it.  And try it again. And again. Pretty soon, I found myself craving that warm graham cracker flavor all hours of the day. I don’t think, however, that Starbucks would appreciate a visit from me in my pj’s. So, time to figure out a work-around!
After a few trial-and-error cups of coffee, I found a blend that I really like and it’s pretty close to the coffeehouse version.  (P.S. Someone might try to tell you that a little dusting of cocoa powder gives it a s’mores vibe, but it wasn’t me!)  Hope you like it!

Copycat Graham Latte

Ingredients needed per latte: 
4 oz. (1/2 cup) milk (I’ve use both straight milk and a combo of milk and a cinnamon flavored refrigerated creamer – Coffee Mate Natural Bliss Cinnamon Cream, for example.)
2 oz. espresso or 4 oz. strong brewed coffee
1/4 t. vanilla
2 t. sugar, honey or your favorite sweetener
1/4 t. cinnamon
1 graham cracker square – crushed to fine crumbs (the variety topped with cinnamon is the yummiest!)
Starbucks Graham Latte - Yummy!
Directions
  1. Brew your favorite espresso or strong coffee and put in a large mug.
  2. Add sugar, vanilla and cinnamon to the coffee, stir.
  3. Using a mason jar or something you can shake the milk in, pour in milk and most of the graham cracker crumbs (save a bit to sprinkle on top). Seal with the lid.
  4. Shake the mixture vigorously and remove the lid (do not put metal ring or lid in the microwave).
  5. Place in the microwave for 45-60 seconds (depending on the strength of your microwave). You’re looking for the milk to be steamy and frothy, and for the graham cracker crumbs to be absorbed into the milk. Watch out for overflows.
  6. Slowly pour graham milk into the coffee, scooping the froth from the jar into the coffee.
  7. Sprinkle a few graham cracker crumbs on top.
Starbucks Copycat Toasted Graham Latte
What do you think? Would you make any adjustments? I’m definitely willing to test out a tweaked version. 🙂  Has anyone seen a graham cracker flavored coffee syrup?