Salted Honey Latte Recipe: A Perfect Starbucks Dupe

This salted honey latte recipe is not overwhelmingly sweet but it is so addictive. It’s this warm, salty, creamy taste that’s so welcome on a chilly fall morning.

Salted Honey Latte: Search for a Starbucks Dupe

I don’t go to Starbucks often on my own but, back when I was in an office, it was the only coffee shop option around (my office is out in the Virginia ‘burbs). Over the course of my many trips to Starbucks, I found my favorite drink: cold brew with salted honey cold foam. And I set out to recreate it on my own.

I’m going to put it out there right now: if I had more patience, I could have created a honey syrup and made the cold brew version (read: honey itself will not dissolve easily in a cold drink). But that’s not me, so I replicated the taste with a warm latte. If I do say so myself, it turned out perfectly…after a few tries. You’ll just need strong coffee, honey, salt, and a milk frother.

Want to go extra bougie? I sprinkle a few flakes of this finishing salt on top. If you’re local to DC, pick it up at Hill’s Kitchen

P.S. I picked this raw honey up at one of my favorite spots at the river, Where the Sidewalk Ends. Curious about the mug and spoon? I found the spoon in Austin but she sells on Etsy, and the mug is a steal from Target (sold out online but you can reserve to pick up in store!).


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So, let’s get to the recipe! Also, this is the first time using this recipe format…but if any of other bloggers out there know of a super user-friendly recipe plug-in, send them my way.

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Salted Honey Latte Recipe
A savory, delightful drink to warm up your fall mornings.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Prep Time 10 minutes
  1. Brew a strong cup of coffee. I like to use a French Press or a Moka Pot. Stir in a spoonful of honey to taste (remember, honey is essentially sugar so it's going to sweeten!). Add in a dash, perhaps a tablespoon, of milk and the vanilla extract. Stir. Add the pinch of salt to the milk. Froth. Top the coffee with the frothed milk. Sip. Enjoy!

Love this coffee and honey fragrance? I picked up a Morning Buzz candle from Pretty Palm Candle Co. and it’s this drink in candle form.


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