So! I posted a Crock Pot recipe earlier this week, and I’ve got two more slated for next. I guess it’s officially Crock Pot season.
It’s also warm coffee season (bye bye, beloved iced coffee), which actually turns out to be convenient, because this post is where the twain shall meet. Crock Pot? Check. Hot coffee? Check. Easy? Delicious? Check check.
For this ridiculously easy Crock Pot Vanilla Latte, I use Vanilla Coffee Syrup, milk, and coffee. And maybe a little whipped cream, if I feel like being particularly decadent. And … that’s it.
Crock Pot coffee drinks are perfect for busy holiday mornings or weekend brunches – it’s such an easy way to brew up something special in a completely hands-off way, and keep it warm to boot.
Usually, I brew an extra-strong pot of coffee, then set aside two cups of it. A little later on, I throw the coffee, milk, and syrup into an airtight pitcher and stick it in the fridge. Then next morning, in the wee hours in which I’m inevitably awake, I take all of 30 seconds to pour the coffee goodness into the Crock Pot and turn it on.
And then two hours later: lattes for all!
It couldn’t be easier to caffeinate.
- 4 cups milk (I like 2% but whole is, of course, also delicious)
- 2 cups very strong brewed coffee
- ½ cup Vanilla Coffee Syrup
- Whipped cream (optional)
- Add milk, coffee, and vanilla coffee syrup to a 2 quart or larger Crock Pot. Stir.
- Cook on high for two hours or until heated through. Make sure it doesn’t boil! You may also heat it on low, but it will take a little longer to heat up. Turn Crock Pot to warm setting to keep latte warm for 2 – 3 hours. You can use low to keep it warm if your slow cooker doesn’t have a warm setting, but keep an eye on it. Stir occasionally to make sure it doesn’t scald.
- Scoop by the ladleful into individual mugs. Top with whipped cream if desired. Serve.