London Fog Lattes are my drink of choice in the wintertime. Warm, cozy, comforting, and wonderful with almond milk or oat milk, they make for the perfect treat when I’m not in the mood for coffee. (Which, shockingly, does actually happen occasionally!)
Before I get into exactly how to make one, you may be wondering …
What is a London Fog Latte?
A London Fog Latte drink is a hot latte that starts with Earl Gray tea and a frothed milk of your choice (oat milk is my fave when making it at home; almond when I’m buying it at Starbucks or somewhere else). London Fog lattes are also flavored with vanilla and sometimes lavender, and sweetened ever-so-slightly with honey or a vanilla syrup. It can also be made iced and is quite lovely in the warmer months.
The citrus note from the bergamot oil in the Earl Gray tea along with a touch of sweetness and vanilla, plus the creaminess of a perfectly frothed milk makes for a wonderfully warming drink. My fave!
And how do you make it?!
My version of a London Fog involves brewing a concentrated Earl Gray tea, then stirring in a bit of honey and vanilla extract after it has brewed. You can also add a pinch of culinary lavender if you’d like – it adds a soothing floral note.
While the tea brews, I froth my milk. I have this frother (affiliate link) which is worth every single penny (and then some), but you can also warm your milk on the stove then hit it with a handheld frother if you like. Or just skip the frothing altogether if you don’t have one.
By far, my favorite non-dairy milk alternative for lattes is oat milk. It froths up so rich and creamy – so good! Almond milk is lovely as well, but I find it doesn’t froth as much.
If you’re looking for a cozy-comforting warm drink to curl up with, I hope you try this London Fog Latte for some instant hygge! It’s quick, easy, and super easy to make at home.
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How to Make a London Fog Latte
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 Earl Gray tea bag
- Pinch culinary lavender (optional; I usually make it without)
- 2 teaspoons honey (or to taste*)
- 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 cup of your favorite milk (I prefer oat milk for these)
- Place the tea bag in a mug and add the lavender if using. Let steep for 5 minutes. Remove the tea bag or, if you added lavender, pour the tea through a strainer then back into your mug.
- Stir in the honey and vanilla, adjusting both if you like for more or less sweetness or vanilla flavor.
- While the tea steeps, heat your milk. I use an electric frother, but you can also heat it on your stovetop until steaming but not boiling, stirring frequently. Froth with a hand-frother if using.
- Pour warmed milk into tea mixture and stir to combine. Spoon any froth over the top and serve.