If you’re looking for some delicious Valentine’s Day coffee recipes this year, then I have you covered! You’re going to love this Pink Velvet Latte I came up with for the occasion! If you’re a coffee lover like myself, you will definitely enjoy this delicious drink!
Also, the best part is you can easily customize this recipe to make all kinds of delicious lattes with it too. It all depends on what flavor of simple syrup you use to sweeten it. I’m calling this a Pink Velvet Latte because I used raspberry syrup, but you could easily use black cherry syrup, strawberry syrup, or vanilla syrup instead. Whatever floats your boat!
And with just a few simple ingredients, you too can create this fun coffee drink that is perfect for a Valentine’s Day celebration! Keep on reading for my full recipe!
Ingredients Needed for Pink Velvet Latte
Milk of your choice (whole milk, almond milk, oat milk, coconut milk, etc.)
Valentine’s Day Sprinkles
Fresh Raspberries, optional
Chocolate Shavings, optional
Dark Chocolate Sauce, optional
What You Need to Make a Latte
So if you’ve never made a latte at home before, you definitely want an espresso machine to do this. I always use my Nespresso Vertuo Machine and I am obsessed with it. I got it right before Christmas time and have used it to make so many different creations! If you’re looking for more coffee cocktails, then check out my peppermint mocha recipe I shared a few months ago too!
You could also make this sweet coffee drink with a regular brewed coffee, although it won’t be as strong. Using an espresso maker is the best way to get a copycat version of your favorite drink from your local Starbucks at home. Plus, in the long run, it will save you the additional cost of visiting Starbucks every time you want an espresso drink.
Also, you definitely need some flavored coffee syrups to make a latte with too. I love using Jordan’s Skinny Syrups as they are 0 calories and 0 sugar too. That’s another reason why I prefer to make a latte at home more. I have better control on the calorie count and sugar content, versus going in a Starbucks and ordering one there.
So I definitely keep a stockpile of different flavors of syrups near my coffee bar at all times. That way, when the mood strikes me, I can easily make a latte or a classic cappuccino at home easily!
How to Make a Latte
With my Nespresso machine, it came with a milk frother, which has been very helpful to make these coffee drinks. If you don’t have one, you can easily order one of Amazon. Trust me, it is worth it because you will definitely use it all the time!
To make the pink velvet latte, simply pour a cup of milk into the frother. Then, add a few pumps of raspberry syrup. Or a few tablespoons of strawberry syrup, whichever flavor your taste buds prefer more. Now it’s time to froth up the milk mixture!
While the milk is frothing, brew your espresso in a large mug or tall glass. Add in the frothed, steamed milk once the espresso shot is done brewing. You could also add in some red food coloring to the milk mixture if you want it to have more of a pink look to it. It already had a slight pink look with just the syrup alone. So I didn’t add any extra to it.
Now, I’m not too good at doing latte art, so I just pour the whole mixture on top of the espresso without much thought. One of the easy ways to make it look pretty, is to simply add some whipped cream on top! The finishing touch is adding in some Valentine’s Day sprinkles on top of the whipped cream too!
Other Finishing Touches
If you wanted to do something different than sprinkles, you totally could. You could add in some tablespoons of chocolate syrup and drizzle that on top with some chocolate shavings and chocolate chips if you wanted more of a chocolate lovers vibe. Or some mocha drizzle on top would be divine too! And instead of sprinkles, you could always top with maraschino cherries or fresh raspberries too.
Also, if you like your pink velvet latte sweeter, you could always add in some extra sugar or brown sugar to it too. I am not a big fan of super sweet coffee drinks so just the syrup and milk were the perfect touch to sweeten my coffee.
Enjoy Your Latte
Well I hope you enjoyed this pink velvet latte recipe! As you can see, it is such an easy recipe and a great drink to make for a special occasion such as Valentine’s Day. Y’all know I am always looking for easy coffee drink recipes, no matter what season it is!
And I will definitely be making this pink velvet latte year round because I am obsessed with anything raspberry flavored! And I always like to elevate a plain, morning cup of coffee into something a little more special too. Especially for Valentine’s Day! So I hope you love this special coffee drink just as much as I do and I also hope you all have a very happy Valentine’s Day my friends!
Pink Velvet Latte
- 1 espresso shot
- 1 cup frothed milk
- 2 tbsp raspberry syrup
- 2 tbsp whipped cream
- 1 tsp Valentine's Day Sprinkles
- Pour 1 cup of milk into frother and add in as much raspberry syrup as you like. Turn the frother on and let it froth completely.
- While milk is frothing, brew your shot of espresso (I used my Nespresso machine for this).
- Add steamed and frothed milk into your espresso and then top with whipped cream and Valentine's Day sprinkles! Enjoy!