Vanilla Latte with Tate+Lyle® Gourmet Beverage Syrups

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Find a few minutes to flavor your moment with the new Tate+Lyle® Gourmet Beverage Syrups.  You can boost your normal cup of joe with just a couple ingredients and turn it into one of my favorites–the vanilla latte.  No fancy equipment needed! Brilliant!Low-Calorie Vanilla Latte (Skinny Vanilla Latte) - you can make at home without an espresso machine or fancy equipment!These days, I’m lucky if I fit in a cup of coffee once every day.  I’m the type of person who only drinks coffee if I can sip it and slowly enjoy it.  It needs to be a peaceful and refreshing environment. In other words, I don’t drink it while on mom duty. I look forward to Tuesdays and Thursdays, when the kids attend a Mom’s Day Out program at the local church while I work on writing, recipe development, etc.  After I drop them off, and right before I get started on work, I sit down for about 30 minutes of quiet time with a hot cup of coffee.   Other days of the week, I wait until nap time for this moment, but it’s not always guaranteed.

Because these rejuvenating moments can be so few, I often like to make the most of them.  One way I do this is by making my coffee “my way” with Tate+Lyle® Gourmet Beverage Syrups.  If you follow me on Instagram, you have seen that I typically use Tate+Lyle® Fairtrade Certified Sugars in my coffee, specifically their raw cane sugar.  Guess what?  As of this fall, they now have flavored syrups available in Caramel, Hazelnut, and Vanilla! The Tate+Lyle® Gourmet Beverage Syrups come in 12.7 fl. oz. bottles and are great for flavoring your coffee, tea, soda, smoothies, cocktails, etc.  Since 1878, Tate+Lyle® has been a trusted sweetener brand in the U.K. and just recently available throughout the U.S.!  You can find coupons for the flavored syrups in the Sunday Newspaper, December 7th, and also in issues of First for Women and Women’s World. To download a coupon for $1.50 off you can go here!Low-Calorie Vanilla Latte (Skinny Vanilla Latte) - you can make at home without an espresso machine or fancy equipment!When I want to make my “me” time extra special, I use these syrups to flavor my coffee.  One of my favorite drinks is a simple vanilla latte, but I do not own an espresso machine or any fancy equipment.  A while back, I shared a recipe with you on making your own milk froth using a mason jar in the microwave.  Well, friends, this is how I make my vanilla latte at home using Tate+Lyle® Gourmet Beverage Syrups! If you don’t have an espresso machine but would like to make a vanilla latte at home, go pick up some Tate+Lyle® Gourmet Beverage Syrups in the sugar aisle at your local Walmart or the coffee aisle at other fine retailers and follow my simple recipe below.  It’s brilliant!

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Vanilla Latte with Tate+Lyle® Gourmet Beverage Syrups

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Yield: 1 serving

Vanilla Latte with Tate+Lyle® Gourmet Beverage Syrups

No fancy equipment needed for this vanilla latte. Just a mason jar!

  • 1/2 cup strong brewed coffee
  • 1/2 cup low-fat milk
  • 2 tablespoons Tate+Lyle® Vanilla Pure Cane Syrup

Pour 1/2 cup hot strong brewed coffee into an 8 ounce coffee mug. To make the foam, pour milk and syrup into a mason jar (at least pint size jar). Tightly cover with the lid and shake for 30 seconds. Remove the lid and microwave on high for another 30 seconds. Using a spoon to hold back the foam, pour the milk into the coffee. Spoon the milk foam over top and serve immediately.

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  1. Sandy Headtke says:

    My time is my bubble bath. Sometimes I read a book other times I have a glass of wine.

  2. Sandy Headtke says:
  3. First of all, I’m obsessed with your coffee mug! So pretty 🙂 How do I spend “me” time? Hmmm. I like to snuggle up with my kindle, or my husband while watching a movie, or even just going for a nice walk with my dog and husband! Not technically “me” time, but it’s when I feel the most relaxed!

  4. going on a long run is my me time!

  5. melissa herrmann says:

    I run! I love running without the kids. It’s such a great treat for me.

  6. I do Zumba! If I feel like being by myself then I do it at home to the DVD. Otherwise, I go to the gym and join the group exercises!

  7. A new cappuccino first thing in the AM!

  8. I love to take me time by going cross country skiing in the winter either with a friend or by myself.

  9. I make my me time special with a nice cup of coffee on the front porch.

  10. Lisa Cooper says:

    My “me time” is deep water aerobics at the Y. I have finally found an exercise I LOVE!

  11. I enjoy getting up early and having a hot cup mocha coffee.

  12. Actually, my ‘me’ time is in the kitchen baking or in my craft studio making cards, wreaths, etc; both of which I find relaxing.
    Thank you for this giveaway opportunity

  13. Gina Florencia says:

    Love coffee and making cards, I’m a crafter, so whatever crafty, will be my ‘me time’ thanks Gina f

  14. I enjoy vanilla lattes too, Nikki.
    I enjoy a walk or jog outdoors or curling up under a fluffy blanket with a cup of tea listening to my daughter read like a rock star or watching a Jane Austin film.
    Hope you are enjoying this season of Advent.

  15. Me time is either reading a book, getting into a new show on Hulu or crafting.

  16. I love having a nice steamy cup of sweet tea for some Me Time

  17. Angie Jerde says:

    Awww nothing better then “me time!” That usually consists of going to my workout class first thing in the morning to get my day off to a great start. Otherwise my favorite way is cuddling up in my pjs on my couch with a glass of wine, candle lit and a good movie : )

  18. Lisa Jennings says:

    Bath time after everyone else has gone to bed at night and some Tulsi tea. Very relaxing.

  19. I like to read a good book and have a nice glass of wine!

  20. I go shopping and do what ever else I want!

  21. April was in CT now CA says:

    Walk on my treadmill and indulge in watching QVC without the threat of ordering anything. 🙂

  22. My “me” time is spent working out at the gym.

  23. Susan Smith says:

    I make my me time special with a nice cup of coffee on my deck with a good book.

  24. Susan Smith says:
  25. just singing along to my favorite songs

  26. Watching White Collar with a cat sleeping on my lap.

  27. Lisa Brown says:

    reading a cozy mystery and enjoying a caramel macchiato coffee

  28. Lisa Brown says:
  29. steve weber says:

    I listen to good music and have a few cocktails.

  30. I make it special by drinking a hot latte with a dash of flavored syrup. I would love to try the vanilla variety

  31. I make my “me” time brilliant by doing yoga or enjoy a cup of coffee.
    tcarolinep at gmail dot com

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  33. I make “me” time special by enjoying a cup of coffee and a piece of chocolate

  34. I make my “me” time brilliant by enjoying a nice latte out on my patio while reading a good book.

  35. I go for a walk to clear my head.

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  37. Julie Wood says:

    I have one of those coffee machines that I can make Lattes, and for me a me time is making a Hot Caramel Latte and sitting down and reading the Newspaper! I would love to try the Caramel flavor.

  38. Julie Wood says:
  39. Jessica To says:

    For me time, I usually try to read a good book in a quiet area!

  40. I do enjoy a cup of coffee during my “me” time, or chocolate is always nice too.

  41. I love chocolate or a little quiet time to read.

  42. I take ‘me’ time by either going for a jog around the neighborhood with some great music or read a good book in front of the fireplace in the winter with some hot chocolate.

  43. usually coffee, a nap, or a bath for me

  44. I love grinding fresh coffee beans and making a cup Chemex style before I settle down with an open Bible. Like you, I do not hurry through the brew. Then I go for a nice long walk with my two English setters.

  45. When I want to carve out a little “me time,” I make a nice hot cup of tea and park on the couch with my laptop (which is exactly what I’m doing right now). For the icing on the cake, my cat curls up next to me and purrs, and the dog snores at the other end of the couch (both of which are also happening right now). Doesn’t get more peaceful than that!

  46. Here’s the link to my tweet about your pretty Vanilla Latte and the Tate+Lyle promotion:
    Thank you!

  47. ELIZABETH P says:

    A quiet corner and I’d like to try the English toffee and put it in my coffee! truckredford(at)Gmail(Dot)com

  48. ELIZABETH P says:
  49. i like to take a hot bath and enjoy a glass of wine.

  50. That looks so good! I use your mason jar froth recipe idea all the time! My “me” time has been in short supply lately other than just trying to sleep (thanks, toddler + pregnancy fatigue!), but I do enjoy a warm beverage while curled up on my couch during nap time. I either read, study, or catch a favorite tv episode and just chill for a few minutes!

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  52. ANGEL JACKLYN says:
  53. For me time I like to meditate while listening to soft music.

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  54. I usually make a special mocha latte at home during my me time, but I haven’t tried these syrups yet! They sound delish!

    Thanks for the chance to win!
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  56. “Me time” usually consists of a long hot bubble bath and a good book!
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  57. I love a good book and a piping hot cup of tea for my “me” time… now infused with gourmet syrup! 🙂

  58. A long with followed by a dark blend cup of coffee is my way to relax and reward myself!

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

  59. I have a nice warm cup of flavored coffee while checking out my fave blogs!

  60. I like to read a good book when I have “me” time. Unfortunately me time is so hard to come by it generally takes me months to finish a book 😉

  61. For “me” time, I go sit in my comfy chair and knit or crochet.

  62. I drink a cup of flavored coffee and read a book

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

  63. My favorite way to spend my “me” time is by going to get my nails done!

  64. i make my me time brilliant by brewing a nice hot fresh cup of coffee

  65. I like to read a good book and relax In the bubble bath. I treasure every bit of “me” time.

  66. I love to get a pedi and mani.

  67. i love vanilla in my hot coco as a sweet treat

  68. I like to take my “me time” in nature with my camera. I lose myself in the beauty around me and it has a meditative effect on my spirit and mind. I love it!

  69. Francine Anchondo says:

    I take a bubble bath and read a book.

  70. Ellie Wright says:

    My me time usually means a hot bath and a good book.

  71. Ellie Wright says:
  72. Margaret Smith says:

    I really enjoy a hot cup of tea or hot coffee. That’s my relax time for me.

  73. For me, it’s backpacking in the mountains on a clear, crisp morning.

  74. Margaret Smith says:
  75. Stephanie Larison says:

    I don’t get much me time, it’s usually when I’m taking a quick shower alone lol. A me time nap would be amazing!

  76. finally relaxing with a good book

  77. By reading a good book with a good cup of coffee

  78. I exercise and meditate.

  79. Theresa Smith says:

    I make coffee with cream or flavor and some Splenda in it. I enjoy it in bed with a good book.

  80. I make sure to get extra comfy.

  81. Stephanie V. says:

    I’m with you – all about adding the vanilla to my coffee!!
    tvollowitz at aol dot com

  82. Me time is drinking coffee while reading a good book.

  83. I take a long hot bath.

  84. Barbara Montag says:

    I so enjoy lap swimming at the YMCA and the whirlpool – we’re talking bliss!
    thank you

  85. Barbara Montag says:
  86. megan Tilley says:

    My me time includes taking a really hot bath and reading a book.

  87. megan Tilley says:
  88. I drink coffee and get caught up on the news before the rest of my family gets up in the morning.

  89. I sit on my porch swing and read a book and watch the wild life.

  90. I make “me ” time brilliant by taking a bath

  91. I love to garden….nothing like seeing beautiful flowers everywhere! 🙂

  92. Sandy Klocinski says:

    I give myself permission to do nothing. I am so good at multi-tasking that it’s hard to switch off and just ‘be’. So when the sun’s out, I take 10 minutes to bask in the sunshine. Just that. No laundry folding or bill paying allowed.

  93. Sandy Klocinski says:
  94. Buddy Garrett says:

    I go hiking or bicycling.

  95. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    I run the lake for some me time

  96. Amanda Sakovitz says:
  97. My me time is snuggling up with a book.

  98. I like to give myself a facial.

  99. Some of my me time is made brilliant with hot water and lots of lovely scented body washes and shampoos! I love a little time to myself, luxuriating in the shower. I come out feeling refreshed and ready to get going again 🙂

  100. Debbi Wellenstein says:

    My “me” time is me in a hot bubblebath, with a good book, and a glass of wine!

  101. melissa Resnick says:

    i take a moment alone with my horse

  102. gayle gildehaus says:

    My me time is a cup of coffee,some chocolate,and an old western.

  103. I enjoy relaxing with a good movie and some hot chocolate or vanilla milkshake

  104. I exercise

  105. I make my “me” time brilliant by taking a long walk!

  106. Cathy Truman says:

    I like to get a pedicure and a cup of Starbucks it is my little piece of heaven.

  107. Thomas Murphy says:

    I like to relax and watch a movie.

  108. Thomas Murphy says:
  109. T Michelle Trump says:

    My me time is a relaxing hot bath and good bath!

  110. T Michelle Trump says:

    I tweeted as @tmt121172 on 12/31/14

  111. paige chandler says:

    I go to a stress relief yoga class

  112. I like to listen to audio books while taking my daily walks.

  113. lauren knott says:

    Taking in a yoga class!

  114. I like to get lost in my housecleaning. Thank you

  115. Kathy Pease says:

    My favorite ME TIME is a hot bubble bathand candles

  116. I make my ME time brilliant by TAKING A NAP!!!!

  117. Kathy Pease says:
  118. i enjoy relaxing at home and reading a book

  119. sarah hirsch says:

    i make my me time special by allowing for NO interruptions

  120. Nap, no jog. I like vanilla in my coffee.

  121. Ok, not all the time, but some of the time I make my me times special by eating a piece of organic chocolate in the morning with my coffee. Yes, chocolate for breakfast. It’s not cheap and I like that it is a ‘me time’ thing so I don’t go overboard eating it. Just some times.

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