Making the Perfect Latte


Coffee makes the world go round. So, give your morning an energy boost and create the perfect latte in your own kitchen with our step by step guide.

Coffee is our daily dose of oomph. 

It helps us to bounce out of bed each morning and gives us the fuel we need to conquer our day. 

But if 2/3’s of your latte is milk and foam, getting the right milk matters

After all, it’s the milk which gives this popular drink its creamy, foamy texture which has you floating through the clouds at every delicious sip. 

Milk being poured from a jug into a cup of coffee

Coffee and arla Cravendale

The perfect pairing. Arla Cravendale is a barista favourite for great coffee. Thanks to being finely filtered, it's a great frother! When it comes to making a latte, the frothier the milk, the better.


While coffee shops have industrial espresso machines, you can achieve the same level of perfection at home without the superior gadgets. In fact, you can accomplish that irresistibly frothy milk with just a glass jar, microwave and your favourite Arla Cravendale milk.

(we recommend whole milk for that Instagram-worthy foam moustache). 

Heat your milk, either in a small saucepan on the hob, or for 30 seconds in the microwave. You’ll want it to gently bubble, but not boil over. You also want to gently warm your mug, either in the microwave or oven.*

*checking it's safe to do so

Depending on your tools at home, there’s a number of ways to do this.  Use a handheld frother, an old-fashioned whisk, or simply pour your milk into a jar with a tight-fitting lid and shake it up!

Using an at home coffee machine or a cafetière, brew your espresso. The key is to make it nice and strong. 

You want it to fill a third of your mug.

Now it’s time to add the Arla Cravendale milk to your espresso. Pour slowly into the edge of the mug, keeping the foam back with a spoon. Once nearly full, use the spoon to spread the milk foam over the top.

Sprinkle a little bit of grated nutmeg, cinnamon or chocolate as a finishing touch.


Nowadays, there’s a coffee for every occasion, from a caffeine packed espresso for a quick pick me up to a chocolatey mocha for a lasting taste of winter. However, it’s the latte which rules the roast, voted the UK’s most popular coffee drink in 2018. 

Once you've mastered the craft, turn your newfound skills into a masterpiece with our guide on how to make latte art.