I have a friend Zelia who is visiting her family in Morocco right now. She saw one of her family members making this and just had to ask what it was, come to find out it was a Moroccans very way to make lattes at home. Zelia was nice enough to share this amazing recipe with me because she knows I love coffee. This latte is good; you just have to try it. I am sure that you will enjoy it more than the ones you get from coffee shops, it taste a lot better. You may think that you can do easily by just adding the hot milk then the coffee and sugar, I tried it and it did not come out as well. Therefore, they know what their doing and lets stick with that. I have been making these lattes for myself everyday since she gave me the recipe.

2 cups milk
1-1/2 tablespoons instant coffee (divided)
4 teaspoons sugar (divided)

1. In a small saucepan on medium heat add milk, cook until hot about 2 minutes. Meanwhile add half of sugar and half of coffee into one coffee cup, and the other half in another. Place about 1/2 tablespoon milk into each cup. Mix constantly to form a paste in each cup, about 1 minute.

2. Carefully pour hot milk over coffee paste, gently stir.


Vanilla: Add 1 tablespoon vanilla into milk when it is heating.

Mocha: Add 1 tablespoon cocoa powder into milk when it is heating and increase sugar to 5 teaspoons.

Same method as above except after milk heats froth milk with hand blender.

Yields: 2 servings

6 Responses to Cappuccino/Latte

  • Anonymous says:

    salam sis!
    thought I’d share this with you… I make coffee similarly so I don’t know if its just a morocan thing – anyway, i’v been making coffee this way for years now & its super!!! the thing I do differently is stir the coffee & sugar paste till it is quite pale in colour – that’l take about 2-3 mins of constant beating… it just makes it SOOOOOOO good!!! try it, maybe you’l like it as much as I do :)

  • Sonia says:

    Assalam alaikum,

    What I did was use Maxwell instant coffee and whip it a bit until it turned light brown color, then I added milk it was frothy and delicious…. Tomorrow I’m trying it with Starbucks instant coffee to see if I can quit going to Starbucks spending $4.29 for a cup of latte:)

  • Noor says:

    Alaykum Salam, I use maxwell house as well. Most people use Nescafe here though. I love maxwell house instant. Thats why the color is darker, its a very dark roasted coffee. Good luck Sonia, hope it works out for you, for some reason when I would buy Starbucks for the house, it would always make me sick. I am not big on Starbucks though I just do not think their coffee is good.

  • Sonia says:

    Eh, I had a sample pack of Starbucks instant coffee. I tried with it and it was Meh. So I’m back to my favorite Maxwell. And guess what? They were on sale at Walgreens, $4 a jar! I bought 4 jars, lol! Who needs Starbucks when there is a delicious cup of Moroccan Latte :)

  • mari says:

    salaam sis!
    just stumbled on your blog and i’m in love :) just had to try the latte recipe and i absolutely love it (im a coffee addict!)..thanks for sharing this with us…and saving me money (from buying takeaway coffee lol) :)

  • Noor says:

    Mari thanks so much I am happy you found me too :) Welcome to the club I LOVE my coffee as well, lol.

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