London Fog Latte (No Latte Maker Required!)

One of my favorite times of the day is latte time.  I wait for my mid-afternoon latte all day.  There is something so comforting about being able to take a break from my to-do list and wrap my hands around a warm cup of foamy tea.

When I feel like I am done with my day, that I’d rather curl up in my bed and take a nap instead of do anything responsible, it is that latte that picks me up and helps me continue on with my “mom” duties.  Every mom needs a daily latte, preferably a London Fog Latte.

A nap would be nice too.  But since things need to get done around here, we’ll skip the  nap and be thankful for the latte.


London fog latte

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The only problem is, my mug is usually not big enough.  Every single time I reach the bottom of the mug I get a twinge of sadness.  Partly because all the deliciousness is gone, and partly because that means it’s time to get back to my to-do list.

Regardless, I think afternoon latte time should be mandatory in Canada.  At least in the cold winter months.  You can’t be sad when you are drinking a latte.

I used to think I couldn’t make lattes at home because I didn’t have one of those fancy frothy machines.  Turns out, all you need is a blender.  My vitamix makes a beautiful foamy top for my drinks.

The secret to the foamy top is to hold a spoon at the edge of your blender when pouring the drink into your cup.  This will hold the foam back while the liquid pours out. When you have poured out most of the tea into your mug you can scoop the foam out of the blender on top of your latte.

*Update – I have since bought one of those super cheap, ten dollar hand held frothers.  I LOVE IT.  I was going to get the more expensive ones until I realized the cheaper one could get the job done just as well in my opinion.  So if you are ready to “level up” your frother game, you can grab one on Amazon here.  However, the blender method works just as well.  I just found it easier to not have to pull out my big blender each time.

You can make this with any kind of milk.  I’ve used cow’s milk and almond milk.  Also, for a true authentic London Fog Latte experience you can add lavender.  I don’t have any lavender on a regular basis at  my house at this point, so lavenderless London Fog it is.  I do plan to grow some lavender this Summer though, so that will change.

Pair a latte with some banana bread, and it’s a little slice of heaven in the middle of the day.

London Fog

London Fog Latte

Servings 1


  • 1 earl grey teabag
  • 1/2 cup hot water
  • 1/2 cup almond milk (or any milk you prefer)
  • 2 tsp honey
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla


  • Steep your tea bag in hot water for about 3 minutes
  • Warm up your milk in the microwave for 30-60 seconds or warm it up on your stove if you prefer.  Warming it up helps it froth.
  • Toss the milk, steeped tea, vanilla, and honey into the blender. Blend on high for 30 seconds.
  • Pour into mug, holding the foam back into the blender with a spoon.  Scoop out the foam and put it on top of the tea.
  • Enjoy!

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