This London fog recipe makes the ultimate creamy and cozy beverage!
Rich and robust Earl Grey tea is mixed with warm milk sweetened with honey and vanilla to make the most enchanting drink ever!
Curl up and take a minute or two (or thirty!) to enjoy this easy, indulgent treat!
What is a London Fog?
- Aptly named for the dense fog that often covers its namesake city, Starbucks has made the Earl Grey-based tea a customer favorite!
- Why not be your own barista and make this copycat recipe for pennies without waiting in line!
- Served hot or iced, London Fog isn’t overly sweet and has a robust flavor with hints of citrus and bergamot notes.-9
Ingredients and Variations
It only takes 5 ingredients to make this creamy and comforting drink!
Tea: Full-caf or decaf is up to you! For the best flavor, choose a higher-quality tea.
Milk: Full-fat dairy gives London fog lattes their velvety texture, but any milk or non-dairy beverage will do. The creamiest non-dairy alternative to milk is oat milk!
Honey: Agave, monk fruit, or your favorite sugar-free sweetener works as long as it’s dissolved in the hot tea before adding the milk.
Variations: Save a step and use vanilla-flavored simple syrup, if desired, or try a lavender tea or syrup for a unique twist. A pinch of cardamom or pumpkin spice on the top of the foam will intensify the aroma. And for a bit more punch, add a spot of Grand Marnier or Brandy to the hot tea.
How to Make a London Fog
- Steep tea for 3-5 minutes.
- Froth the warmed milk, then add vanilla and honey as directed in the recipe below.
- Pour the tea equally into two mugs and pour the milk into each cup, reserving the foam for the tops. Serve hot.
Iced London Fog
- Brew tea, cool to room temperature, then pour over ice.
- Mix cold milk with vanilla and honey and stir into tea.
- Add extra ice and serve cold.
Pro Tips for a Perfect London Fog
- Hand-held milk frothers are great to have on hand and create frothy milk in seconds! Use it to mix up a latte or hot chocolate, as well as creamy dips and dressings, too!
- Use a good quality Earl Grey tea for the best flavor.
- If serving over ice, be sure to cool or chill the tea first.
- Use full fat milk for the best creamy flavor.
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- Boil water and add tea bags. Allow to steep for 3-5 minutes.
- In the microwave, warm the milk for 1½-2 minutes.
- Using a frother, froth milk until there is a thick foam and about doubled in size.
- Add vanilla to the milk and stir.
- Add honey to the tea to taste and stir. Divide tea equally between 2 mugs.
- Use a spoon to hold back the foam and pour the milk evenly between the two mugs.
- Gently spoon the foam on top of the tea.
- Serve hot.
- Use quality Earl Grey tea for the best flavor.
- A hand-held frother creates frothy milk in no time! Perfect to mix up dips and dressings, too!
- Chill the tea first before serving over ice.
- Use full fat milk for delish creamy flavor.
Nutrition information does not include optional ingredients or garnish and is an estimate. It may change based on actual ingredients and cooking methods used.
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