Café au Lait

A comforting and simple French classic, Café au Lait is equal parts freshly brewed coffee and steamed milk, served in a large bowl or mug. It's the perfect morning treat, offering a gentle start to the day with its smooth blend of flavors.

Glass Type: Large Mug


  • 1 cup brewed coffee
  • 1 cup steamed milk


  • Brew a cup of strong coffee, according to your preference.
  • Steam the milk until it's hot and frothy. If you don't have a steamer, you can heat the milk gently in a saucepan, then whisk it vigorously to create foam.
  • Pour the brewed coffee into a large mug or bowl.
  • Add the steamed milk to the coffee, maintaining an equal ratio of coffee to milk.
  • Stir gently to combine.

Did You Know?

  • In France, Café au Lait is traditionally served in a wide bowl, which allows the drinker to enjoy dipping pieces of baguette or croissant into the beverage.
  • The term "Café au Lait" literally means "coffee with milk" in French, and it's a staple in French cafés and homes, particularly at breakfast time.
  • Unlike its Italian cousin, the Cappuccino, Café au Lait has a larger ratio of milk and is typically served in a bigger cup or bowl, making it less strong.