I print out my blog so even though most of you probably saw this tutorial over at Rebecca’s blog A Daily Something, I wanted to post it here for documentation purposes =)

My absolute favorite job I had in highschool was being a barista at a coffee shop. Funny enough I’m not an avid coffee drinker, but I LOVE specialty drinks. One that I make often is a cafe ole. This drink consists of half coffee, half milk, and if desired a shot of a flavored syrup. I like to top it off with whipped cream because I have a sweet tooth. Super easy and so comforting. Instructions below the photos.


  • Coffee maker or a french press (If using a french press, make sure the coffee beans are ground course)
  • 1/2 a cup of flavored coffee (I used decaf vanilla nut)
  • 1/2 a cup of milk
  • 1 oz of flavored syrup (I used caramel)
  • Optional: whipped cream


  1.  Brew your favorite coffee. (A french press is handy because you can make a small amount of coffee instead of a whole batch)
  2. Add 1oz of your favorite syrup into your coffee mug
  3. Either steam, heat up on the stove, or microwave half a cup of milk to a hot temperature (140F). Add to coffee mug
  4. Add the half cup of coffee to the milk and syrup in your mug
  5. Top with whipped cream
  6. Enjoy with a sweet pastry!

5 Responses to DIY Cafe Ole…

  1. Nora says:

    mh yum. I would love to have one for breakfast right now :)

  2. ooh now that looks good. This I may have to try. xx

  3. Rachel says:

    Oh wow that looks great!! Can’t wait till I can have caffeine again! New follower here :)

  4. this looks excellent sarah! and i love using my french press coffee it gives such a wonderful flavor to the coffee. hope you had a wonderful weekend

  5. sherri lynn says:

    I loved this post on A Daily Something! What pretty pictures you took – and I love the styling! :)

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