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Hot Cross Bun Latte Recipe

Mozzo Coffee | 25 March, 2024

Mozzo Coffee Hot Cross Bun Latte


With Easter approaching super fast, here’s our elevated take on the McDonald’s viral Hot Cross Bun latte, using our iconic HOUSE espresso blend. Plus, we’ve also whipped up a caffeine-free hot cross bun latte recipe for the little ones, so that you can enjoy this awesome Easter coffee together as a family over the long weekend. 

What you'll need:

For the hot cross bun syrup:

  • 100g sugar
  • 100g water
  • 30g raisins
  • ½ cinnamon stick (or ½ teaspoon of ground cinnamon)
  • ½ teaspoon of nutmeg

For the hot cross bun latte:

  • Double shot of HOUSE Espresso (link)
  • 15-20 ml of the hot cross bun syrup
  • 200 ml of milk or dairy-free alternative

For the kids: 

  • 15-20 ml of the hot cross bun syrup
  • 200 ml of milk or dairy-free alternative
  • Follow the recipe below, minus the coffee

How to make the homemade hot cross bun syrup for the latte


Step 1: Put all the ingredients in a small saucepan over a medium heat

Step 2: Whisk constantly until sugar dissolves and the mixture is bubbling

Step 3: Reduce the heat to low and stir for further 1 to 2 minutes 

Step 4: Set the syrup aside to cool off 

Step 5: Once cold, strain the syrup using a fine mesh strainer and pour it in a jar. Make sure you remove the cinnamon stick to avoid the syrup from getting stronger. 

Tip 1: the hot cross bun syrup can be made ahead of time and kept in the fridge for several days

How to make the hot cross bun latte


  • Our personal favourite recipe:
  • 18g ground coffee in; 36 - 40g brewed espresso out
  • 26 - 30 second extraction
  • Step 3: Add the double shot of espresso to the syrup and mix it all together.
  • Step 4: Prepare your milk using a milk frother. If you don’t have a milk frother at home then use a whisk and whisk the hot milk until it has almost doubled in size. 
  • Step 5:Fill the mug with frothed milk until full
  • Step 6: Serve immediately and enjoy. Sprinkle with ground cinnamon for the added touch 

Learn more about the HOUSE Espresso coffee

With a soft, well-rounded body and berry-like acidity, HOUSE Espressois our most iconic roast. The HOUSE Espresso  promises a smooth, sweet, and balanced cup, whether sipped black or with milk. Buy two 250g bags of our coffee and get free next day delivery.