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Easy Almond Milk Latte Recipe (Hot or Iced)

Roll out of bed and make this Almond Milk Latte Recipe. There’s truly nothing better to sip on first thing in the morning! Creamy, healthy, low-calorie, and sweetened to suit your own taste, this is a great way to have a treat while sticking to your health goals. No fancy equipment is needed!

2 almond milk lattes on a white table with almonds, spoons, and a white cloth.

❀️ Why you will love this recipe

  • Easy: This is just like making a basic latte recipe. All you have to do is make some strong coffee or a couple of shots of espresso, warm the milk and froth it, and add the two together.
  • Quick: This homemade almond milk latte is ready in 5 minutes (or less!).
  • Dairy-free: Instead of regular milk, this recipe calls for almond milk. It also works with other milk alternatives like oat milk, soy milk, or coconut milk. It has a delicious, nutty flavor!
  • Healthy: As this is made with just nuts, water, and coffee beans, it has no strange ingredients.
  • Healthy way to start the day: Start the day as you mean to go on! I feel much better using almond milk instead of dairy milk, and starting the day on the right foot is so important for setting up the day for success.
  • Customizable: You can make this vegan iced latte drink in several different ways. The sky is the limit! It tastes great either hot or cold, and you can add some lovely flavors to it like pure maple syrup, honey, or cocoa powder with sweetener to make it chocolatey.

πŸ—οΈ Key Ingredients & Substitutions

  • Coffee: For this coffee drink I used French Press Espresso. It’s such a great recipe for making lattes and other fancier coffee drinks when you don’t have an espresso machine to make espresso shots. If you don’t want to make espresso, making strong coffee with a drip coffee maker is a great substitute. I’d double the strength of the regular coffee for the best flavor. Cold brew coffee works really well if you’re making an iced latte. You could also try instant coffee. Mix 1 teaspoon with 1/3 cup of hot water.
  • Almond milk: Unsweetened almond milk is ideal to make this hot latte, however, you could use regular almond milk (which is sweetened a little), or vanilla almond milk to make a vanilla almond milk latte.
  • Sweetener (optional): If you would like to sweeten your coffee, you can use your preferred sweetener of choice. I prefer sugars like coconut sugar, honey, and maple syrup, or sweeteners like xylitol, stevia, or erythritol. I always have my sugar-free simple syrup on hand for latte recipes like this. It tastes great in a latte!
  • Vanilla (optional): Adding a little vanilla extract turns this into a vanilla latte and makes it taste sweeter and warmer. This is optional but I highly recommend it!
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β˜• How to make a hot almond milk latte

1. Begin by making hot espresso. If you don’t have a fancy machine, try my French Press Espresso recipe. It’s what I used to make this delicious almond milk latte.

2. Next, heat almond milk up either in a pot on the stove or in the microwave for 2-3 minutes. You want it to be hot but not boiling.

Heating almond milk in a pot on the stove with a wooden spoon.

3. Froth the warm milk with a milk frother or a steam wand. I find it easiest to get fine, silky bubbles when I move the milk from a pot or bowl to a smaller jug.

Frothing milk in a jug with a milk frother.

4. Add 1 or 2 shots of espresso to a mug or tall latte glass. At this point, you can also add vanilla or something to sweeten it like a dash of maple syrup. Mix the espresso well with the sweetener.

5. Pour the frothed almond milk over the espresso. Pro tip: if the foam is staying inside the jug instead of pouring out along with the frothed milk onto your latte, use a teaspoon to scoop it on top.

🧊 How to make an iced almond milk latte

1. Begin by making 1 or 2 shots of espresso. You can also use some cold brew coffee instead.

2. Add 1 or 2 shots of espresso or 1/3 cup of strong coffee to a tall glass.

3. If you want to add vanilla or something sweet, add it now and mix it well with the coffee.

4. Fill the glass with ice cubes.

5. Next, you can froth the cold almond milk if desired, and then pour it over the ice and coffee.

6. This creamy iced almond milk latte should mix pretty well when the milk is being poured, but you can stir it with a long spoon or a straw to blend everything.

Pouring milk over a shot of espresso in a tall latte glass.

πŸ«™ Storage & Reheating Instructions

This homemade latte keeps well in the fridge for up to 2 days in an airtight container. If it’s iced, remove the ice before storing it. You can triple the recipe to make it easy to grab and go in the mornings.

Feel free to reheat it in the microwave for 1-2 minutes if it gets cold.

πŸͺ„ Recipe Notes & Tips

  • Frothing the milk: Frothing almond milk won’t have the same results as frothing whole milk. There is less fat and sugar, so the fine foam in the frother milk doesn’t form and hold quite as well, but it does still work. I recommend keeping your milk frother under the milk the entire time you froth for the best results.
  • Add more flavor: Think of your favorite flavors from a coffee shop. You can find many flavored syrups at a grocery store or online to recreate an amazingly good latte at home.
  • Iced espresso: Freeze your espresso in an ice cube tray to add it to your iced latte instead of regular ice cubes. This keeps it from watering down, as it does when the ice melts.

πŸ€” What else can I add to an almond milk latte?

  • 1 teaspoon of cocoa powder + 1-2 teaspoons of sweetener to make a mocha (mix it with the espresso before pouring in the milk)
  • Sugar-Free Simple Syrup
  • Flavored syrup like Strawberry Simple Syrup or Sugar-Free Strawberry Syrup
  • Dairy-free whipped cream on top (it’s made out of coconut milk and is so creamy!)
  • A sprinkle of cinnamon for a little spice (great on a vanilla almond latte!)
  • Use an immersion blender to blend it with coconut oil, MCT oil, or butter for a bulletproof coffee.
2 almond milk lattes on a white table with almonds, spoons, and a white cloth.

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2 almond milk lattes on a white table with almonds, spoons, and a white cloth.

Almond Milk Latte Recipe

Bethany Galloway
Roll out of bed and make this Almond Milk Latte Recipe. Creamy, healthy, low-calorie, and sweetened to suit your own taste, this is a great way to have a treat while sticking to your health goals. No fancy equipment is needed!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Drinks
Cuisine Italian
Servings 1 latte
Calories 35 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1-2 shots of espresso or 1/3 cup strong brewed coffee see note 1
  • 250 ml 1 cup almond milk, plus more to top up (see note 2)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract optional
  • 1-2 teaspoons sweetener of choice optional
  • Ice cubes see note 5

Instructions
 

Hot almond milk latte

  • Begin by making hot espresso. If you don't have a fancy machine, try my French Press Espresso recipe. It's what I used to make this delicious almond milk latte.
  • Next, heat almond milk up either in a pot on the stove or in the microwave for 2-3 minutes. You want it to be hot but not boiling.
    Heating almond milk in a pot on the stove with a wooden spoon.
  • Froth the warm milk with a milk frother or a steam wand. I find it easiest to get fine, silky bubbles when I move the milk from a pot or bowl to a smaller jug.
    Frothing milk in a jug with a milk frother.
  • Add 1 or 2 shots of espresso to a mug or tall latte glass. At this point, you can also add vanilla or something to sweeten it like a dash of maple syrup. Mix the espresso well with the sweetener.
    Pouring a shot of espresso into a tall latte glass.
  • Pour the frothed almond milk over the espresso. Pro tip: if the foam is staying inside the jug instead of pouring out along with the frothed milk onto your latte, tilt the jug to the side or use a teaspoon to scoop it on top.
    Pouring milk over a shot of espresso in a tall latte glass.

Iced almond milk latte

  • Begin by making 1 or 2 shots of espresso. You can also use some cold brew coffee instead.
  • Add 1 or 2 shots of espresso or 1/3 cup of strong coffee to a tall glass.
  • If you want to add vanilla or something sweet, add it now and mix it well with the coffee.
  • Fill the glass with ice cubes.
  • Next. you can froth the cold almond milk if desired, and then pour it over the ice and coffee.
  • This creamy iced almond milk latte should mix pretty well when the milk is being poured, but you can stir it with a long spoon or a straw to blend everything.

Notes

  1. Coffee: For this coffee drink I used French Press Espresso. It's such a great recipe for making lattes and other fancier coffee drinks when you don't have an espresso machine to make espresso shots. If you don't want to make espresso, making strong coffee with a drip coffee maker is a great substitute. I'd double the strength of the regular coffee for the best flavor. Cold brew coffee works really well if you're making an iced latte. You could also try instant coffee. Mix 1 teaspoon with 1/3 cup of hot water.
  2. Almond milk: Unsweetened almond milk is ideal to make this hot latte, however, you could use regular almond milk (which is sweetened a little), or vanilla almond milk to make a vanilla almond milk latte.
  3. Frothing the milk: Frothing almond milk won't have the same results as frothing whole milk. There is less fat and sugar, so the fine foam in the frother milk doesn't form and hold quite as well, but it does still work. I recommend keeping your milk frother under the milk the entire time you froth for the best results.
  4. Add more flavor: Think of your favorite flavors from a coffee shop. You can find many of them at a grocery store or online to recreate an amazingly good latte at home.
  5. Iced espresso: Freeze your espresso in an ice cube tray to add it to your iced latte instead of regular ice cubes. This keeps it from watering down, as it does when the ice melts.

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 35kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 1gFat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gSodium: 8mgFiber: 1g
Keyword almond milk, coffee, french press espresso, homemade coffee drink, keto latte, low carb latte, paleo latte, vegan latte, whole30 latte
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