Coffee and Other Almond Milk Beverages That Will Make You a Great...

Coffee and Other Almond Milk Beverages That Will Make You a Great Barista

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Almond milk and almond butter make truly creamy, sumptuous beverages. If you’re looking to reduce or minimize dairy in your diet, almond milk can be stirred into your coffee, blended into smoothies, and made into milkshakes. Add protein and flavor to your smoothies with a spoonful of almond butter. The flavor is surprisingly versatile in hot and cold drinks. It pairs beautifully with raspberries, strawberries, peaches, and even cocoa powder.

Become an Almond Barista

It’s easy to make your favorite morning coffees with almond milk. Use it as you would cream and pour it straight into your favorite cup of coffee. Or blend like a barista with this quick guide to making morning coffees without dairy. Stevia makes a great, no-calorie sweetener, but use your favorite sweetener to turn any of these versions into your perfect cup.

With recipes like this, you’ll find a slew of fun new ways to enjoy almond milk and almond butter.

Almond Milk Cappuccino
  • ¹⁄³ cup espresso, piping hot
  • ¹⁄³ cup vanilla almond milk

1. Pour the espresso into a large cappuccino cup.

2. Heat the almond milk in a small saucepan over medium heat. Use a hand blender to beat the milk until frothy.

3. Pour the almond milk into the espresso. Sweeten as desired. Serve immediately.

Almond Café Latte
  • ¹⁄³ cup espresso, piping hot
  • ¹⁄³ cup vanilla almond milk

1. Heat the almond milk in a saucepan and blend with a hand blender until frothy.

2. Pour the almond milk into the espresso, holding back the foam with a spoon. Pour the foam on top of the coffee and serve immediately.

Mocha
  • ¹⁄³ cup espresso, piping hot
  • ¹⁄³ cup chocolate almond milk
  • 1 ½ teaspoons cocoa powder

1. Use chocolate almond milk instead of vanilla almond milk. Blend the cocoa powder into the mixture with a hand blender before pouring into your coffee cup.

Chai Latte
  • ¼ cup chai concentrate
  • ¹⁄³ cup almond milk

1. In a saucepan, heat together the chai concentrate with the almond milk. Blend with a hand blender until frothy.
2. Pour into a coffee cup and serve immediately.

Pumpkin Spice Latte
  • ¹⁄³ cup espresso, piping hot
  • ¹⁄³ cup almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin puree
  • ½ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

1. Blend the pumpkin puree and pumpkin pie spice into the hot almond milk with a hand blender until frothy.
2. Pour mixture into espresso and serve immediately.

Vanilla Almond Steamer

(Makes 4 servings)

This is the perfect just-before-bedtime drink. You can quickly turn this recipe into a feisty hot toddy by adding a shot of rum. If you’ve stored vanilla beans with the seeds already scraped, you can toss the empty pods into the almond milk as you heat it. You’ll get little vanilla bean specks in your drink and lots of vanilla flavor.

  • 4 cups vanilla almond milk
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup or raw honey
  • 1 vanilla bean, scraped (optional)
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon

1. In a large saucepan, heat the almond milk, maple syrup, and vanilla bean (if using) over medium-high heat until steaming.
2. Pour into mugs and sprinkle with cinnamon before serving.

PER SERVING (¼ RECIPE)

  • Calories: 146
  • Calories from Fat: 1
  • Total Fat: 5g, 8%
  • Saturated Fat: 3g, 15%
  • Total Carb: 17g, 6%
  • Dietary Fiber: 0g, 0%
  • Sugars: 16g
  • Protein: 9g
  • Cholesterol: 18mg, 6%
  • Sodium: 135mg, 6%
Double Dark Hot Cocoa

(Makes 4 servings)

Cocoa powder and chocolate chips give twice the chocolately goodness to this rich, dark cocoa. Try serving it with peppermint sticks for a wintry kiss of mint!

  • 4 cups vanilla almond milk
  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ¼ cup dark chocolate chips
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • 4 cinnamon sticks

1. Heat the almond milk in a medium saucepan over medium heat until gently boiling. Add the cocoa powder, chocolate chips, and salt.

2. Whisk until the chocolate is thoroughly combined and the drink is foamy (3–4 minutes).

3. Pour the hot chocolate into four mugs and serve with cinnamon sticks.

PER SERVING (¼ RECIPE)

  • Calories: 155
  • Calories from Fat: 48
  • Total Fat: 9g, 14%
  • Saturated Fat: 6g, 30%
  • Total Carb: 24g, 8%
  • Dietary Fiber: 3g, 12%
  • Sugars: 19g
  • Protein: 11g
  • Cholesterol: 18mg, 6%
  • Sodium: 311mg, 13%
Almond White Marshmallow Hot Cocoa

(Makes 6 servings)

White chocolate and marshmallows go together beautifully when melted into steaming mugs of this yummy cocoa. Serve with biscotti or cookies for dipping and garnish with whipped cream, if desired.

  • 4 cups vanilla almond milk
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
  • ¼ cup mini-marshmallows
  • 1 tablespoon fresh mint

1. Heat the almond milk and cinnamon to a gentle boil in a medium saucepan over medium heat.
2. Add the white chocolate chips and gently whisk them into the almond milk until the chips melt (about 2–3 minutes).
3. Pour the hot white chocolate into four mugs. Top with the marshmallows and mint.

PER SERVING (1/6 RECIPE)

  • Calories: 214
  • Calories from Fat: 97
  • Total Fat: 10.8g, 17%
  • Saturated Fat: 5.5g, 28%
  • Total Carb: 27.8g, 9%
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.0g, 4%
  • Sugars: 26.7g
  • Protein: 2.4g
  • Cholesterol: 6mg, 2%
  • Sodium: 126mg, 5%
Almond Butter Hot Chocolate

(Makes 6 servings)

Almond butter melts into a delicious, naturally sweetened cocoa made with pure ingredients. If you’re eating paleo, use unsweetened almond milk and try swapping the maple syrup for stevia powder (and a big save on calories).

  • 4 cups vanilla almond milk
  • 4 tablespoons creamy roasted almond butter
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract

1. In a small saucepan, whisk all the ingredients together over medium-high heat. Continue whisking as the mixture heats until it’s smooth and frothy. Heat just until it’s steaming but not boiling.
2. Pour into your favorite mugs and serve.

PER SERVING (1/6 RECIPE)

  • Calories: 141
  • Calories from Fat: 70
  • Total Fat: 7.8g, 12%
  • Saturated Fat: 0.6g, 3%
  • Total Carb: 15.4g, 5%
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.4g, 5%
  • Sugars: 12.1g
  • Protein: 3.1g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg, 0%
  • Sodium: 101mg, 4%
Peppermint-Chocolate Mocha

(Makes 6 servings)

Almond milk provides a perfectly creamy base for this hot, homemade mocha. Chocolate chips and peppermint extract turn a few shots of espresso into a mug that tastes a little like Christmas and a lot like delicious!

  • 4 cups chocolate almond milk
  • ½ teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1 cup espresso
  • ¼ cup whipped cream or vegan cream
  • 2 candy canes

1. Heat the almond milk, peppermint extract, and espresso together until steaming. Top with whipped cream and garnish with candy canes. Serve immediately.

PER SERVING (1/6 RECIPE)

  • Calories: 164
  • Calories from Fat: 70
  • Total Fat: 7.8g, 12%
  • Saturated Fat: 3.4g, 17%
  • Total Carb: 21.7g, 7%
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.7g, 3%
  • Sugars: 18.7g
  • Protein: 1.6g
  • Cholesterol: 21mg, 7%
  • Sodium: 127mg, 5%

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