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Cinnamon Latte with Almond Coconut Milk

You know I love me some nondairy milk, but they usually make some pretty pathetic lattes.  I like extra, extra foam and it just has to have good flavor. Sweetened almond milk tastes amazing in lattes, but just doesn’t get the foam factor right. And you can trust that fact because Josh and I have tried a variety of ways to craft the best at-home latte according to our standards.

Cinnamon Latte with Almond Coconut Milk @hiddenfruitnveg

I won’t get into the specifics, but we’ve tried a steaming wand, a milk frother, and even just a good old fashioned whisk. Each has pros and cons (that maybe Josh, the expert coffee maker, can get into another time), but with no method can you get a thick foam like they do at a coffee shop. When Almond Breeze sent over their Almondmilk Coconutmilk Original, I knew I had to give it the standard foam test. And by I, I really mean Josh made it while I lounged on the couch each and every time. I was pretty surprised at the foam we got. Unfortunately, we chose the least impressive foam day to take pictures, but this was the last of the milk and as much as I wanted to drink double lattes and take one for the team, putting on real pants and running the store was just at the bottom of my list. Priorities, right?

Cinnamon Latte with Almond Coconut Milk @hiddenfruitnveg

Let’s check off the criteria to pass the foam test. Nice thick layer? Check. Staying power? CHECK! I hate when foam disintegrates before I even make it to the couch. Flavor? Double check. There’s no sweetness to the milk (which is fine, because I’m adding cinnamon syrup here), but the slight coconut flavor is tops. I know it’d be great with a little caramel, as well — someone want to hook me up with a homemade caramel syrup recipe? Thanks in advance 😉

Cinnamon Latte with Almond Coconut Milk @hiddenfruitnveg

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Cinnamon Latte with Almond Coconut Milk
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Serves: 1 mug
 

Ingredients
  • ½ c Unsweetened Almond Breeze Almondmilk Coconutmilk Original
  • 3 oz espresso or very strong coffee
  • Cinnamon simple syrup (see the notes section in this recipe for a homemade version or use store bought)
  • Optional: additional sweetener if you’re like Josh and want it extra sweet!

Instructions
  1. Prepare espresso and pour into your favorite coffee mug. Stir in cinnamon simple syrup, to taste (I recommend starting with about 4 tsp and increasing based on your preferences), adding additional sweetener at this time if you want it.
  2. Froth your milk using your favorite method/tool.
  3. Slowly pour your milk over the espresso using a spoon to hold back the foam and let the thinner milk pour out first. Move the spoon and carefully pour the foam on top (sometimes I like to transfer my foam with a spoon to ensure I get a big pile of it).

Notes
After frothing/foaming the milk up, it will just about double in size.

This post is sponsored by Almond Breeze Almondmilk. All opinions are, as always, my own.

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4 Comments
    Julia May 07, 2015

    No joke, I’m drinking an almond milk latte RIGHT NOW! I have one almost every morning…can’t get enough of them. That cinnamon simple syrup sounds amazeballs! I must add this latte to my morning repetoire!

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    Izzy May 07, 2015

    I’m not a big coffee drinker, but I did used to work at a coffee shop and the foam was my favorite thing ever! I loved trying to make it as thick as I could, pretty much to where I had to eat it with a spoon rather than drink it :) I will have to check out this coconut milk blend, it sounds so creamy and delicious!

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    Joanne May 01, 2015

    I would make vegan lattes/cappuccinos all the time if it wasn’t for the sad lack of foam! Good to know that the almond coconut milk gets the job done.

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    Lily Lau Apr 30, 2015

    This latte sounds so promising, I’d love to try it! :)

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