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Vegan Cinnamon Latte Recipe
I’m a big, big coffee drinker, and this easy cinnamon latte does not disappoint.
There was a time I tried to wean off of coffee, but now that I moved back to Chicago there’s just no way, I love it too much and it keeps me warm!
I’ve always been a fan of the Cinnamon Dolce Latte at Starbucks, but flavored syrups aren’t my favorite because I feel like they taste so artificial and sometimes have weird additives.
I usually opt for using whole, natural ingredients whenever I can, and making my own is the perfect way to do this, not to mention it’s super easy and budget-friendly.
I usually make café au lait’s (just coffee and steamed milk), but sometimes you have to switch it up. This cinnamon latte is not overly-sweet and still has a strong coffee flavor, as well as a caffeine boost!
Healthy Cinnamon Vanilla Plant Based Coffee
I was actually gifted an espresso machine last Christmas and it makes my life so much easier, if you have one I would recommend using it for this recipe!
It definitely helps with the quality of the coffee and the control you have with the frothing is better – not to mention it enables you to practice all sorts of fun latte art!
However, for this recipe I wanted to make it more accessible because not everyone has one, and using a wand steamer is MUCH cheaper and still works really well.
You can use any plant-based milk you’d like, but I’ve found that versions with added gums (which aren’t my favorite) get WAY more foamy. So your options here are a super all-natural milk or a super foamy latte, your choice!
How To Make Your Natural Vegan Latte
The first step in making this vegan cinnamon latte is to stir together your freshly brewed coffee, maple syrup, vanilla and cinnamon well.
Next you’ll want to prepare your milk – a wand-steamer is super easy to use: start by heating up your milk in the microwave or over the stove, then place the tip beneath the surface of the milk, turn it on, and let it swirl, slowly pulling up as needed to keep the foam rising.
If you would like a video on how to do this, watch this link.
Once you have as much foam as you want, take out the wand and let the milk sit so the foam separates from the milk more, then take a large spoon and block the foam from coming out of the cup as you pour the milk into the coffee and flavorings. Then just scoop out your foam and place it on top.
It may sound tricky if you haven’t done it before, but it’s super easy with some practice!
Top off your latte with another dash of cinnamon and you’re all set! It’s such a simple latte recipe but it will save you loads of cash and calories than compared to going to a coffee shop every day!
This recipe is:
- Dairy Free
If your looking for some snacks to go along with this latte, try one of my sweet treat recipes:
Alternative Methods For Making Cinnamon Lattes
If you want to make this latte but don’t have a steam wand or an espresso machine, you can always just use warm non-foamy milk, try adding the hot milk to a French press and pulsing it with the lever, or putting it in a sealed cup and shaking it until it gets foamy!
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- 1 Cup Almond Milk (or preferred plant milk)
- 1/4 Cup Strong Coffee or 1-2 Shots of Espresso
- 1/4 Tsp Ground Cinnamon
- 1/2 Tsp Vanilla Extract
- 3-4 Tsp Maple Syrup
(You can use an espresso machine according to directions if you have one, but here is how I make it with just a steam wand and a microwave!)
- Add cinnamon, vanilla and maple syrup to your mug. Add coffee and stir until well combined.
- Microwave milk for 1 minute or heat over the stove until very warm but not boiling.
- Place steam wand into milk and turn on, slowly bring it to the top of the milk until it starts to swirl, and continuing until desired amount of foam is reached.
- Allow to rest for a couple minutes for the foam to further separate, then take a large spoon to hold back the foam as you pour the milk into the coffee mixture.
- Scoop out the foam and place on top of the milk; top with cinnamon. Enjoy!
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 184