Coconut Vanilla Vegan Latte

Coconut Vanilla Vegan Latte

This Vanilla Coconut Cream Latte (or kids cocoa) is soft and fragrant with a tropical vanilla-coconut essence and undertones of maple and spice.

Ingredients for Coconut Vanilla Vegan Latte:

  • 2 shots espresso
  • 2 1/2 cups of soy or other non-dairy milk
  • coconut “whipped cream”
  • 4 drops real vanilla extract
  • 2 Tbsp maple syrup
  • a few dashes cinnamon
  • 1 dash cayenne
  • sweeten further with sugar to taste (if needed)
  • garnish: coconut flakes and crushed vanilla bean

Ingredients for Coconut Milk Whipped Cream:

  • 1 can full-fat coconut milk, chilled in fridge overnight
  • 2 Tbsp powdered/confectioners sugar
  • 1 beater OR whipping cream dispenser

Directions for Coconut Vanilla Vegan Latte:

  1.  Heat your non-dairy milk and brew your espresso shots. Combine. 1 1/4 cups of milk and 1 espresso shot per mug. Add more espresso if you’d like!
  2. Add the vanilla extract, maple syrup, cinnamon and cayenne – split between the two mugs.
  3. Stir briskly. Add whipped coconut milk topping and garnish. Serve!Serve it in a spooky mug for a ghostly, spooky latte..

Directions for Coconut Milk Whipped Cream;

  1. Open coconut milk. Scoop the firmed top of the coconut milk into a bowl. Try to avoid the light watery liquid and just scoop the thick white stuff.
  2. Fold the confectioners sugar into the coconut milk. Smoothing out the clumps.
  3. With a beater, beat the mixture until fluffy enough for spooning. OR if you have a whipping cream dispenser – use this mixture as you would heavy cream.

Kid-Friendly Version:

  • Replace the shot of espresso with 1 heaping spoonful of your favorite cocoa mix and a few more spoonfuls of water or soy milk.

Other Modifications:

  • sub chai tea mix for espresso = chai latte
  • 2 espresso shots = caffeine cravers latte
  • 1 tablespoon canned pumpkin = pumpkin coconut vanilla latte
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa mix into espresso version = coconut vanilla mocha
  • use real scooped vanilla bean pod seeds instead of vanilla extract = real vanilla latte
  • spooky mug = spooky ghost latte

Yields:  2 servings


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