I recently gave up drinking coffee. I made it a good month. Then one day I was so tired I absolutely could not get through work without some serious java assistance, so I stopped for a coconut milk latte on the way to work.
It certainly helped me get through the day but I live in the boondocks so I don’t have the option to buy lattes everyday. Plus, I hate spending money on stuff I can easily make at home for less.
Plus, making nut milk lattes at home is crazy easy. And you don’t need an espresso machine or a milk steamer.
All you need is coffee, almond milk, unrefined coconut oil, and a blender.
If you drink cow’s milk, this recipe should work exactly the same way. Please let me know how it works for you!
I did a live Facebook video demonstrating how to make your own dairy free milk at home using just two simple ingredients: boiled filtered water + raw nuts (almonds, dried unsweetened coconut, or shelled hemp seeds are my favorite), and how to use that nut milk to make dairy free lattes in a blender.
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ALMOND MILK LATTE RECIPE
Makes two 8 oz. lattes
2 c freshly brewed coffee
2 c homemade nut milk (1/4 c raw organic nuts + 2 c boiled filtered water)
2 t unrefined coconut oil
Optional: natural sweetener to taste (honey, unrefined coconut sugar, maple syrup, or stevia)
Optional: other flavorings to taste (cinnamon, vanilla, cocoa powder, etc.)
1.) Place coffee, nut milk, and coconut oil in the blender and whizz until frothy (about 1-2 minutes).
2.) Strain through a fine mesh strainer.
3.) Add desired sweeteners or flavorings.
-If you make a big batch of homemade nut milk and store it in a mason jar in the fridge, it will last 3-5 days. Coconut milk with separate as it cools in the fridge. Let it come to room temperature slightly so the fat melts back into the milk and shake vigorously before use.
-If you want to make nut milk for each individual latte, soak your nuts in the boiled water while your coffee is brewing so they have time to soften up.
-If you don’t want to make your nut milk separately, just put all of the ingredients in a blender and puree for 1-2 minutes, then strain.
-Straining through a fine mesh strainer lined with a cheese cloth or a coffee filter will give you a smoother nut milk and thus, a smoother latte.
I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we do! Post your questions and comments below!
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WHY WE LIMIT OUR DAIRY INTAKE:
Dairy is hard to digest and it causes inflammation and mucus build up in the body. High dairy consumption has also has been linked to some hormone driven cancers. According to a recent Harvard study and Chris Woollams’ comprehensive guide, Everything You Need to Know to Help You Beat Cancer, consuming more than two servings of dairy milk a day can increase your risk of prostate, ovarian, and colon cancer by 34%.
We’ve never been big milk drinkers so having dairy milk on hand for coffee often ended in waste. We limit our consumption of dairy to organic yogurt and raw organic sheep or goat’s milk cheese because goat and sheep milk is closer to the composition of human milk and thus, slightly easier to digest.
If you prefer cow’s milk, raw organic milk (and other dairy products) made from from pasture raised cows at your local farmer’s market is recommended for optimal health.