Whatever the reason it maybe for giving up dairy products, sometimes it feels like we are missing out on the fun drinks that we used to hold dearly during those cold winter days. Thanks to plant based milk we now can replicate those warm milky drinks into dairy-free versions. Dairy-free lattes are not only healthier but also lower in fat and calories, and it’s been quite controversial on whether dairy is actually a good source of nutrients since the high fat contents can lead to health issues. So, if you are already eating a dairy-free diet or are planning on going dairy-free then these recipes are a must during this winter. These dairy-free lattes not only fix your sugar cravings but are super healthy and guilt free.
Peppermint Hot Chocolate
This peppermint hot chocolate drink is basically a candy-cane in a cup and feels so festive, especially when you have your leftover Christmas candy-canes, crush them and sprinkle a little on top. This dairy-free latte is just as creamy and is naturally sweetened so you can indulge in it guilt-free. It’s quick to make with just under 2 minutes and makes a perfect warm drink during the cold winter days.
Cinnamon vanilla cashew milk
Cinnamon and vanilla combined with creamy cashew milk tastes exactly like the cinnamon dolce at Starbucks minus all the additives and high sugar contents. You can back this cashew milk in batches and store them in your fridge, simply heat it up and add a spoonful of sweetener, either stevia or honey would pair well with this latte. This cinnamon vanilla dairy-free latte will definitely keep you warm this winter.
Mexican hot chocolate
A Mexican-inspired holiday drink that will give you a whole new experience with hot cocoa, it is a combination of bed time hot cocoas as a kid and Bailey, pretty much anyone who loves a glass of Bailey will fall in love with this latte instantly. The rich, dark chocolate creates a luscious taste with almond or oat milk will definitely surprise your tastebuds. However, adding the dash of tequila is optional and doesn’t affect the taste of this drink, but we all need to indulge a little sometimes, right?
Five spice chai tea latte
A variation of the all time favourite chai tea latte, featuring organic five spice powder, cardamom and cinnamon. Adding five spice to your chai latte will bring out more of its flavour and the unique aroma of the chai tea spice. Simply add some plant-based milk of your choice to make it one of the best dairy-free lattes you’ve ever had.
Vanilla Almond Latte
A creamy, dairy-free version of the Starbucks vanilla latte that tastes better than the real deal. This one is healthier and easy to make, not only is it going to save you all the unnecessary trips to Starbucks but it’s also guilt-free so you can indulge in the sweet aroma more often. Using medjool dates as a sweetener will give you a caramel flavour, and if you’re not a fan, then simply drizzle some stevia or honey.
This is pretty much Christmas captured in a cup, the woody taste of fresh ginger and five spice just warms our hearts, Creamy Warming Vegan Gingerbread Latte. This vegan version of the Starbucks gingerbread latte has fresh ginger, homemade gingerbread spice and amazing flavour.
Recreating an all time classic mocha latte for chocolate and coffee lovers. When the ingredients are this healthy and clean, who doesn’t want to hold a cup of dairy-free lattes all day long? This plant-based mocha latte recipe is a healthier version with optional peppermint flavours that you can easily whip up at home.
Matcha lattes are not only becoming more and more popular over the years but are also packed with antioxidants that will help give your skin a boost. Also, matcha powder is a gentler source of caffeine when you need that mid-day pick me up. Adding some maple syrup or honey will help accentuate the matcha flavour. This dairy-free version is all the healthier and tasty.
Drinking the same lattes day after day can get boring, especially for those of us who love exciting new things. These dairy free rainbow lattes are not only full of nourishing ingredients but the vibrant pastel colours are such beautiful combinations that brightens your day in an instant. Not only are they delicious but also cafe standard instagram worthy. You will have your followers drooling over these lattes.