Coffee Recipes With Milk Alternatives

Baristas know well how to make a perfect cup of coffee, but if you are a coffee-lover, there are many ways to make a great cup of coffee without visiting a coffee shop. If you are into the fun and thrill of coffee-making, with your own coffee accessories at home, coffee beans, and other coffee mixing products that you like, you can start brewing your coffee anytime!

Arabica, black coffee, cappuccino, decaf, espresso, and so on. There are many types of coffee to suit every taste in every corner of the world. However, if you love drinking coffee blended with non-dairy milk or plant-based milk, here are some of the alternatives.

Milk Alternatives for Coffee

Replacing milk with a plant-based beverage is so easy these days, plus you might even find that it makes your coffee something extra unique and healthy. 

To make your favorite coffee recipes, you can froth all these plant-based drinks and add them to your coffee. They give an extra touch of flavor to your cup of coffee; although none of them are actually ‘milk,’ but the taste and texture are quite similar. 

Plant-based milk alternatives are safer and excellent for vegan, lactose, or dairy intolerant, on a diet, or not using milk for other reasons.  

NOTE: Ensure to check the list of ingredients and allergens on the packaging of any plant-based drink before usage. Not all milk alternatives are totally lactose-free, vegan, or plant-based.

Almond Milk Drink

Almond milk in a bowl, and almond seeds scattered outside the bowl

If you love coffee with a nutty flavor, try almond milk! This beverage is created with almonds and usually tastes creamy and nutty. Some brands are mild, and some are sweeter than others. Low-acidity coffees pair well with almond milk, and in some recipes, it’s the perfect complement to espresso. The Almond milk coffee recipe is a must-try if you’re a coffee enthusiast!

Easy Almond Milk Cappuccino Recipe

Cappuccino on a cup

What will you need?

  • Espresso (1-2 shots)
  • Milk frother
  • Almond milk (1/4 cup, unsweetened)
  • Sweetener (coconut sugar)
  • Cinnamon (to sprinkle)

Follow These Steps 

  • With a small saucepan placed on the stove lighted at medium heat, add milk and sweetener to the saucepan.
  • Turn off the heat, froth the milk using a milk frother (for at least 30 seconds) till it becomes foamy with a good volume onto the surface of the almond milk.
  • Half fill the mug with hot espresso or coffee.
  • Pour the sweetened almond milk, holding back the froth with a spoon.
  • Pour the thick foam on the surface using a spoon.
  • You can add and sprinkle some cinnamon and serve with a cinnamon stick to make it look like perfection at its best!

Oat Milk Drink

cereals and nuts on a cup, wheat

Oat milk alternative is also loved by many, especially by baristas, because of its creamy flavor and silky texture, making it a perfect match for espresso and coffee. 

Plain Oat Milk Latte Recipe

What will you need?

  • 1/2-1 cup of brewed coffee or 1-2 shots of espresso 
  • 1 cup oat milk
  • 1 tsp maple syrup optional

Follow these Steps 

  • Brew your coffee or make your espresso.
  • Heat 1 cup oat milk on the stove and whisk with maple syrup (optional). Use medium to warm heat until it starts to thicken.
  • Remove from heat and pour into the blender. 
  • Blend until frothy foam forms. If you have a milk frother, you may use it.
  • Pour your coffee or espresso into a mug. Add the oat milk, and skim foam to spoon over the top of your latte. 

Vegan Almond Latte Recipe

What will you need?

  • Espresso 
  • Vegan Almond milk
  • Milk Frother 

Follow these Steps

  • Make sure that you pick the right vegan almond milk. Brew a coffee or a shot of your favorite espresso.
  • Froth your vegan almond milk until it becomes foamy, but not too much.
  • Pour your coffee or espresso on a mug and add the vegan almond milk froth over. 
  • If you want it a little sweet, add a few drops of almond extract or some maple syrup to your Almond Latte. Enjoy!

Coconut Iced Coffee Recipe

To give your coffee a tropical twist, coconut milk is the best pair. With a coconut drink, your coffee will have a slightly sweet but satisfying taste. Be prepared, you won’t get the dense foam with full-fat milk, but it’s perfect for summery coffee drinks, like our delicious and refreshing Coconut Iced Coffee.

What will you need?

  • Espresso
  • Coconut milk
  • Vanilla extract
  • Maple syrup

Follow These Steps

  • Boil the coconut milk, vanilla, and syrup in a pan. 
  • Lower down the heat and simmer for about 3 minutes. 
  • Remove the pan from heat and allow it to cool down. Put the mixture in a glass and refrigerate. 
  • Now, brew up your coffee to room temperature. 
  • Take the coconut drink mixture from the fridge and pour it into your coffee.
  • Your non-dairy coconut iced coffee is ready to enjoy.

Just a Coffee Trivia: Brazil, the world’s top coffee-producing country, supplies about 40% of the global coffee supply, followed by Vietnam. Perhaps, you might have drunk coffee from those countries.