I love a good latte in the mornings, it gets my day running the way I like it.
Yet I have a secret to share, was actually hating lattes for a few weeks. * GASP *
For 6 months I had to give up the two things that my very existence is based on… food wise. I am a vegetarian, though I do occasionally eat fish. And I LOVE cheese. I love my latte's with whole milk or even half and half! Even though I have always been lactose intolerant, I have learned to navigate my dairy consumption.
When I was forced to give up dairy, I really had to force myself to give up my morning ritual too. Adding soy milk to my coffee not only sucked, but it just wasn't worth the effort.
Now that I'm back home in my kitchen, staring at my espresso machine for too long. I not only found alternatives to my creamy goodness, but I ended up finding new recipes I love.
Starting my search I went to the best place for randomly searching for anything, also my favorite pastime, Pinterest! However, the first things that came up were NOT what I wanted. Matcha and Chai lattes are abundant, but few good latte recipes exist. Chai lattes are good.. however when you just want a good espresso latte, chai won't cut it.
Here are a few of my new favorite recipes I found for dairy free latte's. I hope you'll let me know what you think.
Dairy Free Lattes
This one surprised me! The recipe is simple, sweet, and it's got Nutella!! I am in love with Nutella. I can really eat it by the spoonful. I love this recipe and this blogger won major points with me for serving it up in those little canning jars so you can see the color of the coffee!
I am drooling just looking at this recipe and I can't wait to make it.
I actually had no idea how easy it was to make cashew hemp milk. But this recipe not only gives you directions on making cashew hemp milk but also for making a great latte!
I have been wondering how in the world I was going to live in Seattle without my winter treat. The CBL is my absolute favorite Starbuck's drink. So I was thrilled to find this recipe for a dairy free version. And I also learned that I can get coconut and soy milk when I am out and about at Starbucks. So even though this blogger isn't a fan of Starbucks, the recipe is nice and the photos are sweet!
I am including this one just because they aren't trying to push the chai. But for a good mellow drink, easy for mornings or night, this one looked pretty nice. Matcha is also said to be great for detoxing your body and many other health properties that shouldn't be thrown out for having a lack of coffee.
Not to mention this is a good way to get me to drink more green tea and less coffee.
So it's a win!
I also love the pictures on this site.
If you love fall and pumpkin spice, you might like this caramel twist on a classic. I really liked that this recipe was pretty easy to follow and the post wasn't too difficult to navigate right to the recipe. Not too much fluff and stuff.