Winter is coming! So, now is the time to learn some new coffee drinks that can help you stay warm and cosy in the cold season.
Coffee is a popular beverage that most of us drink throughout the year. But it becomes a special element of our daily intake during the winter season. Traditional coffee is a great drink, but you might want to try out some new variations that can give you a different experience.
How about a hot coffee or latte made with coconut milk? It has a delicious taste and can become a great centrepiece for your latte.
Want to know the best part? You don’t have to go to a coffee shop to get one! Lattes made from coconut milk are easy to make and affordable. Not to mention, they have outstanding taste.
So, if you are wondering how to make latte with coconut milk, then continue reading to learn more about it. We’ll also share some variations you can try for this drink. Let’s get right into it!
Can I Make a Cup of Latte Using Coconut Milk?
Before we move on to the recipe, let’s answer a question that most people have in their minds. Many people want to know whether they can use coconut milk to make a latte.
The short answer is yes.
Coconut is a popular choice for many people who prefer a non-dairy, vegan milk substitute. Therefore, you can use it to make a latte at your home. Moreover, it is also Keto-friendly since it is naturally low in carbs and high in fat.
Apart from the diet preferences, coconut milk is creamy and gives you coconut flavour. Its exceptional flavour is what makes the coconut milk latte so delicious.
You might also like to read: how to make a matcha latte with oat milk
How to Make Latte with Coconut Milk?
So, how do make a hot cup of a latte using coconut milk?
The one thing about the coconut milk latte is that it’s not only delicious but it’s also a pocket–friendly coffee drink. You won’t have to spend a lot on the ingredients to make one at your home.
And, there are also aren’t any special equipment or machines that you need to make at your home. Here is what you need to make a coconut milk latte.
- Stovetop pan or microwave
- Coffee mug
- 2 ounces espresso or 6 ounces strong brewed coffee
- ¼ cup coconut milk
- 1 to 2 tablespoons of coconut syrup, brown sugar, or maple syrup
- 4 to 6 ounces of steamed milk with foam
- Sprinkle with cinnamon or cocoa powder (optional)
Note: You can also use coconut sugar for sprinkling and toasted coconut for topping instead of cinnamon or cocoa powder.
Once you get all the items you need to make a coconut milk latte, you can follow the steps mentioned below.
Step 1 –
The first thing you need to do is to heat the coconut milk. You can add the sweetener at this point with the coconut milk in the pan on the stove.
You can also use an unlidded mason jar and place it in the microwave to heat the milk. It will take around 5 to 6 minutes on the stove and around 20 to 30 seconds in the microwave.
Step 2 –
Once you leave the milk to heat, the next thing is to prepare your espresso. You can either make your espresso shot or brewed coffee. One thing to keep in mind; when you are using brewed coffee, you should check and ensure it is extra strong to enjoy a good flavour.
Step 3 –
The next step entails frothing the coconut milk. There are two ways of doing so:
- You can use a whisk to froth it properly
- You can pour the milk into a mason jar and shake it vigorously for 45 to 60 seconds.
Step 4 –
Lastly, you need to pour the espresso into your mug and then add a layer of hot coconut milk. You can use your creativity and choose the topping according to your taste or preference.
There is nothing better than a hot cup of coconut milk with a topping of cinnamon or cocoa powder, served in the Kahwati Espresso Cup & Saucer. You can enjoy it with your loved ones while watching your favourite TV show or when reading alone.
Coconut Milk Latte Variations That You Can Try
Want to try something out of the box with your coconut milk latte?
Then, here are some variations to spice up your homemade drink.
It is completely up to you whether you want to add something sweet to your coconut milk latte or enjoy it as it is. You can add a teaspoon of brown sugar or any other flavour of your choice. Honey is also an exceptional option if you are not vegan.
Homemade Coconut Milk
If you don’t prefer to use canned or refrigerated coconut milk, then you can try making one on your own! Simply blend the coconut and the water, and strain it through a thin cloth. And you will have homemade coconut milk in no time!
Another great way to enjoy a different flavour for your coconut milk latte is by adding a different flavour. You can either add a splash of mint extract, vanilla, or any other extract to enjoy a refreshing taste. If you are a fan of caramel, then you can add a splash of caramel coffee syrup. We leave the doors of creativity open for you to try out the different flavours in your coconut milk latte.
Ready to start making this amazing non-dairy drink? We hope the recipe in this article helps you to make this delicious creamy drink in no time. The rich, intricate espresso complements the smooth texture, foamy coconut milk flawlessly — and a garnish of cinnamon to top it up.
So, what are you waiting for? Make a hot cup of coconut milk latte today!