Last year, I swapped my lattes made with milk to lattes made with almond milk. Both digestive reasons and dietary reasons, hello less calories! I’m lactose intolerant and now that I’ve gotten older, I’m noticing the songs much more, for a while I swore I outgrew it!
I love making lattes at home, but when I tried making almond lattes at home they came out super watery and didn’t taste good! After talking with a few baristas from my favorite local coffee shop, I realized that I needed to use Barista Blend almond milk, a special formulated to get creamy rich milk in my lattes. I tired a few different Barista Blend Almond milk brands, and through trial and error found my favorite. Along the way, I started making Almond Lattes two ways, depending on my mood. I’m still trying to slowly teach myself latte art, but until then my lattes taste amazing, just without the pretty art.
Almond Latte with Barista Blend Almond Milk
I have a Nespresso and love it, they can be a bit of an investment but if you love really coffee, lattes are a must. Plus, instead of running out for lattes, I can easily make one at home and save my coins! My Nespresso came with a Milk Frother and I use it every single time I make a latte or tea latte, they are a must!
The Milk Frother helps transform a simple latte in a cafe experience at home, you can buy the Milk Frother separate from the machine. and just use it with your existing espresso or pod coffee system. How to make a Almond Latte at Home. I use a lungo shot on my Nespresso and favorite coffee pod, add one Splenda in my cup for a little sweetness without the sugar calories and froth the Califia Barista Almond milk and then pour into my cup. Perfection every time. Califia Farms makes the best Barista Blend Almond milk, so good and creamy. Locally, I’ve found the Califia Farms Barista Blend Almond Milk at The Nugget Markets and Whole Foods, depending on the store it will be in the cold milk/creamer section or in the aisle milk section. For best results the milk should be refrigerated prior to using.
ALMOND LATTE WITH ALMOND CREAMER
When I want a creamy sweeter latte, I use Silk Almond Vanilla Milk creamer. The creamer creates a rich layer of creamy foam. Use your favorite coffee pod, no sweetner needed and then froth your milk and pour into your cup. Again perfection every single time.
Both lattes taste so good and so simple and both are easy on my tummy! I’m going to next Oatmilk on my next visit to The Nugget and see how that tastes. As I mentioned earlier, I’ve tried a few different versions of Barista Blend Almond milk and this one is my favorite. Same with the Almond creamer, I’m not a fan of coconut milk and most of the Almond creamers I've come across are 1/2 Almond Milk and 1/2 Coconut milk, which is no for my taste buds. The coconut milk is so overpowering to me in lattes and there’s zero almond flavor left.
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I hope you give these Almond Lattes and try and love them as much as I do! What’s your favorite latte?