Make a delicious homemade Toasted Coconut Honey Latte with a twist on coconut milk, raw honey, vanilla, and cold brew coffee for a velvety, satisfying, and warming morning drink. Feel free to top things off with an easy foam milk (or coconut whipped cream) for an extra treat! Vegan option.
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Lattes for me have been my newest way to start my mornings. While I enjoy a good glass of iced coffee, there's something about a warm, comforting cup of this Toasted Coconut Honey Latte that gets me excited every time.
Now that we're heading straight into the Fall season, I couldn't be more excited to share this easy recipe with you and I promise----once you try toasted coconut milk, you'll be hooked!
Of course, if you don't have time to toast your coconut flakes, simply make my homemade coconut milk for a quick whip together! Either way----this latte is great!
For the past few years, I've enjoyed making my own lattes at home and while I do enjoy an occasional store-bought latte, homemade ones are by far the best for two reasons: you save more money and you have better control over the ingredients in what your coffee.
The two components in this simple homemade latte are the homemade toasted coconut milk and the actual coffee. Here’s what you need to make the milk:
To make your lattes, you’ll use:
While you can always use regular coconut milk, I can guarantee that toasting your coconut creates a sweeter and nuttier taste to this latte. It's definitely something that you shouldn't pass up! Plus, you can use any leftover toasted coconut on the following:
First and foremost, the flavors in this simple and easy drink is enough to convince anyone, however, here are a few more reasons why you’ll love this recipe:
Absolutely! If you’d like to switch things up with the type of plant-based milk that you use—–that’s totally fine! The world of plant-based milk is constantly expanding. From the classics like coconut milk, cashew milk, soy milk and almond milk, we now have delicious options like oat milk, and even potato and quinoa milk.
Here, I’ve curated a list of drinkware and mocktail essentials that I use to achieve my favorite drinking experiences, especially with this Toasted Coconut Honey Latte. Everything from my fave glassware, coffee stirrers, ice cube trays, and more. SEE THEM HERE!
Yes! You can definitely switch things up by serving this Toasted Coconut Honey Latte hot or cold whenever you chose to. To serve cold, simply make the toasted coconut milk first.
Then add crushed ice in a glass followed by the toasted coconut milk, coffee, honey, vanilla, and cinnamon, stirring it all together until combined. Top with coconut whipped cream or frothed milk and a sprinkle of coconut flakes and that's it!
Making your own homemade coconut whipped cream is so easy! You'll need 1 cup of chilled full-fat coconut cream/milk and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract. On high-speed, whip everything using a whisk attached to an electric stand-mixer or hand-mixer until fluffy and stiff peaks are present. NOTE: Ensuring that your bowl is chilled definitely helps things to whip faster.
Frothing milk as a topping is super easy! For this recipe, I used ½ cup chilled full-fat coconut cream/milk for the best results. Simply get your best milk frother and add the milk to it and turn it on. The trick is to rotate it in a circular motion as it "mixes" until it begins to thicken and become foamy and smooth.
Of course, if you're not restricted to just dairy-free milk, then the other types of milk that can be best frothed are: whole milk, 2% milk, skim milk, oat milk, and Almond milk. Their ability has a lot more to do with protein and fat content.
It's absolutely up to you! You can use chilled cold brew or espresso coffee or actual freshly brewed coffee.
As mentioned before, this latte is so light, creamy and velvety. To create even more creaminess, you can always use a dairy-free coffee creamer (coconut flavored if preferred) instead of a plant-based milk. Also, you can stir in your whipped cream topping into the latte for a bit more smoothness. Either way, this latte is SO Delish!
Definitely. For added pizzazz, feel free to add frothed milk to the top of your latte instead of CocoWhip or you can drink it without a topping. The possibilities are endless.
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Toasted Coconut Honey Latte.