Why spend money at a coffee shop when you can make the best creamy Almond Milk Latte from home?! Be your own barista with this delicious 3-minute recipe, a perfect way to start your morning or energize an afternoon!  

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Nothing beats a homemade latte if you know what you’re doing – and this recipe will show you how to make the perfect single-serving morning cup! This dairy-free, vegan latte is made with almond milk and coconut cream with optional sugar-free sweetener and either espresso or freshly brewed coffee. The creamy taste and texture will rival your favorite coffee shop and you don’t need any fancy equipment! 

Each sip is a harmonious blend of nutty sweetness and robust coffee flavor. Whether you’re looking for a dairy-free alternative or want to try a tasty coffee latte recipe at home, you’ll instantly elevate your average cup of joe! If you’re looking for more DIY coffee recipes, try my low carb peppermint frappuccino, iced mocha, or iced peppermint latte.  

Why You Will Love This Recipe

  • Quick & Easy. This latte with almond milk is ready in less than 5 minutes to make your mornings (or whatever time you need a pick-me-up) easier – it’s faster than going to a coffee shop! 
  • Dairy-free. Enjoy a creamy latte texture and flavor without the dairy! This coconut cream latte is a great option for anyone who is lactose intolerant or wants a plant-based option.
  • Customizable. Make this almond milk latte recipe your own by adjusting the sweetness or adding additional ingredients to suit your taste preferences. 

Recipe Ingredients

Below are the simple ingredients you will need to make this recipe. Scroll to the recipe card at the bottom of the page to see the exact amounts for each ingredient.

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  • Almond Milk: Unsweetened almond milk, preferably with no added ingredients is best. Make your own or use your favorite store-bought brand. 
  • Coconut Cream: Use full-fat canned coconut cream or the solid part from the top of a canned full-fat coconut milk. 
  • Vanilla Syrup: This is optional, but adds a delicious rich fragrant flavor. Use a sugar-free vanilla syrup to keep this recipe low in sugar and carbs or make your own
  • Coffee: You can use espresso if you have an espresso machine, use instant espresso powder, or brew a cup of drip coffee for this latte. 

How to Make an Almond Milk Latte 

Below are photos and recipe steps so you can easily make this recipe at home. You will also need a small saucepan, a stovetop burner, a whisk or an electric frother, and either an espresso machine, a coffee brewer, or a French press. 

Heat and Froth the Milk Mixture

Add the almond milk, coconut cream, and vanilla syrup to a small saucepan over medium-low heat. Whisk and heat until starting to steam (do not boil). Then once steamed, froth the hot milk mixture with a milk frother or whisk vigorously for 15-20 seconds. Set aside.

Add the Coffee and Frothed Milk

Brew the espresso or coffee as desired, and pour it into a large coffee mug. Then top off the mug with the frothed milk. Serve hot!


Enjoy this delicious variation of strong coffee with almond milk on its own, alongside your favorite breakfast, or pair it with some dippable bites like some of our favorite recipes below for an anytime treat. 

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Tips and Tricks 

  • Omit the coconut cream to reduce the almond milk latte calories if desired – just increase the almond milk to one cup. But if you want an extra frothy latte, I suggest you keep the coconut cream in the recipe for the most light and creamy texture! 
  • Do not let the milk mixture come to a simmer or boil or you’ll risk burning the milk and giving the latte a bitter taste. The milk should be steaming and just starting to foam around the edges of the saucepan.
  • Dress up your latte by adding a sprinkle of ground cinnamon, nutmeg, or cardamom for a warming spiced flavor. Or make it extra fancy by adding dairy-free whipped cream or a drizzle of keto caramel sauce.
  • Use different flavored syrups for a variation of this latte recipe. Try a caramel, hazelnut, chocolate, peppermint, cinnamon, coconut, almond-flavored, or even a touch of maple syrup (or your favorite flavor). Use sugar-free if you want to watch the sugar. 
  • Make an iced almond milk latte by skipping the milk heating step. Whisk or froth the milk and cream until combined and then pour the ingredients into a tall glass filled with ice!

Almond Milk Latte FAQ

How do I make a latte without an espresso machine?

You don’t need a fancy espresso maker to make this recipe delicious! Just use 8 ounces of freshly brewed coffee prepared in a coffee maker, French press, or whatever device you have. For the best flavor, I recommend making the brew strong if you aren’t using espresso.

How to froth almond milk effectively?

If you’re wondering, “Does almond milk really froth?” the answer is yes! Use a milk frother, steam wand, or a hand-held electric frother for the best results. The addition of coconut cream also enhances the creaminess and frothiness of the milk mixture. 

How should I store leftovers? 

While this latte is best enjoyed fresh, you can also store leftovers in a covered cup or airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours. Reheat in the microwave or stovetop before serving, or enjoy it cold served over ice!

How many calories are in a latte?

This latte has 151 calories. You can find all nutritional information below including carbohydrates, sodium, protein, etc.

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Make the perfect creamy Almond Milk Latte in your kitchen with this 3-minute recipe! It’s a tasty way to start your day or enjoy a midday pick-me-up.
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  • ¾ cup unsweetened almond milk
  • ¼ cup coconut cream, the solid part from a can of coconut milk
  • 2 tbsp SF vanilla syrup, optional
  • 2 oz espresso or 8 oz freshly brewed coffee


  • Add the almond milk, coconut cream, and vanilla syrup to a small saucepan and heat over medium-low heat. Whisk and heat until starting to steam (do not boil).
  • Froth the hot milk with a milk frother or whisk for 15-20 seconds, set aside.
  • Brew your espresso or coffee as desired into a large coffee mug, then top with the frothed milk. Serve!


  1. Syrup is totally optional for this recipe but does give it a nice sweetness. You can use any coffee syrup of choice! Also, here is a link to my choice of vanilla syrup. 
  2. Coconut cream gives this latte a creamier texture and helps it froth a little bit. You can always use almond milk instead for a total of 1 cup almond milk if desired. 
  3. No need to have a fancy espresso maker, this recipe works perfectly with 8 oz freshly brewed coffee if you don’t have a fancy machine. 
  4. Do not boil or simmer the milk. It should be steaming and just starting to foam around the edges of the saucepan. You risk burning your milk and giving this latte a bitter taste. 
Serving: 1 Latte (Nutrition calculated without vanilla syrup), Calories: 151kcal, Carbohydrates: 1.1g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 2.2g, Sodium: 156mg, Sugar: 0.8g
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