Many of you may not know this, but I have Austin to thank for convincing me to give up cow’s dairy.
(When we started dating, Austin was a vegan!)
I was the one who couldn’t imagine giving up the gallon of skim milk in my fridge. At the time, I thought a glass of milk was the “perfect” snack!
I won’t go into the gory details of exactly why I eventually gave up my beloved milk, but after catchinga few disgusted looks from Austin and reading a copy of Skinny Bitch, I never looked back. Sure, I missed milk at first. Especially since I didn’t care for the taste of soy milk (the most popular milk substitute at the time). Instead, I learned to love black coffee, over my former lattes and café au laits.
Little did I know, that one day I’d be able to enjoy a café au lait again–> this time, made with homemade almond milk!
Simply blend until creamy, then strain through a nut milk bag . This recipe works best with fresh almond milk, as the foam will eventually dissolve once you store it in the fridge. (however, if you don’t care for foam, you can use previously made almond milk!)
Pour yourself a 1/2 cup of brewed coffee, then fill the rest of your cup with the fresh almond milk!
The fresh almond milk should still be warm from the blender, but if you need a warmer drink, simply warm the combination over high heat on your stove for a minute or two.
Top with foam, and serve!
The best part of this drink is that you can go back for seconds, without a steep coffeehouse price tag! And since you’re only drinking 1/2 a cup of coffee with each serving, I don’t feel guilty about drinking a second cup. This would also be a great drink for trying to cut-back on your caffeine consumption!
Hope you enjoy!
Reader Feedback: Do you enjoy coffee drinks? If so, do you make them at home or prefer to buy them at a coffeehouse? I still love getting coffee drinks when I’m out, but I wish more places would start offering almond milk as an option!