3 Milk Alternatives for your vegan latte: homemade, low-budget and super nutritious -recipe included!

Finding the best Vegan "milk" for your latte is key. It is the difference between coffee that will make you smile or wince. Try these 3 alternatives for a superb coffee experience.  

You may be happy with your choice: you love the vegan diet. But here's how love works: at the very beginning, heaven is plenty of stars. But sometimes on dark nights, you miss old lovers. In this case, that latte you used to drink walking down the street.

Don't give up on temptation. You can have your Vegan Latte. Who said you don't have a choice?

The good news is, if you miss milk, there are plenty of vegan options.

And if you're worried about the cost, no problem: homemade vegan milk is a fantastic option too.

We've selected three options as perfect alternatives for milk, without giving up on nutrients and vitamins.

1. 1. Almond

Almond milk is a good milk substitute for vegans

Almond "milk" is made from ground almonds. Like rice, almond milk contains neither lactose nor cholesterol, so it is not only a good milk substitute for vegans but also for those who are dairy or soy intolerant. Since almond milk is a bit low on vitamins and other nutrients, there are fortified and flavored varieties available.

Make it yourself: Extremely easy.

  1. Select 500 grams of blanched almonds. Soak in water overnight.
  2. Change the water and wash the almonds.
  3. In a powerful blender, mix the almonds with one liter of water. You can add vanilla essence to give it an aroma.
  4. Blend until perfectly mixed and strain.
  5. Separate and dry the solids to make almond flour.
  6. Your almond milk is now ready.

2. 2. Coconut

Coconut mylk, a wonderfully rich and creamy alternative for your vegan latte

The texture and taste of coconut milk is different from cow's milk, but it is a healthy, delicious and easily available alternative. Coconut milk is a very common ingredient for some recipes, especially in Thai and Malaysian cuisines. It’s high in fat though, so if you are following a low-fat diet, it may not be the best alternative. For everyone else, it is still a wonderfully rich and creamy alternative.

Make it yourself: Easy-peasy.

  1. Select 250 grams of coconut pieces and grate them.
  2. Heat 600 ml mineral water and mix it with the coconut.
  3. Let it hydrate for 30 minutes.
  4. Blend until smooth and strain the cream.
  5. On one side, the solid coconut remains (and you can use it, zero waste!).
  6. The drink is ready.

3. 3. Soy milk

One glass of soya drink contains about ten grams of protein. Try it on your Vegan Latte

Soy milk is the most common and available substitute. It’s made by pressing dried soybeans with water. One glass of soya drink contains about ten grams of protein, which is even more than skimmed cow's milk!

Make it yourself: Extremely easy.

  1. Select 500 grams of soybeans. Boil them.
  2. Once they're boiled, make a paste.
  3. Put it in a cheese strainer and let it lose all its water.
  4. That's your soy milk done

Check out how to prepare this easy Matcha latte recipe. It tastes great with any of alternative milks mention above.

Peter O Brien

Peter started out his professional life as a restaurant critic but ended up moving to the kitchen, realizing that his passion didn’t only lie in tasting the food, but MAKING it. Follow his delicious recipes, as well as useful articles about the many benefits healthy and delicious food will bring to your life.+ info

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