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Like most people that I know, I love coffee. If I could, I would probably go to a coffee shop every day. But alas, my piggy bank squeals in protest when I try to sneak coffee money. Making coffee at home is great, but plain drip coffee gets old. That’s where this roundup of Vegan Coffee Recipes comes in!
The first recipe on the list comes from one of my favorite bloggers, Lindsay from Pinch of Yum. She uses cashews to create a creamy, high protein, dairy-free coffee. With only four simple ingredients, this recipe is sure to become your new household favorite. Beware, though, this recipe is not entirely vegan since it calls for honey. I’m sure you could use a vegan substitute or leave it out completely.
Are you getting tired of your usual drip coffee with a splash of almond milk? Check out this Coconut Milk Thai Iced Coffee from What Great Grandma Ate. She uses common ingredients to create her own sweetened condensed coconut milk. The recipe serves four, so invite some friends over and serve this lovely indulgent iced coffee.
Similar to the Coconut Milk Thai Iced Coffee listed above, this Vegan Iced Coffee uses homemade vegan condensed milk. Created by Alison over at Loving it Vegan, her condensed milk recipe is coconut-free and uses soy milk powder as the base. She states, however, that you could also just buy vegan condensed milk. Whatever floats your boat. This iced coffee recipe uses instant espresso powder, saving you the hassle of brewing an entire pot of coffee for the occasion.
Another nut-based recipe, Tess from The Blender Girl, blends almonds and dates with her coffee to create that smooth, creamy texture. The dates provide natural sweetness so you don’t have to include processed sweeteners or plain sugar. Vanilla and Celtic sea salt add a subtle hint of flavor. If you think filtering almonds is too much work, Tess has directions for using storebought milk.
Sometimes, you just want something a little different. Gerry from Foodness Gracious puts a subtle spin on iced coffee by adding cardamom and agave to his vanilla almond milk. This is a great recipe for those busy mornings when you don’t want to whip out the blender to make your vegan drink. This simple but decadent recipe could easily become your new go-to coffee in the mornings.
When I worked at Starbucks I was amazed at how many people ordered frappuccinos. Even if you requested sugar-free everything, it still used super processed syrup to help the drink blend nicely. Sarah from Live Eat Learn created an easy Vegan Caramel Frappuccino that you can make at home. Instead of the syrup, a frozen banana creates the smooth frappuccino texture. And like the Dairy-Free Coffee listed above, this recipe uses dates for its luxurious caramel flavor.
Taylor from Food Faith Fitness has a great recipe for Homemade Caramel Vanilla Iced Coffee. It features homemade…you guessed it…caramel! Most storebought caramel is made with creepy syrups and whatnot. This recipe calls for coconut sugar and other common household ingredients. Make the caramel over the weekend, and add some to your daily brew throughout the week. Even with the caramel, this recipe has less than 200 calories per serving.
I don’t know about you, but I love dirty chais. Espresso and chai are kind of an odd combination, but a good one. Cheryl from Dirty Aprons has an easy vegan recipe that features chai tea bags and pre-made cold brew coffee. Oh, and did I mention that this recipe is also Paleo and sugar-free? Cheryl uses organic stevia to replace the sugar since most chai’s are particularly high in sugars.
Here’s another super easy recipe with an interesting twist. Nyssa from Nyssa’s Kitchen simmers lavender in her coconut milk to infuse the flavor. Once the milk has cooled, this beverage assembles just like any other ice coffee recipe – simply mix the milk and cold coffee. This sounds amazing for the upcoming summer, but I bet the lavender coconut milk would make a wonder hot latte in the winter too.
Ok, so this last one isn’t actually a coffee drink. But it has the word latte in it so that’s close enough, right? Actually, it’s such a cool looking drink that I had to include it in this list. Lisa from Downshiftology (isn’t that an awesome blog name?) created the Iced Matcha and Salted Caramel Latte. It has layers of matcha, coconut milk, and salted caramel. In fact, it’s almost too pretty to drink.
Coffee drinks are good, but Vegan Coffee Fudgesicles are better! Made with coconut milk, vegan chocolate chips, and instant espresso, these fudgesicles are simple and delicious. They’re the perfect mid-day pick me up or after dinner dessert (made with decaf, of course).