Saturday, January 21, 2017

Cinnamon vanilla latte

As the pictures in my last post showed, we have had cold weather here lately. Two days of snow were followed by nearly a week of below freezing temperatures and very frosty mornings. It is weather for hot drinks and I have been drinking a lot of hot drinks.

Spiced ginger latte

With this liquid consumption comes drinks that extend beyond my usual tea and coffee choices. I've been enjoying repeat cups of my spiced ginger latte as well as easy hot chocolates. Today's cinnamon vanilla latte will now be added to my rotation. It is easy, delicious and fit to rival flavoured coffee shop lattes - for a fraction of the cost and with less sugar.

Cinnamon vanilla latte

I made this quite cinnamon-y, so you do need to like cinnamon if you are to give it a go. If you aren't a big fan of the spice then using a half teaspoon would give a milder option.

Cinnamon vanilla latte
An easy, delicious drink that will hold winter weather at bay
Makes one large mug

Author: Bite-sized thoughts

250ml non-dairy milk of choice
1 tsp (or to taste) instant coffee or decaffeinated coffee, or espresso shot, or equivalent coffee source
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp vanilla essence
1 - 2 tsp liquid sweetener, or to taste (and depending on whether your milk is sweetened)
250ml hot / just boiled water

Combine the milk, coffee, cinnamon, vanilla and sweetener in a large mug (if microwaving) or small saucepan (if using the stovetop). Heat gently until the milk is warm and then stir thoroughly. Add the hot water gradually, stirring as you do so.

Submitted to Healthy Vegan Fridays.

What drinks are you enjoying at the moment?


  1. I've gone to an Indie coffee shop twice this week and have had a Gingerbread Latte, this post is so spot on Kari. I will have to try your plant based milk version at home (and guess what we have a proper frother!) I've had plans to make a Christmas season flavoured latte but never got round to it and still hope to give that a go too.

    1. Ooh, a proper frother! I should look into one of those :-)


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  2. I was at my parents the other morning when a friend arrived before they got home from church and when he asked for a coffee I didn't know how to operate their machine as I am not good at making hot drinks - though I love the smell of spiced coffees - but I am hoping to make ginger beer soon!

    1. I don't know how to use fancy machines either :P Making ginger beer also sounds very fancy!

  3. Sounds delicious - would be perfect for the cooler weather.

  4. I didn't know it had been so cold in England. We're certainly experiencing the opposite down here! That latte must have a lovely aroma while it's brewing xx

  5. This sounds wonderful and comforting. I can't fathom hot drinks right now but will definitely try when it cools down a bit. I'm loving cold soda water with a twist of lime at the moment... hoping our heatwave breaks soon!

    1. I love soda water year round :-) I hope your heat settles soon too!

  6. Oooh, this sounds like coziness in a jar!

    Although it's been a fairly mid winter here in NJ, there's been so much cold rain that I can't warm my bones. I'd love some of this right now, I'll have to try it when I get home from work.

    Thanks so much for linking up with us for Healthy Vegan Fridays! I’m Pinning and sharing!

  7. Sounds like a way to warm up on a cold day! Hoping your weather gets a little warmer =)
    ps. Love the heart mug - so cute!


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