After discovering that my oldest son could not have dairy, it took us a while to discover Silk Vanilla Almondmilk, but once we did, my kids and I fell in love with the flavor. Even those of us who can have milk, prefer Silk Almondmilk over traditional dairy milk. We could easily become a dairy-free household, but we have had one hold out…my husband.
My husband is under the impression that because he doesn’t like eating almonds, he won’t like Almondmilk. But when I use Silk Vanilla Almondmilk to make Dairy-Free Fudge, he loves it. When I use it to make Dairy-Free German Chocolate Cookies he loves them. And when I use Silk Almondmilk to make pudding, he loves it. I could go on and on with examples of recipes that he really enjoys that I make with Silk Vanilla Almondmilk, but can I get him to add some to his coffee? NO!
Last weekend, my daughter was excitedly telling me that her favorite coffee shop is going to start using Almondmilk, so she would finally be able to enjoy a Pumpkin Spice Latte with her friends. That inspired me to try making Dairy-Free Pumpkin Spice Lattes at home. My daughter could enjoy them now and I could see if my husband would try a latte made with Silk Almondmilk.
Although my husband saw all the ingredients on the counter, he some how forgot that I was using the Silk Vanilla Almondmilk to make the Pumpkin spice Lattes. He enjoyed his Dairy-Free Pumpkin Spice Latte and told me that it tasted really good. So I asked him if he could tell that I made it with Almondmilk. He said, “No, it’s really good. I can’t taste almonds. Wait, did you you trick me?” It was not my intention to trick him, but now we know that he does enjoy Silk Almondmilk in his coffee. I am going to come up with a couple more Dairy-Free Latte Recipes for us to enjoy at home.
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Dairy-Free Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe
- 2 cups Silk Vanilla Almondmilk
- 1/2 cup very strong coffee or espresso
- 2 tablespoons pumpkin puree (How to make pumpkin puree.)
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice (How to make pumpkin pie spice.)
In a small sauce pan, combine pumpkin puree, sugar, and spices.
Slowly stir in Silk Vanilla Almondmilk.
Heat over medium heat while stirring. Once it begins to simmer, lower the temperature and let it simmer for a minute. Be sure not to let it boil.
Remove from heat and strain the liquid through a fine sieve into a blender.
Secure the lid, and blend on a medium speed until frothy.
Divide the coffee between 2 large mugs, then pour the Almondmilk mixture into the mugs.
Sprinkle with pumpkin pie spice and add a cinnamon stick if you wish.
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