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Coconut Milk Latte Recipe

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This Starbuck’s Copycat Coconut Milk Latte is simple to make with just 3 simple ingredients and ready in 10 minutes!

coconut milk latte in tan mug

Anyone else obsessed with coconut? It is my go-to flavor of choice, which is surprising since I used to despise it when I was younger, and loved in everything from breakfast to dessert.

It was only a matter of time before I attempted to recreate my favorite coconut milk coffee recipe.

This latte is DELICIOUS. It also happens to be super simple to make and accidentally plant based/dairy-free.

Recipe Features:

  • Minimal Ingredients: This latte takes only THREE ingredients.
  • No Special Equipment: While this is best with espresso, you can also use strong coffee. I will also teach you how to froth milk with a mason jar!
  • Dairy-Free and Plant Based Recipe: Total accident but awesomely delicious.
coconut milk in a can

What You Need:

I’m going out on a limb and saying this is the best coconut milk latte. While I am going to include the EXACT way to make yours taste like the Starbuck’s classic, I will also give you a few tips on how to level up.

  • Coffee or Espresso: Starbuck’s uses Blonde Espresso Roast in their coconut milk latte.
  • Coconut milk: I find that full-fat canned milk works best.
  • Cinnamon- Optional but delicious additions.
  • Pure Maple Syrup or brown sugar
  • Vanilla extract

For a more authentic Starbuck’s flavor- Skip the cinnamon and vanilla. OR for a flavor explosion coconut vanilla latte recipe– Add them in!

how to make a coconut milk latte- coconut milk being poured from mason jar into mug

Step by Step Instructions:

  1. Prepare your coffee or two shots of espresso. Divide between two mugs.
  2. Combine the coconut milk with the cinnamon and vanilla, if using, and 1 teaspoon brown sugar in a mason jar.
  3. Secure the lid and shake vigorously for one minute.
  4. Remove the lid of the jar and microwave for 30 seconds.
  5. Pour or spoon the milk over the top of your espresso and enjoy.
coconut milk in a mason jar

Tips and FAQs:

What is cascara sugar?

If you browse the menu at Starbuck’s you’ll notice that their latte uses cascara sugar. Cascara has a dark brown sugar and maple flavor. Since cascara isn’t widely available where I live I substitute it with brown sugar or pure maple syrup.

How to froth milk in a mason jar:

  1. Add whole milk to a mason jar. Fill it only half full to make sure you have a lot of room for froth to build.
  2. Secure the lid and shake that jar as hard as you can for one full minute.
  3. Remove the lid and microwave for 30 seconds. This helps bring the foam to the top and stabilize it.
  4. Pour the milk into your coffee and spoon the foam on top.
coconut milk latte recipe

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Coconut Milk Latte

Coconut Milk Latte

Yield: 2
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

This Starbuck’s Copycat Coconut Milk Latte is simple to make with just 3 simple ingredients and ready in 10 minutes!

Ingredients

  • 8 oz strongly brewed coffee or 2 shots of espresso
  • 1 cup coconut milk- from a can
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar or maple syrup, optional
  • 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon, optional
  • dash of vanilla extract, optional

Instructions

  1. Prepare your coffee or two shots of espresso. Divide between two mugs.
  2. Combine the coconut milk with the cinnamon and vanilla, if using, and 1 teaspoon brown sugar in a mason jar.
  3. Secure the lid and shake vigorously for one minute.
  4. Remove the lid of the jar and microwave for 30 seconds.
  5. Pour or spoon the milk over the top of your espresso and enjoy.

Notes

Add more or less sugar to taste.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 276Total Fat: 24gSaturated Fat: 21gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 26mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 0gSugar: 11gProtein: 2g

calorie count provided by third party.

This Starbuck’s Copycat Coconut Milk Latte is simple to make with just 3 simple ingredients and ready in 10 minutes!
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