One of the most underrated seasonal drinks in my opinion is the maple latte. Maybe it’s because it’s not as strong as a gingerbread latte or as iconic as a pumpkin spice latte, but either way, they’re mild, sweet, and delicious. This vegan maple latte is so easy to make, and doesn’t require any fancy ingredients or syrups with a million ingredients; just some good old-fashioned, maple, autumn spices, and non-dairy milk.
How To Make A Vegan Maple Latte
Less than 5 minutes
5 minutes approx.
Less than 10 minutes
- 200ml Non-dairy milk of choice (I recommend oat milk for any coffee drinks)
- 1 espresso shot (or equilivant amount of coffee)
- 1-2 tablespoons of pure maple syrup
- dash of cinnamon
- even smaller dash of nutmeg
The method really depends on what you actually have available to you. I have a coffee machine but I am very much aware that not everyone does, so I try to be as accessible as possible here.
If you have an espress maker, then great, brew your espresso! If not, then my trick is to use a French press. Put in enough grounds for one person (or more if you’re making coffee for a few people), and add hot water. The ratio of coffee to water for an espresso is 1:2, so you put in twice as much water as coffee. The rule of thumb for one shot is 8 grams (so 16 ml of water), but if you want a double shot make it 16 grams (with 32ml of water). Another important thing for making espresso is that pressure is just as important as water and heat, so place your plunger down on the surface of the water for a few minutes and then push it down the whole way.
For more on making espresso without a coffee machine, check this guide out.
If you’re not much of a coffee snob or want a super lazy way to do this then feel free to just put a teaspoon in a mug and mix it with two teaspoons of hot water.
Then add your maple syrup and spices to a mug or pot (depending on how you want to heat the milk) and your milk alternative. You can either heat this on and off in the microwave until warm enough but I’d recommend heating over a stove instead.
To froth the milk, you can either use a handheld milk frother, but if you don’t have one of those then pour your espresso into a mug (and throw the coffee grounds away – you can DIY them into a great exfoliator!) and pour your milk in. Push the plunger up and down until the milk expands and froths.
Then pour over your espresso, and there you have it, a quick, easy, and delicious vegan maple latte! Top with some vegan whipped cream and marshmallows, a cinnamon stick or anything you fancy! Enjoy this with a cinnamon bun, pumpkin scone, or any other autumn snack you like!
The exact nutritional breakdown of this homemade vegan maple latte will depend on the exact ingredients you use, such as your milk alternative or how much maple syrup you decide to go with. It should fall somewhere within this range.
|481kJ / 115cal
If you’re not a coffee person then you might prefer my vegan pumpkin spice hot chocolate instead!
What are your favourite seasonal drinks?