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Spiced Almond Latte

I typically take my morning cup of coffee strong and black. However, if I’m feeling fancy I’ll top my morning brew with a little raw cow’s milk (from some local farmers) or with a splash of homemade almond milk. Both taste great and I always welcome the change in routine but when it comes down to it, I really am a black coffee kind of gal. With all that being said, this latte is a game changer. I have a weakness for anything flavored with almond extract and I don’t cook/bake with it nearly enough. This drink is a great way satisfy that almond craving and while I wont drink this every morning (it’s more of a special occasion kind of drink) I am absolutely smitten with this morning beverage. It’s sweet, indulgent and perfect for a dreary morning when the sun doesn’t shine and the snow continues to fall.

When I make homemade lattes I like to add something a little fatty (typically in the form of a nut butter) to help fill me up and give my drink ultra creaminess. I’m less likely to get the jitters if my latte has a spoonful of almond or peanut butter added to the mix. A splash of almond extract, cinnamon, nutmeg and drizzle of pure maple syrup and I’m good to go. I hope you all love this morning treat as much as I do.

Cheers from Tumbleweed Farm.

Spiced Almond Latte

Prep Time: 5 minutes    Cook Time: 5 minutes    Serves: 2

  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 Tablespoon almond butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 Tablespoon pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup strong black coffee


  1. In a small saucepan over medium-high heat bring the milk, spices, and almond butter to a low boil. Once boiling remove from the heat. Pour the milk into a high speed blender and add the almond extract and maple syrup. Blend on high until smooth and creamy.
  2. Divide coffee between two mugs and top with the milk.


*Use this recipe as a guide *Adjust measurements and ingredients as necessary *Taste test as you go

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5 thoughts on “Spiced Almond Latte

  1. Anneline says:

    Wow that looks like exactly what I need these days! Will definitely try tomorrow morning (or this afternoon if I have a sudden latte craving, which is likely). Yum!

  2. Melanie C. says:

    This looks delicious! I will be making this tomorrow morning if I can wait that long!
    Would love to know where you got the lovely mug. Stay warm.

  3. Rachel says:

    What a treat! I think I will make some this weekend when my sisters come to visit!

  4. So genius to add almond butter to the latte, I bet that adds an amazing flavor 😀

  5. Marissa says:

    I drink my coffee black and also have a almond extract weakness!
    Try using almond instead of vanilla in your tahini honey cookies, so good!

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