Blueberry Almond Milk Latte

Vegan Blueberry Almond Milk Latte

I go in and out of blueberry phases. I crave them in everything during the summer. I like to throw them into my pancakes, muffins, smoothies and salads. Blueberries are packed with antioxidants, Fiber and Vitamin C. I’d definitely classify them under super foods. They are huge at the farmer’s market in the summer and sometimes you can find them bigger than quarters. Don’t even get me started with the size of blackberries

There was a coffee shop about a half a mile from my high school. I used to walk there after school a couple times a week with my best friend for an afternoon pick-me-up. I started the coffee drinking at a very young age and it’s never gone away. I only get (coffee) snobbier and more addicted as time passes. I usually turn every single one of my friends into coffee snobs as well. Once you have a good cup of coffee, preferably medium-dark roast, there is no going back. During one of these after school coffee adventures, the shop had a latte of the week called “blueberry muffin.” I decided to give it a try since I loved blueberries so much. I’ll never forget that first sip. It was as if I was drinking a blueberry muffin! I fell in love with it. The only problem was that this latte had artificial blueberry syrup, whole milk and espresso. Back then, I didn’t care too much about the heavy foods or artificial junk, but now I pay attention to them more.

Vegan Blueberry Almond Milk Latte

That blueberry muffin latte ran across my mind the other day and it gave me the idea to create a healthier version at home using fresh blueberries, almond milk and espresso. It was super easy to make and very tasty! I enjoy the natural and whole ingredients much better than the artificial syrup.

All you need…

*2 Shots of Espresso
*1/4 Cup Fresh Blueberries
*1 Tablespoon of Water
*1 Cup Unsweetend Vanilla Almond Milk (you can use any kind of milk you’d like)

-You can replace the blueberries with almost any fruit. Stevia, almond extract and vanilla bean are also great additives. 

Vegan Blueberry Almond Milk Latte

I used my Nespresso to make the espresso. If you do not have an espresso machine, try making SUPER strong coffee as a substitute.

Vegan Blueberry Almond Milk Latte

Add blueberries to a microwave safe mug with the tablespoon of water. Microwave for 20-30 seconds.

Mash the juices out of the blueberries.

Vegan Blueberry Almond Milk Latte

Use a fork to strain the skin of the blueberries out of the juice.

Vegan Blueberry Almond Milk Latte

Add the espresso to the blueberry juice.

Vegan Blueberry Almond Milk Latte

I used a milk frother to heat the milk. You can heat over the stove or in the microwave.

Vegan Blueberry Almond Milk Latte

Combine all the ingredients and add any additional flavors. Stir well.

Vegan Blueberry Almond Milk Latte

Pour all the ingredients into a cup and enjoy! This blueberry latte can also be made over ice. Skip heating up the milk and then pour all the ingredients into a cup with ice cubes.

This drink is vegan, vegetarian, paleo, gluten free, dairy free and low calorie! 

I hope you enjoy this quick and easy coffee drink!

Questions for you! 

What is your favorite latte flavor you’ve tried?
Do you love or hate blueberries?
What flavor of latte should I create next?

Comments

  • ggi`

    yum

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  • will

    great recipe

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  • Emily

    Hi Taralynn! This sounds amazing and I cannot wait to try it! But I was just on Easy looking at mugs because duh, who doesn’t need 100 cute mugs, anyways I saw this mug that immediately reminded me of you! https://www.etsy.com/listing/255923688/coffee-mug-gift-for-photographer-funny?ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_query=mug&ref=sr_gallery_31

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  • Valerie

    I love almond milk plain, in cereal, etc. but I just haven’t been able to get used to drinking it in my coffee yet! Is there a secret? Are there certain flavors (vanilla, origina, unsweetened, etc.) that work better in coffee? I’d love to know!

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  • Kiley

    You’re my favorite blogger

    Reply to Kiley
  • Rachel

    This looks so delicious! I have never tried or thought of a blueberry latte. I will have to try this! My favorite latte is peppermint mocha. I would love to see you make a healthy version of this! Love this post! Thank you

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  • Anonymous

    Wow I would have never thought of this type of latte. It looks so delicious I think I will have to try it! My favorite type of latte peppermint mocha. Can you please make a healthy homemade version of this please! I have never made a homemade latte. I want to try this one for sure! Thank you for an amazing post!

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  • Lauren @ Jesus and a Side of PB

    This. is a recipe I want to make! I love how easy and versatile it is. I worked in a coffee shop last summer and one of our favorite pastimes during slow days was perusing the book of different coffee drinks! It’s so interesting to see what people come up with.

    Reply to Lauren @ Jesus and a Side of PB
    • Taralynn McNitt

      YES! I worked at a coffee shop when I was 14-16 and coming up with coffee drinks was one of our favorite things to do. Our boss let us feature our favorite every week!

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  • Jen

    What is your favorite way to roast your coffee beans? We have tried a few different methods, but I’m curious as to what you like best.

    Reply to Jen
    • Taralynn McNitt

      My Nespresso and my old fashion drip coffee pot!

      Reply to Taralynn McNitt
      • Jen

        Not brew, roast. Since you are a coffee enthusiastic I thought you might roast your own beans before grinding and brewing. Step up that coffee game girl…you are missing out!

        Reply to Jen
  • Caitlyn @SoDamnGood

    STOP you are a genius!!

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  • Amanda @ Positively Amanda

    Oh my, this sounds absolutely incredible!

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  • Taisi

    I am not that big of a latte-lover (or a sweet drink lover), since I usually drink my coffee black and boring, but the best flavor I’ve tried so far is probably the pistachio and rose mocha from Starbucks. So maybe that could be interesting for you to recreate? 🙂
    And blueberries…love ’em. I pick my own during the summer and fill half of my freezer with them for winter smoothies!

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  • Erin

    One of my friends will love this recipe! Thank you for sharing Taralynn.

    Reply to Erin
  • Carly

    This latte sounds delicious! I may have just added blueberries to my grocery list so I can make it later 😉

    The best latte I’ve ever had was a coconut latte in Mexico while on my honeymoon. The the only place in the resort where you could get it was a specific coffee shop. By the end of the week they knew me as the early bird who love the coconut latte with coconut milk!

    I LOVE blueberries! Once they are in season I add them to everything… muffins, pancakes, oatmeal, and now soon to be lattes!

    Because I love coconut, and it seems so fitting for summer I’d have to say coconut! Or I bet blackberry would be delicious as well!

    Reply to Carly
    • Taralynn McNitt

      Let me know what you think!

      Coconut lattes are so good. I get a vegan one at Lunas Living kitchen 🙂

      Blueberries are the best! I want to make a blueberry/egg/banana/protein powder pancake for dinner tonight!

      Blackberry seems to be the favorite!

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  • Heather @ Polyglot Jot

    Yum I’ve been having blueberries a lot the past couple of weeks as the weather has warmed up. I’ve never had it with coffee though–looks so good!

    I’ve also been loving coconut milk and honey with cold brew lately!

    Reply to Heather @ Polyglot Jot
  • Jen

    This sounds amazing!! I usually make a cinnamon latte. I have a Nespresso, so I’m definitely going to try this! The blueberry latte sounds so good!! ?☕️ I usually throw blueberries in my smoothie. They add so much flavor and nutrition. I would also love to try this recipe with raspberries. Thanks! Keep those healthy recipes coming!

    Reply to Jen
    • Taralynn McNitt

      Thank you Jen!

      What do you do for your cinnamon latte? & aren’t the Nespresso’s amazing?!

      I bet this recipe would be great with raspberries! xo

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      • Jen

        Hi Taralynn, for the Cinnamon Latte: I use any of the Nespresso capsules, (I have a variety so it’s never the same twice) LOL. Then I whip up 1% milk (I actually don’t drink milk otherwise so it’s the one time to sneak extra calcium in my diet) and then sprinkle cinnamon in with the whipped milk foam and stir. Easy peasy. 🙂 I would love to get my hands on a natural version of the Starbucks Cinnamon Dolce latte style syrup.

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  • Melissa

    No way! I will have to try this! I wonder if a little sprinkle of cocoa on top would be god or not 😉

    I’m not usually big on Starbucks flavoured lattes, they are so sweet. But I really enjoyed their Chestnut Praline this winter!
    I love Blueberries! I’m so happy it’s berry season here again lol
    Hmmm honey peach… it could either be great or an awful idea I’m not sure

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  • Ashley

    This looks amazing! Recently started drinking unsweetened vanilla almond milk and I love it in coffee! Iced would so wonderful for this recipe.

    Reply to Ashley
  • Danielle

    Taralynn!! I LOVE this post! It is so reminiscent of your posts from years ago when I first began following you! It was like time travel! 😉 I’ve been on a smoothie kick lately and have been using tons of your old (and new!) recipes. This looks delicious though and I cannot wait to try it! I have fresh blueberries from the farmer’s market here in Nashville at home and I may try this as a post dinner dessert!

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  • Jenn – a traveling Wife

    WHAT?! This sounds so intriguing.

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  • Peggy

    Hi Taralynn….how do you like your Nespresso coffee maker? I like a great cappuchino and am considering getting one….

    Reply to Peggy
  • Alexa

    This sounds SO GOOD and I cannot wait to run out and get blueberries to make this (I’ll mix it with some cold brew coffee).
    1. I usually am boring with lattes but a local dessert bar had a Cereal Milk Latte and I got Cinnamon Toast Crunch flavor. Oh my goodness, it was the greatest thing EVER.
    2. I adore blueberries. They are one of my favorite fruits.
    3. I encourage more fruit flavored lattes! Very unique and not something you find when out and about.

    Reply to Alexa
    • Taralynn McNitt

      That sounds like a delicious substitute! You could also make your ice cubes out of the cold brew!

      1. What?! That sounds like a genius flavor!
      2. They’re definitely in my top too!
      3. Thank you & I’ll keep that in mind!

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  • Misha

    Hey girl! I love how creative this is and I’m definitely going to give it a try…did you feel like you needed any sweetener? Or the blueberries themselves were enough? ALSO I’ve been curious for so long what photo editing tools you use on your pictures for both color enhancement and text overlay…would loveee to know! I have a food account and I’m pretty good with photoshop but I always come back to your blog staring at your pics like wtf!! she’s so good!! haha. xoxox

    Reply to Misha
    • Taralynn McNitt

      I don’t put sweetener in my coffee, so I don’t like it super sweet, but some people like stevia or something to sweeten it up! I would just take a sip and see if it needs any! 🙂 I just use Picmonkey! real simple:) You can use fun filters to make the photos pop!

      Reply to Taralynn McNitt
  • Emily B

    Oh. My. Goodness.
    I am SO going try this with blackberries. When I was in DC last summer, my husband and I went to Ebeneezer’s Coffeehouse by Union Station and they had a blackberry vanilla latte that was SUPER amazing. This recipe would work great for that I think! Thanks for the inspiration.
    The blackberry vanilla latte has been one of my absolute favorites. But at a coffee shop called 20 Below in Fargo ND they have a Maple Cinnamon latte that is hands down the best cup of coffee I’ve ever had in my life. It is natural, premium ingredients and coffee and it never ever disappoints!
    I like blueberries in things more than I do own their own. I am more into strawberries or blackberries 🙂
    You should try a maple cinnamon latte!
    Great. Now I want coffee!

    Reply to Emily B
    • Taralynn McNitt

      YES. First off, I’m going to D.C. soon and I’m going to try that!! A new coffee shop? Count me in!

      You sound like my coffee spirit animal.

      A maple cinnamon latte would be great! Maybe even with some walnuts!

      xo & you just made me want coffee more than ever!

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      • Kelly

        Ebenezer’s by Union Station is alright, but you should check out Maketto’s on H (super trendy and awesome coffeeshop/restaurant) – they give you coffee on a bamboo platter with a shot of seltzer on the side as a palate cleanser. Also, if in NE DC anyways you should check out Union Market! Its an amazing indoor market. Mostly food but also cool jewelry and home goods vendors! Plus the best ice cream in the world (no artificial flavors, colors, etc).

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  • Jessie @ The Acquired Sass

    Yum! I bet this would be delicious with some chocolate as well. Maybe some cocoa powder? Or as a dusting on top? And as a smoothie if you blended it up with the ice!

    1. I’m simple. Peppermint latte & pumpkin spice latte. Mostly because it’s easy to find at home versions I can make myself. And PSLs taste like sweet, sweet fall in a cup. 🙂

    2. Love blueberries. I’ll make a fresh simple blueberry syrup for waffles with just blueberries, water & some sugar on the stove until the blueberries burst.

    3. Latte you should create next? Hmm. I think Starbucks has a milk & honey latte or something similar? That would be delicious. Or what about one reminiscent of the flavors of almond biscotti? That would be a great treat for the weekend when there is time to relax & sip slowly.

    Reply to Jessie @ The Acquired Sass
    • Taralynn McNitt

      OH yes! & white chocolate!

      1. Those are the best and I crave them all year round!
      2. Oh yum!!! Now i’m hungry!
      3. Those both sound like delicious lattes!!

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  • Misty

    My favorite latte flavor is pumpkin spice in the fall. I use pumpkin spice stevia flavor to keep the sugar down. I used to love irish cream lattes but couldn’t find a healthy substitute. Blueberries are my go to fruit in my smoothies! Yum! I have never tried fruit in my latte so I definitely will be trying this recipe! I too am a coffee addict lol!

    Reply to Misty
    • Taralynn McNitt

      I crave pumpkin spice all year round. I am thinking about making a batch of pumpkin spice muffins soon…

      I am also a coffee addict and I think you will love this recipe!

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  • Melissa

    Yum!! I have blueberry coffee k-cups that I absolutely love, but this looks like a much better way. I’m trying to eat a more whole-foods based diet, so this looks right up my alley.

    Xo,
    Melissa

    http://www.greenpalatelife.com

    Reply to Melissa
    • Taralynn McNitt

      I used to love the blueberry K-cups. I think you would love this recipe 🙂 I try to eat more whole foods as well. It’s hard, but as long as you try to make the effort! 🙂

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  • Emily Weir

    This looks delicious! I never think to get creative with my lattes.

    I had a horchata latte at a coffee shop in Savannah last summer that was one of the best I’d ever had. I wish I could figure out how to recreate that one.

    And I am a HUGE fan of blueberries. I also put them on everything and only like to eat cereal when I know I’ve got blueberries to put on top.

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    • Maria

      Emily — I have a close friend living in Savannah. Told her about the horchata latte. Any chance you recall at which coffee shop you got that latte? I’d love to tell her! Anyone else who knows of a good horchta joint (haha first I’d heard of one til now!!) in Savannah, lemme kno!

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    • Taralynn McNitt

      Me either! 🙂 I just had a little boost of inspiration to make me do it!

      A Horchata latte would be so good. I bet i could do my healthy horchatta recipe + espresso over ice!

      Blueberries are so good in cheerios!

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  • Hilary

    This sounds delicious I can’t wait to try it out I love coming up with new espresso drinks !

    Reply to Hilary
    • Taralynn McNitt

      It’s so much fun! I usually do it in the fall with more pumpkin and seasonal flavors, but I think some summery drinks with fruits can be fun!

      Reply to Taralynn McNitt
  • Jaime

    This sounds delish! I don’t have a milk frother but I learned a great trick where after heating up the milk, pour it in a mason jar and shake it up..it ends up getting nice and frothy 🙂

    1. My favorite latte is usually vanilla but I also love hazelnut!
    2. I LOVE blueberries. I recently got blueberry honey from a local farm. I haven’t tried it yet, but I’m going to use it to sweeten my yogurt as well as to sweeten a batch of greek yogurt/oat blueberry muffins.
    3. Hazelnut would be yummy. I used to be addicted to the artificial hazelnut creamer.

    Reply to Jaime
    • Taralynn McNitt

      Oh yum! The blender works wonders too and I forgot to mention that!

      1. Vanilla is delicious and you can easily make that healthy!
      2. I’ve had blueberry honey and it’s so good! Perfect in yogurt.
      3. Me too….

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  • Lauren

    This recipe couldn’t have come at a better time! I just bought two tins of blueberries because they were on sale.

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  • Mallori

    This sounds delicious!! You’re so talented when it comes to making healthier versions of food you’ve tried. I am so thankful for your blog!

    I love green tea matcha lattes and caramel lattes; I would have never imagined a blueberry latte but this is a must try now!

    I LOVE blueberries as well. Our blueberries right now (Colorado) are a little small and sour still but they were perfect in the berry crisp I made this Mother’s Day! I miss living in the south were the fruit was huge and delicious late spring!

    I love coconut anything right now, doesn’t a coconut brûlée latte sound interesting?

    Keep being awesome, Taralynn

    -Mal

    Reply to Mallori
    • Taralynn McNitt

      Thank you Mallori!

      After going through my blog, I’ve realized that I haven’t been posting many recipes like I used to! And I LOVE doing them, so I’m going to try to keep posting healthier recipes 🙂

      Caramel lattes are so yummy!

      Small & sour are so good!!! I do love the luscious ones down here too. Those are super sweet.

      Oh yum! I could maybe bring out the brûlée torch for the top.

      xo xo

      thanks for commenting Mal!

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  • Bethany

    Looks delicious! I love bueberries and coffee!
    I’ll have to try this out 🙂

    Reply to Bethany

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