This vegan Peanut Butter Caramel Latte is better than anything you’ll find at your local coffee house! Dairy-free / Vegan
Step aside PSL, there’s a new favorite latte in town!
True story here guys, this Peanut Butter Caramel Latte was almost the latte that never was. It was a very well intended latte, I actually have had plans to create this beauty since the summer, however every time I found myself making the peanut butter caramel sauce that is used in this recipe it somehow got used up before I could make this wonderful treat.
How on earth did that happen? Kitchen fairies, of course. They really liked the stuff. 😉
All jokes aside, I seriously couldn’t contain myself around this peanut butter caramel sauce. It has gone on everything – ice cream, muffins, toast, popcorn, a spoon….
There really is no restraint with the stuff, hence the delay for this recipe. Thankfully, with Ninja out of town last week and me a bit under the weather, I used that time to whip up another batch determined to actually put this recipe together. FINALLY.
That froth though!
And let me tell you friends, as soon as I took my first taste the seas parted, the angels started singing and I mentally slapped myself for waiting so freaking long to put this latte together.
If you can recall, I actually gave up coffee for the month of September, which actually ended up being more so like two weeks. In the end I didn’t see nor feel any changes, so I opted to incorporate coffee back into my diet. The purge actually did accomplish something however – instead of my morning cup of joe I reach for tea first, then brew up a mug of coffee after my workout or later on in the morning if the hankering hits. Caffeine addiction has never been an issue for me so there have been several days where I have gone completely coffee free, but some days I just crave the comfort of a steaming mug of black coffee.
With the exception of this Peanut Butter Caramel Latte, of course.
Why have plain black coffee when you can have a peanut butter caramel filled one?! 😉
That being said, I do have a few non-coffee related lattes in the works that I can’t wait to share with you guys. Hopefully they don’t take as long to make an appearance as this latte. Better late than never though, right?!
So let’s talk ingredients.
First up, there’s the peanut butter caramel sauce, which is going to be making several appearances on the blog so you may as well just keep it stocked in your fridge. No, really. Just keep a large batch ready, that way you have it on hand for lattes, ice cream or even spoonfuls. No judgement here – especially considering how quickly that stuff gets put away in my house.
Anyway, the peanut butter caramel is the magic behind this peanut butter caramel latte, so you really can’t skip it. It takes just three main ingredients and less than five minutes to make, so there really is no excuse here people. Make the freaking latte. Just do it!
Then of course there’s the coffee or espresso [I brew my coffee strong], almond milk and coconut whipped cream. The whipped cream is obviously not an essential part of the latte, however when I’m feeling a bit sassy I like to pile it up high along with some extra caramel sauce, because what’s wrong with drinking your calories? Answer: nothing.
So my friends, ditch the Pumpkin Spice Latte this season *gasp!* and try this Peanut Butter Caramel Latte instead – Or at least rotate between the two. I just don’t want anyone turning orange from too much pumpkin consumption…
- For the Peanut Butter Caramel Sauce:
- ½ cup maple syrup
- ¼ cup natural peanut butter
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- For the Latte:
- ½ cup strong brewed coffee or espresso
- 1 cup almond milk
- 2 tablespoons peanut butter caramel sauce
- Coconut whipped cream
- In a small sauce pan, add the peanut butter caramel ingredients and heat to medium heat. Whisk until mixture becomes smooth.
- Allow sauce to come to a boil and whisk continuously until it starts to thicken, roughly 1 minute. Remove from heat and set aside.
- In a small pot, heat almond milk and 2 tablespoons of caramel sauce until milk is steaming. Pour milk mixture into a high speed blender, followed by freshly brewed coffee or espresso.
- Blend latte on high for 1 minute or until it is frothy. Pour into a mug, top with whipped cream and extra caramel sauce, if desired.
What’s your favorite latte to order?