This has probably been my most surprisingly delicious experiment. I’ve been using so much tahini in a lot of my recipes lately. I’ve put it in dressings, cake, cookies and now my favorite, a latte! This is a tahini maple latte that I simply can’t get enough of! It’s the latte you never knew you needed and it is so simple.
This recipe actually happened as an experiment. My sister who happens to be a vegan was over my house and wanted a coffee. I always have some type of non dairy milk on hand. My favorite for lattes and iced coffees is full-fat from Oatly.
So I was staring at my Nespresso maker that I haven’t used since before the shutdown and trying to get all the parts together. I luckily found a sleeve of espresso capsules and I just told her I’d surprise her with a vegan latte. And hence, the tahini maple latte. I was reluctant at first but I just love the combination of tahini and maple together. Now, throw some coffee in the mix and YUM!!! You guys! HIGHLY RECOMMEND. This latte is soooooo good and a lot easier than you think. You don’t need a fancy espresso machine or a forther to create this addictive latte.
Ingredients for Tahini Maple Latte
- 2-4 oz espresso or strongly brewed coffee. I usually do 2 oz for my lattes
- 3/4 cup non dairy milk. Oat, almond or soy. Or even regular milk.
- 2 tbs tahini
- 1-2 tbs maple syrup. Depepnds on your desired taste of sweetness.
- Cinnamon for topping
- Whipped cream for topping (optional, but WHY NOT?)
I used my Nespresso milk frother to warm and froth my milk, but you can easily use a small saucepan and a whisk and froth your milk over a low flame and continuously whisk until the milk is warmed through.
Tahini Maple Latte
- Milk Frother
- Coffee maker or espresso maker
- ¾ cup oat milk or any milk you prefer
- 2 oz espresso or strongly brewed coffee
- 2 tbs tahini
- 1-2 tbs maple syrup
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- whipped cream dairy or non-dairy (optional)
- Brew your espresso/coffee while you froth your milk.
- Froth your milk in a milk frother, or in a cup if you're using a wand add to your milk the tahini and maple syrup. If you don't have a milk frother, pour your milk into a small saucepan along with the tahini and maple syrup and continuously whisk over low heat. Stop once the milk is warmed through and foamed.
- Add the espresso to an 8-10 oz cup and pour in your tahini maple milk. Top with whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon. Enjoy!
- You can add however much maple syrup you’d like. I prefer 1 tbs, but if you like a sweeter drink, 2 tbs is good.
- I use Oatly Full Fat non-dairy milk for my lattes, but regular milk, almond milk or soy work wonderfully.
- If you don’t have an espresso maker, brew your coffee much much stronger than you normally would and use that instead.
- If you don’t have a milk frother, wands are pretty inexpensive, or you can simply use a saucepan as mentioned.