Can You Whip Almond Milk For Coffee? Answered

Many health-conscious coffee lovers have the same question: can you whip almond milk for coffee? Good news: you absolutely can, and here's why.

Can You Whip Almond Milk For Coffee
Almond milk is a best option if you want a dairy-free whipped coffee

If you're watching your calories, don't care for the taste of cow's milk, or simply want a dairy-free option for your favorite whipped coffee recipe, you may want to give almond milk a try. 

Believe it or not, it's possible to create froth with almond milk just as easily as you would with dairy milk, allowing you to create a delicious, dairy-free latte or iced coffee. 

Sweetened or unsweetened almond milk isn't your only option — we'll explain how you can use coconut milk, oat milk, and other non-dairy milk replacements to create the social-media-worthy coffee drinks you love. 

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Can You Whip Almond Milk For Coffee?

Absolutely — you just need to know a few tips and tricks to get your mix just right. 

Prep time is similar to what you'd use when using dairy milk. The type of almond milk you choose doesn't matter — homemade almond milk, unsweetened almond milk, and sweetened options will all work well. If you're watching your carbohydrates or want to keep your coffee drink lower in calories, unsweetened almond milk is the way to go. 

How To Whip Almond Milk To Top Lattes, Espresso, And Other Coffee Drinks

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Let the full eight minutes to pass before pausing for a taste test

You know that a dollop of whipped cream is delicious on top of a latte, but you might be surprised at how easy it is to create a gluten-free, dairy-free, foamy coffee topping at home with almond milk. 

You'll want to use a stand mixer or hand mixer for the fastest results. Combine one cup almond milk of your choice (homemade and store-bought options both work equally well), 1.5 tablespoons sweetener (cane sugar, monk fruit, honey, and stevia all work well), a teaspoon of vanilla extract, and a teaspoon of xanthan gum (you'll be able to find this in the baking section at your grocery store).

Mix all ingredients on medium for two minutes, then up the speed to medium-high for six minutes. While it can be tempting to stop the mixer for a taste, let the full eight minutes pass before pausing for a taste test. 

If your almond whipped cream isn't quite the consistency that you want, continue blending in 30-second increments until you hit the sweet spot. 

How To Make Whipped Coffee With Almond Milk

Remember the beginning of the pandemic, when whipped coffee (also known as dalgona coffee) was all over Tiktok and other social media platforms? While the craze has since died down, this instant coffee, milk, sweetener, and water combination is still delicious. 

If you'd prefer your whipped coffee with non-dairy milk, you're in luck: whipped coffee is poured over milk, rather than blended with milk. Any kind of milk, dairy or not, works for whipped coffee. 

To make whipped coffee using almond milk, you'll need a stand mixer, immersion blender, milk frother, electric mixer, or a strong whisking hand (and some patience). 

In a small bowl, blend two tablespoons of instant coffee, 1.5 tablespoons of honey, coconut sugar, monk fruit, or cane sugar, two tablespoons of boiling water, and gently spoon over the milk of our choice. Anything goes — soy milk, oat milk, cashew milk, and unsweetened almond milk are all a good fit.

Other Vegan Milk Options

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Coconut milk is one of the vegan milk options to top your latte, espresso, etc

If you're interested in whipping other types of milk to top off your latte, espresso, or other favorite coffee drink, you're in luck. 

Soy milkcashews, and coconut milk are all great for creating confections that make the perfect topper to a delicious cup of coffee. If you're looking for a sugar-free option, be sure to use monk fruit or stevia as the sweetener in your vegan whipped milk recipe.

The Final Word On Can You Whip Almond Milk For Coffee

You absolutely can whip almond milk for coffee, and the result is thick, delicious, and just as decadent as any dairy topping. A little xanthan gum, sweetener, and vanilla extract all you to create the perfect whipped almond milk to accompany your morning mocha. 

Want more? Check out our almond milk coffee recipes.

FAQs On Can You Whip Almond Milk For Coffee

How do you thicken coffee with almond milk?

You'll need to thicken the almond milk itself first. Combine one cup almond milk, 1.5 tablespoons sweetener, a teaspoon of vanilla extract, and a teaspoon of xanthan gum, whip on medium for two minutes and medium-high for eight minutes. 

What other milks can be whipped for coffee?

Soy milk and coconut milk are great options for adding flavor and thickness to your favorite coffee drink.

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  • Amanda Turner is a runner, writer, mom, and military spouse living in San Angelo, Texas. A former track coach, Amanda loves encouraging and working with new runners who are just beginning to love the endorphin rush that hits a few strides after the finish line. When she's not running or writing, Amanda, her husband, and their three-year-old love traveling and spending time outdoors.