A Spanish Latte, or Café con Leche, is Spain’s version of strong coffee with hot milk. This recipe kicks things up with a rich chocolate infusion, zesty orange, and warm cinnamon. And it’s dairy free! I couldn’t think of a better way to kick the week off.
In terms of Spanish origins, the flavors are a bit more reminiscent of Mexico. And some might even call this coffee drink mocha-worthy. But it still beckons to the smooth, flavorful richness of a good strong latte.
This recipe was shared with us by Blue Diamond Growers, so naturally they recommend using almond milk. But if nut allergies are a concern, you can substitute a nut-free chocolate milk beverage. We’ve also added a couple more options to the recipe. And you can enjoy a beautiful sweet topper, like the one pictured below, with our complete Dairy-Free Whipped Topping Guide.
Special Diet Notes: Spanish Latte
By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, optionally grain-free, optionally nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan, and vegetarian.
- In a large mug, whisk together the coffee, chocolate syrup, orange zest, and cinnamon.
- Heat and froth the milk beverage until hot and foamy.
- Pour the milk beverage over the coffee.
- Top with whipped topping, if desired.