5 Café Style Drinks Recipes You Need To Try

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Making my daily coffee is one of my favorite rituals. Every morning, I turn my little marble kitchen into a real Parisian café, filled with the smell of freshly brewed coffee, French music & cute coffee cups. Re-creating an at-home café experience has been a fun way to experiment with different drink recipes. From delicious coconut cream white chocolate to my notorious foamy oatmilk lattes - in today's blogpost I'm going to share with you 5 café style drinks that you need to try at home. Since we are heading into Spring, and Valentine's Day is right around the corner, these drinks would be perfect to prepare for anybody who needs some extra love right now (you included!).

FOAMY VANILLA OATMILK LATTE

INGREDIENTS

40 ml / 1.35 oz of espresso
300 ml / 10 oz of oat milk
1 pump of vanilla syrup
1 teaspoon of cinnamon or cocoa powder

DIRECTIONS

1. Foam the oat milk until frothy and fluffy.
2. Add the frothed milk, espresso, and a pump of vanilla syrup to your favorite coffee cup.
3. Finish off the latte with a dash of cinnamon or chocolate using a stencil.

TIPS & NOTES

- If using Nespresso cups, my favorite flavors to use are Vanille Éclair, Cocoa Truffle or Cosi.

COCONUT CREAM WHITE HOT COCO

INGREDIENTS

15 ml / 1 tablespoon of coconut cream
15 g / 1 cup of white chocolate chips
500 ml / 2 cups of coconut milk
30 ml / 2 teaspoons of vegan almond or coconut whipped cream
15 ml / 1 teaspoon of coconut flakes
15 ml / 1 teaspoon of pomegranate seeds

DIRECTIONS

1. Add the chocolate chips to a pan on low heat for 30
seconds until the chocolate is fully melted.
2. Add the coconut cream and the coconut milk to the pan. Slowly stir for 5 minutes until fully melted and mixed.
3. Use a milk frother to foam up the mixture.
4. Add the hot cocoa to a cup and finish off with whipped cream, fresh pomegranate seeds and whipped cream.

TIPS & NOTES

- If you’re not into white chocolate, you can easily replace the chocolate with milk or dark chocolate.
- Replace the coconut milk with oatmilk if you want a less coconut-y flavor.

STRAWBERRY MILK

INGREDIENTS

250 g / 2 cups of fresh strawberries
15 ml / 0.5 oz of honey or agave syrup
500 ml / 2 cups of oat milk
40 ml / 1.35 oz of espresso

DIRECTIONS

1. Clean the strawberries and put them in a blender, together with honey (or agave syrup if you want to keep it vegan), and 500 ml of oat milk.
2. Blend blend blend! Add a strawberry as a garnish and enjoy!

TIPS & NOTES

- If you want to make this strawberry milk creamier, add a tablespoon of coconut cream!

RASPBERRY AFFOGATO

INGREDIENTS

250 g / 2 cups of raspberries
30 g / 1/4 cup of sugar
125 g / 1 cup of ice cream
40 ml / 1.35 oz of espresso

DIRECTIONS

1. Add the sugar to the pan on low heat for 30 seconds - 1 minute until fully melted.
2. Add the raspberries to a blender on low speed. After blending, add the mixture to the pan and mix with the sugar.
3. Add 2 scoops of ice cream to a cup and finish of with adding the espresso and raspberry kompot on top.

TIPS & NOTES

- Not a fan of raspberries? You can also make this with cranberries, strawberries, blueberries or blackberries instead (or a mix!).

CHANEL HAZELNUT ICED COFFEE

INGREDIENTS

40 ml / 1.35 oz of espresso
15 ml / 1 tablespoon of hazelnut creamer
2/3 ice cubes (for a small cup)
100 ml of oat milk

DIRECTIONS

1. Froth the milk in a milk frother.
2. Add ice cubes, espresso and hazelnut creamer to your cup and stir gently.

TIPS & NOTES

- If you want to add a bit more glam to your coffee, use a Chanel or other designer inspired mold for cubes.

You can also watch all these recipes live in action on my YouTube channel! These drinks are so good, but I think the coconut cream white hot cocoa and the raspberry affogato are my favorite and a must-try! I put a lot of work in this video so I hope you enjoy the aesthetically pleasing shots. If you would like to continue making more of these, let me know in the comments down below!

You can download the printable What I Eat In A Day As A Vegetarian Recipes Cookbook PDF!

What drink recipe was your favorite?

xo Lilia

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