Delicious Vanilla Coffee Drink Recipe for a Perfect Morning

Welcome, coffee lovers! Whether you’re an avid coffee drinker or just looking for a delicious vegan beverage, this Vanilla Coffee Drink is the perfect choice. Made with pure vanilla extract and instant coffee crystals, this recipe is simple, convenient, and absolutely delicious.

As a barista, I know how important it is to have a good cup of coffee. Something that doesn’t just wake you up on a busy morning but also makes you feel comforted by its warm aroma and taste. That’s why I’m excited to share with you one of my go-to coffee recipes that’s sure to satisfy your cravings.

Now, what sets this coffee apart from others? It’s not just any ordinary vanilla latte or iced coffee. It’s a homemade vanilla almond milk latte that’s vegan-friendly and dairy-free. It has just the right amount of sweetness with a subtle hint of vanilla that balances perfectly with the boldness of the coffee.

Are you ready to learn how to make this delicious vegan vanilla coffee in the comfort of your own home? Keep reading as we dive into why this recipe is worth trying out.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Vanilla Coffee Drink (Vegan)
Vanilla Coffee Drink (Vegan)

Are you tired of the same old drinks at your local coffee shop? Want to try something new and exciting that also meets your dietary requirements? Look no further! This vegan vanilla coffee drink is the perfect solution for you.

What’s not to love about a deliciously creamy vanilla latte made with almond milk and pure vanilla extract? But this recipe takes it one step further with the addition of instant coffee crystals creating an irresistible combination of sweet and strong. Plus, it’s made with simple, wholesome ingredients that are good for both you and the planet.

Not only is this beverage dairy-free and vegan-friendly, but it’s also easy to customize to match your taste preferences. Swap out the almond milk for oat milk or cashew milk to make it nuttier. You can even use coconut milk for a tropical twist. And if you prefer less sweetness, skip the maple syrup or adjust it to your preferred level of sweetness.

Trust us when we say, once you’ve tried this vanilla coffee recipe, you’ll never go back to a boring iced coffee again. So go ahead, give it a try and thank us later!

Ingredient List

 A warm and creamy treat to start your day
A warm and creamy treat to start your day

Before we get started, let’s gather all the ingredients we need for this delicious vegan vanilla coffee drink. All ingredients are plant-based and can easily be found in most grocery stores or online:

  • 1 cup of strong brewed coffee
  • 1/2 cup of boiling water
  • 2 tsp of instant coffee crystals
  • 1 tsp of pure vanilla extract
  • 1-2 tsp of sweetener (vanilla syrup, maple syrup or any other sweetener of your choice)
  • Milk (almond milk, oat milk, cashew milk, coconut milk or any other plant-based milk you prefer)

The Recipe How-To

 Sip on indulgence with this Vanilla Coffee!
Sip on indulgence with this Vanilla Coffee!

Now that we have our ingredient list ready, it’s time to put them to use and make this delicious vanilla coffee drink.

Step 1: In a large cup, dissolve 2 tsp of instant coffee crystals in 1 cup of boiling water. Let it cool for a few minutes.

Step 2: Add ½ cup of vanilla almond milk to the coffee mixture. You can also use other plant-based milk such as cashew milk or oat milk.

Step 3: Stir in 1 tsp of pure vanilla extract to the mixture. You can also make your own homemade vanilla extract before making this recipe.

Step 4: Sweeten the coffee with your preferred sweetener like maple syrup or any sugar-free syrup. Add syrup to your desire taste.

Step 5: Pour the mixture on a glass filled with ice. You now have a delicious and refreshing cold beverage, perfect for summer days.

For a creamier texture, blend all the ingredients in a blender until smooth, just like making a latte at home.

Substitutions and Variations

 Get a taste of sweet, sweet vanilla with every sip!
Get a taste of sweet, sweet vanilla with every sip!

When it comes to making vanilla coffee drinks that suit your taste preferences, there are plenty of ingredients you can substitute or add to create more variations. Here are some suggestions:

– Milk: Feel free to use any plant-based milk you prefer, such as almond milk, oat milk, cashew milk, coconut milk, soy milk or hemp milk. You can also opt for dairy milk if that’s your preference.

– Sweetener: If you don’t like maple syrup or want to cut down on sugar intake, you can use other sweeteners like agave nectar, honey, stevia or monk fruit.

– Coffee: While instant coffee crystals work well for this recipe, you can also use brewed coffee, espresso or cold brew coffee for a stronger flavor.

– Vanilla extract: You can use either pure vanilla extract or homemade vanilla extract for the recipe. Alternatively, you can infuse the vanilla flavor using a whole vanilla bean or vanilla syrup.

– Flavors: If you’d like to add more flavors to your vanilla coffee drink, try incorporating cinnamon powder, nutmeg, cardamom or lavender buds for a floral kick.

– Protein boost: For a protein-packed beverage that fuels your day, add a scoop of plant-based protein powder or collagen peptides to the mix.

– Iced vs hot: While this recipe focuses on creating a delicious vegan iced vanilla coffee drink, you can easily adapt it for a hot beverage by skipping the ice and blending in hot water instead.

Remember that experimentation is key when it comes to personalizing your favorite coffee drinks. Don’t be afraid to try new combinations and find what works best for your taste buds.

Serving and Pairing

 Perfect for coffee lovers who crave something sweet in the morning
Perfect for coffee lovers who crave something sweet in the morning

This delicious vegan vanilla coffee drink is perfect for any time of the day. It can be served hot or iced, depending on your preference. For a hot version, simply skip the ice and enjoy it right out of the blender. If you prefer an iced coffee, pour the mixture over a few cubes of ice and top with your favorite plant-based milk.

When it comes to pairing this creamy coffee drink, the options are endless. A vegan pastry like a cinnamon roll or blueberry muffin would be a great match for a mid-morning snack. For something more substantial, pair it with a breakfast sandwich loaded with veggies or even some avocado toast.

For an afternoon pick-me-up, enjoy the vanilla coffee drink alongside some fresh fruit and nuts. Alternatively, sip on it while enjoying some light reading or catching up with friends.

This versatile beverage is also great for entertaining guests. Whip up a large batch and serve it in mason jars with colorful straws for a fun and casual coffee bar display. You can also add a shot of espresso or your favorite flavored syrup to make it even more delicious!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Aromatic vanilla and bold coffee flavors come together for the perfect cup of joe
Aromatic vanilla and bold coffee flavors come together for the perfect cup of joe

Making this delicious vegan vanilla coffee drink ahead of time is a great way to make sure you have a refreshing beverage ready whenever you need it. To do so, simply prepare the recipe as instructed and let it cool down completely. Then, pour it into an airtight container and store it in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days.

When reheating your vanilla coffee drink, make sure to do so gently over low heat, stirring frequently until heated through. If the coffee has thickened, you can add a splash of almond milk or any plant-based milk of your choice to thin it out.

If you’re planning on doubling or tripling the recipe to have extra for later use, freeze it into ice cubes and store tightly in an airtight container. You can use these frozen vanilla coffee cubes to make iced lattes anytime without having to dilute your drink with regular ice. Simply blend them with some cold plant-based milk and sweetener (vanilla syrup or maple syrup) and blend until smooth for a creamy and refreshing treat.

Overall, this vegan vanilla coffee drink is easy, versatile and perfect as a make-ahead option to enjoy throughout the week without compromising on taste or quality.

Tips for Perfect Results

 Discover a new favorite coffee drink that's both vegan and delicious!
Discover a new favorite coffee drink that’s both vegan and delicious!

Now that you’ve learned the ingredients and steps for making the perfect Vegan Vanilla Coffee Drink, it’s time to focus on some tips for perfect results. These tips will help you ensure that your coffee drink is not only delicious but also satisfying.

Firstly, make sure that you’re using good quality coffee beans or instant coffee crystals. The better the quality of your coffee, the more flavorful and strong your drink will be. So, try to buy coffee beans or crystals from reputable brands and choose a roast that suits your preferences.

Secondly, pay attention to the ratio of ingredients in the recipe. The amount of water, milk, sweetener, and flavorings can significantly affect the taste of your coffee. Don’t be afraid to adjust the recipe according to your taste preferences. For instance, if you like your coffee sweeter, you can add more syrup or sweetener.

Thirdly, consider steaming or frothing your milk before adding it to your coffee. Steaming or frothing can enhance the texture and flavor of your drink by making it creamier and adding a velvety layer on top.

Fourthly, don’t forget to use a good quality blender or mixer to blend all the ingredients together. This step is crucial as it ensures that all the components blend together smoothly, resulting in a consistent texture throughout your drink.

Fifthly, if you prefer an iced coffee drink, try making ice cubes out of brewed coffee instead of using regular water ice cubes. This way, when the ice cubes melt in your drink, they won’t dilute its flavor.

Lastly, experiment with different plant-based milks and sweeteners to cater to individual tastes and dietary restrictions. For example, almond milk adds nutty undertones to the Vanilla Coffee Drink while coconut milk makes it rich and creamy.

By following these tips, you’ll be able to make a perfect Vegan Vanilla Coffee Drink every time without any hassle.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, this delicious vegan vanilla coffee drink is not only easy to make but also customizable to suit your taste buds. With a few simple ingredients readily available in every kitchen, you can whip up a delicious vegan beverage that will leave your taste buds satisfied and energized.

Whether you’re a coffee aficionado or just looking for a new coffee recipe to try out, the vegan vanilla coffee drink is perfect for you. It’s not only refreshing but also nutritious, making it the perfect morning or afternoon pick-me-up.

So go ahead and give this recipe a try. You’ll be amazed at how easy it is to make, and how delicious it tastes. And who knows, with a little creativity, you can even add some new flavors to this already incredible drink.

In the end, making a switch to a healthier lifestyle doesn’t have to be hard. You don’t have to compromise taste for health benefits as there are plenty of delicious vegan alternatives out there. So why not start today and enjoy this amazing vegan vanilla coffee drink? Trust me; your taste buds will thank you!

Vanilla Coffee Drink (Vegan)

Vanilla Coffee Drink (Vegan) Recipe

I wanted something different to drink this morning and I came up with a delicious drink that tastes great hot or cold. I used Cafix which is instant beverage crystals that contain roasted barley, rye, chicory and beet root. How healthy is that! I added some Soy Silk Creamer and a little agave syrup to taste. The secret ingredient was the good quality organic Vanilla Extract I used. It made the drink exceptional. I drank mine hot and served it with some of my Vegan shortbread cookies.
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Course Beverage
Cuisine Vegan
Calories 5.2 kcal


  • 8 ounces boiling water
  • 1 teaspoon instant coffee crystals (Cafix decaf)
  • 1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/8 cup silk soy coffee creamer (approximate measure)
  • 1/4 teaspoon agave nectar (approximate measure)


  • Boil some filtered water and add to an 8 oz. mug. Add 1 teaspoons of the Cafix instant beverage crystals and 1/4 teaspoons vanilla extract.
  • Mix in some creamer and agave nectar to taste and enjoy.
  • Bon Appetit!

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Serving: 229gCalories: 5.2kcalCarbohydrates: 0.5gProtein: 0.1gSodium: 5mgSugar: 0.1g
Keyword < 15 Mins, Beverages, Easy
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