Dairy-Free Salted Caramel Mocha

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By Shanika Graham-White

This Non-Dairy Salted Caramel Mocha Latte is the perfect warm, + cozy thing to indulge in during the cooler months. While caramel + mocha are a THING on their own, this latte plays amazingly with both flavors that work so well together. Literally whipped together in a few short minutes, this homemade latte comes fully dairy-free, vegan, + gluten-free. Enjoy this caffeine-filled cup of goodness every morning or throughout the day. 

INGREDIENTS:

Mocha Latte:

 

Vegan Salted Caramel:

  • 1 cup pure cane sugar
  • 5 Tablespoons vegan butter
  • ½ cup full-fat coconut milk

 

TOPPINGS:

  • CocoWhip!
  • Vegan Salted Caramel Sauce, to drizzle
  • Chocolate shavings

 

DIRECTIONS:

Vegan Salted Caramel:

  1. In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, add sugar and cook (while stirring) until it begins to golden brown, about 4-5 minutes.
  1. Turn off heat and add in vegan butter, whisking until it fully melts and incorporates with sugar. 
  2. Continuing to whisk CONSTANTLY, slowly add in coconut milk and the sauce should thicken slightly. Let sit for 5 minutes or so to cool.
  3. Pour sauce into a heat-safe mason jar or container and refrigerate when ready to store. NOTE: As the sauce fully cools, it will begin to thicken more and more. Stir before using.

 

Mocha Latte:

  1. In a medium saucepan on medium-high heat, add the Barista Blend milk, cocoa powder, espresso, and whisking everything together and bring it to a boil for 1-2 minutes. 
  2. Stir in vanilla, and Agave. Remove the mixture from heat once all ingredients are incorporated and smooth.
  3. To serve, pour mocha latte into the prepared mug(s) and top with Cocowhip, salted caramel and garnish with shaved chocolate, optional.
  4. Sip and enjoy!