Craving for a delectable morning treat that can keep you going throughout the day? Try this Vanilla Almond Coffee recipe.
It can beat the coffee from your favorite coffee shop and will leave you stunned. It has the the rich, robust flavor of coffee topped with the sweet essence of vanilla and the nutty goodness of almonds which makes it a yummy and soul-winning coffee drink.
So let's jump to the recipe.
Whole roasted coffee beans/Coarse grind coffee
1 cup freshly brewed coffee
1/2 cup of milk
2 tsp vanilla syrup
1 tsp almond extract
1-2 tsp sugar (as per taste)
Whipped cream (optional)
Sliced almonds for garnish (optional)
Begin by adding 30 grams of ground coffee to the French press. Here we are using the golden 1:15 coffee-to-water ratio for the perfect flavorful cup.
Add double water to the amount of coffee. For example for 30 grams of coffee add 60 grams of water.
Stir the coffee properly and let it bloom for 30 seconds for the flavors to shine well and extract properly.
Now add the remaining water and place the lid on. Before moving the plunger down wait for a few minutes. 4-5 minutes would be okay.
Now press the plunger firmly but do not press it in one go. Your coffee is ready. Pour it into a kettle.
Now in a small saucepan, heat the the milk over medium-low flame. I am using almond milk. You can use any milk as per your choice. Here we don't have to boil the milk. It should be just warm enough to create a creamy velvelty texture for your coffee.
Once the milk is warm enough, add some vanilla syrup and give it a fine stir. You can use the amount of syrup as per your taste. Stirring is necessary to ensure the syrup is evenly distributed.
Now, finally, it's time to add the almond extract, The secret ingredient behind the nutty goodness. It pairs amazingly with the vanilla and results in a mouth-watering taste. So add it and again stir well until it gets combined well.
Taste this initial base and if required add some sugar. The sweetness and taste will vary based on individual preferences. If you add sugar, stir it again until sugar is well combined with the mixture.
Now pour your freshly brewed coffee into a large mug. Slowly pour the vanilla almond mixture into the coffee and give it a gentle stir. Please make sure everything is mixed well.
Add whipped cream to your vanilla almond coffee. It's a satisfying addition that complements the flavors perfectly.
Sprinkle some sliced almonds and garnish it on top. It will add to the crunch and enhance the flavor.
Your vanilla almond coffee is ready! Savor this wonderful blend of vanilla, almond, and coffee. It's the perfect morning pick-me-up booster or a comforting treat to cheer you up.
Turn your ordinary monotonous coffee into a luxurious experience. This delicious combination of vanilla and almond will elevate your coffee game making each sip a perfect dance for your taste buds. Try it and let us know your experience in the comments.
Experiment with the different ingredients and adjust the amount based on your taste, whether you prefer it sweeter, nuttier, or stronger.
I am a barista by profession hailing from NC. My journey began in my late teens when I started working as a barista in a local coffee shop. My passion for coffee quickly became evident as I immersed myself in the art of espresso extraction, latte art ...