D.I.Y. Almond Coffee Syrup {Hello, Almond Lattes!}

DIY Almond Coffee Syrup {Hello, Almond Lattes!}

A friend and I were discussing our love of the Almond Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soap over Instagram the other day. I said it makes me crave Almond Croissants (one of my favorite treats ever!) and she said it makes her crave Almond Lattes. How have I never heard of an Almond Latte? Thanks to my friend Yvonne, I now can’t live without them.

Apparently select Starbucks can make you one but I figured why not try to come up with a DIY version (mostly because I was feeling too lazy to drive to Starbucks and I already had Almond Extract in the house). Turns out it super easy. And super amazing. Even my husband loved it. I’m not even a sugar-in-my-coffee kind of girl. I just like generous pour of half and half. But now I can’t have my coffee without a tablespoon of this Almond Syrup!

The coconut sugar is lower glycemic index and I’ve started subbing it for white sugar all the time but you could just use two cups white sugar or evaporated cane juice (a cleaner version of granulated sugar). The coconut sugar does not taste like coconut. It is more like brown sugar and has a lovely rich, warm, caramel-y taste.

What You’ll Need:

Almond Coffee Syrup

Over medium heat, bring sugar(s) and water to a boil, stirring often. Simmer 10-15 minutes or until mixture begins to get syrupy. Don’t turn up the heat or it will get too thick. If it’s not syrupy yet at 15 minutes cook 5-10 minutes more but it will thicken a bit more as it cools as well. When it’s a syrupy consistency, remove from heat and stir in almond extract. Allow to cool and add a tablespoon to your latte or coffee. So delicious!

I store mine in the fridge and warm it in my milk frother to make my Almond Lattes. (We splurged on a Nespresso CitiZ a few years back. Favorite appliance ever.)

 
D.I.Y. Almond Coffee Syrup {Hello, Almond Lattes!}
 
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Ingredients
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup evaporated cane juice (or white sugar)
  • 1 cup coconut sugar
  • 2 tbsp Pure Almond Extract (I use Simply Organic's)
Instructions
  1. Over medium heat, bring sugar(s) and water to a boil, stirring often.
  2. Simmer 10-15 minutes or until mixture begins to get syrupy. Don't turn up the heat or it will get too thick. If it's not syrupy yet at 15 minutes cook 5-10 minutes more but it will thicken a bit more as it cools as well.
  3. When it's a syrupy consistency, remove from heat and stir in almond extract.
  4. Allow to cool and add a tablespoon to your latte or coffee. So delicious!

 

In a pretty bottle, this would make a great handmade gift idea.

Enjoy!

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About By Dawn Nicole

Dawn is the DIY & Lifestyle blogger/Graphic Designer behind By Dawn Nicole. She is a mom of 3 who believes in "throwing kindness around like confetti". While Dawn loves all things creative, she has a passion for hand-lettered typography. A clean-eating foodie who loves cooking as much as a a good long outdoor run, she believes in balance and rarely lets a day go by without dark chocolate and over-caffeinating. She is also a contributor to the Silhouette Blog, Capturing Joy with Kristen Duke, and The Pinning Mama .

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