A spiced vegan latte perfect for autumn

I haven't been here in a hot minute, but this cinnamon mocha needed to be shared ASAP. It makes morning coffee special enough to feel like a treat, and it makes these dark mornings a little extra cosy. The warming spices like cinnamon and cayenne add a Mexican hot chocolate vibe that is so comforting and fulfilling that it warms you from the inside out.

This week it has finally gotten cold in the mornings, making it extra hard to crawl out of bed—but when I manage to,  I really love to start out my morning routine in the glow of fairy lights or candles sipping on a fancy coffee like this.

Want other recipes like this cinnamon mocha? Try this Moon Time Latte, Creme Brûlée London Fog, or this Halva Hot Chocolate!

Ingredients

  •  cacao powder
  •  coconut sugar
  • sea salt
  • cinnamon powder
  • vanilla
  • cayenne pepper
  • milk of your choice
  • 1 shot espresso

Method

Make the shot of espresso, set aside. If you don't do coffee try using decaf or a dandy blend.

A spiced vegan cinnamon mocha perfect for autumn

Meanwhile, heat the rest of the ingredients together.


Combine the espresso and the chocolate milk together in a blender or milk frother and whip until creamy.

Substitutions

  • use brown sugar or maple syrup if you don't have coconut sugar
  • try using decaf coffee or dandy blend
  • use any milk you like. I like using oat

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Recipe

A spiced vegan latte perfect for autumn
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5 from 2 votes

Magical Morning Cinnamon Mocha

This mocha combines warming spices with cocoa and coffee making an extra-special autumn drink. For an extra treat add some coconut cream to the top.
Prep Time3 minutes
Cook Time2 minutes
Total Time5 minutes
Servings: 1

Equipment

  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Small pot
  • Blender or frother

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons cacao powder
  • 2 teaspoons coconut sugar
  • 1 pinch sea salt
  • teaspoon cinnamon powder
  • teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper
  • 1 ½ cups milk of your choice
  • 1 shot espresso I made mine in an Aeropress

Instructions

  • Make the shot of espresso, set aside.
  • Meanwhile, heat the rest of the ingredients together in a small pot.
  • Combine the espresso and the chocolate milk together in a blender or milk frother and whip until creamy.

Notes

You can add a little bit of mushroom powder to this to make it a mushroom mocha, or sub the espresso for a shot of dandelion coffee.

 

 

2 Comments

  1. Looks amazing, Sophie! I've been making a similar drink over the past few months, but hadn't thought to add cayenne. Will have to try your version very soon!

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