Gluten and Dairy Free Peanut Butter Cup Latte

Hello everyone

I absolutely love my coffees – I do enjoy just a plain cappuccino but every so often I do like a fancy flavoured coffee.  After the excitement of making homemade cinnamon syrup for my iced lattes I thought I would have a shot at making some flavoured coffees.

This one incorporates the flavours of peanut butter cups.  I’ve melted some dairy free dark chocolate and peanut butter into the dairy free milk.  This added to a coffee shot gives a nice gentle flavour which isn’t too sweet or sickly.  I’ll work on some new flavour combinations soon.

Enjoy!

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Gluten and Dairy Free Peanut Butter Cup Latte

Gluten and Dairy Free Peanut Butter Cup Latte

Serves 1

Ingredients

  • 250ml dairy free milk
  • 2 teaspoons smooth peanut butter
  • 2 cubes dairy free dark chocolate
  • 1-2 shots of espresso, depending on how strong you like your coffee
  • 1 teaspoon honey or maple syrup, optional

Directions

  1. Pour the espresso shots in a coffee mug
  2. Stir in the honey if using
  3. Pour the milk into saucepan
  4. Add in the peanut butter and chocolate
  5. Place on a medium heat until just before boiling the chocolate and peanut butter has melted
  6. Pour into the mug with the coffee
  7. I topped mine with some frothed milk, dark chocolate sprinkles and a drizzle of melted peanut butter

Gluten & Dairy Free Iced Latte with Homemade Cinnamon Syrup

Hello everyone

This warm weather has definitely called for iced lattes.  I love my coffee first thing in the morning, I have the full blown barista coffee machine in the kitchen with proper milk frother and everything.  It has been so hot that I just didn’t fancy my usual cappuccino.

I’ve pulled together this short article that shows you how to make the cold brew concentrate which forms the base of the latte and also some cinnamon syrup.  I do love a flavoured coffee with vanilla and cinnamon being my favourite.  A while ago I did have a few bottles of syrup for my coffees but they always seem to last forever and the lid gets all sticky and gross.  I’ve started making small batches of coffee syrup that last me for a couple of weeks so I don’t get fed up with them.  This syrup recipe is super simple, only takes 5 minutes and you possibly have the ingredients already in the cupboard.  Look out for my chocolate version coming soon.

Enjoy!

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Gluten & Dairy Free Iced Latte with Homemade Cinnamon Syrup

Gluten & Dairy Free Iced Latte with Homemade Cinnamon Syrup

Step 1: Cold Brew Concentrate

 

  • 50g ground coffee
  • 500ml cold water

Place the ground coffee and water in a jar and leave at room temperature for 8 hours.  Strain the coffee using a fine sieve or a French press.  Store in the fridge until you are ready to use.

Step 2: Cinnamon Syrup

  • 50g brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 50g honey or maple syrup
  • 60ml water

Place all the ingredients in a saucepan over a medium heat.  Cook, stirring occasionally, until well combined, about 5 minutes.  Remove from the heat, allow to cool and then store in an airtight jar in the fridge.

Step 3: Iced Latte

  • 125ml cold brew coffee
  • 2 tablespoons cinnamon syrup
  • 125ml dairy free milk
  • crushed ice

Pour the cold brew into a large glass, stir in the cinnamon syrup.  Add the crushed ice and then slowly pour in the dairy free milk.

Gluten and Dairy Free Mocha Bars

serves / makes 9 bars
40 prep time
40 mins cooking time

Description

It’s that funny week in between Christmas and New Year – I’m off work and I always get confused what day of the week it is – maybe that’s just me! Anyway now the chaos of Christmas cooking is over I thought it was time to try out a new cake recipe I’ve been working on. It’s basically a tray bake with an oaty biscuit base topped with some smooth mocha cream and topped with another sprinkle of oats.

The flavours work well together and I can personally vouch for the fact that it goes perfectly with a cup of coffee.

Enjoy!

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Ingredients

For the base:

  • 100g gluten free oats
  • 100g brown sugar
  • 120g gluten free plain flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 100g dairy free spread, melted

For the mocha filling:

  • 40g brown sugar
  • 35g gluten free plain flour
  • 30g dairy free spread
  • 3 teaspoons instant coffee, dissolved in 1 tablespoon boiling water
  • 165g dairy free dark chocolate
  • 1 egg

For the topping:

  • 3 tablespoons gluten free oats

Method

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  1. Preheat the oven to 160 oC
  2. Make the base by mix together the oats, brown sugar, flour and baking powder
  3. Pour in the melted butter and mix well
  4. Line a 6″ by 6″ pan and press the base down firmly
  5. Bake for 12 minutes then set aside to cool completely
  6. Make the chocolate filling by melting together the dairy free spread and chocolate
  7. Stir in the brown sugar, plain flour and instant coffee paste
  8. Beat in the egg
  9. Pour over the oat base and then sprinkle on the topping oats
  10. Bake for 30 minutes
  11. Allow to cool completely in the tin and then cut into squares

Gluten and Dairy Free Iced Caramel Latte & Cold Brew Coffee

serves / makes 4
0 prep time
0 mins cooking time

Description

I’m a real coffee lover and probably spend far too much money on takeaway coffees. I’ve tried a few times to make iced coffees at home but they have never tasted as good as the ones in the coffee shop. That is where the cold brew coffee concentrate comes into play – it gives a lovely rich taste that you can dilute with more water for an iced black coffee or some dairy free milk for a iced latte.

Enjoy!

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Ingredients

For the cold brew coffee concentrate:

  • 1/2 cup of coffee beans
  • 2 cups cold water

For the caramel latte:

  • 125ml cold brew coffee concentrate
  • 125ml dairy free milk
  • 1 tablespoon caramel syrup, I used Monin
  • crushed ice

Method

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To make the cold brew coffee concentrate:

  1. Grind the coffee beans and place in a jar
  2. Pour in the water and stir well
  3. Cover and leave to sit overnight
  4. Strain the coffee using a fine sieve or French coffee press

To make an Iced Caramel Latte:

  1. Place the caramel syrup in a glass
  2. Pour in the cold brew coffee
  3. Add in the ice and top up with the dairy free milk

Gluten and Dairy Free Iced Caramel Latte & Cold Brew Coffee

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I’m a real coffee lover and probably spend far too much money on takeaway coffees. I’ve tried a few times to make iced coffees at home but they have never tasted as good as the ones in the coffee shop. That is where the cold brew coffee concentrate comes into play – it gives a lovely rich taste that you can dilute with more water for an iced black coffee or some dairy free milk for a iced latte.

Enjoy!

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Gluten and Dairy Free Iced Caramel Latte & Cold Brew Coffee Recipe

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Gluten and Dairy Free Mocha Bars

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It’s that funny week in between Christmas and New Year – I’m off work and I always get confused what day of the week it is – maybe that’s just me! Anyway now the chaos of Christmas cooking is over I thought it was time to try out a new cake recipe I’ve been working on. It’s basically a tray bake with an oaty biscuit base topped with some smooth mocha cream and topped with another sprinkle of oats.

The flavours work well together and I can personally vouch for the fact that it goes perfectly with a cup of coffee.

Enjoy!

Fx

Gluten and Dairy Free Mocha Bars Recipe

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