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Cold Brew with Almond Milk: How It’s Done Right


Brandon Pierce
October 7, 2022

If you love cold brew coffee but you are a vegan or lactose intolerant or just do not like dairy, then having COLD BREW with almond milk is the best option for you. Making your cafe-style cold brew coffee with almond milk is a terrific way to save money while still enjoying your cold coffee on a warm sunny day.

Summer is almost approaching, and as the days become hotter, our coffee becomes cooler. Nothing beats ice-cold coffee topped with fresh almond milk to keep you cool and invigorated whether you’re at home, at work, or running errands around town.

Almond milk is not only a good option when you are lactose intolerant but also a great low carbohydrate, low calorie, and high vitamin and mineral content substitute for dairy milk.

Why Is Cold Brew with Almond Milk the Better Option?

Almond milk is not as strong as regular milk, but it still adds a pleasant creamy flavor to the frappuccino. However, the texture will be slightly different, icier, and smoother.

You might also freeze your cold brew coffee and almond milk into ice cubes to achieve a less frosty feel. You may also add regular ice to the cold brew and almond milk. Freezing the milk and coffee produces less hard ice, resulting in a smoother and creamier Frappuccino.

If you’re vegan, dairy-free, or simply enjoy the flavor of almonds, try these three simple almond milk coffee recipes to transform your ordinary cup of joe into the ideal refreshment.

What are you waiting for? Prepare your ice cubes and start brewing! Here are four amazing cold brew recipes for a cold brew with almond milk.

Cold Brew Almond Milk Latte With Honey

Nothing beats having an ice-cold cup of cold brew coffee waiting for you in the fridge! Top it with almond milk, sweeten it up, and get your day started correctly!

The flavor of a honey almond milk cold brew is like that of coffee and honey, with a trace of almond milk showing through. A true delight!

Preparing your honey cold brew with almond milk will take you less than 5 minutes.

This makes 2 servings


  • 12 cups coarsely ground coffee (1 cup of whole beans)
  • 1-quart almond milk (you can use homemade or store-bought)
  • 2 cups room temperature filtered water
  • Preferred sweetener
  • Ice cubes


  1. In an airtight container, combine the ground coffee and filtered water and place them in the refrigerator overnight.
    The coffee should be steeped for at least 12-16 hours to extract the greatest flavor 
  2. Slowly pour the coffee into ice-filled mugs using a mesh strainer.
  3. Stir in the almond milk and optional sugar to mix.

Tip: To prevent watering down the latte, freeze the cold brew coffee into cubes and use them instead of water ice.

Vanilla Iced Coffee With Homemade Caramel

Do you like a sweet, creamy, vanilla-flavored cold brew coffee with caramel hints? You’re in luck: our vanilla caramel recipe outperforms your average coffee shop order. Even though this recipe takes some time to put together, it’s worth every minute of your time.

This makes 2 servings

Ingredients for the coffee

  • 2 cups coarsely ground coffee, freshly brewed (chilled)
  • 14 – 12 cups vanilla almond milk (chilled)
  • Coffee ice cubes (freeze 1 cup of strong coffee in an ice tray)

Ingredients for the homemade caramel

  • 12 tablespoon organic vanilla extract
  • 12 cup organic raw cane sugar, coconut sugar, or honey
  • 14 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 4 tsp organic butter


For the caramel

  1. In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine the caramel ingredients one at a time and whisk until completely combined. The texture should be smooth and devoid of lumps. 
  2. Lower the heat after it boils.
  3.  Stir frequently for 5 minutes, or until the sauce has reduced by at least a quarter and has thickened and turned a rich brown color.
  4. Remove from the heat and transfer to a container. 
  5. Allow it to remain at room temperature for a couple of hours, stirring regularly to help it thicken.

For the coffee

  1. Fill two tall glasses halfway with ice and pour in enough cold coffee to cover the cubes. 
  2. Mix in the almond milk and 2-3 tablespoons of the caramel sauce. 
  3. Stir everything together thoroughly. Add additional caramel if you want a sweeter coffee.

Tip: If the caramel sauce is too thick to pour, heat it for a few seconds in the microwave, being careful not to make it too runny.


Cold Brew Chai Latte With Almond Milk

This almond milk cold brew chai latte recipe is wellness in a cup! Use one of the coarsely powdered coffees to start the day with a burst of plant-based nutrients.

This makes 2 servings


  • 12 cups coarsely powdered coffee (1 cup of whole beans)
  • 2 to 3 cups purified water
  • 1-2 tea bags (chai) (or 2 tbsp. loose leaf chai)
  • 1-quart almond milk
  • preferred sweetener
  • Coffee cubes on ice or frozen


  1. In a container, combine the chai tea and coffee grounds with the filtered water. 
  2. Refrigerate everything for at least 12-16 hours, covered. 
  3. Pour the coffee into two tall glasses with ice, then top with almond milk and sugar. 
  4. To blend, stir everything together. Serve right away.

Tip: To add flavor to your coffee, use fruit-based or spicy chai tea. Some chai tea variants may include caffeine, and you may suffer jitters in addition to coffee.

Cocoa Iced Tea With Almond Milk Foam Recipe

This iced coffee with cocoa almond milk foam is an all-time favorite for those who like that additional chocolatey kick of cocoa.

This makes 2 servings


  • 2 tablespoons powdered coffee
  • 1 cup cocoa almond milk
  • Ice


  1. Use the 6-ounce water option on your brewer to make your coffee
  2. Fill a big plastic cup halfway with ice.
  3. Over the ice, pour the brewed coffee.
  4. Using a blender or a handheld frothing wand, froth the almond milk.
  5. Slowly pour the milk over the iced coffee.

Now we need to talk about which type od coffee grinds would suit the cold brew coffee that you wish to make. 

Which Coffee Is The Best For Making a Cold Brew Coffee?

Making cold brew coffee at home is simple and inexpensive!

High-quality cold brew coffee is made by selecting high-quality coffee beans. When brewing cold brew at home, I recommend using your favorite coffee (since you already know you like it!). Cold-brew mixes from different roasters are also an excellent choice.

When I make my cold brew, I use a local medium roast coffee.

The most important thing to remember is that coarsely ground coffee must be used to produce cold brew coffee. Coarse ground coffee beans make filtration easier when your brew time is up, and it also adds to less bitter coffee.

My Take On It

I love all kinds of coffee but my personal favorite so far has been cold brew with almond milk. Not only does it have a lesser amount of calories but also makes my coffee tastes lighter. Now that you are reading this blog, you should grab the ingredients and make some cold brew coffee with almond milk.

Brandon Pierce

About the author

My name is Brandon and I love cold-brew coffee. If you're a fan of everything homebrew, then we'll get along just fine. I also enjoy riding my Onewheel around town, and going on adventures with my future wife! As an online work-from-home advocate, it's important that I stay connected to the world while being able to maintain a healthy work/life balance.

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