Recipe: Almond Milk Caramel Macchiato.

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I like my coffee two ways. Completely black, or like a dessert. It’s one or the other, no middle ground. In the interest of being healthier, I usually just drink it black, but every now and then I want something special. Today’s recipe is for those days… it’s completely scrumptious! I used Nespresso’s newest “Swiss Chocolate” coffee, which is a Limited Edition and available for the holidays to create a super yummy caramel macchiato of sorts. I personally really love it with almond milk (and make my own… instructions below) but you can use any kind of milk.

I’ve said it before but I am completely in love with my new Nespresso machine (and their “Experience a cup above” campaign… hiiii George Clooney!) I’ve had a lot of fun entertaining (it’s so nice being able to offer my guests a shot of espresso at the end of a party) and creating fun recipes like this one. The Evoluo would make the perfect holiday gift for the coffee connoisseur… I use mine every. single. day.

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You’ll need…

To prep, start by making your own almond milk. As I mentioned before, this is not necessary (you can totally use regular milk or buy almond milk from the grocery store), but I really like making my own. I take a cup of raw almonds and soak them overnight. The next day, I add the one cup of almonds to three cups of water and blend on high in my Vitamix. I then strain the mix, and voila… fresh, homemade almond milk. If you own a high speed blender, you should give it a try as it’s easy and so healthy.

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Add about a tablespoon of Salted Caramel Syrup to your mug. I am obsessed with Coop’s… I found it at a local shop in the city and fell in love. It’s also great over ice cream too. You can also make your own… recipe here!

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Brew a cup of Nespresso Swiss Chocolate… and stir.

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Using your Aeroccino, froth up some (2-3 oz.) almond milk…

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Fill to the top of your mug and you are done! Enjoy.

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In collaboration with Nespresso

Photography by Lydia Hudgens for The Stripe.

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  1. DANAE GARCIA says 12.10.15

    Such an easy and delicious recipe! Love it! Thanks for sharing! xoxo

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  2. Nikki says 12.10.15

    Absolutely love the shirt you’re wearing!

  3. Katie says 12.10.15

    I am seriously in love with our Nespresso machine – you should try their holiday flavored coffees right now, the amaretti cookie is hands down our fav!

    Katie

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    • graceatwood says 12.10.15

      ooh I think you are right, going to try them out! the swiss chocolate is SO great, i wish it weren’t a limited edition.

  4. Poshnessary says 12.10.15

    Such a great idea. Need to try that drink

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  5. Ally says 12.10.15

    This looks delicious! I really could use it right about now…

    Xo Ally

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  6. Thuy says 12.10.15

    Haha, I totally feel you on coffee two ways. In general, I try to stay away from caffeine because I’m really sensitive (especially try to stay away from it after 12pm) but when I have it I like the pretty, tasty ones best.

    I love drinking it black if I have it paired right after cheese. Seriously. Try it! Changes the taste of both.

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  7. Terri says 12.12.15

    What spoons are those?
    They are super cute!