9 Warm & Cozy Beverage Recipes Made With Dairy-Free Milks (PHOTOS)

Liz Alterman | Feb 21, 2015 Food & Party

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Have you noticed how incredibly popular non-dairy milks have become? We're not just talking about soy, but almond, cashew, and even coconut milks are pretty mainstream these days. If you're looking for a fun ways to incorporate these creamy beverages, we found some yummy recipes that will put them to good use and keep you warm this chilly weekend. 

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Want to see what the fuss is about? Try #7 and you may never go back to your standard hot chocolate again. 

Do you buy non-dairy milks? If so, what's your favorite way to use them?

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  • Toasted Coconut Hot Chocolate


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    If you love coconut, then this hot chocolate recipe is for you! Not only is it made with coconut milk, toasted coconut flakes adorn the marshmallow whipped topping. We're salivating at the very thought of it. 

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  • Cashew Milk Pumpkin Steamer


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    Hot cashew milk mixed with pumpkin puree and pumpkin spice sound like a heavenly combination for a blustery afternoon. This Cashew Milk Pumpkin Steamer recipe serves eight and is ready in just 25 minutes. 

  • Coconut Chai Tea


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    This Warming Coconut Chai Tea is rich in antioxidants. The tea is brewed the traditional way and then topped with coconut milk. 

  • Spiced Almond Milk Steamer


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    This Spicy Almond Milk Steamer is a nice, warm way to start off a chilly weekend. Made with freshly-grated nutmeg, cinnamon, and cardamom, the aroma alone is intoxicating. Raw honey adds a delicate sweetness.  

  • Creamy Hot Coconut Milk


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    This Creamy Hot Coconut Milk calls for white chocolate, brown sugar, and a splash of orange-flavored liqueur. Top it with a dollop of whipped cream and a dash of cinnamon, and your taste buds will thank you!

  • Vanilla Green Tea Latte


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    Have you noticed everyone's talking about matcha lately? The green tea powder in part of this delicious Vanilla Green Tea Latte recipe, which also calls for creamy and slightly nutty cashew milk. 

  • Hot Cocoa With Almond Milk


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    When you're finally back indoors after shoveling or sledding, hot chocolate is probably your go-to beverage. Why not try this Hot Cocoa With Almond Milk recipe? It can be made with any soy, rice, or nut milk.

  • Thick & Creamy Coconut Milk Hot Chocolate


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    Chocolate and coconut are oh so good together. If you're a fan of that combo, you'll love this thick and creamy coconut milk hot chocolate recipe. Four ounces of high-quality or baking chocolate is melted right into the coconut milk. Yum. If you're gluten- or dairy-free, this one's for you!

  • Bowl of Soul


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    Brrr! Ever feel like even your SOUL is cold. Yes, that's when this Bowl of Soul recipe comes in handy. Combine your favorite tea (we love chamomile in the evenings), honey, and soymilk, and then top with nutmeg (or we top ours with chocolate!).

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