When I discovered that Starbucks was coming out with a Chestnut Praline Latte, I decided it was on! Yes, I’m taking on the behemoth of beverages with my healthy version of this festive holiday drink. My caffeine-free Chestnut Praline Latte is made with real chestnuts, coconut milk, and nourishing Dandelion Coffee. According to Starbucks, their Chestnut Praline Latte contains “espresso, steamed milk, and flavors of caramelized chestnuts and spices.”
Yes, I know it’s mighty easy to go to Starbucks and order this super sexy drink. However, if you want to take the healthy, homemade route, make my version and have yourself a dairy-free Chestnut Praline Latte. It’s easy to make and with only 6 real food ingredients you can have one of these bad boys in mere minutes!
- In a vitamix, combine coconut milk and dandelion coffee
- Blend in chestnuts, date, salt, and vanilla stevia until smooth
- Garnish with coconut cream and cinnamon if desired
My Chestnut Praline Latte is also lower in sugar than the real thing. It’s a healthy, hot drink that you can enjoy in the peace and comfort of your own home during the holidays when you want to avoid long lines and all the hubbub at the mall.
For those wondering about garnishing the drink, it’s a cinch. Just place a can of this full fat coconut milk in the fridge overnight, open it and scoop the creamy goodness off the top. If you’re thinking about making substitutions to this recipe, feel free. I haven’t tried any though so I’m not sure what would work in place of the various ingredients. If you do substitute, please leave a comment to let us know your variation!