Here’s how to make a Starbucks-worthy, dairy-free steamer

One of the biggest downsides of being intolerant to dairy is not being able to sip on delicious, milky beverages that seem to just hit the spot. Specifically, ones from Starbucks, because they’re bloody delicious.

Not to worry, though. It just so happens that after some experimenting and luck, I’ve managed to construct my own version of a steamer that is free of dairy, tastes delicious, and is a hell of a lot more affordable than a majority of drinks from Starbucks.

In case you’re unfamiliar with what a steamer is, it’s typically made with steamed milk and some sort of sweet syrup. It’s sort of like a latte without any coffee.

And believe me, they are oh-so-tasty.

So, to make your own dairy-free steamer, you will need (for one serving):

  • 1 cup of unsweetened vanilla cashew beverage
  • 1 tsp of maple syrup
  • 1 tsp of cinnamon
  • 1 tsp of pure vanilla extract

Combine all ingredients in a mug, stir, and microwave for two minutes.

That’s it. Simple, delicious, and a fantastic alternative for those of us who aren’t able to sip on hot drinks with dairy without having to run to the bathroom five minutes after drinking them.

Not to speak from experience or anything like that.

This recipe can easily be adapted to best suit anyone’s personal preferences as ingredients can be removed, added, or swapped. For example, I imagine almond or oat beverage could take the place of the cashew, while caramel or butterscotch could be swapped for the maple syrup.

I stumbled upon this tasty creation just be playing around with some ingredients I found in my kitchen, and if I’m able to develop a somewhat decent recipe, anyone can. Take a look around your own kitchen or pantry for some inspiration, and see what you’re able to come up with.

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