Dairy-Free Peppermint Patty Milk

Dairy-Free Peppermint Patty Milk (or Coffee Creamer)

  • by Robin Frey
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The perfect way to enjoy peppermint patties this holiday season. Try our easy-to-make, dairy-free treat on its own or in your coffee!

Yield 12 oz / 355 ml
Calories 95 cal
Yield and calories may vary depending on produce used and method of extraction.
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Time

Prep Time
10:00
Press Time
03:00
Total Time
13:00
milk glass bottle full of non dairy peppermint patties milk

The Christmas season is here, which means it’s time to move on from pumpkin spice to peppermint!

This delicious, dairy-free treat tastes like a peppermint patty. Drink it straight like a glass of milk or use it as a festive coffee creamer. Either way, your taste buds will thank you!

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Peppermint patty almond milk in a glass jar surrounded by peppermint patties

The Many Uses for Our Peppermint Patty Milk Recipe

There are countless ways to utilize this delicious, dairy-free peppermint patty milk. Here are 8 ideas:

  1. Drink it straight like a glass of milk.
  2. Dunk cookies!
  3. Use as coffee creamer for peppermint patty coffee.
  4. Mix into chai tea.
  5. Create a peppermint patty latte by adding it to an espresso shot!
  6. Add Kahlua or Baileys for a sweet and festive cocktail.
  7. Blend in smoothies.
  8. Toss it in your morning oatmeal or overnight oats.
  9. Make peppermint chia pudding with it.
  10.  Leave it next to the fireplace for Santa on Christmas Eve!

Note: This recipe makes 12 ounces of peppermint patty milk, which is enough for one serving or around six cups of coffee.

This recipe comes out the best when making it in a larger batch, multiply the ingredients by the number of servings you would like (4 or 5 is usually good) or use the percentages chart below:

Making nut milk produces a great byproduct – tasty pulp that can be used in a multitude of recipes, so don’t throw it out! You can make nut butters or even pesto! Try our delicious Vegan Basil Pesto recipe!

Ingredients to make peppermint patty almond milk including mint, dates, and almonds

Equipment note: We used the M-1 commercial juice press to make this recipe, but you can use pretty much any type of juicer. Just keep in mind that the quality will always be higher when using a juice press.

Learn more about the industry-leading commercial juicers we use to make our recipes.

Health Benefits

  • aids weight loss
  • lowers cholesterol
  • antioxidant
  • lowers blood sugar
  • lowers blood pressure
  • increases energy

Ingredients

water (filtered) 11.12 oz 315 g 1 1/2 cups water
almonds (raw) 4.5 oz 128 g 1 cup whole almonds
dates (pitted) 1.13 oz 32 g 5 dates
cacao powder 0.21 oz 6 g 1 1/4 teaspoons
peppermint extract 0.07 oz 2 g 1/2 teaspoon
vanilla extract 0.07 oz 2 g 1/2 teaspoon
salt 0.03 oz 0.9 g a small pinch

Directions

24 HOURS BEFORE

  1. The day before making this recipe, place the almonds in a container and fill with water to cover and soak in the refrigerator for 24 hours (max 48 hours). For the last hour of soaking, add the dates to the water so they re-hydrate.

IF YOU HAVE A JUICE PRESS

  1. Drain the water from the almonds and dates, rinse and drain again.

  2. Blend the almonds, dates, and cacao powder with the filtered water.

  3. Add the slurry to the press bag, making sure the press bag is no more than one-third full to avoid overflow. Mix the slurry until most of the water is drained, then press.

  4. Whisk the vanilla, peppermint and salt into the milk.

IF YOU DON'T HAVE A JUICE PRESS

  1. Drain the water from the almonds and dates, rinse and drain again.

  2. Blend the almonds, dates, and cacao powder with the filtered water.

  3. Strain the slurry over a bowl using a nut milk bag or cheesecloth (a thin dish towel can work in a pinch).

  4. Whisk the vanilla, peppermint and salt into the milk.

Pro Tips

  • This recipe comes out the best when making it in a larger batch, multiply the ingredients by the number of servings you want to make.

  • Tastes great in coffee and is a healthy alternative to flavored creamer!

  • Nut slurry is high on the mushy spectrum, take special care to only fill the press bag to about 1/3 full to avoid overflow.

  • For the vanilla, you can use liquid extract, paste or vanilla bean. If using the bean, process 3 beans with the almonds and dates. We used a pure vanilla bean paste which is made from both vanilla extract and vanilla beans.

 

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  1. This was very helpful. Thank you.

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