Maple Sea Salt Latte

Created by Laura Wright
5 from 6 votes

The maple sea salt latte is a delicious way to start your day. Espresso is sweetened with pure maple syrup and topped off with foamed non-dairy milk and a sprinkle of sea salt.

An overhead shot of a creamy beverage in a mug on a worn wood background.

I am very excited for a potential snow storm this weekend! Snowy and slow weekends are one of my favourite things. I stocked up the groceries, grabbed my storm chips, and pulled my winter boots up from the basement. Now we’re just waiting.

I plan on making a big pot of soup and baking some cookies or banana bread. I’ll be shovelling snow to my heart’s content and drinking lots of coffee in the form of this maple sea salt latte. So simple and just so good. Just espresso topped with foamed milk (I use cashew) with a kiss of maple and sea salt.

I’ll leave you with this coffee conconction that works perfectly with my nut milk recipe. and some links that caught my eye this week! Hope you have a great weekend. Talk soon!

When I worked in restaurants and an order ticket came in with a bunch of food allergies, the reaction was always total annoyance and disbelief in the claims of the diner. Like most issues, communication and empathy is key!

Are you ready for the SUPER BLOOD WOLF MOON?! I want an illustrated interpretation of that on a tee shirt.

This older article from National Geographic about going zero-waste has lots of tips and practical advice buried within.

“Eating meat has ‘dire’ consequences for the planet.” I’m glad that this article highlights the environmental burden of fossil fuels as well. Sometimes the vegan community gets really amped on this idea that cows are the sole contributor to warming. I’m not trying to lessen the impact of giving up meat and animal products though! Just highlighting that the issue has to be approached in a balanced and accurate way.

This episode of Deliciously Ella: The Podcast has everything you need to know about eating a balanced plant-based diet while getting all of the nutrients that you need to thrive.

From The Economist: “2019 will be the year that veganism goes mainstream.”

A breakdown of how to build muscle on a 100% plant-based diet. Lots of cool information about protein and bodily absorption here!

There is SO MUCH misinformation about essential oils out there (likely a byproduct of all the multi level marketing schemes that accompany certain lines of them). I trust Lily’s experience and knowledge, and really appreciate her amazing guide that she posted this week.

Italian-American restaurants in the Tri-State area with signed photographs of stars from The Sopranos on the walls as an approval/rating system.

A parody was overdue: The Life-Changing Magic of Keeping Absolutely Everything.

Is there a PERFECT vegan? This article captures some of the questions and accusations that I receive regularly from people on Instagram, but also from chiding family members. Also if I had a nickel for every time someone countered my stance on plant-based living with “BUT ALMONDS ARE SO BAD FOR THE ENVIRONMENT,” I’d have enough money to plant my own almond orchard.

So flattered to be on this list of Instagrammers from Canadian Living. Also forgot to mention it when it came out, but I contributed to this piece for BNN Bloomberg on ways to save money in the midst of a nationwide grocery price hike.

An overhead shot of a hand holding a mug of creamy coffee. A sleeping dog is in the background.

Maple Sea Salt Latte

The maple sea salt latte is a delicious way to start your day. Espresso is sweetened with pure maple syrup and topped off with foamed non-dairy milk and a sprinkle of sea salt.
5 from 6 votes
MAPLE SEA SALT LATTE - The First Mess #dairyfree
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings 1


  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
  • teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 2 shots espresso (see notes)
  • 10 ounces non-dairy milk



  • You can replace the espresso with about a ½ cup of strong coffee if you like.
  • So far, the best non-dairy milks for frothing (in my experience) are Elmhurst’s unsweetened cashew milk (just cashews and water!) and MALK’s maple pecan milk. Also, homemade cashew milk with a ratio of 1:4-5 nuts to water is great!
  • I have the Breville Milk Cafe frother and I love it.


  • Pour the maple syrup into your mug and add the sea salt. Pour the espresso into the mug and give it a swirl to integrate the maple syrup and salt.
  • Warm you non-dairy milk in a milk frother or on the stove to about 140-160 degrees F. Pour the warmed milk over the espresso mixture. Enjoy immediately.
19/01/2019 (Last Updated 07/06/2023)
Posted in: autumn, beverage, breakfast, creamy, gluten free, grain-free, nut free, oil free, spring, summer, sweet, vegan, winter


Recipe Rating

  • Li

    5 stars
    This latte is out of the world delicious! I am usually not a big fan of sweetened espresso drinks but this one — with the magic of sea salt — is delish. We adore this so much. I reduced the maple syrup to half tablespoon (ample for me) and increase the sea salt by a touch (I love salty stuff). I then sprinkled a bit of cinnamon and flaky sea salt on the top. My favorite espresso that goes with this drink is one with caramel notes (complement the sea salt and maple notes so well). Thank you so much, Laura!

  • Shari

    I’m late to the party, but I just tried this one after making my first batch of walnut milk, and it came out great. The walnut milk even frothed a bit, which I wasn’t expecting. 

  • Cassie Thuvan Tran

    What a lovely latte! Nothing beats the combination of maple and sea salt together. You have such awesome recommendations for podcasts and reading! I have been on a podcast kick lately and I need to switch up some episodes from my current collection. Have to listen to the Deliciously Ella episode because she’s a favorite blogger of mine!

  • Haley E Hansen

    This must be the cozy drink I’ve ever come across! Maple and sea salt is an amazing flavor combo. Saving this!

  • Tanya

    i love the pictures of your pups! Here and on instagram. They are sweethearts!

    • Laura

      They might need their own Instagram account soon! Hehe. <3

  • Eva

    I made it this morning; Really really good, the sea salt makes it so yummy. We’re in the same snow storm here in Quebec, and after spending a day shovelling snow and stacking wood yesterday, I’m happy to be cosy indoors today :)

    • Laura

      The snow was so heavy here! Was grateful for the total hibernation mode after we shovelled it all out of the driveway.

  • Heidi | The Simple Green

    this looks heavenly and great links, too. I am beyond stoked to make this with my new Breville frother!

    • Laura

      Yessss the frother will change your life! :D

  • Ashley

    What a wonderful post. It’s so snowy here so seeing your cozy sleepers, furry rug and sleeping pup is a great reminder that it’s the perfect weekend to hibernate! I am also trying the recipe with herbal coffee and I am so attached to my frother too – life-changing, right??

    • Laura

      We really did hibernate all weekend! Basically only went outside to shovel and let the dogs out hehe. The frother really is life-changing during these cold months. Makes Winter a lot more bearable ;)

  • Lily Diamond

    This latte looks heavenly—gonna try it with my roasted dandelion “coffee” ASAP. And CANNOT WAIT for that parody! Thanks for including the essential oil guide, love—so glad it was helpful!

    • Laura

      It really is so helpful! And this would be perfect with herbal coffee :)

  • Allison

    So great to wake up to this post—a tempting wintry recipe and so many good reads to enjoy while I sip my tea. Stay warm and safe this weekend!

    • Laura

      Hope you enjoyed a few of the links, Allison!