This Paleo Bacon Latte really hits the spot as an early morning pick-me-up, mid-morning brunch accompaniment, or anytime addition to the sleep deprived dreamy eyed wanderers of the unspoiled lands of Paleolithic escapades. Bacon and coffee may not be a classic combination, but in this dish – well cup – the smooth richness of warm bacon drippings make the thick, steamed milk of a traditional latte cower in shame. Brew your favor coffee blends, add the Primal sweetener of your choice, then swirl in the bacony goodness for a dairy-cream like emulsification more satisfying than any trip to Starbucks®. All for pennies on the dollar!
Paleo Bacon Latte Recipe
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
- 4 slices nitrate free bacon
- 2 tablespoons instant or ground espresso (or coffee)
- 6 – 8 oz water
- 2 teaspoons stevia, raw honey, agave nectar or maple syrup (optional)
- Heat medium frying pan over medium-high heat. Heat small pot over medium heat and add hot water.
- Finely chop 2 slices of bacon and add all bacon to hot pan. Sauté bacon until crisp and fat has rendered out, about 5 minutes. Remove pan from heat and allow to cool for 2 minutes.
- Strain bacon and grease through cheese cloth, reserving bacon drippings in heat-safe container. Drain cooked bacon in paper towel. Set aside.
- Add instant coffee or espresso to mug, or ground beans to French Press. Add hot, but not boiling, water to instant coffee and stir in mug.
- Or water add to French Press with stopper in raised position and let sit 2 minutes to brew. Slowly depress stopper to separate grinds and pour coffee into mug.
- Add bacon drippings to coffee and stir briskly to emulsify. Stir in sweetener of your choice (optional).
- Sprinkle bacon bits atop coffee drink. And add crisp slices of bacon alongside mug, if preferred.
- Sip slowly and enjoy.
A classic latte is hardly Paleo. So taking a cup of steamed milk with a shot of espresso or coffee and turning it into a Paleo-lovers coffee break from heaven takes a little ingenuity – and flexibility with the title “Latte.” But the great news is once you have your ratios of coffee, to sweetener to bacon-ness, you can adjust you flavors to your every whim. Try a French Vanilla roast, creamed raw honey, cocoa powder, or even cayenne pepper. Make this magical coffee moment yours to savor. When it comes to bacon and brewed beans, you can’t go wrong with these flavors.