If your pumpkin spice latte obsession has waned and you’re ready for some winter drinks, Califia Farms is on it. The dairy-free company has released three beverages for the upcoming season: a Holiday Nog, a Peppermint Mocha Latte, and a Cranberry Cocktail Agua Fresca — the latter two of which are new additions this year.
“Based on the popularity of our Holiday Nog and Pumpkin Spice Latte, we know there’s a desire for healthy holiday alternatives, so we believe folks will be delighted to have these new classic holiday flavors with a twist,” Kaitlin Walter of Califia Farms tells Latest Vegan News. “Not only are the Peppermint Mocha Latte and Cranberry Cocktail Agua Fresca great for holiday gatherings and on the taste buds, they are also a guilt-free option during a season of indulgence! Packed with flavor, these plant powered drinks are dairy-free, soy-free, gluten-free, non-GMO, and with far less calories. The bottles also add a nostalgic touch, reminiscent of classic milk bottles, making for great hostess gifts as well.”
Both the vegan Peppermint Mocha Latte and Holiday Nog are made with almond milk, while the latte also includes the company’s cold brew coffee. The Cranberry Cocktail Agua Fresca (or “fresh water”) is spiced with apple and cinnamon. All three drinks are available exclusively at Whole Foods, in 48 ounce bottles, and will be on shelves through January.
So what to eat with these festive drinks? “The Cranberry Cocktail is great mixed with mulling spices and heated up on the stovetop, or paired with a Thanksgiving feast,” says Walter. “For Nog and Peppermint Mocha, we recommend pairing with frozen bananas for festive smoothies or holiday cookies for dipping.”