Soy milk was insanely popular a few years ago before all these types of milk alternatives hit the market. Before, no one knew about almond milk, macadamia milk or oat milk — we only had soy milk.
And you know what? Soy milk is still one of my favorites.
Why? For starters, it’s a pretty healthy milk alternative; it is high in protein, has a lovely mild flavor and a rich texture! In fact, for non-dairy lattes, my favorite milk is soy milk. Here’s how to make a frothy soy latte coffee.
To make this tasty drink, you need a robust espresso, so brew yourself a nice one, an aromatic Arabica and Robusta blend is fine. You’ll also need soy milk and not the sweet kind, sugar and ground cinnamon as a garnish. What’s a latte without cinnamon?
The tricky part in this recipe is making the soymilk foam. After all, it might look like regular milk, but it’s a whole other beast. The good news is that it can be done. Heat the soy milk in a saucepan or the microwave and use an electric hand mixer or milk frother to create the loveliest foam. Done right, you can even make yourself a cappuccino!
The critical decision here is choosing the right type of milk. If you’re reading this, you’re probably staying away from dairy, So, your best bet is to choose a plant-based alternative. Of course, soy milk is an excellent choice, but almond milk, cashew milk, macadamia milk or oat milk, they’ll all work. I won’t lie, nothing froths like cow’s milk, but most other alternatives are not all that bad.
Other important variation for this tasty latte is using your favorite sweetener. Sure, granulated sugar is fun and accessible, but we’re living in an era where there are more sweet alternatives than ever. Go for your favorite sweetener, from honey to Splenda, and you’ll be all right.
Enjoy your latte with some cookies and good company. After all, that’s what coffee drinks are all about, they’re not only beverages, but they’re also experiences!
Brew the espresso and set it aside.
In a small pot, heat the soy sauce until steaming but not boiling. With a hand mixer, whisk the milk until foamy.
In a cup, pour the espresso and top three-fourths of the way with warm soy milk.
Spoon soymilk foam over the latte.
Sweeten to taste and garnish with ground cinnamon.