Latte means milk, but no one said we must use cow’s milk to make the coffee specialty. Today we’re making a latte with oat milk. And if you’ve never used the creamy milk alternative, know that it’s as tasty and smooth as regular milk. In fact, it’s better.
So, why use oat milk for a latte? For starters, not everyone can drink cow’s milk because of its lactose. Some websites say up to 75% of people can drink the stuff.
And lactose intolerance is not the only reason for avoiding cow’s milk. Some people just want to stay clear from animal-derived products.
Read on and learn all about this creamy and milky oak milk latte coffee. A frozen latte that will make you fall in love with oats!
To make a latte, the milk matters, but the most important ingredient is the coffee. I use two entire cups of drip coffee to make four lattes, and I make coffee cubes with it. You can also use espresso and even instant coffee if that’s all you have in hand. Do try the coffee ice cubes, though; they’re fantastic!
Then we need oat milk, and although I guess you can make yours, you can also buy the stuff, and it’s generally of excellent quality. At this point, let me tell you that you can also use almond milk, soy milk or even coconut milk. You can make a latte with any milk alternative.
You’ll also need a sweetener. For me, that’s granulated sugar, but use any low-calorie sweetener, honey or brown sugar.
Last but not least, let’s top our latte with whipped cream. And garnish it with cinnamon if you want, just for the aromatics and the brown specs.
A traditional latte is made with espresso, steamed milk and milk foam. We’re getting a similar flavor using completely different ingredients, and that’s what being a barista is! At the end of the day, it’s all about creativity.
Let’s check out the recipe and make a batch of lattes. Let’s show some love to oat milk and all plant-based milk alternatives!
Brew the coffee and let it cool to room temperature. You can use an ice bath.
Once cold, pour the coffee into an ice tray and freeze until solid.
In a blender, add the coffee ice cubes, oat milk and sugar. Blend until smooth and frothy.
Pour into four glasses and garnish with whipped cream.