Non-dairy milks are certainly beginning to make their mark on the world. Whether you’re vegan, lactose intolerant, or simply want to make some healthier choices in life, alt milks are the way to go. And who rules them all? Oat milk!
Customers and baristas alike up and down the country are falling in love with oat milk as the new perfect pairing for coffee. It’s delicious, packed full of nutrients and fibre, and, surprisingly, you can get a really good froth if you buy the right one. Best of all, it makes the most perfect Iced Latte!
Now, before you start getting worried that we are about to get you to pour a shot of espresso over some cold porridge, please trust us, there are some incredibly delicious oat milks out there. They are creamy, smooth, and have a subtly sweet taste that really brings something special to your morning coffee.
Not all oat milks are made equal, of course, and while there are many brands out there, you’ll want to have a bit of an experiment and find which one fits your palette. Most brands now have a specific barista range, which means you can be confident that they have been carefully crafted with coffee in mind.
We have the most perfect oat milk iced latte recipe for you to try. We are confident that this will become your morning staple, especially as we move into summer and the sun is finally starting to shine.
It really is simple to make so you can whip it up in no time.
For 2 cups
2-4 shots of freshly brewed Presto espresso coffee (yes it has to be our coffee! Haha) 1.5 cups of oat milk, nicely chilled
1 tablespoon of sweetener (our preference is maple syrup)
Pinch of cinnamon (optional)
- First, you will want to brew a couple of shots of coffee (or four if you’re really needing a pick-me-up in the morning) and then leave to cool for a few minutes.
- We want to get the milk nice and frothy for that perfect iced latte. To do that you’ll want to shake it up. A cocktail mixer or mason jar with a lid will work just fine. You could also use your French press moving the handle up and down quickly until it starts to froth.
- Add your oat milk and sweetener to your mixer of choice and give it a shake. 4. Add ice to two glasses.
- To create those classic latte layers you’ll want to pour your espresso shots in first giving it a moment to settle. Then, slowly pour over your frothy milk.
- Add a pinch of cinnamon on top if that’s your thing, and you’re done. Now enjoy! It’s just the loveliest way to enjoy your coffee.
If you are having friends over and you want to really wow them, we have a little bonus recipe for you:
Instead of using your sweetener of choice why not try our maple cinnamon syrup! It brings your oat milk iced latte game to a whole new level.
All you need is:
½ cup of water
1 cup of maple syrup
2 cinnamon stick
1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
2 tablespoons of sugar
1 tablespoon of vanilla bean paste (or extract)
Mix all the ingredients in a saucepan and simmer over medium/low heat for a few minutes, or until the mixture has thickened a little but is still runny. You’ll want to be careful not to boil it as this will leave it tasting a little bitter.
Pour the mixture into a glass jar and leave it to cool completely.
There you have it, you now have a jar of liquid gold to go into your oat milk iced latte. You are welcome!
On top of all of that, you could also have a look at some of the other alternative milks that make spectacular iced lattes of their own.
Coconut milk is a real winner, bringing subtle hints of coconut (surprise surprise). Coconut milk is naturally thick and creamy so is fantastic for frothing.
You can also get some great barista variants of soya milk and almond milk too that bring a lovely nutty addition to your morning coffee.
Oat remains our firm favourite, but the competition is heating up fast in the world of alternative milks so don’t be afraid to try something new, it might just work out.
New to oat milk in your coffee, or an old hat at adding an alt milk or two to your morning brew? We’d love to hear from you in the comments below…