Sick of spending money on overpriced, disappointing lattes in coffee shops? Enter my oat milk latte. Foamy, bubbly, creamy, subtly sweet and SO EASY. Made within 5 minutes without needing any fancy barista equipment.
Let’s have a good look!
Why this is the BEST oat milk latte out there
Why pick this one among the sea of vegan hot cocoa recipes? Well, let me tell you, it is:
- JUST LOOK AT THEM BUBBLES! I mean, need I say more? Super frothy, foamy, bubbly and MEGA delicious. This latte hits all the spots.
- ANYONE CAN MAKE IT - EVEN TOTAL BEGINNERS. You don’t need to have completed barista training to make this drink. Anyone with a pair of hands and love for all things oat milk is absolutely capable of making this one.
- YOU’RE SAVING MONEY! And who doesn’t love saving some extra cash here and there? Because you can use any type of coffee or oat milk, this is one of the cheapest vegan drinks out there. I splurged our on special barista oat milk and still calculated I’ve saved quite a bit compared to drinking this in a cafe.
- NO FANCY EQUIPMENT IS NEEDED. Not all of us are aspiring baristas, so fancy latte making equipment is not really in our kitchen cupboards, right? This is why you can make my delicious oat milk latte using a BLENDER ONLY! It honestly doesn’t get much easier than this.
- YOU DON’T HAVE TO SPY ON YOUR BARISTA. Let’s be honest, we’ve all been there, right? You’ve ordered coffee with plant-based milk and just HAD to keep an eye on your barista to make sure they’re actually not using dairy milk.
- SUBTLY SWEET AND CUSTOMISABLE. It’s got that delicious hint of sweetness, but at the same time doesn’t overwhelm you with sugar. If you’re someone that prefers a healthier, subtle version of latte, this is your new favourite drink. If not, go ahead, add some of your favourite sweeteners.
What’s more, in case you get stuck, there are step-by-step photos and troubleshooting tips below. Sounds oat-so-amazing? Let’s get stuck in!
The FOUR ingredients for your vegan oat milk latte
Don’t forget to put these ingredients on your shopping list:
- Oat milk
- Your favourite coffee
- Brown sugar (or other sugar of choice)
- Vanilla extract
That’s it! These four ingredients are all you will need to become a real oat milk barista.
Before we jump straight in with our gorgeous oat milk coffee - if you’re enjoying this recipe, subscribe to my newsletter below and instantly receive printable 90 Vegan Meal Ideas straight to your inbox!
This should serve as a quick visual guide through your latte making process. All measurements can be found in the recipe card below. Ready?
1. WARM UP YOUR OAT MILK.
Grab your delicious oat milk, pour it into a medium-sized pan and heat up. Heat until you can see steam coming out of the pan, but don’t let it boil or bubble.
2. TRANSFER TO A BLENDER + BLEND
Once your milk is just steaming, transfer to a blender. You will want to start very slow and then gradually adjust the speed to reach the maximum speed. Blend at maximum speed for 2 minutes.
3. PREPARE YOUR COFFEE
Whilst your blender is busy blending, it’s time to make your coffee base. Simply mix instant coffee, sugar and vanilla essence, then pour over boiling hot water. Mix well and set aside.
4. COMBINE BOTH TO MAKE THE LATTE
Once you’ve got your coffee and foamy milk, it’s time to combine them. Slowly pour the blended oat milk over your coffee. Make sure you do this slowly, in order to preserve maximum bubbliness. Ta-daaa! Decorate with some cocoa powder or other toppings of choice.
See! Told ya it was gonna be super duper easy!
Lover of all things oat milk or got some leftover oat milk? I’ve got other AMAZING recipes for you! Check out my:
- Vegan oat milk pancakes - fluffy like a cloud and one of my most popular recipes on here!
- Oat milk hot chocolate - rich, creamy and oh so satisfying, you simply just need to treat yourself to this one!
DON’T MISS THESE TOP TIPS
Make sure you haven’t missed any of these important tips!
USE A SPOON TO ADD THE FOAMIEST PART OF MILK
When serving, we’ve mentioned that it’s REALLY important to pour the milk slowly over your coffee. However, there's an extra important element! You will see that most of the foam/bubbles, will stay at the bottom of the blender. Simply spoon them out and add them on top. This is how you will get the super foamy, latte-like top.
ALWAYS USE BARISTA OAT MILK
This tip might not be for everyone, but for those that truly want the best, this is my top tip. It will be more expensive and it’s definitely harder to access in certain places, but if you do have it available to you, please do give it a go!
Whether you go for Alpro Oat Barista, Oatly Barista or anything similar, choosing barista type milk will give you the BEST, most foamy results. Remember, you’re still saving tons compared to the latte that you would get in a coffee shop!
YOUR OAT MILK QUESTIONS ANSWERED
Here are my answers to some really common questions about oat milk:
Is oat milk gluten free? This is a bit of a tricky one! Whilst oats are considered gluten-free, there’s still a chance that a lot of oat milk found in regular stores is cross-contaminated with gluten. This means that other products containing gluten are produced in the same factory. There are, however, some brands that make completely glulten free oat milk, for example Oatly.
How long does oat milk last? Just like most plant based drinks, once opened, your oat milk needs to be consumed within days. I would generally suggest consuming it within 3-4 days. This is why I suggest using it in other recipes, for example my oat milk pancakes or hot chocolate!
How to use oat milk in tea or coffee: Easy! Many vegans will tell you that oat milk is one of the best substitutes for dairy milk. I certainly think that’s the case. It curdles considerably less compared to soy milk (or not at all!), has a fuller taste. I love pouring a tiny bit over my black English breakfast tea.
For more delicious vegan drinks and quick meals, make sure to check out my:
- Easy Tabbouleh Salad
- Vegan Scrambled Egg
- Full English Vegan Breakfast
- Roasted Red Pepper Pasta
- Potato and Broccoli Soup
Oat Milk Latte
- 400 ml oat milk (I recommend barista oat milk)
- 4 tsp instant coffee
- ½ tsp brown sugar
- ½ tsp vanilla essence
- Warm up your oat milk in a medium-sized pan until steam is coming out of the pan. Do not let it bubble.
- Once your milk is just steaming, transfer to a blender. You will want to start very slow and then gradually adjust the speed to reach the maximum speed. Blend at maximum speed for 2 minutes.
- Whilst your blender is busy blending, it’s time to make your coffee base. Place instant coffee, sugar and vanilla essence in a mug. Then pour over 100ml boiling hot water (50ml water per portion). Stir well.
- Once you’ve got your coffee and foamy milk, it’s time to combine them. Slowly pour the blended oat milk over your coffee. Make sure you do this slowly, in order to preserve maximum bubbliness.
This is it, folks! You’ve now made a delicious latte all by yourself. As always, if you have any trouble making my this recipe, simply comment down below or message me directly on Instagram. I’ll be sure to help you out in case you get stuck!
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