How to Make an Oat Milk Latte at Home – Easy Oat Milk Latte Recipe
This homemade oat milk latte recipe lets you enjoy some coffeeshop comfort right at home! I’ll show you how to make an oat milk latte at home using just coffee, oat milk, and a few optional additions.
All you really need is the espresso or coffee of your choosing and oat milk—easy as that! But, if you’d like to give this oat milk latte recipe some added pizzazz, consider additions like a bit of coconut oil for creamy richness, cinnamon for flavor, or the sweetener of your choosing, like simple syrup or sweetener drops.
Plus, I’ll share some of my tricks for making the tastiest lattes—including the ULTIMATE milk frother that I can’t live without! You can make a delicious homemade oat milk latte without a frother (an oat milk latte is always delicious), but a good frother can take your latte to a new level.
As simple or jazzy as you’d like to make it, you can whip up an oat latte in 5 minutes or less. With your coffee and oat milk at the ready, let’s dive into how to make an oat milk latte at home (with some optional twists)!
Oat Latte vs Oat Milk Coffee (The Choice is Yours)
Traditionally, an oat milk latte recipe consists of 1-2 shots of espresso mixed with steamed, frothed oat milk. If you’ve got an espresso machine, go for it! Or, you can also make your homemade oat milk latte with any brewed coffee that you like instead of espresso—whichever you prefer.
Personally, I chose to make this oat milk latte recipe with Four Sigmatic’s dark roast Mushroom Coffee. Don’t worry, it doesn’t taste anything like mushrooms, but it gives my oat latte a nice superfood boost! Infused with Chaga & Lion’s Mane mushrooms, it’s great for my immune system as well as increased focus and productivity.
Call it an oat milk coffee instead of an oat latte if we’re being technical…whatever floats your boat. Not everyone has an espresso machine, not everyone likes espresso, I turn my regular morning brewed coffee into a “latte” all of the time. Make this oat milk latte recipe in whatever way suits YOU!
Homemade Oat Milk Latte Ingredients & Additions
As mentioned, you can make this oat milk latte recipe with just espresso/coffee and oat milk. Nothin’ fancy! But, for those who like to add a bit of flavor and comfort to their morning coffee, here are some addition ideas:
- Coconut oil—you don’t need to add much, just 1 tsp or so, but it will give your homemade oat milk latte extra richness and frothiness! The wholesome fats in coconut oil not only add a creamy, frothy texture, but its MCTs also offer our bodies immediate energy and a morning brain boost.
- Cinnamon—a little cinnamon can go a long way in giving this oat milk latte recipe some comforting flavor! Feel free to use other flavorings you like, such as pumpkin pie spice, vanilla, or whatever you like.
- Sweetener—if you’re a fan of sweet coffee, go ahead and add the sweetener of your choice! Personally, I prefer my homemade oat milk latte without sweetener, but options like simple syrup or maple syrup would be delicious. For a natural no-calorie option, I’d recommend stevia drops or a monk fruit syrup.
If you plan to make this oat milk latte recipe with any of these optional additions, consider combining your coffee and additional ingredients in a blender first! Especially if you add coconut oil or a ground spice of some kind, blending them with your coffee will help to ensure that everything is integrated before adding your frothed oat milk.
Will Oat Milk Froth or Not?
For the oat milk itself, I prefer to use a store-bought variety for convenience, but you can also whip up a batch of homemade oat milk pretty easily! Either will work in this oat milk latte recipe just fine. As for the question of will oat milk froth or not: it depends!
The frothiness of any dairy or nondairy milk really depends on the fat content. In general, fat = froth! That’s why dairy options like heavy cream or half n’ half froth so wonderfully, as well as fat-rich nondairy options like coconut milk. Unfortunately, most almond and oat milks don’t froth so well when they’re low in fat.
So, if you’re making this oat milk latte recipe with a homemade oat milk, you’ll be less likely to get a good froth. (No fat = no froth.) But, with the right store-bought brand, you can get your homemade oat milk latte perfectly frothy!
Ideally, you want to buy an oat milk that’s as clean as possible: with a short ingredients list, with no added sugars, and with some fat added from a less refined/less inflammatory oil (like high oleic sunflower oil). Yet, even with a great store-bought oat milk, the true secret behind deliciously frothy milk is the right frother.
Trust me, I’ve tried many a frother, and none even compares to my Miroco frother—which heats and froths the milk at the same time! Of course, if you don’t have a frother, that’s totally fine: try warming your milk and giving it a hardy whisk. Your oat milk latte recipe may not turn out quite as fluffy and frothy, but still irresistibly creamy and delicious!
How to Make an Oat Milk Latte at Home
Now let’s bring everything together and run through how to make an oat milk latte at home – frother or not.
First, brew your coffee or espresso as desired. If adding any tasty additions (like coconut oil, cinnamon, sweetener), combine with coffee in a blender and blend until smooth. Once your oat milk latte recipe base is ready, pour into a mug.
Finally, all that’s left to do is steam and froth the oat milk! Heat and froth up your oat milk as desired. You can heat and froth simultaneously with a magic frother like mine! Or, warm your oat milk over the stove or in the microwave. Then, froth using a hand-held frothing wand, or by hand by giving the warmed milk a vigorous whisk.
To serve, pour your frothed oat milk on top of your latte coffee base and finish with a sprinkle of cinnamon! Keep it as easy or fancy as you like—either way, this oat milk latte is simple enough to whip up every day. For some added indulgence, bake up my single serve oatmeal raisin cookie to enjoy with your latte!