If you love the taste of takeaway barista-style coffee, you can easily learn how to make your own delicious oat milk lattes and cappuccinos to enjoy at home. Stopping off at your favourite coffee shop for a vegan, dairy-free beverage, on the way to work or during lunch breaks, can accumulate a sizeable monthly expense. Making it yourself, allows you to enjoy the same creamy texture and taste, while also saving money!
You don’t need any fancy barista equipment to make perfect cold and hot coffee drinks that you can customise to your liking. If you do have a French press or coffee machine, you can use it to make your morning cup of java.
Ingredients For Creamy Oat Milk Latte
To make a barista style latte with instant coffee, you need just 4 ingredients…
• Your favourite coffee
• Vanilla extract
• Vegan, no added sugar oat milk
• Boiling water
How To Make Barista-Style Coffee
- Make a strong black coffee by putting granules or powder into a mug. Add vanilla extract to taste. Pour on freshly boiled water, and cover the mug. Warm up the oaty milk – in the microwave, or in a milk pan on the stove.
- To make the milk rich and foamy, you can use a handheld milk frother or blender. Alternatively, you can pour the milk into a lidded jar, and shake it up until perfectly frothy. As the oat based diary alternative contains more fat and protein than other plant-based options, you’ll end up with an exceptional quality, thick and foamy froth for your delicious latte.
- Sprinkle your coffee with cocoa or cinnamon, and enjoy!
Indulgent Oat Milk Mocha Latte
For an indulgent coffee, make a single or double shot espresso. Stir in 1 tsp of cocoa powder. Heat the oaty milk in a pan, and froth until thick and foamy.
Pour half of the hot milk into a mug, holding it tilted towards you. As you pour the milk, slowly level the mug until upright. This process creates a barista style swirl in the frothy topping. Finish with a dusting of cocoa powder.
Ultra Foamy Oat Milk Cappuccino
To make a barista worthy cappuccino at home, make your favourite coffee as usual. Aerate the oat milk by whipping it into a light, creamy frothy layer with a milk frother. Swirl the frother wand in circular motions to create maximum foam volume.
Fabulously Cool Oat Frappuccino
For a delicious cold coffee brew that’s barista style, blend strong, chilled coffee with ice, creamy oaty milk, and sugar to taste. Top with a generous swirl of whipped cream.
It’s also super easy to jazz up your oat milk barista style DIY coffee:
For a maple oat latte, add maple syrup, vanilla extract and cinnamon.
Stir in some pumpkin pie spice, for an oat gingerbread latte.
To make an oat peppermint latte, add a peppermint-infused tea bag to the coffee and hot water.
You can also experiment with whole spices like allspice berries, cloves, cardamom pods, and cinnamon sticks.