Here’s How to Make 7 Delicious Oat Milk Latte Recipes

Last Updated On : June 2021
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Oat Milk Latte

I’m sure this new milk substitute will change how you feel about milk in general!

Do you love your milky coffees but need them diary-free? An oat milk latte is the perfect alternative.

I recently discovered it myself and I’m hooked!

With its creamy texture and slightly sweet taste, it is a delicious treat packed with vitamins, minerals and fiber. 

Best part...

You don’t need to go to a fancy coffee shop to get it. It’s easy to make at home without any fancy gadgets. 

I even tried adding other flavors like vanilla, caramel, or lavender, and the results were promising! 

So, if you want to know:

  • What is an oat milk latte?
  • How to make one at home
  • The benefits of an oat milk latte
  • And lots more...

Then keep reading while I share with you everything you need to know about this delicious oat beverage. 

What is an Oat Milk Latte?

It is exactly what it sounds like…

What you hear is what you get, haha!

Compared to a regular latte, the only difference is the milk type. Instead of using regular homogenized milk, you would use oat milk.

Either store bought or homemade. To make it yourself, follow the recipe below:

  1. Combine ½ cup of whole rolled oats, 3 cups of water, 2 teaspoons of maple syrup, ½ teaspoon of vanilla extract and ⅛ teaspoon of sea salt.

  2. Add to a blender and blend for 30 seconds.

  3. Using a fine mesh strainer, strain the milk without forcing any of the excess liquid though. This way you ensure no pulp goes through.

  4. Chill overnight or add ice and enjoy right away!

Here are my favorites when I make my own oat milk:

Oat Milk Latte - Rolled Oats

Red Mill Old Fashioned Rolled Oats

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Oat Milk Latte - Maple Syrup

Maple Grove Organic Maple Syrup

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Watkins Butter Vanilla Extract

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Is Oat Milk Good for You? 

Oat milk is low in saturated fat, cholesterol-free, and contains beta-glucan, which is a type of fiber. It is made from oats, water, and sometimes other ingredients are added, such as flavoring or sugar.

So it’s a pretty simple plant-based milk to enjoy! 

It is free of: 

  • Allergens
  • Dairy
  • Lactose
  • Soy, and 
  • Nuts

Oats are gluten free but depending on where they are processed, the end result might not be gluten free. It is best to check the package if you need your oat milk to be gluten free.

Compared to other plant-based milks, oat milk has more protein and fiber. 

Oat Milk Latte - Oats

7 Delicious Oat Milk Latte Recipes to Make at Home

The original oat milk latte is hard to beat, and it’s super easy to make at home! 

Here’s how to quickly whip one together...

Oat Milk Latte Recipe

IngredientsServing - 1 cup
Espresso or brewed coffee1 or 2 shots of espresso or half cup coffee
Oat milk1 cup
Maple syrup/brown sugar (optional)1 teaspoon

What you Need

Coffee maker
Whisk/milk frother
Blender

SUMMARY:

These simple three ingredients will make a beverage you’ll find yourself craving again and again. 

  1. Brew your coffee anyway you want. You can use instant coffee, coffee beans, or espresso. Or you can use a Nespresso machine, but you don’t have to.

  2. Heat one cup of oat milk on your stove. Whisk in the maple syrup if you’re using it or any other sweetener.

  3. Whisk on medium heat as you don’t want it to boil, until warm and it starts to thicken. You can also heat your oat milk in the microwave, for about 30-45 seconds, to save you time.

  4. Remove your milk from the heat and pour into your blender.

  5. Blend until foamy on top. Or use a milk frother. 
    Oat milks and other plant-based milks don’t tend to froth as much as regular milk because they are lower in fat content. But you will still get a creamy foam!

  6. Finally pour the oat milk over your coffee, and enjoy

PRO TIP

If you are using brewed coffee instead of espresso, then make sure to make it stronger than dripped coffee to resemble espresso. Otherwise you would be drinking coffee with oat milk!

Oat Milk Latte - Frother

PowerLix Hand Held Milk Frother

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Iced Oat Milk Coffee

IngredientsServing - 1 cup
Espresso or brewed coffee1 or 2 shots of espresso or half cup coffee
Oat milk1 cup
Maple syrup/brown sugar (optional)1 teaspoon
Ice cubes Cup full

SUMMARY:

Make your iced oat milk latte the same as before only let your coffee cool a little and don’t heat up the oat milk. 

Then pour your oat milk into a glass of ice cubes and add your coffee on top.

My favorite part is to watch the coffee ribbon through the milk and ice, like the image below.

It looks magical! 

Iced Oat Milk Latte

Oat Milk Latte with Collagen

IngredientsServing - 1 cup
Espresso or brewed coffee1 or 2 shots of espresso or half cup coffee
Oat milk1 cup
Collagen PeptidesAs per the package instructions

SUMMARY:

YES with Collagen!

I know, collagen is not a flavor, but it’s great for healthy hair, skin, and nails...

The brand Vital Proteins does a powdered version of this and adding collagen to food and drinks has become popular because they have no taste.

You can also use the collagen peptides in a number of dishes and drinks

Oat Milk Latte - Collagen Powder

Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides

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Just sprinkle it on top like fairydust!

Follow the same steps as the regular oat milk latte recipe. But add in the collagen peptides and mix until blended with your milk before adding it to the coffee. 

Like I mentioned before, most collagen peptides are tasteless and odorless so it won’t affect the taste of your delicious oat milk latte, but it will be full of health benefits. 

Why not reap the rewards, right?!

Gingerbread Oat Milk Latte 

IngredientsServing - 1 cup
Espresso or brewed coffee1 or 2 shots of espresso or half cup coffee
Oat milk1 cup
Ginger powder⅛ - ¼  teaspoon (to taste)
Cinnamon powder⅛ - ¼  teaspoon (to taste)
Maple syrup1 teaspoon (to taste)

SUMMARY:

This one is especially good around Christmas! 

Like a chai tea latte, it has the warmth of the ginger and the smell of Christmas. Plus, ginger and cinnamon are both good for you. 

Make sure to add the ginger and cinnamon while heating up the oat milk. 

Some will prefer them stronger and so will add ¼ teaspoon of each, while others will prefer a more subtle taste. Personally, I prefer the subtle taste!

Oat Milk Latte with Caramel

IngredientsServing - 1 cup
Espresso or brewed coffee1 or 2 shots of espresso or half cup coffee
Oat milk1 cup
Caramel Syrup1 to 2 teaspoons (to taste)

SUMMARY:

If you have a sweet tooth, then this may be the oat milk latte recipe for you. You can get bottles of syrup in your local supermarket. 

Add the caramel syrup to the cup, then pour the coffee and finally the oat milk.

Be warned, you might be buzzing around your house like a fly for the next couple of hours with the amount of sugar in this one.

Oat Milk Latte - Caramel Syrup

Torani Salted Caramel Syrup

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Lavender Oat Milk Latte

Ingredients Serving - 1 cup
Espresso or brewed coffee1 or 2 shots of espresso or half cup coffee
Oat milk1 cup
Lavender buds1 teaspoon
Sugar (optional)1 cup
Water (optional)1 cup

SUMMARY:

Some people love lavender as it reminds them of a beautiful meadow on a summer’s day. For others, it reminds them of the elderly. Whatever your opinion, there are two ways to flavor your oat milk in coffee with lavender. 

Make a simple sugar syrup by combining ¼ cup of sugar, ¼ cup of water and 1 tablespoon of dried lavender buds in a saucepan.  

Bring the mixture to a boil on medium heat then cook for 5 minutes. Strain the syrup to remove the lavender buds. 

Or you can just sprinkle dried lavender buds on top of your oat milk coffee. 

Oat Milk Latte - Lavender

FGO Organic Lavender Flowers

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Vanilla Oat Milk Latte

IngredientsServing – 1 cup
Espresso or brewed coffee1 or 2 shots of espresso or half cup coffee
Oat milk1 cup
Vanilla extract1 teaspoon

SUMMARY:

Who doesn’t love vanilla? It gets the reputation of being plain and boring but a dash of vanilla in your oat milk coffee gives it a nice little kick. 

You can even go all out and get vanilla bean pods and scrap the seeds into your latte. 

There’s nothing quite like the real thing!

Watkins Butter Vanilla Extract

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FAQs - Frequently Asked Questions

Is an oat milk latte gluten free?

Oats are gluten free but depending on where they are processed, they may not be. Always check the label before adding oak milk in coffee.

Does an oat milk latte have carbs?

Yes, it does. It has about the same amount of carbs as regular milk.

Can you have an oat milk latte on a Keto Diet?

Nope. You can’t have oat milk coffee on keto as oat milk is made from oats which are carbs.

Is the oat milk latte vegan?

Yes, the oat milk is dairy-free so it’s suitable for vegans.

Can you break a fast if you add oat milk in coffee?

If you are intermittent fasting then you can have coffee as it is low in calories, with just two calories per cup. Drinking coffee can make it easier to continue your fasting, as coffee can suppress your hunger. However, it is generally agreed that milk, including oat milk, does break fast...

How many calories does an oat milk latte have?

Oat milk has around 110 calories per cup. Compared to regular milk, which has 149 calories.

Where can you get an oat milk latte?

All the big coffee shops serve them including Starbucks and Dunkin’ Donuts. Making your own oat milk latte, however, is easy and tastes much better! 

Final Thoughts - Oat Milk Latte

Obviously you have noticed that the oat milk latte is extremely popular these days and for good reason! 

It is delicious and works great with different flavorings, especially brown sugar!

The oat milk recipes I shared with you are only some of the options for oat milk in coffee. You can add whatever flavoring you fancy. 

If you haven’t tried it yet, then what are you waiting for?!

Happy Oat Milk Latte - ing! 

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