Updated on February 12, 2023
To make a Cinnamon Oat Milk Latte, you’ll need the following ingredients:
2 shots of espresso or 1/2 cup of strong brewed coffee
1 cup of oat milk
2 tablespoons of sweetener (maple syrup or honey)
1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
Whipped cream and extra cinnamon for topping
Prepare the espresso or coffee, and set it aside.
In a small pot, combine the oat milk, sweetener, and ground cinnamon and heat it over medium heat until it starts to steam.
Once it’s hot, use a frother or a whisk to froth the milk and make it creamy.
Pour the espresso or coffee into a mug.
Pour the frothed oat milk mixture into the mug with the coffee, leaving a little room at the top for whipped cream and extra cinnamon for topping.
Stir and enjoy!
One variation of this recipe is to add a teaspoon of vanilla extract to the oat milk mixture before heating it, which can give the latte a more complex and nuanced flavor. Additionally, you can experiment with different sweeteners, such as brown sugar or coconut sugar, or try using different types of milk, like soy or almond milk.
Cinnamon is not just a nice taste addition to the latte but also it has some potential health benefits, such as helping with blood sugar control, lower cholesterol, anti-inflammatory properties and antioxidant properties. Oat milk is also a good alternative to cow’s milk which is lower in calorie, fat and saturated fat, it is also a good source of vitamins and minerals, and it has a creamy texture that makes it a great addition to lattes.
Overall, a Cinnamon Oat Milk Latte is a delicious and comforting drink that is easy to make at home, and the variations are endless, so you can tailor the recipe to your preferences.
Use high-quality ingredients: Using high-quality espresso or strong coffee, fresh oat milk, and pure cinnamon can make a big difference in the taste of your latte.
Froth the oat milk properly: Frothing the oat milk is crucial for achieving that creamy and velvety texture. If you don’t have a frother, you can use a whisk or a milk frothing pitcher.
Experiment with the sweetness: The amount of sweetener you add to the latte will depend on your personal preferences. Start with 2 tablespoons of sweetener, and add more if needed.
Get the proportion right: A latte traditionally has more milk than espresso. A good rule of thumb is to use two parts milk to one part espresso.
Add cinnamon spice on top: Add some ground cinnamon on top of the whipped cream will give the drink a nice finish and bring out the aroma
Warm your cups up: Pour hot water into the cups and let it sit for a minute, this will help to keep your latte warm longer
Experiment with other spices: feel free to play with other spices, such as nutmeg or cardamom, to add a different dimension of flavor to your latte.
Use a latte art: Once you master the basic recipe and you feel confident, you can try to create some beautiful latte art, like a heart or a leaf, to give your latte a professional touch.
Enjoy your homemade Cinnamon Oat Milk Latte, and don’t be afraid to experiment with different variations and ingredients to find your perfect recipe.
Can I use regular milk instead of oat milk?
Yes, you can use regular milk instead of oat milk, but keep in mind that oat milk has a creamier texture and a nutty flavor that pairs well with the cinnamon and the espresso.
Can I make this latte iced?
Yes, you can make an iced version of this latte by following the same recipe, but instead of heating the oat milk, you can froth it cold, pour it over ice and add the espresso on top.
Can I make this latte vegan?
Yes, you can make this latte vegan by using a plant-based sweetener such as maple syrup, and by using a non-dairy whipped cream, such as coconut whipped cream.
Can I make a large batch?
Yes, you can make a large batch of this latte by scaling up the recipe and heating the oat milk and sweetener in a larger pot.
Can I make this latte in advance?
It’s not recommended to make this latte in advance, as the espresso or coffee will lose its freshness, and the frothed oat milk will lose its texture if it’s made ahead of time.
Can I freeze the oat milk or use instant coffee?
It’s not recommended to freeze the oat milk as the texture will change and may not froth well. Also, Instant coffee may not have a rich enough flavor to balance out the sweetness and the cinnamon.
Can I make this latte with decaf coffee or tea?
Yes, you can make this latte with decaf coffee or tea as well as caffeine-free.