Skip the coffee shop drive thru and make a delicious Oat Milk Latte at home! Sip away and enjoy this refreshingly smooth, rich espresso topped with an oat milk foam at home.
If you love Dunkin Donuts' Oat Milk Lattes, you will enjoy this homemade version. Plus the price of making your own latte at home is only a fraction of the price of ordering one!
Since you'll be skipping the coffee shop drive thru, you'll probably want to whip up a coffee shop treat to go with your Oat Milk Latte. A donut is the classic choice, but I also love pairing my latte with a sweet muffin or a bagel with a savory spread!
This Oat Milk Latte recipe is...
- Naturally gluten-free
- Made with 2 ingredients
How to Make Oat Milk Latte
- Start by brewing a cup of espresso.
- Then add your oat milk to a bowl or cup and use a frother.
- Pour brewed espresso in a cup, and top with the oat milk foam.
- Serve and enjoy.
Full directions for how to make Oat Milk Latte are in the printable recipe card featured below.
Tips & Tricks for Oat Milk Latte
You can use an espresso machine to make your espresso, or you can use instant espresso. Just mix up your espresso as directed on the package.
Or if you don't own an espresso maker, you can make a strong coffee in place of the espresso. Make a double strength brew of regular coffee to get a flavor similar to espresso.
I used a milk frother for this recipe, but not every home has one. You can whisk your milk by hand on the stovetop. This takes a good amount of work, but is do-able.
Another option is to add in the warm milk and blend for around a minute to froth. Just make sure your blender can handle the heat!
Variations to Oat Milk Latte
Go right ahead and sweeten your latte with a splash of sugar, sweetener of choice, etc. Just stir your sweetener in with the espresso, then pour the frothy milk on the top.
If you don't need the caffeine but want a coffee fix, reach for a decaf coffee and brew it up to double strength. Then top with the oat milk and enjoy.
Try adding cinnamon, nutmeg, or even pumpkin spice to your drink. You can sprinkle the spices on top, or stir them into the espresso before you top it with the milk.
Add a splash of vanilla to flavor the espresso—a sweet treat for sure!
Flavored Oat Milk
Go right ahead and grab any flavor of oat milk you want: unflavored, vanilla, or even extra creamy. You will find that the coffee will have a slightly different flavor depending on what flavor of oat milk you use.
Oat Milk Latte FAQs
What is the difference between coffee and espresso?
Espresso is a dark roast that is finely ground and brewed. Alternately, coffee can have a variety of blends from mild to rich. The biggest difference between coffee and espresso is how they are brewed.
Can I make an iced Oat Milk Latte?
Go right ahead and make an iced latte if you would like. To ice your latte, brew up your espresso and let it cool a bit. Then pour ice in a cup, add espresso, and pour the oat milk on top. Then add any sweeteners.
What is an alternative to oat milk?
If you want other plant-based milk alternatives, use coconut milk or almond milk to replace the oat milk.
Oat Milk Latte
- 1 shot espresso
- ⅔ cup oat milk
- Pour espresso into mug.
- Using a milk frother on the max foam setting, froth the oat milk.
- Carefully pour the oat milk into the mug with the espresso.
- There is literally so much you can do to make this recipe your own!
- I like to stir a bit of maple syrup into the espresso, then pour the frothed oat milk on top, and finally top with some ground cinnamon.
- If you don't own a milk frother, then the best way to get frothy milk is with a blender.
- Make sure that your blender is meant to handle hot liquids—it should have steam escape holes.
- To use a blender, first heat the oat milk, then blend on high for 30 seconds to a minute.
- You can also whisk the oat milk while heating it over the stove, however this method takes the most effort.
- You can add a splash of vanilla and some sugar to the espresso to make it a sweet treat!
- If you don't have an espresso machine, use double-strength coffee (about ¼ cup).
- I also tested this recipe with instant espresso powder—follow the instructions on the package to get a shot of instant espresso, then proceed with the instructions
- I find that adding the flavorings, sugars, etc. is best when stirred into the espresso, before adding the milk.
- You can also buy flavored oat milks (ex. sweetened vanilla) to make this extra tasty!