Ah, nothing beats a cold and creamy iced coffee drink on a hot day. And while you can always head to your favorite coffee shop and grab an iced latte, why not make your own at home? With this easy oat milk cold brew latte recipe, you can enjoy a delicious and plant-based iced latte without having to leave your house.
Oat milk cold brew latte has become a favorite among coffee drinkers, especially during hot summer days. If you’re looking for a refreshing drink that you can easily make at home. This is the answer.
Oat milk is a great option for those who are looking for a dairy-free, vegan alternative to cow’s milk. It’s creamier than almond milk, and it’s also perfect for those who have a nut allergy. And even if that’s not your case, it’s so delicious!
This recipe is similar to the iced latte that I posted here a while ago, but this time we will be using oat milk, cold brew coffee, and maple syrup.
Now, I’m going to show you how to make it in no time at all. We’ll go over the ingredients and methods, and I’ll also show you how to customize the recipe to your liking.
You won’t need any special tools. No espresso machine, no french press, just a mason jar, and your hands.
Let’s get started!
What You’ll Need
Unsweetened Oat Milk: Oat milk is a plant-based milk alternative that is lactose-free and vegan-friendly. It’s a great option for those who are allergic to cow’s milk or are looking for a more sustainable and ethical alternative. However, if you prefer another plant-based milk, such as coconut or almond milk, feel free to use that instead.
Cold Brew Coffee: Cold brew coffee is a method of brewing coffee that involves steeping coffee grounds in cold water for an extended period, usually 12 to 24 hours. The result is a coffee concentrate that is less acidic and less bitter than hot coffee. You can easily make your own cold brew coffee by using a mason jar or a French Press. If you don’t have it on hand, you can go with any store-bought option or also use normal strong coffee.
Maple Syrup: Maple syrup is a natural sweetener that is made from the sap of maple trees. It’s a great alternative to sugar, as it contains antioxidants and minerals such as zinc and manganese. If you don’t have maple syrup, you can use honey or agave nectar instead, or even just a tablespoon of brown sugar.
Ice: Ice is an essential ingredient for making any iced coffee drink. It’s in the name, after all. You can use regular ice cubes, coffee ice cubes, or even freeze your own oat milk to make oat milk ice cubes.
Ground Cinnamon (optional): cinnamon will adda warmth and depth to your oat milk cold brew latte. It also has many health benefits, such as reducing inflammation and lowering blood sugar levels. It also pairs with maple syrup like hand in glove. However, you can skip it if you don’t like it.
Some people recommend also using vanilla extract, but I find it a little redundant since vanillin is already naturally found in maple syrup. If you want, you can use other optional extracts such as almond or hazelnut, but that’s optional.
Now that we’ve covered the ingredients, let’s move on to the recipe.
Pour the cold coffee into a tall glass filled with ice.
Mix the oat milk with the maple syrup and the optional dash of cinnamon in a mason jar or cocktail shaker.
Fill the jar with ice cubes, seal it, and shake for at least 20 seconds. This will turn part of the milk into a delicious cold foam.
Pour the mix into the tall glass with the coffee. Stir everything together, and enjoy your oat milk cold brew latte.
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Tips and Tricks
Now that you know how to make a delicious creamy oat milk cold brew latte, here are a few tips to customize it and make it your own.
- For a stronger drink, use up to 2 shots of coffee.
- Feel free to use any plant-based milk of your choice, such as almond milk, coconut milk, or soy milk.
- You can also add coffee ice cubes for an extra coffee kick. Simply freeze leftover coffee concentrate into ice cube trays and use them in place of regular ice cubes.
- If you don’t have access to cold brew, you can use instant coffee instead. Simply mix 1 tablespoon of instant coffee with hot water and let it cool down before adding to the drink. It will taste different, though.
- You can adjust the sweetness of the drink by adding more or less maple syrup.
- This recipe is perfect for hot summer days and can be enjoyed as an iced coffee drink or as an iced oat milk latte.⟶ You might also like: Shaken Espresso vs. Latte: What’s the Difference?
Q: Can I use other plant-based milk alternatives?
A: Yes, you can use almond, coconut, soy, or any other plant-based milk alternative.
Q: Can I use hot coffee instead of cold brew coffee?
A: Yes, you can use hot coffee, or even instant coffee mixed with hot water, but it will result in a different taste and texture.
If you don’t want to use cold-brewed coffee, here’s what I would do.
Make a coffee with a moka pot or a French press. Then pour it into a mug, and put the mug in a bowl with water and ice to make it cool down as fast as possible. If you go for this method, use up to 2 shots of coffee for this recipe.
Q: Can I make my own oat milk?
A: Yes, you can make your own oat milk by blending rolled oats and water and then straining the mixture through a nut milk bag.
Q: Can I use other sweeteners besides maple syrup?
A: Yes, you can use honey, agave nectar, or even just a tablespoon of brown sugar.