Add this Oat Milk Latte to your must-try list! Oat milk is ideal for coffee drinks: it steams and froths like a charm.

Oat Milk Latte

There’s one non-dairy milk that outshines them all when it comes to coffee drinks: oat milk! This tasty alternative milk is extra creamy, has a mild, sweet flavor, and steams up like a charm. So it’s absolutely natural it shines in this Oat Milk Latte! You’ll be amazed by how frothy and creamy oat milk can be. Mix it with espresso, and it’s just as satisfying as a classic latte (we think).

What’s in an oat milk latte?

The oat milk latte is a coffee drink made with espresso and oat milk, instead of whole milk like a classic latte. Oat milk is widely known as the best dairy-free milk for coffee. Its flavor and texture are the best at mimicking dairy milk, and it becomes thick and foamy when frothed or steamed. All you need for an oat milk latte is:

  • Espresso
  • Oat milk (regular) 

Our favorite brand of oat milk is Planet Oat, but there are lots of other brands that are easy to find at your local grocery these days! Let us know what brands you find are best for coffee in the comments below.

Oat milk latte

How to make an oat milk latte: basic steps

All you’ve got to do to make an oat milk latte? Make the espresso and froth or steam the oat milk! Here’s an outline of the steps, and a bit more below with details about the methods. Here’s how to make an oat milk latte:

  • Step 1: Make a double shot of espresso (see the methods below).
  • Step 2: Steam or froth the oat milk (see the methods below).
  • Step 3: Pour the steamed milk into the espresso.

Best homemade espresso methods

First up for any latte: you’ve got to have a great homemade espresso method! We have an espresso machine, but they can be expensive. There are lots of ways to make espresso without a machine, too. Here are our favorite methods:

Oat milk latte

How to froth or steam oat milk

You can use an espresso machine to steam oat milk, or if you don’t have an espresso machine you can froth it! Either way, it is the closest non-dairy milk to dairy milk. It can become very frothy and thick using either method. This makes it our favorite to use for non-dairy lattes! Here are the various methods:

  • Steam the oat milk (espresso machine): This achieves a latte texture similar to a coffeeshop, with a thick, microfoam-like layer on top. Go to How to Steam Milk.
  • Froth the oat milk (without a machine): There are several ways to froth oat milk. The best method is a hand frother, but you can also use a French press or whisk. Go to How to Froth Milk.

And that’s it! Pour the frothed milk into the dark, bitter espresso and take a sip. You’ll be blown away by the creaminess of the oat milk! Let us know what you think in the comments below.

More coffee drinks

Love a good latte? Craving a macchiato? Here are all of the top coffee drinks to make at home, with lots of dairy free options using oat milk:

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Oat milk latte

Oat Milk Latte

  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 drink 1x


Add this Oat Milk Latte to your must-try list! Oat milk is ideal for coffee drinks: it steams and froths like a charm.


  • 2 espresso shots (2 ounces or ¼ cup, or substitute strong coffee)
  • 4 ounces (½ cup) oat milk (double for two servings when steaming)


  1. Make the espresso: Make the espresso using an espresso machine, manual espresso maker, French press, or Moka Pot. Go to How to Make Espresso for instructions.
  2. Steam or froth the milk: Steam the milk with an espresso machine, or heat and then froth the milk using your method of choice (milk frother, French press, whisk or covered jar). It’s easiest to steam or froth 1 cup of milk for 2 drinks. Go to How to Steam Milk or How to Froth Milk for details on each.
  3. Serve: Pour the milk into the center of the espresso, ending with light foam (using half the steamed or frothed milk for 1 drink).
  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Espresso
  • Cuisine: Coffee
  • Diet: Vegan

Keywords: Oat milk latte, Oat milk coffee

About the authors

Sonja & Alex

Meet Sonja and Alex Overhiser: Husband and wife. Expert home cooks. Authors of recipes you'll want to make again and again.

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