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Oatmilk Honey Latte

9 reviews / 5 average

Holy moly, this is good.

Steaming hot, rich, and dark, but also satisfyingly creamy – thank you, oatmilk! – and just barely sweet and warm-spiced… it’s hard for this not to just feel like the drink form of your favorite sweater.

Even with just a handful of ingredients, the flavor is incredibly nuanced because every jar of honey has a little bit of a different thing going on, know what I mean? I could drink these for 100 days in a row and not get tired of them. And I’m currently making good progress towards that goal.

Let’s just take a moment to address the fact that I really don’t share a lot of drink recipes here. In my real life, I hardly feel like I have time to get dinner on the table (just me? anyone?), much less make a beautifully crafted coffee drink or cocktail to complement the moment (unless it’s this Creamy Cashew Coffee). As a general life rule, I go for quick and easy at home (i.e. open a can of sparkling water) and I save my fancy drinks for my dining out experiences. So please know, when I share a drink, it’s because I really, really, really love a drink. (Thinking of you, agua fresca.)

While most drinks require too much energy to make it worthwhile for me, the equation is just right on this one.

The minimal effort involved + the resulting incredibly cozy taste and texture = worth it. More than worth it. Better than worth it.

Ingredients for oatmilk honey latte.

Here’s what you need:

  • Instant coffee – or brew your own, but you only need about 1/2 cup and I like to just make it real fast (and strong) with hot boiling water, plus I use decaf and we don’t often have a pot of decaf sitting around, so, yeah. Instant coffee. You do you.
  • Oatmilk – thickness, taste, and frothing quality varies by brand; I like Oatly, Chobani, and Forager.
  • Honey – usually local is best for finding one with a good flavor, but I recently bought some Wholesome! brand honey and was shocked at its unique, rich floral flavor.
  • Cinnamon – optional, but do you love yourself or not?
  • Salt – just a half a pinch.

You heat up your honey, oatmilk, and salt in a jar in the microwave, pop the lid on, and shake it up. Now you pour it over your coffee. And you win the cozy-morning-at-home olympics. The end.

Oatmilk honey latte in a mug.

This has been my constant companion this fall – from the office in the late afternoon to the couch on a chilly Saturday morning. It is pure coffee shop level deliciousness at regular-person skill and effort level. Bring on the cozy! ♡

Watch How To Make This Recipe:

This latte method (shake in a jar) was one that I saw in the September issue of Magnolia Magazine – shaking in a jar to froth your milk?! Totally new concept to me. But flavor-wise, mostly this oatmilk honey latte is influenced by the Starbucks version that I love, love, love.

Common Questions About Oatmilk Honey Lattes

How can I make this vegan?

We would suggest replacing the honey with maple syrup.

Can I make this iced?

That should work. We would recommend stirring the honey/oatmilk mixture well before combining it with cold brew concentrate.

What else can I use besides oatmilk?

Almond milk or coconut milk would work well as dairy-free options.

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Oatmilk Honey Latte


  • Author: Lindsay
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 1 serving 1x

Description

Oatmilk Honey Latte – a delicious homemade morning treat! Steaming hot, rich, and dark coffee that’s satisfyingly creamy, barely sweet, and warm-spiced.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 3/4 cup oatmilk
  • 12 tablespoons honey (depends how sweet you like it)
  • tiny tiny pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup of strongly brewed coffee (decaf, in my case!)
  • dusting of cinnamon, optional

Instructions

  1. Pour the oatmillk, honey, and salt into a glass jar. Microwave for about a minute, until very hot.
  2. Put a cap on the jar and wrap with a towel (the metal lid will get hot). Shake until foamy and delicious.
  3. Pour your milky mixture into a mug. Add coffee. Sprinkle with cinnamon. Your cozy morning awaits.

Equipment

  • Category: Drinks
  • Method: Brew
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: oatmilk latte, oatmilk honey latte, dairy-free latte, honey latte, homemade latte

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    MJ

    This is my dream drink and I buy it way too many times out so thanks for this. Any thoughts on how to do this with refrigerated coffee concentrate?

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      Krista Teigen

      Refrigerated coffee concentrate should work just fine! We’d heat it on the stove or microwave before adding to the milk. Enjoy!

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    Deanna

    Looks delicious. Any recommendations for instant decaf? This sounds so good for an afternoon or evening and decaf would be my go to then.

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    Leigh

    I make this at home all of the time. I put the oat milk and cinnamon in the milk frother. Makes it so easy!

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      Deanna Byrne

      I made this tonight with almond milk Tracey. Its what I had in the fridge. I thought it was delicious. Oatmilk might be creamier, but I enjoyed it with the almond milk. I used a Keurig to make a decaf. I should have used the small button on the Keurig. I think a stronger coffee taste would really be tasty.

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        Theresa

        When you shake it in the jar after you microwave it doesn’t the steam build up and pose a danger?

        Looking forward to trying it tomorrow morning ☕!

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          Krista @ Pinch of Yum

          Great question! We haven’t had an issue with built up steam. Using a towel to undo the lid helps!

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    Jenn Kichinko

    My mind is blown with the jar shake-I can’t wait to try this tomorrow morning! I’m always struggling to find a good non dairy creamer that is actually creamy. Thanks for sharing!

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      melanie

      I have a suggestion for best creamer sub. Ripple plant based half and half. It is the only one I’ve found that I can fool people into thinking it’s dairy.

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    VIVIANE SCHMIDT MUMM

    Thanks, sounds delicious and I cant wait to make. Will probably add joney after mw so it doesn’t lose any of its beneficial properties

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    Net

    Hi Lindsay,

    Thanks for this nice recipe…I live in France, in a rural area…..there is no Oatmilk in the shops to buy…..could I make it myself? I have good oats….plenty to buy here.I bake the most wonderful apple crumble pie…with oats!

    I am Dutch, and moved to the North of France, when my husband and I retired…..what a joy…..beatiful nature, big beautiful garden…space…..beatiful foods!!!!
    My husband and me like to eat!!!! And like to cook….on our big size AGAcooker on prophane..

    Kisses from a food lover as well, Net de Jong.






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    David

    Decaf isn’t the best to drink as they extract the caffein using chemical carcinogens. Drink looks good though.

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    Ira

    Hi krista! Love your recipe and I’m absolutely craving for it right now.. Just wanna know if I could use soy milk instead of oat milk, I couldn’t go out and buy some so I’m stuck with soy milk. Thanks!






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    Love this idea. So smart to warm up your milk and honey together and shake them up! Also, I do love myself so I will be adding the cinnamon. 😂

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    Caroline

    Oh. My. Goodness. This looks sooooo lush!! I would be making this RIGHT NOW instead of writing this comment IF I had any oat milk…oh why don’t I put some form of milk-alternative on EVERY shopping list!!! Instead I’m sitting here drinking tea (meh) and wishing I could take that mug of creamy, frothy deliciousness straight off the screen. Can’t wait to try it.

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    Meagan

    Made with maple syrup and it was the most delicious homemade coffee drink I’ve ever made! Felt like I was drinking a pricy Starbucks latte. Super yummy, 10/10 would make again every day all winter.

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    melanie

    I made this this morning with unsweetened almond milk and cafe bustelo instant decaf. Delicious! I’m excited to use the jar shake brother method for more homemade lattes. Thank you!






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    Brittany

    Just made this on a very Monday-esque morning that involved a dead mouse, a huge tick on my dog (it’s November in MN?!), a 4am wake up (thank you, 11mo baby), and two crabby big kids…all before 7am. Feels like an indulgent treat but my body is much happier to sip this than my fancy coffee store drink!






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    Christina

    I can’t wait to try this! I just switched to oat milk to give my tummy a break from dairy. Sounds delish!