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.
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.
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! ♡
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.
Oatmilk Honey Latte – a delicious homemade morning treat! Steaming hot, rich, and dark coffee that’s satisfyingly creamy, barely sweet, and warm-spiced.
- 3/4 cup oatmilk
- 1–2 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
- Pour the oatmillk, honey, and salt into a glass jar. Microwave for about a minute, until very hot.
- Put a cap on the jar and wrap with a towel (the metal lid will get hot). Shake until foamy and delicious.
- Pour your milky mixture into a mug. Add coffee. Sprinkle with cinnamon. Your cozy morning awaits.
- Category: Drinks
- Method: Brew
- Cuisine: American
Keywords: oatmilk latte, oatmilk honey latte, dairy-free latte, honey latte, homemade latte