This creamy, rich, and indulgent Honey Oatmilk Latte is the perfect pick me up. Strong espresso mixed with a creamy, frothy oatmilk and sweetened with a drizzle of honey and cinnamon spice. It’s my favorite way to enjoy my morning brew!
Want to kick your Starbucks habit? This honey latte is just the thing to help you do it. It will save you tons of money and it tastes just as delicious as your favorite indulgence at Starbucks. A light, creamy, foamy oatmilk is mixed with espresso or coffee, then topped with a swirl of honey and a pinch of cinnamon. Super comforting, delicious, and incredibly easy to make.
Why it’s great.
- Simple. This latte literally takes only 5 minutes and a handful of ingredients to make. A simple latte to make at home
- Feels indulgent. Delicious creamy foam, rich dark espresso, and a touch of sweet honey and warm cinnamon. A honey latte with oatmilk is the perfect pick-me-up for any time of day.
- Not too sweet. I’m not a fan of sugary flavored coffees that are too sweet. Making a diy latte at home is perfect since you can control the sugar!
- SO much cheaper! Seriously. The savings I get from making my own lattes at home may pay for my kid’s college. (I kid…sort of.)
- Less calories. Depending on the amount of honey and type of milk you use, a homemade oatmilk honey latte is likely way less calories than the ones you’ll find at Starbucks. Three cheers for a skinny latte!
You don’t need much to make this delicious, warm and creamy latte.
- Honey. I love finding a good local honey to invest in. It may be a tad pricier, but it tastes way better. And consuming local honey is actually thought to be really great for anyone who suffers from allergies. It's thought to contain local pollen, and the theory is that eating it repeatedly over time may help make a person less sensitive to that pollen.
- Oatmilk. I love this honey latte with oatmilk - it goes really nicely with the other flavors of this latte. However, if you don’t have it on hand, don’t like the taste, or just prefer to use something else, you can use cow's milk, almond milk, or any other plant or animal-based milk product.
- Cinnamon. Adding just a touch of cinnamon to the latte helps to give it a little spice and counters nicely with the sweetness of the honey.
- Espresso. I like to make a large oat latte so I use a double shot of espresso here (2 oz.). But adjust accordingly. If you don’t have espresso, you can also just use half a cup of regular coffee (brew your own or instant coffee is just fine). Since this is a creamy light drink, I like to add a darker espresso or coffee blend to add a little depth. But, feel free to pick any coffee or espresso you love. It’s all good.
How To Make It.
Making an oatmilk honey latte at home is so easy, and once you get the basics, you’ll never want to buy an overpriced latte again! Here’s how you do it:
- To make a honey cinnamon latte, start by adding ½ the honey and ½ the cinnamon to the bottom of a large mug.
- Next, froth your milk. You can do this one of several ways, and any are acceptable methods for milk frothing so just use what you have tool-wise.
- Use a milk frother. If you’re lucky enough to have a milk frother, you’re totally golden. This is the easiest way to froth milk in my opinion.
- Froth your milk over the stove. Also a super easy method, just takes a bit longer. Place your milk into a small-sized pot and heat over low heat. Using a handheld whisk, whisk the milk as it heats and continue stirring until the temperature reaches about 125 degrees F, and the mixture starts to look light and foamy.
- In a jar. This is a new concept to me, but you can actually make frothed milk by heating it in the microwave, adding it to a mason jar, pop a lid on it, and shake it until it reaches the foamy consistency you’re after. Voila!
- Once your milk is ready, pour it into the mug with the honey and cinnamon. The warm milk will dissolve the honey and help it and the cinnamon mix into the latte.
- Add your double shot of espresso to the warmed oatmilk.
- Top the drink with a swirl of honey and a dash of cinnamon.
Want to make it iced? No problem!
You can make lattes hot or cold! (Case in point - this delicious Iced Pumpkin Cream Chai Tea Latte - delicious!). Iced oatmilk honey lattes are also delicious and perfect for the summer months. And, making this drink iced is even easier since you don’t need to froth the milk. Simply chill your espresso shot, add it to a tall glass with ice, and top with refrigerated oatmilk. Season with honey and a dash of cinnamon. Easy!
Do I have to use oatmilk?
Nope! This is what is used at Starbucks (and it IS delicious), but you can use any milk of your choice - animal or plant-based!
Can I make this vegan?
This golden honey latte is easily made vegan by using maple syrup or agave syrup instead of the honey. Play around with the amount of sweetener you use until you find an amount that works well for you.
Did you make this Honey Oatmilk Latte? Let me know what you thought in the comments. And don’t forget to tag me on Instagram @frontrangefed!
Honey Lattes Go Great With Dessert! Pair It With One Of These Delicious Treats!
- Fig Toast with Cream Cheese And Honey
- 7 Layer Bars
- Brown Butter Rice Krispie Treats
- Homemade Soft Cinnamon Sugar Pretzels
- Snickerdoodle Cookies With Vanilla And Maple
- Lemon And Blueberry Baked Donuts
- Zucchini Chocolate Chip Muffins
Honey Oatmilk Latte
- 2 oz espresso (1 double shot)
- 1 cup oatmilk
- 2 tablespoon honey, divided
- ½ tsp cinnamon, divided
- In a medium/large sized mug, add 1 tablespoon of honey with about ¼ teaspoon cinnamon.
- Froth your milk. You can do this in a milk frother, over the stove, or in a mason jar. (See notes for instructions on each method.)
- Add your warm, frothed milk to the mug with the honey and cinnamon.
- Pour the double shot of espresso into the milk and honey mixture.
- Drizzle with the remaining tablespoon of honey and sprinkle with the remaining cinnamon.
- Enjoy! (And smile smugly to yourself as you realize you didn't just drop 8 dollars for a grande latte at Starbucks!)
- How To Froth Milk: You have three options here:
- Use a milk frother. This is the easiest way to froth milk in my opinion.
- Froth your milk over the stove. Also a super easy method, it just takes a bit longer. Place your milk into a small-sized pot and heat over low heat. Using a handheld whisk, whisk the milk as it heats and continue stirring until the temperature reaches about 125 degrees F, and the mixture starts to look light and foamy.
- In a jar. This is a new concept to me, but you can actually make frothed milk by heating it in the microwave, adding it to a mason jar, pop a lid on it, and shake until it reaches the foamy consistency you’re after. Voila!
- Make it vegan. Just be sure to use a plant-based milk and substitute the honey for maple syrup or agave syrup.
- Make it iced. Make an iced oatmilk honey latte by just chilling your espresso shot, add it to a glass with some ice, and top it with refrigerated oatmilk, a swirl of honey and a dash of cinnamon.