Oat milk is a dairy-free, vegan-friendly alternative to cow’s milk, and frothing oat milk is incredibly easy! No wonder it’s become one of the most popular milk alternatives for coffees and lattes. It has a creamy texture and a slightly sweet flavor that lends a delicious and rich taste to your drink. If you are looking for ways to froth oat milk, look no further! In this blog post, we will discuss the five best methods for doing so.
For best results, I suggest purchasing oat milk that’s specially made for frothing. Barista Oat Milks from Oatly or Califa are great options. The latter is also a good purchase if you are celiac or on a gluten-free diet.
1. Use a blender or mixer
You can easily make oat milk foam without a frother! All you need is some blending time and a microwave-safe bowl. Simply heat some oat milk and pour it into the blender. Give it a while to blend on high speed until there’s enough of that yummy stuff building up inside your blender. Now, your frothy milk is ready to pour over your favorite drink.
You can also use an immersion blender to froth the oat milk. However, you will need a tall container to blend in, to avoid spills and mess. What you need to do is pour the oat milk into the container, leaving some headspace. Insert the immersion blender all the way to the bottom of the container and turn it on. Slowly move it up while blending until you see foam forming on top. It should only take about 20-30 seconds to get a good amount of foam.
If you want to make a large batch of oat milk foam, an electric mixer is the way to go. Simply pour the oat milk into a bowl and turn on the mixer. Whip on high speed until the milk is foamy and has doubled in volume. This should take about two minutes. Once it’s done, pour it into your coffee and enjoy!
2. Use a coffee maker
Did you know that you can use your coffee maker, aka your french press to froth your oat milk? To do this, first heat up the oat milk to around 65°C or about a minute in your microwave. Then pour the milk into your french press – making sure that it remains half-empty – this will leave space for the froth to build up. Now, vigorously and quickly pump the milk 10 times. Repeat the motion about 11 times and see the milk magically build up! Now it’s ready to be poured over your coffee. You can even make latte art with your home-frothed oat milk! Watch this video to see how:
3. Use a frother wand or whisk wand
You can also make oat milk foam using a frother wand or whisk. The wand is the ideal tool for frothing oat milk, as it allows you to control the amount of air that is incorporated into the milk. For this method, you will need to heat the oat milk in a small saucepan over medium heat until it’s steaming.
To froth milk with a frothing wand, simply place the wand into the milk and turn it on. As the wand whips the milk, it will start to form bubbles. Continue until the milk is foamy and has doubled in volume. Then, turn off the wand and pour the milk into your coffee. With a little practice, you’ll be a pro at making frothed milk in no time!
4. Use a mason jar or by hand by using a whisk
If you find yourself in a situation where you don’t have access to any equipment, you can froth oat milk in a mason jar (or any big, air-tight jar, really). To do this, simply pour the oat milk into the jar and screw on the lid tightly. Make sure that you leave half of the jar empty.
Then, shake the jar vigorously for about 30 seconds to a minute. You might have to shake for longer – so keep doing this until you see the milk start to foam up and double in size. Once it’s foamy, unscrew the lid and pour it into your coffee.
If you want to froth oat milk by hand, simply place the milk in a bowl and whisk it until it’s foamy. It will take some time and a lot of elbow grease, but you’ll get there!
5. Get an electric milk frother!
I left the most obvious frothing device until the last because chances are, you are here because you are stuck and don’t currently have a frother. However, I have found that this is one of the best purchases I have made in my coffee journey. A milk frother will make your life so much easier and give you perfectly foamed milk each time! The frother will steam your milk and easily create foam, with very little effort on your part.
So, if you drink coffee or chai lattes often, an electric frother is the way to go! We recommend this one from Ezbasics. For a much cheaper option, you can buy this handheld foamer from Zulay Kitchen Store. The handheld foamer is a great, affordable option for frothing oat milk at home. Plus, it’s small and easy to store, making it a great choice for those who don’t have a lot of space.
Now that you know how to froth oat milk like a pro, it’s time to get creative with your drinks! Add some chocolate chips or cinnamon for a delicious twist on your classic latte. Oat milk also goes great with matcha, turmeric, and other spices. The possibilities are endless! So what are you waiting for? Go forth and froth!
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What’s the difference between steaming and foaming oat milk?
A: Frothed milk has a higher volume, with significant amounts of foam. Steamed oat milk is heated and delicately aerated to produce small microfoam; it’s also more widely used in coffee drinks like lattes.
Q: Can I make oat milk at home?
A: Yes! Making oat milk at home is simple, affordable, and delicious. Plus, it’s a great way to reduce your environmental impact. Here’s how to do it:
- Start with 1 cup of oats and 4 cups of water. If you want thinner milk, use fewer oats. For creamier milk, use more oats.
- Add the oats and water to a blender and blend on high until the oats are fully broken down, about 2 minutes.
- Strain the milk through a cheesecloth or fine-mesh strainer into a bowl or jar.
- Add any desired flavorings (such as vanilla extract or honey) and stir well. Serve immediately or store in the fridge for up to 5 days. Enjoy!
Q: How much foam is required for a cappuccino
A: A cappuccino generally has about double the amount of foam as a latte. So, when frothing oat milk, the amount will depend on what type of coffee or beverage you are making.