Bring your favorite coffee house to your own kitchen with this homemade oat milk salted caramel latte! It's light and creamy and made dairy-free and nut-free. With an easy caramel sauce that comes together in under 30 minutes, this latte is sure to be a coffee lover's dream!
This Salted Caramel Latte recipe is sponsored by SunButter. All thoughts are my own. Thank you so much for supporting brands that make The Fit Peach possible!
What makes this latte so good?
This oat milk caramel latte is a favorite of mine and I know it will be yours too! Here are just a few reasons why I love it:
- It's made with creamy oat milk. This isn't your typical latte. It's made with frothed oat milk making it super creamy with a slightly nutty flavor without the nuts!
- The easy and simple caramel sauce is to. die. for. Yes, I just called caramel sauce easy. That's because this one is! It's made with just a few ingredients and can be whipped up in under 30 minutes! Store the extra caramel in a jar and use it on top of ice cream, with apple slices, or drizzled over top another caramel latte!
- It's made at home. I love my coffee shops, don't get me wrong. But I don't love the $6 price tags. This caramel latte is not only something you'd find at your favorite coffee shop, it's also half the price.
For the caramel
- Coconut cream - This is the base of the caramel sauce. Make sure to use coconut cream and not milk. If you only have coconut milk, just measure out the thick cream from the top of the can.
- Maple syrup - Blended with the coconut cream, the maple syrup functions as the thickening agent to this caramel sauce. Use pure maple syrup for best results.
- Vanilla - Used to add a touch of flavor to the caramel sauce.
- SunButter's Sunflower Butter - The secret ingredients to the caramel. The 'nutty' hints create a caramel-like flavor when combined with the maple syrup and coconut cream mixture. Make sure to use the creamy style and not crunchy as you want the caramel to be silky smooth in texture!
For the latte
- Oat milk - Unsweetened oat milk works best in this recipe.
- Espresso - A double shot provides the perfect coffee taste (with a little caffeine too).
Step by step instructions
To make this caramel latte, first prepare the caramel sauce.
Step 1 : Heat the coconut cream and maple syrup
Combine the coconut cream and maple syrup in a pot. Heat it on the stove over medium heat until it begins to simmer. Allow the mixture to simmer for a few minutes. The color will turn a dark brown over time.
Step 2 : Stir in the vanilla and sunflower butter
Remove the pot from the stove and stir in the vanilla and SunButter's Sunflower Butter. Stir with a rubber spatula until the sunflower butter is well mixed. The sauce should be slightly thick. As it cools down, it will thicken up even more to resemble traditional caramel.
After a few minutes, it should look like this!
Now, it's time to make the latte!
Step 3 : Add caramel to the bottom of a mug
This is what sweetens the latte. Spoon about two teaspoons of the caramel sauce into the bottom of your coffee mug. Once the espresso and milk are also in the mug, you'll mix it up a little to incorporate it into the latte.
Step 4 : Add espresso and steamed oat milk
Pour a hot double shot of espresso into the bottom of the mug, on top of the caramel sauce.
Froth the oat milk with a milk frother (like this one) or simply heat it up on the stove. If heating it up on the stove, use a whisk to whip a little bit of air into it. This will help make it thick and airy. Pour over top of the espresso.
Use a spoon to mix it up a bit, making sure to grab some of the caramel sauce at the bottom.
Step 5 : Top with caramel drizzle
Finally, top it off with a drizzle of caramel sauce and a sprinkle of sea salt. This is the "icing on top of the cake" so add as much or as little as you like.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes! Oat milk actually gets thick and creamy when heated so it makes the perfect milk for a dairy-free latte! Opt for unsweetened oat milk as this will make it easier to froth.
To froth oat milk, use the steam wand on an espresso maker or use a hand-held milk frother. To use a hand-held frother, place the oat milk in a mug and move the wand of the milk frother up and down. Leave the tip of the wand just below the surface of the milk to whip air into the milk. This can take 2 - 3 minutes until you get a thick and creamy consistency.
Typically, yes a caramel latte is slightly sweet. The great thing about making it at home though, is you can make it as sweet as you'd like! To make this recipe a tad sweeter, add another teaspoon of caramel sauce to the bottom of the mug before adding the espresso and frothed milk.
A latte usually has the same amount of caffeine as a latte. However, this recipe uses a double shot of espresso which has more caffeine than the standard cup of coffee. To reduce the caffeine, simply use a single shot of espresso instead!
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