June 14, 2021

Iced Brown Sugar Oat Milk Latte

Sweet and refreshing with no need to drive to the nearest Starbucks.

Get ready, this one is a mouthful. This iced brown sugar vanilla oat milk latte (whoa told you a mouthful) will have you saying goodbye to those overpriced specialty drinks at that coffee chain you love so much. For a fraction of the price, you can make your own iced oat milk latte, exactly how you like it, without someone calling you by the wrong name. The best part, you know exactly what’s in your drink. No offense, but I just don’t trust those overly sweet syrups they pump 4-5 times in a tiny cup.

steamed oat milk being poured from above into latte


  • Brown Sugar – Dark is preferable, but light is fine.
  • Water
  • Pure Vanilla Extract
  • Oat Milk – Not all oat milk froth. If you can get your hands on a barista blend do it! If not any Oatly with the exception of the low fat one froths well.
  • Espresso – Truth is, I didn’t even make this with espresso. Opps. If you don’t have an espresso machine just make really concentrated coffee. I used an Aeropress and did not dilute the coffee afterwords as you typically would. This would also be great with cold brew.


You might be asking, what is simple syrup? Or why do I need it? Simple syrup is well… simple, it is sugar that has been dissolved in water to be added to drinks so that you aren’t left with un dissolved sugar. Traditionally it is made with equal parts water and sugar, but can also be made with a 2:1 ratio. For this recipe we are mixing things up and swapping out white sugar, which is usually the sugar of choice, with brown sugar to give this latte it’s flavor.


1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup water
Vanilla extract
Combine the water, sugar, and flavoring (in this case it is vanilla extract) in a sauce pan over low heat. Heat until sugar is completely dissolved and take it off the stove to cool. Wait until it is completely cooled before using.


Can you substitute oat milk for regular dairy milk? Absolutely, just make sure you can steam it. Full fat milk works better than 2% or fat free which won’t froth up. Other nut milks such as almond or macadamia will also be a wonderful swap.

How do I get the sugar to dissolve in my cold coffee? 2 words, simple syrup.


This brown sugar simple syrup can be stored in the fridge in an airtight container for up to a month or out of the refrigerator for 2-3 days.

June 14, 2021

Iced Brown Sugar Oat Milk Latte

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A sweet, nutty, and refreshing brown sugar oat milk latte made at home exactly how you like it.
Course Drinks
Keyword Coffee, Latte
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes


Brown Sugar Vanilla Simple Syrup

  • 1/2 cup Brown Sugar Dark or Light
  • 1 tbsp Vanilla Extract Pure
  • 1/2 cup Water


  • 1/2 cup Strong Coffee or Expresso or 2 shots. Cooled
  • 1 cup Oat Milk or subsitute with a milk or milk alternative that will foam


  • Fill a large glass with ice and pour in cooled coffee.
  • Put desired amount of simple syrup. Reccomendation is to start with 1 tbsp and taste. Stir
  • Pour steamed oat milk to the top.

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