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.
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
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.