If you’re a lover of lattes, this may be just the coffee drink for your latte loving heart this winter season.
Years ago when I first heard of putting honey in my coffee I thought it was truly one of the most bizarre ideas I had ever come across. Nothing about espresso and honey together made sense to me. That is until I tried my first Miel Latte.
Throw a little cinnamon into this heavenly concoction and prepare for this cozy beverage to take over your morning…and your heart.
Typically a Miel Latte consists of honey and cinnamon, but being the coffee renegade that I am – sometimes I throw in a dash of cayenne. It all depends if I want that extra little kick.
Do you have to use oat milk? No. But and this is a really big but, Oatly oat milk is the best non-dairy milk I have ever had. And I have had many! Plus, it froths and foams beautifully.
This beverage comes by way of Spain and France, but this version that I am sharing with you comes directly from my kitchen here in Chicago. Enjoy!
3/4 cup of Oatly Oak Milk (sold at Whole Foods, Target, and coffee shops)
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon (you can always add more)
1 tablespoon good quality honey
One-shot espresso (or two)
Dash of cayenne (optional)
Add the cinnamon and honey (optional cayenne) to your milk.
Whether you do it stovetop or in the microwave – heat up your milk. I usually pop it into the microwave for 28 seconds. Yes, 28. You do not want it piping hot.
Use your frother to create some beautiful foam using an up and down, circular motion. It’s also important at this moment to mix your honey and spice/s with your milk so it becomes one. Have a sniff after you’ve done this step – you’re welcome.
If you don’t own a frother, get one. It’ll change your latte life. I am utterly obsessed with my $12.99 Zulay Kitchen frother. It gets the job done like it’s nobody’s business and everyone who purchases one worships it.
Add your shot or shots of espresso to your oat milk concoction.
Use your frother or a spoon to gently mix your milk and espresso to become one.
Dash a bit of cinnamon over your foam like the photo above.
Now, this last step is the most important one………