In my old life – the one where I left the house every day and stopped for coffee numerous times a week – I rarely made a latte or needed to steam milk at home. But now it is a part of my every day. I start the morning with simple coffee, no additions. Then I often have a cup of tea mid-morning. By early afternoon, I am ready for another hot beverage so I make an herbal latte with maca or a matcha latte. I have a small froth/foam machine that is easy to use and clean. Here are my top three choices for non-dairy milky foam:
#1 is Oatly! I discovered this a few years ago and it is really my absolute favorite. A 10 on the foam presentation factor. It is not shelf stable so I can’t stock up. I try not to run out.
#2 Good Karma Flax Milk. This one is very thick and creamy. The foam factor is okay and it is shelf stable so I keep a box of this in my cupboard. This one is also very good in smoothies.
#3 Califa Oat Barista blend – another shelf stable option. This one does not foam well in my machine – a zero on presentation. The new-in-town coffee place is using this as a non-dairy option and they get nice foam so their machine must be more powerful. I have an extra box of this in the cupboard but I don’t think I will restock.
All three have very few ingredients and match well with being free of the things I am avoiding. When I did my weekly grocery shopping this week, the dairy case had lots of Oatly so I will hope that trend will continue.
Joining up with Carole today.